Logan scores 2 touchdowns as the Stampeders win 49-6 over Elks

Peyton Logan and the Calgary Stampeders seem like the real deal this season.

Logan scored two touchdowns, including one on a 122-yard missed field goal return as Calgary humiliated the Edmonton Elks 49-6 on a wet Thursday night to remain undefeated.

“We just want to play good football and we have that again,” said Calgary head coach Dave Dickenson. “We’ve had some turnovers, we want to streamline those things, but I think we’re balanced.

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“We’ve got a good running back, good running game, not just Ka’Deem (Carey), I think we’ve got playmakers on all sides of football. If we succeed, we will remain explosive.”

Carey finished the game with 104 rushing yards on 12 carries as Calgary (4-0) improved to 19-2 after bye week since 2008. Starter Bo Levi Mitchell was 17 of 22 with 279 yards and two TDs, while Malik Henry had six catches for 150 yards and a touchdown.

“It’s been a long night,” Dickenson said of a game extended by an hour-long storm delay. “I think our guys were focused and I felt like we should be the fresher team.

“We had a reunion and they had a road trip and even though they had a big win they played a physical game. Our goal was to pick up the pace a bit. I thought after the rain delay we concentrated well.”

Edmonton (1-4) has not won at Commonwealth Stadium since beating the BC Lions on October 12, 2019.

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“Unfortunately, early on we had some very untimely injuries to some very important people,” said Elks head coach Chris Jones. “We had four injuries in six games and we had a lot of patchwork to do there in the first half.

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“Too many mistakes in the second half. We have to learn to take care of the football, we have to stop the run better and we have to play against more solid special teams. It was just a lot of different big, big plays that changed the game.”

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is tackled by Edmonton Elks’ Scott Hutter (20) during CFL action in the second half in Edmonton, Alta on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

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Calgary opened the scoring with a 29-yard field goal from Rene Paredes on his first drive. The Elks responded with a 38-yard field goal from Sergio Castillo.

In the second quarter, Edmonton conceded a safety and Paredes kicked in a 17-yard field goal to put Calgary 8-3 ahead.

The Stampeders recorded the game’s first touchdown with just under four minutes remaining in the first half when Mitchell passed to Henry. The receiver shook off a defender and sprinted 89 yards for the score when Calgary missed the two-point conversion.

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Calgary had another big game early in the second half when Logan recouped the missed field goal attempt for the touchdown.

The game was then delayed for more than an hour due to lightning, followed by a torrential rainstorm.

It wasn’t long after play resumed that Logan had his second TD of the contest, this on a 21-yard streak.

Calgary made it 35-3 with two minutes to play in the third when Mitchell Luther hit Hakunavanhu with a 28-yard TD shot.

The Stampeders’ defense came into play when Cameron Judge returned a 63-yard fumble for the touchdown.

Castillo. scored a 42-yard field goal with six minutes remaining to double Edmonton’s scoring output.

Calgary ended the game with a one-yard TD executed by backup Tommy Stevens.

The Elks travel to Montreal next Thursday to face the Alouettes. The Stampeders travel to Winnipeg next Friday to take on the Blue Bombers.

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Thursday’s game marked the second meeting of the season between the two Alberta rivals. Calgary won the first game on June 25, 30-23, despite Edmonton leading for most of the contest.

Tre Ford became the first Canadian quarterback to start at home for Edmonton since Frank Cosentino in 1968, also against the Stampeders. Unfortunately, Ford left the game in the first quarter with what appeared to be a shoulder injury.

Notables missing with injuries for the Elks included James Wilder Jr. and defenseman Jake Ceresna, running back. Former All-Star cornerback Tre Roberson was back in Calgary’s lineup after missing his last contest with a shoulder injury.

Meanwhile, first-round draft pick Jalen Philpot made his first CFL start for Calgary when Richard Sindani was out with a hamstring injury.


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