Early in the fourth quarter, Bo Levi Mitchell threw a 66 yard touchdown pass to Maurice Price and the Stampeders were rolling in the Labour Day Classic with a 37-7 lead over their provincial rivals.
Then the Eskimos almost made a Buffalo Bills like comeback. They scored four fourth quarter touchdowns only to lose the game 37-34.
The Stampeders improve to 7-2 and the Eskimos fall to 1-8.
A major reason for the Calgary victory were the influx of Edmonton turnovers. There were far too many in the first three quarters and it gave the Stampeders the momentum required for victory.
Price had a sensational game as he had 165 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He will be a candidate for the CFL's offensive player of the week.
Head coach and general manager John Hufnagel was not pleased because of the Edmonton comeback that was almost in the epic variety. He told the Canadian Press the Stampeders simply need to play smarter.
Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn injured his leg in the first half and was replaced by Mitchell. Calgary will play Edmonton again on Friday night from Commonwealth Stadium.