62nd Grey Cup
|Date||November 24, 1974|
|Most Valuable Player||Offence: Sonny Wade
Defence: Junior Ah You
|Most Valuable Canadian||Don Sweet|
|Network||CBC, CTV, SRC|
The 62nd Grey Cup was played on November 24, 1974 before 32,454 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The Montreal Alouettes beat the Edmonton Eskimos 20-7 on a slick, wet field. Many balls were fumbled and passes dropped on a rainy Vancouver day.
Montreal - FG - Don Sweet 27 yards
|Teams||1 Q||2 Q||3 Q||4 Q||Final|
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 starting quarterback Jimmy Jones. In his Grey Cup career, Wade frequently came on in relief; he also did so in 1975 and 1978.
Edmonton and Montreal have met in 11 Grey Cup clashes. The Eskimos prevailed in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2003 and 2005's overtime thriller. The Alouettes were victorious in 1974, the Ice Bowl of 1977, and 2002.
- "Grey Cup: 1974". Canadian Football League.
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