July 24, 2014

CFL Replay: A look back at Week 5


CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO — Another week of football is in the books. Miss anything over the past few days? Don’t worry, CFL.ca’s Replay has got you covered.

Here’s how it all went down in Week 5:

  B. Mitchell: 14/29, 124 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT  
J. Sanders: 16 att, 86 yds, 0 TD  
  J. Fuller: 4 rec, 67 yds, 1 TD  
  M. Reilly: 19/34, 212 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT  
  J. White: 11 att, 41 yds, 0 TD  
  S. Chambers: 5 rec, 68 yds, 1 TD 

The Calgary Stampeders remain the only unbeaten team in the CFL after taking down the Edmonton Eskimos 26-22 in round one of the Battle of Alberta Thursday night in front of 40,066 at Commonwealth Stadium.

The rivalry between the two teams has tapered off slightly in recent years, but there was no doubting what was the most anticipated game on the schedule in Week 5.  Both teams entered unbeaten and on top of the West Division, with the winner taking sole position of first place in the CFL.

The teams will meet two more times this season.

 » Recap: Stamps remain perfect in win over Esks
 » Highlights: Calgary takes first shot in 2014 Battle of Alberta
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Calgary at Edmonton
 » Video: Fake Punt Attempt Haunts Eskimos
 » Video: MacDougall’s Punt Block and Score


23     6
  D. Willy: 18/26, 250 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT  
N. Grigsby: 15 att, 19 yds, 0 TD  
  N. Moore: 7 rec, 99 yds, 0 TD  
  K. Glenn: 18/31, 232 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT  
  A. Harris: 8 att, 38 yds, 0 TD  
  C. Taylor: 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 TD 

Backed by a dominant defensive performance and five field goals from Lirim Hajrullahu, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers took down the red-hot BC Lions 23-6 on Friday night at BC Place.

Clarence Denmark scored the game’s only touchdown on a 37-yard catch-and-run, while Hajrullahu provided the rest of the offence as the Bomber defence feasted on the Lions quarterbacks to the tune of six sacks and three turnovers.

It was the perfect response for a team looking to respond to its first loss of the season last weekend, as the Bombers were in control from start to finish seemingly cementing their status as one of the CFL’s elite teams.

For the Lions it was a disappointing result, on a night the team honoured all-time CFL receiving leader Geroy Simon by retiring his number 81.

 » Recap: Hajrullahu, Bombers leg out win over Lions
 » Highlights: Hajrullahu kicks 5 field goals to lead Bombers
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Winnipeg at BC
 » Video: Denmark Scores First Major of the Game


23     33
  H. Burris: 27/44, 290 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT  
C. Walker: 8 att, 37 yds, 0 TD  
  M. Henry: 10 rec, 138 yds, 1 TD  
  D. LeFevour: 21/30, 361 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT  
  D. LeFevour: 13 att, 109 yds, 1 TD  
  C. Gable: 3 rec, 105 yds, 0 TD  

Dan LeFevour passed for over 300 yards and ran for over 100 more in a 33-23 Tiger-Cats win over Henry Burris and the Ottawa REDBLACKS Saturday night in Hamilton.

The game was the first of at least two held on the campus of McMaster University while the Ticats await the opening of Tim Hortons Field on the old Ivor Wynne Stadium grounds.

The subplot in the first meeting between these two clubs was the return of Henry Burris, Chevon Walker and John Delahunt to Hamilton.  Burris’ exit from Steeltown was well-documented but the latter two left via the 2013 Ottawa Expansion Draft.

 » Recap: LeFevour lifts Ticats to first win
 » Highlights: LeFevour’s Great Debut Leads Ticats
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Ottawa at Hamilton
 » Video: Banks Tight-Ropes 53 Yards fo the Major
 » Video: Gable Races 47 Yards for Touchdown


9     37
  R. Ray: 23/35, 221 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT  
C. Steele: 7 att, 32 yds, 0 TD  
  M. Mann: 6 rec, 62 yds, 0 TD  
  D. Durant: 9/17, 155 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT  
  W. Ford: 17 att, 113 yds, 3 TD  
  T. Smith: 2 rec, 43 yds, 0 TD  

Will Ford ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns in his first game as a Rider as Saskatchewan took care of the Toronto Argonauts 37-9 Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium.

The Argonauts and Roughriders entered their Week 5 matchup looking like very different teams from when Toronto trounced Saskatchewan 48-15 in Week 2.

The Riders were going with a new addition to the team in the backfeild after signing Ford and released Hugh Charles earlier in the week in hopes that they could find that solid running back they had been looking for. The Argos were without their three biggest offensive contributors in that Week 2 game as Chad Owens, Jason Barnes, and Andre Durie were all sidelined with injuries.

Factor all of the aforementioned changes in and this one would start very differently.

 » Recap: Ford and Stellar defence help Riders take care of Argos
 » Highlights: Ford, defence lead Riders to win
 » View Game Stats
 » Images: Toronto at Saskatchewan