Make it a perfect 10 in row: the Stamps simply refuse to lose.
The Stampeders more than redeemed themselves for a Week 4 loss in Montreal by wiping out the Alouettes 59-11 at McMahon Stadium on Friday night and coming within four points of setting a new single-game franchise record.
Now at 12-1-1, Calgary has won each of their last 17 home games and secured a 45-point margin of victory in front of their fans for the second time this year. The Red and White put up 60 against Hamilton back in late July.
Making his first professional start, Terry Williams was the star of the show, as the rookie running back filled the stat sheet with 156 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 16 handoffs.
All in all, over 520 yards of offence were posted in the triumph.
In addition to the Kutztown product, visits to the endzone by Anthony Parker, Rob Cote and Tunde Adeleke helped Calgary to the victory.
The game’s opening kickoff was not returned out of the endzone and Rene Paredes knocked through a 32-yard field goal before a touchdown was on the board. It was Paredes’ first of four field goals on the night.
Following six unsuccessful tries inside the Als’ 15-yard line, Williams squeezed his way into the endzone on the final play of the opening quarter for his first CFL score. A reception for 18 yards by Reggie Begelton, a 19-yard end-around by Anthony Parker and a grab by Marken Michel of 23 yards were the other notable pickups in the opening frame.
In the second stanza, Michel raced down the sideline to haul in a 43-yard toss from Bo Levi Mitchell and set up the second trip to pay dirt for the homeside. Marquay McDaniel also made a catch deep touchdown to set up a score with his play going for 49 yards down to the two-yard line.
Both McDaniel and Michel would finish with over 100 receiving yards in the one-sided outing.
Rob Cote’s first TD of the year – a 12-yard catch-and-run – and Tunde Adeleke’s second punt-return score in 2017 preceded Williams’ longest play of the night, a 45-yard sprint up the middle to cross the goal line yet again.
As for Montreal, Boris Bede would split the uprights from 28 yards out to temporarily pull within seven. With 34 seconds left on the clock before the break, a bust in the Calgary coverage enabled Tyrell Sutton to scamper across the goal-line for their one and only touchdown.
Sacks for the Stamps were registered by Derek Wiggan, Ja’Gared Davis and James Vaughters.