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Stamps storm back

Rebound to whip Als after trailing 24-0 during first quarter

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CALGARY -- Third-string quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell led the Stampeders in an enormous comeback on Saturday as Calgary stormed back from a 24-point deficit for a 38-27 victory over the Montreal Alouettes.

The Alouettes suffered their third straight loss under new head coach Dan Hawkins and are 1-3. The Stampeders are 3-1.

Jon Cornish had a pair of second-half touchdowns and Mitchell led two decisive drives after coming on for starter Kevin Glenn, who injured his shoulder in the third quarter. Mitchell finished with a pair of TD passes on 7-of-12 throwing for 49 yards.

Glenn was starting for the second straight week in place of Drew Tate, who strained a muscle in his right arm in a loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders July 5.

It looked like Montreal was going to take out its offensive frustration on the Stampeders after coming off back-to-back losses at home, including a 22-14 loss to Calgary last week. The normally explosive Anthony Calvillo-led Montreal offence scored only 11 points in a defeat at the hands of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers the week before that.

The Alouettes put up three touchdowns and a field goal off an interception to open up a 24-0 lead after one quarter.

Drives of 82 and 79 yards were capped off by Brandon Whitaker's two-yard scoring run and S.J. Green's catch-and-run for a 59-yard score. Jerome Messam ran in from four yards and Sean Whyte was good on a 42-yard field goal.

Calgary woke up and dominated the rest of the way.

Mitchell, who saw spot duty in the game before Glenn's injury, lobbed a one-yard TD pass to Tim St. Pierre. Glenn found Nik Lewis with a five-yard strike. Rene Parades kicked field goals of 27 and 41 yards.

Montreal failed to earn a down on a 3-and-1 on their own 30 early in the third quarter and never recovered. Messam was stopped up the middle. Paredes then kicked a 28-field goal to cut Calgary's deficit to 24-22.

The Stampeders took the lead for good with 4:57 left in the third quarter. Mitchell found Cornish with an 11-yard scoring pass to finish off a 89-yard drive for a 28-24 advantage.

Mitchell came on when Glenn was rocked by Aaron Lavaris when delivering a 45-yard pass to Marquay McDaniel that extended that drive.

The Alouettes looked like they would get the lead back on the ensuing kickoff. Noel Devine was about to cross the Calgary goal-line on the return but Fred Bennett punched the ball loose and it was recovered in the end zone by Alvin Bowen.

The Stampeders drove again right away and Cornish ran in his second touchdown from 21 yards out. He finished with 109 yards on 11 rushing attempts.

Whyte followed with a 26-yard field goal.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 21, 2013 B4

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