Great play of Lulay helps Lions maul Stampeders

CALGARY -- Travis Lulay tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Andrew Harris to lead the B.C. Lions to a convincing 34-8 win over the Calgary Stampeders in CFL action Saturday. Lulay, who completed 29-of-36 passes for 305 yards, also threw a TD pass to Akeem Harris and has now completed at least one touchdown pass in each of B.C.’s past 16 regular season games.

CALGARY — Travis Lulay tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Andrew Harris to lead the B.C. Lions to a convincing 34-8 win over the Calgary Stampeders in CFL action Saturday.

Lulay, who completed 29-of-36 passes for 305 yards, also threw a TD pass to Akeem Harris and has now completed at least one touchdown pass in each of B.C.’s past 16 regular season games.

Paul McCallum kicked three field goals for the Lions (3-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

The Stampeders (2-3) couldn’t get anything going against the B.C. defence and had to settle for just a safety and two field goals by Rene Paredes.

Calgary went up 2-0 at 7:08 of the first quarter when McCallum was forced to concede a safety in his own end zone.

On the Stampeders’ next drive, B.C. linebacker Adam Bighill intercepted an errant pass by Calgary quarterback Kevin Glenn to give the Lions the ball back.

After a nine-play, 40-yard drive, McCallum kicked a 39-yard field goal to put B.C. up by a point through one quarter of play.

Paredes kicked a 42-yard field goal at 6:47 of the second quarter for the Stampeders before McCallum responded with one of his own from 45 yards out for the Lions four minutes later.

Late in the first half, Lulay led B.C. on a seven-play, 74-yard drive that culminated with the 17-yard touchdown pass to Foster to put the Lions up 13-5.

Paredes opened the second half with a 45-yard field goal before McCallum replied with a 28 yarder.

With Calgary facing a third-and-three situation, the Stamps lined up in punt formation but instead tried a trick play when the ball was snapped directly to Arjei Franklin, who ran for a two-yard gain before being tackled. That resulted in a turnover on downs and gave the Lions great field position at Calgary’s 44-yard line.

Eight plays later, Lulay threw a five-yard touchdown strike to Harris in the end zone to give the Lions a 23-8 lead through three quarters of play.

Harris also caught a 19-yard TD pass from Lulay in the fourth quarter, while McCallum added a 94-yard punt single and a nine-yard field goal.

Notes: Calgary’s all-time record in the regular season record against B.C. is now 95-76-5, including 53-33-2 at home. a Veteran B.C. receiver Geroy Simon has now recorded at least one reception in 165 straight games, while Calgary’s Nik Lewis increased his streak to 145 straight games. a Defensive back Tad Kornegay, who signed with Calgary on Monday, made his season debut with the Stamps. Kornegay won his second Grey Cup last season as a member of the Lions.

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