Lions 25, Stampeders 24: Kevin Glenn threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Jackson with 1:32 remaining in the fourth quarter as visiting BC handed Calgary its first loss of the season.
Glenn completed 22-of-32 passes against his former team for 277 yards and two TDs as the Lions (3-3) denied the Stampeders their first 5-0 start since 1995. Andrew Harris made five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown, Ronnie Yell scored on a 34-yard interception return and Paul McCallum kicked a pair of field goals.
Bo Levi Mitchell was 21-of-31 for 227 yards and one TD for Calgary (4-1) but was thwarted in his attempt to make CFL history by winning his eighth straight start to begin his career. Drew Tate ran for a score while Martell Mallett made a successful return to the league by rushing for 116 yards on 14 carries in his first game since 2009.
Mitchell threw an interception that was returned for the game's first touchdown with less than 6 1/2 minutes remaining in the first quarter but atoned for the mistake by connecting with Marquay McDaniel for an 18-yard score on the next possession to knot the contest. Keon Raymond picked off Glenn and raced 63 yards for a TD in the second and Tate found the end zone from a yard out as the Stampeders took a 21-10 lead into the break.
McCallum booted his second field goal of the night in the third quarter and Glenn threw a 4-yard touchdown toss to Harris with 9:59 left in the fourth, but was unable to forge a tie as his two-point conversion pass attempt was incomplete. Rene Paredes converted a 35-yard kick to give Calgary a five-point advantage, but Jackson hauled in a pass from Glenn and eluded a pair of defenders for the winning score.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Calgary was driving in the final minute before WR Anthony Parker fumbled at the BC 48-yard line. ... The Stampeders allowed a total of 15 points in their first two home games. ... Glenn threw his 160th career interception.
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