The Redblacks never trailed, until the end, when Jordan Lynch’s one-yard touchdown propelled the Edmonton Eskimos to a 26-20 win over the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup.
Ottawa got on the board first when Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris engineered a quick three-yard touchdown to Patrick Lavoie on his opening drive to pickup an early 7-0 lead. He tossed another to former BC Lion Ernest Jackson, this time a six-yard lob to make it 13-0.
Before the end of the first quarter though, Edmonton and former Lions quarterback Mike Reilly would claw out of the hole first with a field goal followed up with a 22-yard strike to Adarius Bowman to cut the deficit to 13-10.
It was a defensive struggle in the second quarter, with Chris Milo increasing the Redblacks’ lead with a field goal before Reilly connected with Akeem Shavers for a two-yard touchdown before the half.
In the final quarter, the Redblacks’ lead was down to 20-18 until Lynch’s one-yard punch proved to be the knockout blow.