The Calgary Stampeders dropped their 5th game of the season in an overtime loss to the BC Lions at the McMahon Stadium.
Lions running back James Butler scored one rushing touchdown during the regular period and another in overtime, as the Lions won 31-29.
The win keeps the Lions in second place in the West, six points behind the conference-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
“It stings,” said Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson. “I’m at a loss for words, we just seem to sometimes, when we get into that moment, we’re not at our best. We do make a lot of good plays, we’re right there, but we need to win these games – especially at home.”
“Didn’t happen. We get them again in seven days, hopefully, we can turn the tides.”
“Just execution,” Stampeders quarterback Jake Maier said when he was asked about the difference between the two teams. “I feel like offensively, kind of in the middle of the game coming out of the half, we weren’t very effective.”
“Luckily we turned it around in the fourth and made a little run and made it interesting there, but when we got to overtime the clear difference is they get their two-point conversion and we didn’t. It is what it is.”
The Stampeders will get the opportunity to close the one-point gap between them and the Lions when they meet again next weekend.