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2011 Grey Cup – BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Vancouver, Canada

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA writes

The 2011 Grey Cup was played in the brand new BC Place this year but the teams playing in the Final surprised most people. Winnipeg finished with only 4 wins last season but went on to win the Eastern
conference this year. BC started the season 0-5 but then won 11 of the next 13 games to finish top in the league. I would say that this was the most anticipated and most exciting game this year (very closely followed by the game a few weeks ago when McCallum scored the game winning Field Goal).

BC Place was packed and the fans were rabid for the cup. Both teams started off slowly with plenty of punts and field
goals, finishing the first half 14-9 in favor of BC. Nickelback played during the half time show to 50,000 appreciative fans.

The 3rd quarter started similar to the first half with both teams punting and only putting up a few points. Travis Lulay (the Most Outstanding Player of the year) put together some very impressive pushes during the end of the 3rd quarter and the beginning of the 4th quarter to put BC up by 15 points (31-16) but right near the end of the game, Buck Pierce (ex
BC Lion) gambled on 3rd and Long to get a first down which allowed him to then find Terrence Edwards for a 14 yard touchdown pass.

All of a sudden the game was close (only a touchdown and 2 points apart) and the fans were getting silent. BC’s Defense stopped an attempted Onside kick (very complicated) and were able to give Paul McCallum very good field position to kick his 4th field goal of the game to put the Lions up 34-23 and that was enough as BC went on to win its 6th Grey Cup and
first since 2006.

Travis Lulay was awarded the Grey Cup MVP with his very impressive 320 yds passing and 2 touchdowns with n0 interceptions.

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