In 1909, Earl Grey, the Governor-General
of Canada, donated a trophy for the Rugby Football
Championship of Canada. The trophy, which subsequently
became known as The Grey Cup, was originally open
to competition only for teams which were registered
with the Canada Rugby Union. Since 1954 only the
teams of the CFL have challenged for the Grey Cup.
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2004 CFL Grey Cup - Sunday, November 21, 2004
6:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. PST From Ottawa On, Canada
Toronto (10-7--1-0) at BC (13-5-0-0)
Sunday, November 21, 2004 6:00:00 PM EDT
Field - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
BC are 4.5 point favorites. The total for this game
has been set at 50.
top Lions in 92nd Grey Cup
Damon Allen overcame a leg
injury and starred in the Toronto Argonauts' 27-19
Grey Cup victory over the B.C. Lions. Allen ran
for a pair of touchdowns, while passing to Robert
Baker for another to key the victory.
Allen left the game with 4:44
remaining in the third quarter with a leg injury
and was replaced by Michael Bishop for a couple
of series. Allen returned though, and finished with
298 yards passing, completing 23-of-34 passes.
B.C.'s Dave Dickenson scrambled
for a five-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter
to cut into the Toronto Argonauts' lead, but it's
now 27-19 late in the fourth quarter of the 92nd
Grey Cup game in Ottawa.
B.C. was called for back-to-back
time count violations after the Dickenson touchdown,
thwarting their efforts to go for a two point conversion
and, to make matters worse, kicker Duncan O'Mahony
missed the extra point.
Robert Baker came through as a big-play receiver
for Allen, catching six passes for 101 yards in
As Dickenson was successful
passing the ball, the Lions were able to mix it
up with Antonio Warren in the running game. Warren
ran for 160 yards -- the second most in Grey Cup
history -- on 18 carries.
The Lions ended the week-long
speculation over who would start at quarterback
by announcing that veteran Dickenson would start
ahead of CFL Most Outstanding Player Casey Printers.
Dickenson missed a dozen games
this year with a knee injury, playing in only six
games during the regular season.
Printers threw for over 5,000
yards, with 35 touchdowns and ten interceptions,
and gives the Lions a not-so-secret weapon on the
bench. Printers had to leave the Western Final with
a shoulder injury, but pronounced himself fit to
play this week. Nevertheless, Buono opted for the
veteran, and now seems destined to face questions
about why the CFL's outstanding player didn't see
The Lions used short kickoffs
and short, directional punts to keep the ball away
from the Argos' outstanding return tandem of Bashir
Levingston and Arland Bruce, though Lions punter
O'Mahony had some poor punts, regardless of direction,
and the Argos had excellent field position throughout.
Surprise Lions starter Dave
Dickenson was perfect on the opening drive, and
finished off by connecting with slotback Jason Clermont
for a 12-yard touchdown, giving B.C. a 7-0 lead
4:01 into the game.
Toronto responded with a 27-yard Noel Prefontaine
field goal midway through the second quarter to
make the score 7-3. Prefontaine missed a 44-yard
field goal attempt in the first quarter, after a
procedure penalty wiped out a successful 39-yarder.
Duncan O'Mahony made a 36-yard
field goal midway through the third quarter to cut
the lead to 24-13.
On the opening play of the
game, Dickenson rolled out on play action -- catching
the Argos geared up for the run -- and hit Jason
Clermont for a big gain into Argos territory, setting
the Lions' offence in motion.
The 92nd Grey Cup game was
played in front of a sellout crowd of 51,242 at
Frank Clair Stadium.
Grey Cup Team Records
22 - Winnipeg
22 - Edmonton
14 - Toronto
11 - Edmonton
13 - Saskatchewan
12 - Winnipeg
Most Points Scored
461 - Edmonton
410 - Hamilton
Most Points Scored, One Game
54 - Queen's University
50 - Two Times
49 - Toronto
46 - Two Times