The second and final bye week of the CFL season is now in the books, and while the schedule only provided half the usual amount of games there was plenty of drama and excitement in both matchups.
Steven Jyles put forth a terrific performance leading his Eskimos to another home victory with an 18 for 23, 282 yard, 1 touchdown effort.
The Eskimos also remained the only team in the league that has yet to lose on their home field. However, while Jyles and the rest of the Edmonton Eskimo bunch celebrate the fact that they are tied for top spot in the West division, he will have to settle for the silver medal on this edition of the Carlan Darling.
The Golden Darling or gold medal goes to a Canadian, a phrase we haven't had the opportunity to say much over the last two weeks.
Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish finally got out of the funk that had been. His last outing against the BC Lions saw the star running back rush 6 times for -1 yard. It also led to him criticizing his offensive line.
The bye week obviously did him well. Hopefully it's doing the same for my co-host Mr. Andy McNamara.
Before Thursday night's contest Cornish was a combined 52 carries for 199 yards. The Tiger cats were the unfortunate team to see Cornish return to form with a break out game, 20 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown. The All Canadian back also proved he could finish strong as Calgary looked to hold onto the lead, they called on number 9 and he delivered rushing for 113 of his 170 in the fourth quarter alone.
The spotlight was on the returning Stampeders signal caller Kevin Glenn, but as the game came to a close it was shining brightly on the Canadian.Honourable Mention:
Linebacker J.C Sherritt is hitting everything that moves. Sherritt added another game high 7 tackles to his league leading 48 tackles on the season. He also picked off Darian Durant as he continues to put together a Defensive player of the year type campaign.
-- Carlan Gay
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