Saturday, September 13, 2008

Calgary QB Henry Burris Leads Stampeders To 41-30 Win Over Alouettes

From The Canadian Press:

CALGARY — Henry Burris threw five touchdown passes on Friday night, but perhaps none were bigger than a 52-yard bomb to Teyo Johnson with no time left on the clock in the first half.

The Hail Mary toss gave Calgary a 24-10 lead over the Montreal Alouettes and despite a 20-point fourth quarter by the visitors the Stampeders hung on for a 41-30 win. "Hank threw a great ball," said Johnson, who hauled in the pass for his first TD catch of the season. "He put some height on it so we could adjust to it."

Johnson, who played both football and basketball during his two seasons at Stanford University, said his abilities as a dual-sport athlete came in handy.

"I just got in position myself and went up and got a rebound," said Johnson, adding that it was his dad Oby's birthday. "I thought that was a pretty good birthday present."

Burris had to elude the onrushing efforts of Montreal defensive lineman Jermaine McElveen before getting away the Doug-Flutie-like pass.

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