Peyton Logan and The Calgary Seal seems to be the real deal this season.
Logan scored two touchdowns, including one in a missed own goal at 122 yards, as Calgary lowered Edmonton Elks 49-6 on a soggy Thursday night to remain undefeated.
Calgary head coach Dave Dickenson said: “We just wanted to play good football and again we did. “We’ve got some revenue, we want to tighten those up, but I think we’re balancing.
“We have a good run back, run well, not just Ka’Deem (Carey), I think we have playmakers in all aspects of football. If we can do that, we will always explode.”
Carey finished the game with a quick 104 yards on 12 attempts as Calgary (4-0) improved to 19-2 in the bye week since 2008. Starter Bo Levi Mitchell was 17 of 22 passes 279 yard and two TDs while Malik Henry has six 150-yard catches and one touchdown.
“It was a long night,” Dickenson said of a game punctuated by an hour-long storm delay. “I think our boys are focused and I feel we should be the fresher team.
“We said goodbye and they had a long road trip, and although they won big, played a physical game. Our goal is to try to speed things up a bit. I think after the delayed rain, we had a good focus.”
Edmonton (1-4) has not won at Commonwealth Stadium since beating the BC Lions on October 12, 2019.
Elks head coach Chris Jones said: “Unfortunately we had some very early injuries to some very important people. “We had four injuries in the six games that happened and there was a lot of patchwork that we had to work on in the first half.
“Too many errors in the second half. We have to learn how to take care of football, we have to do a better job of stopping the race and we have to play particularly solid teams. It’s just a lot of different, large levels that make the difference in the game. “
Calgary opened the scoring with a goal at the 29-yard Rene Paredes on the first drive. The Elks responded with a goal 38 yards from Sergio Castillo.
In the second half, Edmonton conceded a safety net and Paredes kicked a 17-yard penalty that gave Calgary an 8-3 lead.
The Stampeders scored the first touchdown of the game with less than four minutes to play in the opening half when Mitchell passed to Henry. The receiver dropped a defender and sprinted 89 meters to score as Calgary missed a two-point conversion opportunity.
Calgary had another great game to start the second half as Logan missed in an attempt to score for touchdown.
The game was then delayed by more than an hour due to lightning, followed by a heavy downpour.
Not long after the game resumed, Logan had his second TD in the competition, this time on the 21-yard track.
Calgary made it 35-3 with two minutes of play in the third round as Mitchell beat Luther Hakunavanhu in a 28-yard TD strike.
The Stampeders defense got into action when Cameron Judge returned a 63-meter tumble for touchdown.
Castillo. shot on goal for 42 yards with six minutes remaining to double Edmonton’s scoring output.
Calgary finished the game with a one-yard TD substituted by Tommy Stevens.
The Elks family will travel to Montreal to face the Alouettes next Thursday. The Stampeders head to Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers next Friday.
Thursday’s game was the second meeting of the season between the two Alberta rivals. Calgary won the first game 30-23 on June 25, even though Edmonton was leading for most of the competition.
Tre Ford became the first Canadian midfielder to start for Edmonton at home since Frank Cosentino in 1968, also against the Stampeders. Unfortunately, Ford left the game with a shoulder injury in the first quarter.
Among those notable for injuries to Elks have started running back James Wilder Jr and defensive midfielder Jake Ceresna. Former all-star full-back Tre Roberson has returned to Calgary’s squad after missing the final competition with a shoulder injury.
Meanwhile, first-round draft pick Jalen Philpot made his CFL debut for Calgary as Richard Sindani sidelined with a hamstring injury.
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