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11/27/2016 14:22 EST | Updated 11/28/2017 00:12 EST

Burris overcomes injury scare, helps Redblacks to 10-7 lead after 1st quarter of Grey Cup

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.

 

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