Pay one-yard run with 3:17 Jordan Lynch allowed to Edmonton Eskimos come from behind to win 26-20 against the Red and Black Ottawa and get your hands on Grey Cup Sunday.
Lynch scored the touchdown on a situation of third-and-one yard to cap a five-game sequence and 78 yards. It three yards quarter Mike Reilly towards Akeem Shavers on the two-point convert erased a 20-18 deficit.
On the play, head coach Chris Jones asked to review an incomplete pass decision on which there had been obstruction from Brandon Sermons Red and Black. This decision reversed allowed the Eskimos to take the ball at the 10 yard line of the Red and Black.
It was an exciting match at the end of Investors Group Field for the crowd of 36,634 spectators, the second smallest crowd for a match of the Grey Cup since 1975. It was the fourth time the championship game of the Canadian League Football was played in Manitoba, the first time since 2006.
The Eskimos secured their first Grey Cup title since 2005 and their 14th in 25 participation. Only the Toronto Argonauts (16) in total over.
The Eskimos also finished the season by collecting a 10th straight victory, all came after Reilly had made a comeback as a starter for the team. He suffered a knee injury in the opening match of the season, a loss to the Argonauts.
The Red and Black has meanwhile grown a little bitter end, participating in his first final of the Grey Cup since a 26-23 defeat against the Eskimos in 1981. The last league CFL Ottawa occurred in 1976 with the dead Rough Riders.
“It’s not frustration, but to the disappointment, the coach said the Red and Black, Rick Campbell. This is definitely not a place to be if you do not like the ups and downs. It’s part of the reality of the world of sport. I am so proud of these guys and so proud to be their coach. And that’s what makes it so disappointing to go so far and not finish the job. ”
The confrontation was rather defensive, especially in the second half as the Eskimos have had the better of the Red and Black 9-4. After falling behind 13-0 early in the first quarter, the Eskimos dominated 26-7 in terms of points scored.
“We’ve got to change the crosswind and we did not manage the games, said a quarter of the Red and Black, Henry Burris. They found a way to keep us off the field. We had chances to widen the gap. ”
Eskimos players pocketed $ 16,000 for the win while players of Red and Black have collected $ 8,000. The game was introduced at a temperature of -5 degrees, but the wind factor meant that mercury reached -10.
Jones maintained a 26-10 record in the regular season during his two seasons with the Eskimos bar. The question now is whether he will remain with the team while the Saskatchewan Roughriders will ask permission to talk to him to offer him the coach and general manager duties.
The quarterback of the Edmonton Eskimos, Mike Reilly, was named MVP of the final 103 th Grey Cup.
Receiver Shamawd Chambers, meanwhile, got their hands on the title of most valuable Canadian player of the match. He caught two passes and amassed 49 yards rushing.
Reilly completed 21 of his 35 attempts for gains of 269 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 26-20 victory against the Red and Black Ottawa on Sunday.
He also joined Akeem Shavers to complete a two-point convert following the touchdown victory. Reilly led the Eskimos in terms of rushing yards with 66 yards.
The Eskimos won their 14th Grey Cup, their first since 2005.