This Day In Sports History (November 24th) – Montreal Alouettes

It was on this day in 2002 that the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos played in the 90th annual Grey Cup.  The Alouettes defeated the Eskimos 25-16 to capture the franchise’s sixth Grey Cup title.

The Alouettes and Eskimos were the two best teams in the regular season, as they both won their respective divisions with identical 13-5 records to earn a first-round playoff bye.  Montreal would take on the Toronto Argonauts in the East Division final and handled them quite easily, beating them by a 35-18 score.  Edmonton had a tougher time reaching the finals as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers gave them all that they could handle in the West Division final, but in the end the Eskimos prevailed, 33-30.

Montreal got off to a fast start, as they jumped out to an 8-0 lead and were up by 11 at halftime.  They would not look back from there, as their start quarterback Anthony Calvillo would earn Grey Cup MVP honors.

Here is Calvillo hooking up with Woodcock for a 99-yard touchdown.

Notable Birthdays

Oscar Robertson, NBA – Born November 24th 1938 (age 73) in Charlotte, Tennessee

Keith Primeau, NHL – Born November 24th 1971 (age 40) in Toronto, Ontario

Fred Brathwaite, NHL – Born November 24th 1972 (age 39) in Ottawa, Ontario

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