A big 25-20 win for the Calgary Stampeders Monday night over the Toronto Argonauts as the Stamps had to dig deep and find a way as injuries decimated their offensive line.
With both starting tackles in Edwin Harrison and Dan Federkeil on the shelf in the second quarter, defensive lineman Quinn Smith was forced to step up into an unfamiliar role.
Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell says in the face of adversity it was great to see the team rally around each other.
"Everybody before this game was talking about our O-line, so it was great to see, when guys go down, the other guys respond like that. Obviously it's detrimental to lose the starting left tackle, the starting right tackle and a starting receiver. It's going to make it tough going forward. But we've got guys, and we know we've got talent."
Mitchell threw for over 300 yards and a pair of TD's in the win.
He threw touchdowns to Eric Rogers and Jeff Fuller, with running back Jon Cornish scoring another on the ground.
Okotoks native Anthony Parker had his best game so far this season with three catches for 67 yards including a beautiful catch for 50 yards in the second quarter to set up Fuller's TD.
The Stampeders were also heavily penalized in the win, something head coach John Hufnagel says he'll address during film and practice sessions this week.
However, many fans and even a few players voiced their thoughts on the officiating saying it seemed uneven.
The Stamps are right back to work Saturday as they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with first place in the CFL West on the line.