Rene Paredes kicked four field goals and the Calgary Stampeders continued their dominance over the Saskatchewan Roughriders with a 19-10 victory on Saturday at Mosaic Stadium.
Paredes connected on field goals of 46 yards, 40 yards and 25 yards in the first half as Calgary built a 9-0 lead. Paredes’ fourth field goal of the game, from 21 yards, put the victory on ice with one minute remaining and Calgary leading by nine.
Paredes has converted 19 consecutive field-goal attempts.
Calgary led 9-7 at the half.
The Stamps added to their lead on their first possession of the second half. Jerome Messam’s two-yard touchdown run gave Calgary a 16-7 advantage.
The Stampeders (5-1-1) improved to 5-0 against the Roughriders (1-5) in games that quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has started. Calgary has won eight straight over Saskatchewan. The last time the Riders knocked off the Stampeders was July 5, 2013.
The lone first-half touchdown came on the final play of the half when Saskatchewan’s Mitchell Gale, the backup quarterback, scored on a one-yard plunge after three attempts from that distance.
The only points from the Riders in the second half came via a 54-yard field goal from Quinn Van Gylswyk. Saskatchewan did penetrate the Calgary red zone late in the third quarter, but a Darian Durant lost fumble on the 20-yard line thwarted that drive.
Mitchell’s streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass came to an end. He had thrown at least one touchdown pass in a club-record 21 consecutive games. He finished the game 18-of-31 passing for 298 yards with one interception.
Durant was 24-of-37 passing for 267 yards, and threw no picks.
Both teams will hit the road next week. Saskatchewan, still searching for its first win on the road this season, will take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Calgary will travel west to play the B.C. Lions.