Saskatchewan Roughriders win 2007 Grey Cup
Monday, November 26, 2007
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won the 95th Grey Cup in Toronto, Canada on Sunday after defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by a 23-19 score. Saskatchewan last won the Cup in 1989, and their last appearance at the championship game was in 1997 against the Toronto Argonauts.
The Canadian Football League (CFL) championship game was held at Toronto's Rogers Centre before a crowd of 52,230. This is the first time these two western Canadian teams have met in a Grey Cup final. Despite Winnipeg's lead during the first and third quarters, Saskatchewan's offence proved too strong for the Blue Bombers in the end.
On Thursday, Saskatchewan quarterback Kerry Joseph was declared this year's CFL Outstanding Player at a player awards ceremony in Toronto.
The Cup is named after Earl Grey who donated the trophy to honour Canada's most successful amateur rugby team. By the time the Canadian Football League was formed in 1958, the Cup became the top prize for professional football in Canada.
Next year's CFL championship game is scheduled at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.
|CFL Grey Cup scoring|
|1st||field goal||Troy Westwood||12:37||0||3|
|2nd||safety||against Jamie Boreham||3:18||0||5|
|safety||against Jamie Boreham||7:07||0||7|
|field goal||Luca Congi||15:00||10||7|
|3rd||field goal||Luca Congi||1:51||13||7|
|touchdown||Ryan Dinwiddie/Derick Armstrong||4:03||13||13|
|field goal||Luca Congi||11:11||16||14|
|4th||touchdown||Kerry Joseph/Andy Fantuz||3:30||22||14|
|safety||against Jamie Boreham||6:29||23||16|
|field goal||Troy Westwood||11:13||23||19|
- "Finalists head for Canadian football's 2007 Grey Cup" — Wikinews, November 19, 2007
- The Canadian Press. "Roughriders win Grey Cup" — , November 25, 2007
- "Game Log: Grey Cup" — , November 25, 2007
- "Recap (Grey Cup)" — , November 25, 2007
- "Joseph named most outstanding player" — , November 22, 2007
- "2007 Rogers CFL Player Awards" — , November 22, 2007