VANCOUVER -- The Calgary Stampeders know exactly what they need to do the next time they meet the BC Lions - get off to a quick start.
After stringing together an impressive stretch to get within striking distance of first place, the Stampeders had an opportunity to move into a tie atop the West Division with under a month remaining in the regular season, were they able to beat the Leos Saturday night.
Outscored 10-0 in the second quarter, veteran linebacker Juwan Simpson knows that a full 60 minutes is a must this late in the year, especially against the defending Grey Cup Champions.
"If we played the first half like we did the second half, I think we'd come out with a win,'' said Simpson.
"We just started out too slow,'' he continued. "When you're playing a team like BC, a veteran team, you can't give them any leads or anything. We had a good second half, we played good, but with a team like that, you just can't give them any time to think whatsoever. We've just gotta bounce back.''
The Stamps scored 16 points after halftime against the Lions on Saturday night, but it wasn't enough to overcome Travis Lulay and the Lions.
Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn threw for 141 yards and one touchdown in the second half after putting up 101 yards and no touchdowns in the first half. He also threw two interceptions on the night.
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