Montreal

 

25

 

          

Edmonton 16

 Grey Cup - 2002 - Commonwealth Stadium - Montreal 25 - Edmonton 16

 

FIRST QUARTER

After the two teams exchanged punts on their first possessions, Baker punted the ball through the Edmonton end zone for a single on Montreal's second possession.

The slippery field at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium has made it difficult for either team to move the ball.

The Eskimos mustered just 11 yards of offence in the opening quarter. Players from both teams have been experimenting with different types of shoes in an effort to gain traction.

SECOND QUARTER

 Calvillo hit Canadian Pat Woodcock for a 99-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, the longest TD reception in Grey Cup history.With the Als' on their own 11, Calvillo faked a hand-off, dropped back and found Woodcock crossing the middle at about the Als' 30. Woodcock pulled in the ball and raced down the field, outracing the Eskimos' Malcolm Frank.

Baker hit a 42-yard field goal with 1:15 left to cap first-half scoring at 11-0.

The Als dominated the first half. Montreal had 214 yards of offence in the half while the Eskimos gained just 88 yards.

THIRD QUARTER

On their first drive of the half, Eskimos QB Ricky Ray found Jason Tucker on a 32-yard pass that gave the Eskimos the ball on the Montreal 18. Edmonton scored when Ray hit a wide-open Rick Walters to make it 11-7. The Eskimos cut the lead to 11-10 thanks to a Montreal turnover. Calvillo fumbled the ball and the Eskimos recovered on their own 47-yard line. Then, Troy Mills, who came in for the ineffective John Avery, single-handedly carried the Eskimos down the field. On his first two carries of the season, Mills ran the ball down to Alouettes nine-yard line.

Sean Fleming kicked the field goal to cut the Als' lead to one with 6:06 left in the third quarter.

FOURTH QUARTER

A 47-yard Jeremaine Copeland touchdown reception had given the Als an 18-10 lead with 11:39 left in the quarter.

With the ball on the Eskimos' 53-yard line, Als quarterback Anthony Calvillo escaped some heavy pressure and found Copeland, who received a key block from Ben Cahoon. Ray threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Ed Hervey to cut the Als' lead to 18-16. Ray's pass to Terry Vaughn for the two-point conversion was knocked down by Timothy Strickland to maintain the Als' two-point lead. With 12 seconds remaining Jermaine Copeland ran back the Eskimos' on-side kick attempt to make the score 25-16.

 

Rushing:
Mtl -- Phillips 11-40, Calvillo 1-12, Heppell 1-4

Edm -- Mills 12-87, R. Ray 7-25, Avery 8-6

Receiving:
Mtl -- Woodcock 2-119, Copeland 3-101, Cahoon 2-20, Phillips 2-19, Haskins 1-2 Hall 1-minus 1

Edm -- Tucker 8-127, Brazell 3-65, Mills 3-41, Hervey 2-31, Vaughn 4-30, Walters 2-29, Avery 2-1

Passing:
Mtl -- Calvillo 11-31, 260 yds, 2 TDs, O ints

Edm -- R. Ray 24-46, 324 yds, 2 TDs, 1 int

Most Outstanding Player: Anthony Calvillo

Most Outstanding Canadian: Pat Woodcock

 

 

 

 

 

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