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October 5, 2019

STAMPS FALL IN MONTREAL

Montreal Alouettes Jarnor Jones closes in on Calgary Stampeders ball carrier Don Jackson during 1st half CFL action in Montreal Saturday July 20, 2019. (CFL PHOTO - Peter McCabe)

The boxscore tells one story, the scoreboard another.

Bo Levi Mitchell and the offence put up over 500 yards of offence, but a trio of fumbles took its toll on the team’s total score.

On a chilly night in Montreal, the Alouettes edged the Stampeders 21-17.

The game started with the Als traversing the field in short order, with Vernon Adams Jr. punching it in from a yard out. Calgary responded with a swift drive of their own, capped off by a 5-yard run from running back Don Jackson.

In the second quarter, both teams would add a field goal, but the Red & White were able to find paydirt. Mitchell connected with receiver Josh Huff on a 28-yard strike for his first of the season.

Calgary would go into the half with a 17-10 lead.

After a quick stop by the Alouettes defence to start the second half, returner Mario Alford found a seam and took the kick  85 yards to the endzone.

The score remained deadlocked at 17 – save for an Alouettes single – until the final play of the third quarter when Montreal kicker Boris Bede slammed a punt well into the endzone for a Rouge. Bede would add a field goal late in the fourth quarter to extend the Als lead to 21-17.

Calgary will be back in the friendly confines of McMahon Stadium next weekend when they face off with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm.