June 14, 2023

7 Things – Stamps @ Redblacks


  1. Us: (0-1)

The Stamps stumbled in their home-opener last Thursday, falling to the visiting BC Lions 25-15. Micah Awe led the team and the league in tackles with 12 in Week 1. Tre Odoms-Dukes scored the lone touchdown for the Stampeders, and had a team high 75-yards receiving.


  1. Them: Ottawa Redblacks (0-1)

The Ottawa Redblacks fell to the Montreal Alouettes 19-12 last weekend. They were able to get to Alouettes QB Cody Fajardo six times but never really generated anything offensively. Nick Arbuckle threw three interceptions in the loss.

  1. Us Vs Them

The Stampeders are 5-1-2 in Ottawa since the return of football to the Nation’s Capital in 2014, including a 17-3 victory last season. The two ties between Ottawa and Calgary came less than a year apart in 2016 and 2017 and represent the only draws in the Canadian Football League in 936 regular-season games since Oct. 17, 2009.


  1. Fast Facts:

Calgary is looking to avoid an 0-2 start, something the franchise has experienced only once since 2009.

The Stamps were 7-2 on the road in 2022 and have won 11 of their 13 most recent games away from McMahon Stadium dating back to October of 2021. The Redblacks were 0-9 at home a season ago and have lost 12 straight regular-season contests at TD Place Stadium since a 34-24 victory over Edmonton in Week 9 of the 2021 campaign.

Thanks to our Director of Communications Jean Lefebvre for handing off these facts!

  1. Who’s Where

  1. Player to Watch

Stamps: Dedrick Mills RB: He will make his 2023 Stamps debut after being on the one-game injured list last week. Mills will be the starting tailback Thursday with Ka’Deem Carey injured. He had 459 yards rushing last season and tacked on two touchdowns.

Redblacks: Lorenzo Mauldin IV DL: The defending Most Outstanding Defensive Player in the CFL got off to another good start to the season. He had four tackles and added a sack against Montreal.

  1. Quotable:

“We have no excuses. They’re going to come and bring it so we’ve got to bring it to.” – Reggie Begelton on Ottawa