The Ottawa Redblacks defeated the Calgary Stampeders 39-33 in overtime to win the 104th Grey Cup.
Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris overcame an injury in warm-up to lead his team to victory and was the named the game MVP.
Burris also became the oldest quarterback to lead his team to the Grey Cup and was also the only player in the game who was alive to see Ottawa win its last Grey Cup in 1976.
Burris was 35-of-46 for 461 yards, passing for 3 TD’s and rushing for two more. His counterpart for Calgary, Bo Levi Mitchell went 29-of-41 for 391 yards passing for 2 TD’s.
Ottawa was up 27-7 in the 3rd quarter, when Calgary began its comeback. Calgary was down by 10 with just over 6 minutes to play, but engineered a touchdown, recovered an onside kick and hit a field goal to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, Henry Burris threw an 18 yard TD pass to Ernest Jackson to give Ottawa the lead. Calgary went three-and-out on its possession when Mitchell’s pass went off of Bakari Grant’s hands to give Ottawa the victory.
Burris hinted that this game might be the last of his 17 year CFL career. He said that he’ll take the off-season to decide if he will return.
Attendance at BMO Field in Toronto was announced at 33,421.