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Calgary heads back to Grey Cup after beating Winnipeg in match of former EWU quarterbacks

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw three touchdown passes against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh / Associated Press)
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw three touchdown passes against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh / Associated Press)
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CALGARY, Alberta – Eric Rogers made a leaping catch with 3:46 left for his third touchdown of the game from former Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, and the Calgary Stampeders advanced to the Grey Cup for the third straight year, beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22-14 on Sunday in the CFL’s West Division final.

Calgary will face Ottawa next Sunday night in Edmonton in a rematch of the Redblacks’ 2016 Grey Cup victory. Ottawa beat Hamilton 46-27 in the East final Sunday. Calgary lost to Toronto last year in the title game.

Mitchell completed 17 of 31 passes for 214 yards and the three touchdown strikes to Rogers, the last a 10-yarder.

Another former EWU quarterback, the Blue Bombers’ Matt Nichols, was 15 of 32 for 156 yards passing.

Ottawa’s Trevor Harris threw a playoff-record six TD passes in the win over Hamilton.

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