104th Grey Cup: Ottawa Takes the Title
[lead align=”default”]The Ottawa Redblacks are the 104th Grey Cup champions after their overtime victory on Sunday night.[/lead]
Ottawa, in only their third season of existence, beat the heavily favored Calgary Stampeders to take their first league championship. The Redblacks went 8-9-1 through the regular season while Calgary was 15-2-1. Ottawa was also a 9.5-point underdog.
The Redblacks are the first Grey Cup winner since 2012 not to have a winning record, and the first since 2001 to have a losing record. They had to stave off a furious comeback from the Stamps to get that win. Calgary forced overtime with a big rally, capped off by a late game-tying field goal, but Ottawa got it done in overtime.
Ottawa had not won a Grey Cup in 40 years, among the franchises that resided in the city.
104th Grey Cup: Scoring
(OTT Touchdown) Henry Burris 1-yard run, 8:14 1st. Ray Early XP good, 7:58 1st. 7-0 OTT.
(CGY Touchdown) Jerome Messam 7-yard pass from Bo Levi Mitchell, 5:46 1st. Rene Paredes XP good, 5:32 1st. 7-7 tie.
(OTT Field Goal) Ray Early 37-yard field goal, 1:57 1st. 10-7 OTT.
(OTT Touchdown) Patrick Lavoie 6-yard pass from Henry Burris, 6:23 2nd. Ray Early XP good, 6:06 2nd. 17-7 OTT.
(OTT Field Goal) Ray Early 29-yard field goal, 0:00 2nd. 20-7 OTT.
(OTT Touchdown) Brad Sinopoli 9-yard pass from Henry Burris, 11:39 3rd. Ray Early XP good, 11:21 3rd. 27-7 OTT.
(CGY Field Goal) Rene Paredes 32-yard field goal, 7:20 3rd. 27-10 OTT.
(CGY Touchdown) Lemar Durant 33-yard pass from Bo Levi Mitchell, 3:59 3rd. Rene Paredes XP good, 3:47 3rd. 27-17 OTT.
(CGY Touchdown) Andrew Buckley 1-yard run, 13:35 4th. Rene Paredes XP no good. 27-23 OTT.
(OTT Touchdown) Henry Burris 1-yard run, 6:03 4th. Ray Early XP no good. 33-23 OTT.
(CGY Touchdown) DaVaris Daniels 19-yard run, 1:38 4th. Rene Paredes XP good, 1:38 4th. 33-30 OTT.
(CGY Field Goal) Rene Paredes 10-yard field goal, 0:09 4th. 33-33 tie.
(OTT Touchdown) Ernest Jackson 18-yard pass from Henry Burris, OT. 2-point conversion fails. 39-33 OTT.