The Calgary Stampeders are going to the Grey Cup.
Kevin Glenn had three touchdown passes as the Stampeders beat the B.C. Lions 34-29 in the CFL Western Final to advance to the 100th Grey Cup, where they will face the Toronto Argonauts.
After taking a one-point lead at the half, the Stampeders scored a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to push their lead to 15 heading into the fourth quarter.
Romby Bryant hauled in a long touchdown pass from Kevin Glenn early in the third while Bo Levi Mitchell made it 31-16 later in the quarter on a third down touchdown plunge from the Lions one-yard line.
After a pair of Paul McCallum field goals cut the Stampeders’ lead to nine, Rene Paredes added a field goal of his own to push the Calgary advantage back to a dozen.
Travis Lulay answered for the Lions though, hitting Nick Moore for a two-yard touchdown to get B.C. back to within five points with just under a minute to play in the game.
The Lions could not convert the onside kick though and the Stampeders were able to run out the clock.
The Stampeders opened the scoring on the second play from scrimmage of the game when Glenn hit Marquay McDaniel for a 68-yard touchdown. Glenn also had a 28-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Price in the first half.
Rene Paredes added a 16-yard second quarter field goal for the Stampeders.
Korey Banks got the Lions on the board when he intercepted a Glenn pass and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown to level the score at 7-7 midway through the first quarter.
McCallum kicked three second quarter field goals for the Lions including a 41-yarder that cut the Stampeders lead to one point on the final play of the half.
The Lions (13-5) and Stameders (13-6) finished the regular season first and second in the West division respectively. By finishing first, the Lions received a bye into the Western Final while the Stampeders had to beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a thrilling Western Semi-Final to book their spot.
Kevin Glenn started at quarterback for Calgary after it was revealed that last week’s starter, Drew Tate, suffered a fractured wrist during the win over Saskatchewan.