Canadian Football League
Calgary 37, Winnipeg 33
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta
Attendance: 26885

Stampeders 37, Blue Bombers 33: Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns to Reggie Begelton as host Calgary outlasted Winnipeg to grab a share of first place in the West Division.

Mitchell completed 22-of-33 passes while Ante Milanovic-Litre rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown for the Stampeders (11-5), who can clinch their fourth straight division title if they win their two remaining games. Josh Huff hauled in six passes for 121 yards while Begelton recorded 62 yards on four receptions for Calgary, which has won four of its last five contests.

Chris Streveler was 18-of-27 for 134 yards and a touchdown while gaining 85 yards on the ground for the Blue Bombers (10-7), who have dropped four of their last five games. Kenny Lawler caught a pair of passes for 41 yards and a touchdown while Lucky Whitehead rushed for a score as Winnipeg missed a chance to take the season series with Calgary for the first time since 2012.

Mitchell fired a 9-yard scoring strike to Begelton to help put Calgary on top 11-3 before Marcus Sayles returned a fumble 24 yards for a touchdown and Whitehead ran for a 25-yard score as Winnipeg took a 20-11 lead. Mitchell threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Begelton to pull the Stampeders within one point before Lawler made a 34-yard TD catch to give the Blue Bombers a 27-19 advantage at halftime.

Rene Paredes (32 yards) and Justin Medlock (41) traded field goals before Milanovic-Litre rushed for a 3-yard touchdown and Mitchell found Huff for the two-point conversion with 3:57 left in the third quarter to level the score at 30-30. Begelton made two defenders miss en route to a 17-yard touchdown reception that put Calgary in front 37-33 and DaShaun Amos picked off a pass by Streveler on the final play to clinch a crucial victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mitchell has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 15 consecutive games - including the playoffs. … Winnipeg RB Andrew Harris became the seventh player in CFL history to surpass 14,000 yards from scrimmage with 14,060. … Calgary was without DB Tre Roberson (concussion), who leads the team with seven interceptions, and RB Don Jackson (undisclosed). … Begelton has caught nine touchdown passes in his last seven games. … Stampeders WR Eric Rogers finished with three receptions for 71 yards to surpass 1,000 yards for the second time in three seasons.

Top Game Performances
Winnipeg   Calgary
Chris Streveler Player Ante Milanovic-Litre
15 Attempts 11
85 Yards 40
5.7 Avg Yards 3.6
0 Touchdowns 1
13 Long 13
Winnipeg   Calgary
Kenny Lawler Player Josh Huff
2 Receptions 6
41 Yards 121
20.5 Avg Yards 20.2
1 Touchdowns 0
34 Long 42
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Winnipeg 328 191 137 3 4 1 1.0 1
Calgary 370 33 337 4 2 2 1.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Stampeders have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Calgary. The Blue Bombers have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.