What Was the 102nd Grey Cup?

What Was the 102nd Grey Cup?

The 102nd Grey Cup was the Canadian Football League's championship game for the 2014 season. The Calgary Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20 to 16, at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell earned the Most Valuable Player Award. Mitchell completed 25 passes for 334 yards to lead the Stampeders to their seventh Grey Cup championship and first since 2008. He completed 22 of his first 25 passes. Hamilton's Andy Fantuz received the Most Valuable Canadian Award. Fantuz caught six passes for 81 yards.

Brandon Banks appeared to have given Hamilton a last-minute victory when he returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown. The score, however, was negated by an illegal blocking penalty. Drew Tate scored two one-yard rushing touchdowns and kicker Rene Paredes kicked two field goals and two conversions for Calgary. Hamilton's scoring came from a 45-yard pass completion from Zach Collaros to Brandon Banks and three field goals from Justin Medlock.

Calgary won the West Division by finishing the regular season with the Canadian Football League's best record at 15 to 3. Hamilton won the East Division with a 9-9 record.

The 102nd Grey Cup originally was to be played in Ottawa when the Canadian capital was awarded a new franchise in 2008. Delays in the renovation of Frank Clair Stadium forced league officials in 2011 to move the game to Vancouver. The Ottawa team, the RedBlacks, did not begin play until the 2014 season.