Leos look to exorcise Calgary demons 0
The B.C. Lions. (Reuters)
The B.C. Lions have either been stunned or embarrassed by the Calgary Stampeders in their past two CFL meetings dating back to last season’s playoffs.
Fresh off a bye week, the 4-2 Leos are now hell bent on channeling their inner James Brown and exacting some payback on the Stampeders who have held the high hand over Mike Benevides’ charges in recent times.
Revenge would serve a greater purpose as a win Saturday night at BC Place would draw the Lions level in the standings with the Stamps (5-1) through seven games.
“We’re still relatively early in the year, but these next six games are the middle chunk of the season and you want to move into that next phase on a positive note,” said Lions pivot Travis Lulay Thursday. “So this is a big game for us.”
Lions defensive back Dante Marsh – who will have his hands full trying to stop dangerous Stamps running back Jon Cornish – urged his team to show more consistency.
“It’s been hit or miss so that’s what we’re building on each week and hopefully we come out and have a great show on Saturday,” he said.
B.C. wide receiver Nick Moore is healthy from the hamstring injury he picked up in the Toronto loss on July 30 and is game ready, while fellow receiver Marco Iannuzzi will suit up overcoming the flu.
Last weekend, Calgary ended Saskatchewan’s unbeaten start to the year with a 42-27 drubbing at McMahon Stadium.