59th Grey Cup

59th Grey Cup

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59th Grey Cup

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The 59th Grey Cup was played on November 28, 1971, before 34,404 fans at Vancouver's Empire Stadium.

The Calgary Stampeders beat the Toronto Argonauts on a slick rain covered field in an extremely close 14 to 11 match.

Box Score

First Quarter

Calgary - TD - Herm Harrison 14 yard pass from Jerry Keeling (Larry Robinson convert)

Second Quarter

Toronto - FG - Ivan MacMillan 11 yards<br />Calgary - TD - Jesse Mims 6 yard run (Larry Robinson convert)

Third Quarter

Toronto - TD - Roger Scales 33 yard fumble return (lateral from Joe Vijuk) (Ivan MacMillan convert)<br />Toronto - Rouge - Ivan MacMillan 27 yard missed FG

Fourth Quarter

No scoring

The game

The Argos had high hopes that this, their first Grey Cup appearance since 1952, would end in victory. On the other hand, the Stampeders were making their third Grey Cup appearance in the last four years. Having come up short in the previous two tries, they were determined to prove that the third time would be the charm in hopes of capturing their first Grey Cup since 1948.

It had been raining on this cold November day and sheets of water lay over the artificial turf at Vancouver's Empire Stadium.

Calgary opened the scoring with Herm Harrison making an incredible one-handed grab of a Jerry Keeling pass in the end zone for a touchdown. Toronto countered with a big play, a 55-yard pass reception by fan favourite tight end Mel Profit, but would come away from this drive deep into Stampeder territory with only a field goal from...
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