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63rd Grey Cup

63rd Grey Cup
Edmonton Eskimos Montreal Alouettes
(12-4-0) (9-7-0)
9 8
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1 2 3 4 Total
Edmonton Eskimos 0 3 6 0 9
Montreal Alouettes 6 1 0 1 8
Date November 23, 1975
Stadium McMahon Stadium
Location Calgary
Referee Bill Fry
Attendance 32,454
Broadcasters
Network CBC, CTV, SRC
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The 63rd Grey Cup was played on November 23, 1975 before 32,454 fans at McMahon Stadium at Calgary. The Edmonton Eskimos won an extremely close game, decided on the last play, against the Montreal Alouettes by the score 9 to 8. A young woman was "streaking" as the coin toss was in midflip.

Box Score

First Quarter

Montreal – FG – Don Sweet 35 yards
Montreal – FG – Don Sweet 47 yards

Second Quarter

Edmonton - FG – Dave Cutler 40 yards
Montreal - Single – Don Sweet 32 yard missed field goal

Third Quarter

Edmonton - FG – Dave Cutler 25 yards
Edmonton - FG – Dave Cutler 52 yards

Fourth Quarter

Montreal - Single – Don Sweet 19 yard missed field goal

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Edmonton Eskimos 0 3 6 0 9
Montreal Alouettes 6 1 0 1 8

Game summary

Perhaps the toughest part of the game was the early winter Prairie weather. The temperature was minus -15 degrees Celsius. The 25 kilometre per hour wind played havoc with passing and kicking.

With just 3:49 to play, Sonny Wade came off the Alouettes bench to replace Alouettes starting quarterback Jimmy Jones. Trailing 9-7 and starting from the Montreal 23 yard line, Wade threw a 26-yard bullet to Larry Smith. He then faked a reverse to Johnny Rodgers and threw a 46-yard pass to Joe Petty.

The larks (french translation: Alouettes) then had a chance for the game winning field goal in the final seconds of the game, but Jones mishandled the snap from centre. Don Sweet’s 19 yard attempt went wide for a single point.

Trivia

Edmonton and Montreal have met in 11 Grey Cup clashes. The Alouettes have prevailed in 1974, the Ice Bowl of 1977, and 2002. The Eskimos have won in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2003 and 2005.

This was the third Grey Cup final in which a touchdown was not scored (the others were the 21st Grey Cup and the 25th Grey Cup), and the most recent as of 2015.

It was the only Grey Cup where one player from each team was responsible for all the points.

It was the first time since 1945 that all the points were scored by Canadians.

It was the first Grey Cup to be played in the province of Alberta. McMahon Stadium has held every Grey Cup to be held in Calgary starting with this game.

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