Dave Dickenson coaches Calgary to Grey Cup title

Posted at 8:20 PM, Nov 25, 2018
Dave Dickenson claps and fires up the Montana Grizzlies’ crowd during Saturday’s game against Sacramento State. (RICHIE MELBY/MTN Sports)

EDMONTON – Former Montana Grizzly and Great Falls CMR great Dave Dickenson led the Calgary Stampeders to the 106th Grey Cup title Sunday night, 27-16 over the Ottawa Redblacks in the Canadian Football League’s championship game.

Dickenson has taken the Stampeders to the Grey Cup in each of his three years at the helm, but this is his first win.

Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, both in the first half. The former Eastern Washington standout led the Eagles to the FCS national championship in 2010.

Ottawa pulled within three points on a 55-yard TD pass from Trevor Harris to Julian Feoli-Gudino late in the second quarter, but Calgary’s Terry Williams returned a punt 97 yards with :01 remaining in the half to give the Stampeders a two-possession lead at the half, 21-11. The Redblacks would never get closer than seven the rest of the way.

This is Calgary’s eighth Grey Cup title in franchise history, and first since 2014.