Canadian Football League
Ottawa 32, Calgary 28
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, June 15, 2019
Where: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta
Attendance: 26301

Redblacks 32, Stampeders 28: Dominique Davis threw for 276 yards and ran for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:15 remaining in the fourth quarter, as visiting Ottawa fought back from a double-digit deficit to stun Calgary in its season opener.

Davis overcame four interceptions and completed 29-of-44 passes to lead the Redblacks to their first-ever win in Calgary. Mossis Madu racked up 112 yards on 24 carries and R.J. Harris caught six passes for 82 yards as Ottawa avenged a 27-16 loss to the Stampeders in the 2018 Grey Cup.

Bo Levi Mitchell was 23-of-39 for 275 yards and a touchdown for Calgary, which had won its previous seven season openers at home. Juwan Brescacin made four catches for 68 yards and a TD while Don Jackson ran for a score for the Stampeders, who led by 10 points midway through the third quarter.

Tre Roberson picked off a pass deep in Ottawa territory to set up Jackson's 1-yard touchdown plunge before Davis scored on a quarterback sneak to pull the Redblacks within 7-6 following a failed 2-point conversion. A 50-yard TD catch by Brescacin after Roberson's second interception and pair of field goals by Rene Paredes (17 and 42 yards) stretched the Stampeders' advantage to 21-6, but Davis added another 1-yard touchdown run and Lewis Ward drilled a 44-yard kick as time expired in the second quarter to trim the deficit to four.

Brandon Smith returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown to put Calgary on top 28-18 before Ward converted a 26-yard field goal with 2:24 remaining in the third quarter as Ottawa crept within seven. De'Andre Montgomery recovered a fumble in the red zone, but the Redblacks had to settle for a 30-yarder by Ward before Davis' outstretched arm broke the plane of the goal line for a 5-yard touchdown that completed the comeback.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mitchell moved past the legendary Russ Jackson (24,593) for 20th place on the CFL's all-time passing list with 24,748 yards. … Calgary lost DLs Junior Turner (knee) and Ese Mrabure (lower body) and RB Terry Williams (ankle) to injuries. … Ottawa WR Brad Sinopoli, who led the CFL with 116 receptions last season, caught seven passes for 75 yards.

Top Game Performances
Ottawa   Calgary
Mossis Madu Player Don Jackson
24 Attempts 9
112 Yards 22
4.7 Avg Yards 2.4
0 Touchdowns 1
15 Long 5
Ottawa   Calgary
R.J. HarrisPlayer Juwan Brescacin
6 Receptions 4
82 Yards 68
13.7 Avg Yards 17.0
0 Touchdowns 1
26 Long 50
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Ottawa 401 125 276 3 3 1 3.0 3
Calgary 318 43 275 3 2 4 0.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against BC. The Stampeders have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game at home against Saskatchewan. The RedBlacks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.