WIFU SEMI-FINAL (Winnipeg wins series, 27-25)
Sat Oct 30 - WINNIPEG 14, Saskatchewan 14 (T) (15479) - The Bombers and Roughriders have played five games this season and three of them have resulted in ties.
Mon Nov 1 - Winnipeg 13, SASKATCHEWAN 11 - Lorne Benson didn't make the WIFU all-star team, but he's proved again that he's a money player, as he dove four yards for the winning TD for the Bombers.
WIFU FINALS (Edmonton wins series, 2 games to 1)
Sat Nov 6 - EDMONTON 9, Winnipeg 3 (19817) - The Eskimos won before a record crowd and now they can only hope that history doesn't repeat. The team which has won the first game the past two years has lost the series.
Thur Nov 11 - WINNIPEG 12, Edmonton 6 (20933) - A fourth period TD by Tom Casey gave Winnipeg a come-from-behind victory. Edmonton's Bernie Faloney was intercepted on four of his 12 tosses.
Sat Nov 13 - EDMONTON 10, Winnipeg 5 (17000) - Fans shivered in 18-degree Edmonton weather while watching the Eskimos rush for 242 yards, 153 of them by Normie Kwong, to win the series.
ORFU FINALS (Edmonton wins series, 2 games to 1)
Wed Nov 3 - KITCHENER-WATERLOO 13, Sarnia 12 (OT) - The Dutchmen rolled up a first-quarter 12-0 lead, but won on a single by QB Bob Celeri in the first overtime period. Sarnia muffed a chance to win in the second OT.
Thur Nov 11 - Kitchener-Waterloo 16, SARNIA 8 - It was 8-8 until the fourth quarter when the Dutchmen exploded for eight points to wrap up the game and the series.
IRFU FINALS (Montreal wins series, 38-28)
Wed Nov 17 - Montreal 14, HAMILTON 9 (15000) - The game was a kicking duel in the first three quarters between Hamilton's Cam Fraser and Montreal's Tex Coulter, before the Als won the game in the last five minutes.
Sat Nov 20 - MONTREAL 24, Hamilton 19 (21025) - The big payoff and the series win came for the Als early in the fourth quarter, a 102-yard pass from Sam Etcheverry to Alex Webster, with the Als leading 17-13.
GREY CUP SEMI- FINAL
Sat Nov 20 - EDMONTON 38, Kitchener-Waterloo 6 (ORFU) (8000) - The Dutchment took a 6-0 lead before Rollie Miles and Johnny Bright scored two majors to send Edmonton to the Grey Cup.
1954 GREY CUP GAME (Saturday, November 27 at Toronto - 27,321)
EDMONTON ESKIMOS (14-6) 26, MONTREAL ALLOUETTES (13-3) 25 - In one of the most controversial finishes in Grey Cup history, the Edmonton Eskimos upset the Montreal Alouettes to send the trophy back West for the first time since 1948. With the Esks trailing 25-14 midway through the fourth quarter, Edmonton rallied for two touchdowns in the final eight minutes to steal the title. Glenn Lippman spearheaded an 85-yard scoring drive, capped off by his 14-yard run to the end zone. With a five-point lead and time running out on the Esks, the Alouettes were on the Edmonton 11 and driving. Montreal’s Chuck Hunsinger took the handoff and started moving to his left. Rollin Prather had him pinned for a loss, but before he was tackled Hunsinger let go of the ball. It landed at the feet of Edmonton’s Jackie Parker, who picked up the ball and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown. The Alouettes contended that it was a forward pass. The officials ruled that it was a fumble, and the touchdown counted. Bob Dean’s convert won the game for the Eskimos. Edmonton took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Rollie Miles got off a four-yard pass to Earl Lindley in the end zone. Red O’Quinn tied the score before the end of the quarter when he made an overhead, one-handed grab of a short pass, then outran three defenders for a 90-yard touchdown. Bernie Faloney restored the lead for the Eskimos, scoring on a goal line run to finish an 86-yard scoring drive. Dean’s 37-yard field goal put the Eskimos up 14-6 in the second quarter. Montreal’s Sam Etcheverry then went to work, moving the Alouettes 101 yards in 12 plays, hitting O’Quinn for his second touchdown of the game. Chuck Hunsinger put the Alouettes out in front on an eight-yard run. Montreal’s Joey Pal scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter when he hauled in a 13-yard pass. The Alouettes also scored another major before the Eskimos’ amazing rally. Montreal’s Bruce Coulter intercepted a pass intended for Prather, and returned it near midfield. The offensive drive was stalled on the Edmonton seven-yard line. A third down pass in the end zone bounced off O’Quinn, ending the Montreal threat. The Eskimos then turned around to score their first of two late touchdowns for the win. O’Quinn set a Grey Cup record with 316 receiving yards in the contest.