Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stampeders Roll to Sixth Straight Win with 30-24 Victory over Tiger-Cats

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stampeders Roll to Sixth Straight Win with 30-24 Victory over Tiger-Cats

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Stampeders top Ticats for sixth straight win


CALGARY - DaVaris Daniels has a couple souvenirs to send his mom after helping lead the Calgary Stampeders to a 30-24 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday night.

Playing in just his second CFL game, Daniels blocked a punt that led to a field goal before he caught a 76-yard touchdown pass from Bo Levi Mitchell as time expired in the first quarter.

"I got a game ball and I kept the touchdown ball, so I'm happy guy right now," said the 23-year-old receiver, who had five catches for 108 yards. "I'll probably send them to my mom (Leslie Daniels in Philadelphia). I know she's been waiting for this moment for a long time."

It wasn't all good news for Daniels, though. He had to go to the locker room for treatment after sustaining a leg injury late in the first half.

"He's just banged up on his leg," said Calgary coach Dave Dickenson. "It might just be a thigh bruise, but unfortunately he couldn't really run after that. It's not ligaments or anything like that. He took a shot on the outside of the thigh and he just wasn't the same guy after that."

Mitchell was 27 of 37 passing for 323 yards and the one touchdown. Jerome Messam also ran for a TD as the Stampeders (7-1-1) won their sixth in a row while extending their unbeaten streak to eight games.

"I thought our discipline was there and we didn't turn the ball over," said Dickenson. "It's hard to beat us when we're playing good discipline, smart football, fundamentally sound and guys making plays."

The last time the Stamps went eight games without a loss was when they had a 10-game unbeaten streak over two seasons that ended in August of 1995. The last time they accomplished the feat in the same season was when they won eight in a row from July 16 to Sept. 5, 1994.

Hamilton quarterback Zach Collaros threw a pair of touchdown passes to Terrence Toliver and another one to Luke Tasker, while Brett Maher kicked a field goal for the Tiger-Cats (4-5).

"When you play Calgary, you have to play mistake-free football because they typically play mistake-free football and we didn't do that in all three facets," said Collaros, who was 34 of 53 for 439 yards and the three TDs. …

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