Two teams who are quite familiar to playing for the Grey Cup meet at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium Sunday night in the 106th version of the Grey Cup.
Temperatures in the Alberta capital will be right at or just below freezing when the Calgary Stampeders meet the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
Both teams are in the game for the third time in the last four years with Ottawa defeating Calgary in 2016. The Stampeders returned to the big game last year and despite the fact they were heavily favoured for the second straight year, they were beaten by the Toronto Argonauts.
As is the case with just about any championship game, the focus will be on the two quarterbacks. League MOP Bo Levi Mitchell had another solid season and this could be his last game in the CFL as there is talk he will try to seek employment in the National Football League during the off-season. In two games versus Ottawa this season, Mitchell won both completing 35 of 56 passes for 417 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Mitchell had to exit Calgary’s Week 5 win after suffering an apparent knee injury, leaving the game with 166 yards and a touchdown.
On the flip side, Ottawa’s Trevor Harris, who threw six touchdown passes in the Eastern Final over Hamilton last weekend, had his two worst games of the season vs. Calgary, being pulled for Dominique Davis in each contest. The REDBLACKS’ starter completed just 27 of 51 attempts (52.9%) for 228 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions, averaging just 4.5 yards per attempt in those games.
Game time is 5 o’clock. 620 CKRM will have it all for you beginning with the pre-game show at 1:30.