This Day In Sports History (November 29th) – Montreal Alouettes
It was on this day in 2009 that the Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders played in the 97th annual Grey Cup. The game took place at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, and the Alouettes came out on top by a score of 28-27.
Montreal entered the game as heavy favorites, as they went 15-3 in the regular season and they hammered the B.C. Lions 56-18 in the semi-finals. However, it was the Roughriders who got off to a quick start, building a 17-3 lead by halftime. The Alouettes cut the lead in half with a touchdown and Saskatchewan responded with a field goal and took a 20-10 lead into the fourth quarter. Montreal once again clawed their way back and found themselves down by two points with less than a minute remaining.
The Als got themselves into field goal range and after kicker Damon Duval missed the kick, which would have ended the game and given Saskatchewan the victory, the Roughriders were called for too many men on the field, giving him a second chance. Duval promptly stepped up and made his second attempt, giving Montreal their first Grey Cup win since 2002.
Here are the final moments of the 2009 Grey Cup.
Dee Brown, NBA – Born November 29th 1968 (age 44) in Jacksonville, Florida
Jamal Mashburn, NBA – Born November 29th 1972 (age 40) in New York City, New York
Brad May, NHL – Born November 29th 1971 (age 41) in Toronto, Ontario