TORONTO — With just three weeks remaining in the 2012 season, the playoff spots continue to rapidly fill up.
This week, both the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes booked their tickets to the 100th Grey Cup playoffs, joining the BC Lions who secured their spot one week ago.
On Friday night, the Lions kicked off the first CFL Pink week and earned their second win in a row with a 31-17 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Saturday featured a double-header, with the Stampeders getting back in the win column thanks to a 32-21 win over the Blue Bombers in the early game, while the Edmonton Eskimos notched their second-straight win with a huge 37-20 win over the Roughriders in the second game.
Finally, Eastern rivals went to battle for top spot in the division, as the Als rallied late in the game to down the Argonauts 24-12 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
BC 37, Hamilton 17 Travis Lulay had two touchdown passes, while running back Andrew Harris registered two majors of his own, as the BC Lions’ offence came alive, en-route to a 37-17 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night.
Lulay had a stellar night under centre, completing 27 of his 34 passes for 343 yards and two touchdowns. His offensive line was also on its game, allowing just one sack the entire night.
Harris, meanwhile, made CFL history, setting a new single-season record for most yards from scrimmage by a Canadian.
Montreal 24, Toronto 12 Anthony Calvillo delivered a strike to Jamel Richardson in the third quarter and that, combined with a Shea Emry interception return touchdown, was enough for the Als in a 24-12 win over Toronto.
The pass broke open a game that was primarily a defensive battle until the two connected for the biggest play of the afternoon and took all the momentum away from Toronto who had just recovered a fumble and taken the lead on a field goal.
Calvillo finished with 255 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 16 of 31 passing.