Blue them away!

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:08 AM ET

It's fitting the opponents were named the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, because the Calgary Stampeders put on an aerial show.

Henry Burris threw five touchdowns to four different receivers yesterday as the Stamps pasted the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37-16 in front of 30,111 spectators at McMahon Stadium.

"We've had some up-and-down performances, but we made a conscious effort to execute for 60 minutes," said Burris, who went 28-of-36 passing for 337 yards, his 10th 300-yard game this season.

"We had opportunities to put the ball in the endzone, and it felt good to do that.

"We feel this is a complete team. Defence is playing great, special teams is playing their tails off ... so when you have a team like this, you have to seize the moment.

"What I"m looking for right now is to seize this moment. You never know what we kind of team we have next year."

The win improves the Stamps to 11-5 on the season, meaning they can clinch top spot in the West Division by beating the last-place Tiger-Cats Friday in Hamilton.

Although the Bombers dropped to 6-10, they clinched second in the Least Division by virtue of the Toronto Argonauts' loss to the Montreal Alouettes earlier in the day.

Yesterday's spanking at McMahon was over by halftime.

On two consecutive drives at the end of the first quarter, the Stamps went 95 and then 105 yards for touchdowns.

For the second straight home game, Burris and Co. didn't turn the ball over and won the overall time of possession by holding it for 35:24.

"Any time you put points on the board and use up that much time on the clock, you are doing some good things," said Stamps head coach John Hufnagel. "Defensively, another great effort. In the past three games, they've allowed just one touchdown in McMahon Stadium."

The Stamps defence did a number on Bombers starting quarterback Kevin Glenn.

After going just 6-of-13 passing for 33 yards, Glenn got the hook at halftime and was replaced by Ryan Dinwiddie.

Last year's Grey Cup starter immediately got something going, engineering a long drive and finishing it off with touchdown pass to Romby Bryant. Those two hooked up for the winning score July 24 in Winnipeg against the Stamps, but this one was meaningless.

Shortly after that, Dinwiddie was drilled by JoJuan Armour on a sack and the Stamps offence was good on their fourth touchdown. Dinwiddie was then replaced by third-stringer Bryan Randall.

"We've set the standard the past couple of weeks, and we've maintained that standard," Armour said. "If we can minimize our mental errors, and continue the tenacity we have been playing with, we'll be in good shape."

Burris hit Jeremaine Copeland, Ken-Yon Rambo and Teyo Johnson on TDs, while Brett Ralph had a personal-best two majors.


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