Ottawa Redblacks wide receiver Ernest Jackson (9) catches a touchdown pass during overtime CFL Grey Cup action Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Toronto.
The Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris has been named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and, at 41 years old, Burris also became the oldest quarterback to lead his team to a Grey Cup win.
REDBLACKS quarterback Henry Burris injured his knee during warm-ups and was nearly unable to start the game, but would go on to account for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) while throwing for 461 yards, including the game-winner.
The Ottawa Redblacks proved that with their 39-33 victory Sunday over the Calgary Stampeders in one of the most entertaining Grey Cup games ever. Covers Expert - Power SportsWEATHER REPORT: The forecast for BMO field home of the 104th Grey Cup is partly cloudy with slight winds coming out of the south east and temperatures at kickoff in the mid-30's.
Tickets were still available on the eve of the game but organizers have said they expect a sellout. The RedBlacks need to make first downs and control the football. Two of them have gone to overtime with the REDBLACKS producing an outright win and a tie.
The Redblacks were frightful at coughing up the ball more than they took it away during the regular season.
It is the Redblacks' first title in franchise history, and Ottawa's first CFL crown since 1976 when they were the Rough Riders.
He earned another Grey Cup ring with Calgary in 1998 as a backup to Jeff Garcia.
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Calgary played most of the contest without leading receiver Marquay McDaniel, who left in the first half with a shoulder injury following a 51-yard reception. "And they've got a solid D line so it's not to say that even if we would've handed off that he would have got it, but at that moment, I thought the game was over".
The Stampeders required just four plays to march 79 yards for a tying score, however, the last of them a seven-yard swing pass to Messam, who trotted into the end-zone.
The mayors of both cities also watched game, eager to collect on their friendly wagers.
"I think you know the answer to that question", he said.
The team that finished the regular season 15-2-1, cruised into the Grey Cup by crushing the B.C. Lions, who had the second-best record and was ready to be anointed the greatest CFL team of all time came apart at the seams.
Bo Levi Mitchell threw two uncharacteristic interceptions that sandwiched a Redblacks fumble recovered by linebacker Alex Singleton.
But Calgary cut the lead to 10 with a field goal and a touchdown from Lemar Durant, who fell catching a Bo Levi Mitchell pass but wasn't touched by either of the two Ottawa defenders in the area.