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November 19, 2017

Stage is set for 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw

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TORONTO — The scene is set for the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw which will see the Toronto Argonauts take on the Calgary Stampeders at TD Place next Sunday.

The Argonauts punched their ticket Sunday afternoon with a last-minute victory at home against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, while the Stampeders are making their third appearance in four years after handling the surging Edmonton Eskimos.

This will be the fourth time the two clubs have met in the big game with the Argos holding a 2-1 advantage.  The Boatmen took the 100th Grey Cup on home turf back in 2012 and also earned the memorable 1991 victory on the strength of the now infamous Rocket Ismail return touchdown.  The Stamps got the first win in 1972 when they upset the favoured Joe Theissman-led Argonauts.

105GC NEED TO KNOW

  • The Toronto Argonauts will be making their 23rd Grey Cup appearance going 16-6 in those games. The last time they made it to the game was the 100th Grey Cup in 2012 when they beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-22.
  • The Calgary Stampeders are making their 16th Grey Cup appearance, going 7-8 in those games. This will be their second consecutive Grey Cup appearance. The last time they won the Grey Cup was in the 101st Grey Cup when they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20-16.
  • Toronto and Calgary have met three times in the Grey Cup; 2012 (Toronto won 35-22), 1991 (Toronto won 36-21) and 1971 (Calgary won 14-11).
  • Calgary swept the season series versus Toronto winning in Week 7 41-24 and in Week 10 23-7.
  • This will be Dave Dickenson’s second Grey Cup game (0-1) as a head coach. This will be Bo Levi Mitchell’s third appearance as a starter (1-1).
  • This will be Marc Trestman’s fourth Grey Cup game (2-1) as a head coach. This will be Ricky Ray’s fifth Grey Cup game as a starter (3-1).
  • This will be the sixth Grey Cup Ottawa has hosted; 2004, 1988, 1967, 1940, 1939 and 1925.

Kickoff is at 6:30pm ET next Sunday, November 26th at sold out TD Place.  For broadcast and streaming details, click here.