A Former Cougar Wears the Crown in Canada

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After leading the CFL in receptions and recording his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard campaign in the regular season, former BYU Cougar Ben Cahoon capped off his year by helping the Montreal Alouettes win the Grey Cup tonight in Calgary.


The Alouettes beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders (featuring former Cougar Omarr Morgan and former Ute Louie Sakoda) 28-27 on a field goal with no time left on the clock. A field goal attempt seconds earlier had been missed by Als' kicker Damon Duval, but the Roughriders were flagged for too many men on the field, and on the re-kick from ten yards closer, Duval nailed the game-winner.

Cahoon had drawn Montreal to within 27-25 with 1:45 to play on an 11-yard touchdown pass from former Utah State Aggie Anthony Calvillo (the two-point conversion attempt was no good). Cahoon finished with 57 yards on five receptions, and was named the game's Most Outstanding Canadian.


There's not telling if this will have have been Cahoon's last last season in the CFL; if so, the 37-year old league legend is going out a winner.


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