Calgary, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – Jon Cornish scored the game-winning three-yard touchdown run as the Calgary Stampeders clinched the West Division with a 29-25 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders Saturday at McMahon Stadium.
Cornish finished with 109 yards on 20 carries while Kevin Glenn completed 11 of 17 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in the first half.
Drew Tate took over from Glenn in the second half, recording 181 yards on 11-of-16 performance, including a six-play 100-yard drive that he capped with a one-yard rushing score.
With the win, the Roughriders will host the BC Lions on November 10 at Mosaic Stadium in the Western semifinal while the Stampeders will take on the winner on November 17 at McMahon.
Darian Durant completed 17 of 31 passes and connected with Taj Smith for his only passing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Durant also ran for a touchdown while kicker Chris Milo went 4-for-4 in field-goal attempts for the Roughriders.
Cory Sheets, the league’s No. 2 rusher behind Cornish, ran for 42 yards on 11 carries while Smith finished with 53 yards on three catches.
After a close first period, the Roughriders led 15-10 at the break after scoring 11 points off the Stampeders’ four fumbles.
Tate then pulled the Stampeders ahead, 19-15, with a one-yard run in the third quarter but Milo’s fourth field goal of the game drew Saskatchewan within a point.
Paredes gave Calgary breathing room with a 42-yard field goal at 4:35 of the fourth quarter to make it 22-18.
The Stampeders will close out the season against BC where all questions will circle around on who will start at quarterback.
Meanwhile, the Roughriders return home to host the Edmonton Eskimos as they tune up for the Western semifinal.