62nd Grey Cup

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62nd Grey Cup
Montreal Alouettes Edmonton Eskimos
(9-5-2) (10-5-1)
20 7
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1 2 3 4 Total
Montreal Alouettes 0 11 3 6 20
Edmonton Eskimos 7 0 0 0 7
Date November 24, 1974
Stadium Empire Stadium
Location Vancouver
Most Valuable Player Offence: Sonny Wade
Defence: Junior Ah You
Most Valuable Canadian Don Sweet
Referee Don Barker
Attendance 32,454
Broadcasters
Network CBC, CTV, SRC
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The 62nd Grey Cup was played on November 24, 1974 before 32,454 fans at Empire Stadium at Vancouver. The Montreal Alouettes beat the Edmonton Eskimos 20 to 7 on rain slick field. Many balls were fumbled and passes were dropped in the wet Vancouver weather.

Box Score[edit]

First Quarter

Edmonton – TD – Calvin Harrell 8 yard pass from Tom Wilkinson (Dave Cutler convert)

Second Quarter

Montreal - Single – Don Sweet 50 yard missed field goal
Montreal - TD - Larry Sherrer 5 yard run (Don Sweet convert)
Montreal - FG - Don Sweet 18 yards

Third Quarter

Montreal - FG - Don Sweet 27 yards

Fourth Quarter

Montreal - FG - Don Sweet 27 yards
Montreal - FG - Don Sweet 25 yards

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Montreal Alouettes 0 11 3 6 20
Edmonton Eskimos 7 0 0 0 7

Trivia[edit]

Both starting quarterbacks ended up leaving the game. The CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award winner Tom Wilkinson was injured when sacked by Junior Ah You and was replaced by Bruce Lemmerman. Sonny Wade came off the Alouettes bench to replace Alouettes starting quarterback Jimmy Jones. Wade made almost a trademark of coming on in relief, something he did not only in this game but also in the 1975 and 1978 Grey Cups, almost winning both games.

Sonny Wade won his second Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award (Offence) while completing only 10 of 25 passes for 139 yards. Junior Ah You won the award on Defence.

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

This is the last Grey Cup game to be hosted at Empire Stadium.

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