TORONTO — Ottawa quarterback Henry Burris overcame an apparent pre-game injury to score the opening touchdown, and the Redblacks led the Calgary Stampeders 10-7 after the first quarter of Sunday's Grey Cup.
Burris plunged into the end zone from one-yard out, as the Redblacks benefited from a defensive pass interference call after a coach's challenge to get the ball at the goal line with a fresh set of downs.
The 41-year-old quarterback was questionable to start after his left knee locked up during Calgary's pre-game warmup.
The Stampeders came right back with a four-play, 79-yard drive highlighted by a 51-year pass to Marquay McDaniel. Slotback Jerome Messam, form nearby Brampton, cappped the drive, coming out of the backfield to haul in a seven-yard touchdown pass.
A Ray Early 37-yard field goal put Ottawa back in front.