Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Paul McCallum hit a 45 yard field goal with just over a minute to play to lift the BC Lions past the Edmonton Eskimos 19-18 before over 35000 fans at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Lions erased a 15-3 deficit to take their first lead of the game midway through the fourth quarter as Geroy Simon broke the plane of the end-zone to secure his first touchdown of the season and also the 100th of his Hall of Fame career. The touchdown gave the Leos the lead 16-15. The Eskimos responded with a field goal of their own with just three minutes to play to restore their lead, but Travis Lulay was able to get his team into field goal position for McCallum to provide the winning score.
Andrew Harris was sensational on offence for BC. The running back was a double threat all night and racked up an impressive 181 yards from scrimmage, with 11 carries for 101 yards and ten catches for 78 yards.
Travis Lulay completed 26 passes of 39 attempted for 260 yards and the Geroy Simon TD.
BC extends their CFL best record to 9-3 while the Eskimos fall for the fourth straight game and now sit at 5-7. BC will next face Saskatchewan next Saturday on the prairies.