September 9, 2023

Stamps Stumble In Edmonton

The Stampeders fell 25-23 on Saturday night to the Elks in a game that they looked to have in hand.

Calgary gave up 18 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and now fall to 4-9 on the season.


QB Jake Maier – 21-for-29 for 210-yards and two touchdowns

RB Ka’Deem Carey – 14 carries for 77-yards

REC Reggie Begelton – Five receptions for 55-yards and one touchdown

LB Cam Judge – Seven tackles

The Elks got to the endzone on their first drive thanks to four-straight runs from Kevin Brown finished off with a 45-yard rush for six. The score was 7-0 early.

Calgary was able to find the scoresheet for a couple of drives later as Rene Paredes hit a 37-yard field-goal to make the score 7-3.

Nick Taylor forced a fumble for the Stamps when it looked like the Elks could put up more points. Jonathan Moxey recovered and got the ball to the Calgary 28-yardline late in the first-quarter. They were unable to put any points on the board however, and that was the end of the first quarter.

Maier found fullback William Langlais for his first touchdown of the season, and the third touchdown of his career, as they moved the ball methodically down the field before the three-yard touchdown pass to make the score 10-7 Stampeders.

Cam Judge laid a punishing hit on Elks QB Tre Ford last in the first-half that lead to an incompletion and punt. Maier moved the offence down the field finding Begelton in the endzone with five-seconds left in the half to send the game to the break 17-7 Calgary.

Brad Muhammed picked-off Ford on the first drive of the second-half leading to another Stampeders field-goal to make the score 20-7.

It was the Stamps again splitting the uprights with two-minutes to go in the third quarter and extending their lead to 23-7 heading into the final-quarter.

Edmonton found their groove on offence on their next drive as they eventually found the endzone. They went for two-points but didn’t get it so the score was 23-13.

The Elks found the endzone again on two long passing plays but missed an extra point to keep the Stampeders up by four, 23-19.

Calgary was forced into a two-and-out on their next possession and Edmonton made them pay with a 40-yard field-goal to make the score 23-22 Stampeders with just under five-minutes to go.

Edmonton got the ball back with just over three-minutes remaining but were unable to convert on third-and-short and gave the ball back to the Stampeders.

Calgary ran the ball twice but was not able to get the 10-yards needed and punted the ball away.

Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund came up with a huge sack on first-down but the Stampeders committed pass interference on second-down to move the ball to the Calgary 50-yardline with 14-seconds left.

Edmonton lined up a 42-yard field-goal with no time left and it was good giving the Elks the walkoff, 25-23 win.


The Stampeders are now on a bye before hosting Montreal Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.