Canadian Football League News
DeAngelis lifts Calgary past Montreal
Aug 13, 2006, 5:35 GMT
Calgary, AB - Sandro DeAngelis hit a 53-yard field goal on the final play of the game to lift Calgary to a dramatic 27-24 win over Montreal at McMahon Stadium.
Henry Burris' 24-yard touchdown strike to Jermaine Copeland with 8:13 remaining in the game cut the Stampeders (5-4) deficit to 23-21. A Montreal single with three minutes left gave the Alouettes (7-1) a 24-21 lead, but with 55 seconds left, DeAngelis buried a 51-yard field goal to even the game at 24-24.
Calgary got the ball back with under 30 seconds to play and DeAngelis got his chance when Burris hooked up with Elijah Thurmond for a 21-yard gain. DeAngelis then split the sticks on the final play to knock the Alouettes from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Robert Edwards' six-yard touchdown run in the first got Montreal on the board before a Calgary single capped the first quarter scoring.
The teams traded field goals to start the second quarter, leaving Montreal with a 10-4 advantage. Anthony Calvillo's 25-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Edwards with 2:28 remaining in the half put the Alouettes up 17-4, but the Stampeders answered back with a touchdown of their own as Burris found Nikolas Lewis in the end zone from six yards out to cut the deficit to 17-11.
A Calgary field goal midway through the third made it 17-14, but a pair of Damon Duval field goals for Montreal gave the Alouettes a 23-14 lead with 11:48 to play.
Montreal began the 2002 season with an 8-0 record.
DeAngelis connected on all four of his field goal attempts.
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