On Saturday night at B.C. Place Stadium, the British Columbia Lions defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 29-20. The Lions and Eskimos are tied for first place in the Western Division at 10-7, but the Lions have the tie-breaker, having won the season series 3-1.
The Eskimos can still finish first in the West with a win next week at home against the Saskatchewan Roughriders and a loss by the British Columbia Lions against the Montreal Alouettes.
The Eskimos were the more undisciplined team Saturday night. They took two key face mask penalties that gave the Lions two key first downs that prolonged drives.
After the Eskimos pulled within two points, 22-20, on a 16 yard touchdown pass from Ricky Ray to Tyler Scott, the Lions marched down the field on their own, highlighted by a 14 yard touchdown pass from Travis Lulay to Arland Bruce.
The Calgary Stampeders (9-7) can also still win the Western Division, with two victories against the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in addition to an Eskimos and Lions loss next week.
In other CFL news, Toronto Argonauts’ cornerback Byron Parker set a CFL record last night with his ninth career interception for a touchdown in the Argos’ 27-22 win against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.