VANCOUVER, Canada — Former Wyoming kicker Sean Fleming made a 36-yard field goal in the second round of overtime to help the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Montreal Alouettes, 38-35, on Sunday night in the 93rd Grey Cup.
"We persevered. We fought back. I absolutely love these guys," said Eskimo Coach Danny Maciocia, the seventh coach in CFL history to win the Grey Cup in his first season.
In the first round of only the second overtime game in Grey Cup history, Montreal's Anthony Calvillo threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Dave Stala on the first possession, and Edmonton's Ricky Ray countered with an 11-yarder to Jason Tucker.
Fleming then kicked his field goal, putting the pressure on Montreal to score.
After Calvillo was penalized for an illegal pass, Charles Alston pushed the Alouettes back to the Montreal 54 with an 11-yard sack. Calvillo threw an incomplete pass on second and 31, then scrambled and punted on third down only to have Edmonton recover for its second Grey Cup title in three years.