With the score tied at 26 with just under six minutes left, Kevin Glenn threw a six yard touchdown pass to Clifton Smith, who was playing in his first game with the Stampeders. Smith was playing in his Stampeders' debut after being signed by the Stampeders on September 14.
Smith played in the NFL from 2008-2010 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns. In his rookie season with Tampa, Smith had a kickoff return and a punt return for a touchdown, and was named to the Pro Bowl.
Then with the Stampeders up 33-26 and the Lions marching down the field to try and tie the game again, Lions rookie quarterback Thomas DeMarco threw an interception to defensive back Chris Randle who ran 65 yards for the touchdown.
The Stampeders also once again had a strong game from Jon Cornish who had 130 yards rushing and a touchdown. Cornish broke his own record for most rushing yards in a season by a Canadian. Cornish, from New Westminster, British Columbia, has 1545 yards.
Calgary now has a record of 12-3 and has a six point lead on British Columbia and Saskatchewan for first place in the West. The Stampeders next game is in Edmonton on Friday, October 18, with their next home game to be played on Saturday, October 26 against Saskatchewan.