EDMONTON, Alberta — Terry Williams helped the Calgary Stampeders finish their Grey Cup distress.
Williams had a Grey Cup-record 97-yard punt return for a landing and Calgary beat the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16 on Sunday night time after falling quick the earlier two years within the Canadian Soccer League title recreation.
Calgary misplaced 39-33 in extra time to Ottawa in 2016 and dropped a 27-24 resolution to Toronto final yr. The Stampeders won their eighth title and first since 2014.
Bo Levi Mitchell — the CFL’s most excellent participant this season after throwing a league-best 35 landing passes — was the sport MVP. The previous SMU and Japanese Washington star was 24-of-36 passing for 253 yards and two scores, with two interceptions.
Williams scored on the punt return simply earlier than halftime. The previous Kutztown working again practically fell heading upfield on the slippery Commonwealth Stadium turf, however an Ottawa defender engaged with a blocker slid previous, permitting Williams to hit the open discipline, then run previous punter Richie Leone to make it 21-11.
Stampeders receiver Lemar Durant was chosen the excellent Canadian after making 4 catches for 30 yards and a TD and including a 22-yard run.
Redblacks quarterback Trevor Harris was 20-of-38 for 288 yards with a landing and three interceptions.
Ottawa — in its third Grey Cup in 4 years — appeared to rating on Greg Ellingson’s acrobatic, one-handed seize within the fourth quarter, however replays confirmed the ball hit the turf. The Redblacks ended up turning the ball over on downs on the Calgary 7 with simply over eight minutes remaining.
After Ottawa turned the ball over on downs once more, Calgary’s Jamar Wall and Tre Roberson adopted up with interceptions on consecutive Redblacks possessions. Roberson’s choose got here with 1:22 to play.