Mitchell threw for 334 yards as Calgary held on for a thrilling 20-16 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at B.C. Place.
The six-foot-two, 196-pound Texan was calm and precise on the field, completing 25-of-34 passes in his first career Grey Cup start.
Tiger-Cats receiver Andy Fantuz of Chatham, Ont., was named the oustanding Canadian after making six catches for 81 yards.
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