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Eskimos fend off Stampeders

The Edmonton Eskimos held off a late rally and defeated the Calgary Stampeders 34-31 Thursday night at Commonwealth Stadium.

Edmonton won the game as a slight 2.5-point underdog, while the combined 65 points sailed OVER the posted total of 53.

Ricky Ray completed 27-of-41 pass attempts for 448 yards passing with three touchdowns for the Eskimos.

Henry Burris threw three TD passes, completing 23-of-35pass attempts for 330 yards in the loss.