Eskimos and Redblack to Meet in Grey Cup
Reilly, Eskimos hold off Stampeders to advance to Grey Cup
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mike Reilly threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help the Edmonton Eskimos reach the Grey Cup with a 45-31 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday in the West Division final.
The Eskimos will face the Ottawa Redblacks in the next Sunday in the Canadian Football League title game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ottawa beat Hamilton 35-28 earlier Sunday in the East final.
The Eskimos last went to the title game in 2005, beating Montreal in overtime.
Reilly was 31 of 39 for 370 yards without an interception. He threw scoring passes of 15 yards to Adarius Bowman, 33 to Kenny Stafford and 57 to Derel Walker.
Redblacks beat Tiger-Cats 35-28 to advance to Grey Cup
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Henry Burris threw a 93-yard touchdown pass to Greg Ellingson with 1:11 left and the Ottawa Redblacks beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35-28 on Sunday in the Canadian Football League's East Division final to advance to the Grey Cup.
The second-year Redblacks will face the Edmonton Eskimos next Sunday in the title game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Edmonton beat Calgary 45-31 last Sunday in the West final.
On the winning second-and-25 play, Ellingson made the catch with Hamilton defender Ed Gainey falling. After shedding Emmanuel Davis's attempted tackle, Ellingson streaked untouched into the end zone.
Burris was 17 of 32 for 326 yards, and also ran for a score. Ellingson had five receptions for 186 yards.