The Calgary Stampeders have opened a CFL season 7-Zero for the primary time since 1995 with a 27-18 win over the B.C. Lions on Saturday.
Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 370 yards, together with a 53-yard landing go to Kamar Jorden.
Backup quarterback Nick Arbuckle scored a pair of touchdowns on one-yard carries. Rene Paredes kicked a 44-yard subject purpose for the hosts.
Jorden totalled 185 receiving yards within the recreation.
Jeremiah Johnson rushed for a landing and Bryan Burnham had a landing catch for the Lions, who fell to 2-4. Ty Lengthy kicked a 40-yard subject purpose for B.C.
Lions quarterback Travis Lulay accomplished 23 of 36 go makes an attempt for 281 yards and was intercepted as soon as.
Lions’ comeback falls quick
Lulay’s eight-yard toss to Burnham ultimately zone late within the fourth quarter minimize the deficit to 27-17.
Calgary led 25-10 early within the fourth after Arbuckle’s second short-yardage landing of the sport and a Paredes convert.
Johnson, again in B.C.’s lineup after a July 14 ankle harm, scored a five-yard dashing landing late within the third.
A 57-yard punt return by B.C. working again Travon Van early within the quarter gave the Lions the ball on Calgary’s 21-yard line.
B.C. didn’t capitalize on that subject place, nonetheless, and turned the ball over on downs after three consecutive incomplete passes by Lulay.
Calgary led 17-Three at halftime in entrance of an introduced crowd of 25,075 at McMahon Stadium.
Mitchell leads sizzling begin
Ranging from Calgary’s eight-yard line late within the first half, Mitchell marched the Stampeders offence downfield with a 62-yard go to Jorden, a 19-yard throw to DaVaris Daniels and a 22-yard toss to Marken Michel.
Arbuckle’s one-yard plunge to attain completed the drive with 43 seconds remaining within the half.
Paredes’ convert ticked on an upright, however was nonetheless good for the only level. He booted a 44-yard subject purpose earlier within the quarter.
The Lions turned the ball over on Calgary’s 27-yard line late within the first quarter when Stampeders linebacker Jameer Thurman grabbed a deflected ball.
The hosts scored on their first possession of the sport. Mitchell scampered out of the pocket and linked with Jorden, who made an over-the-shoulder catch for a 53-yard main.
The Lions mustered a subject purpose on the sport’s opening drive with Lengthy good from 40 yards.
Calgary has a bye week earlier than a highway recreation Aug. 19 towards the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Lions are at house Thursday to the Edmonton Eskimos (5-2).