The Toronto Argonauts capped off a great football season in 2012, with a crushing Grey Cup victory. The Argos faced off against the Stampeders at the Roger’s Centre in Toronto amidst thousands of blue and white fans cheering on the home team. A tight defense was played by both teams, as interceptions only happened on few occasions. Wide receiver Chad Owens traversed the field throughout the first half of the game, leading the team in yards. The game finished for him after the 3rd quarter when he tore a ligament in his calf, while being tackled by the opposing team’s linebacker. He managed 1 touchdown before injury.
Calgary was led by quarterback Drew Tate who threw 10,000 yards for the season. In the 2nd quarter Tate threw an incomplete pass that then gave possession to Toronto, who converted for a field goal. Calgary coach Hufnagel was fuming and challenged the kick arguing the punter crossed the line of scrimmage, but referees did not rule in his favour.
By half time the Argos will well positioned in the Stampeder’s end zone, but couldn’t manage to throw a touch down pass or run into the end zone. They opted for a field goal, putting them ahead by 9 points when the clock ran out.
The Argos pulled ahead in the final quarter, with quarterback Ricky Ray throwing two consecutive touchdown passes that sealed the team’s fate as the 2012 Grey Cup winners. Up until that point in the game it was neck and neck with the occasional play that caught fans off guard. Toronto fans were loud and rowdy with reported beer sales of $500,000 , they were ready to cheer for their team.
The best part of the game was the celebration with Toronto Argonauts team and family members rushing the field to celebrate the win. The game was televised nationally and Canadians, or perhaps Torontonians celebrated in pubs and homes across Ontario.