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Fifth Grey Cup


Like in 1977, the Alouettes defied the cold and took an 11 to 0 lead in the first quarter thanks to the longest touchdown pass in Grey Cup history—99 yards from Calvillo to Pat Woodcock, who would be selected as the Most Valuable Canadian of the game.

The Eskimos made a strong comeback in the third quarter, picking up 10 points. However, the Alouettes reinforced their lead thanks to two fourth-quarter touchdowns from receiver Jeremaine Copeland, finally winning their first Grey Cup in 25 years with a score of 25 to 16.