The 2017 Grey Cup officially saw Ricky Ray lead the Toronto Argonauts to a record-setting event victory handing the Calgary Stampeders another disappointing defeat. Odds to Win 106th Grey Cup: Calgary 2-to-1 favorites.
The Args place kicker Lirim Hajrullahu split the uprights for a 32-yard field goal with 53 seconds remaining in the 105th Grey Cup giving Toronto a 27-24 victory over Calgary. On a snowy night in late November Ray earned a fourth CFL title as a starting quarterback, the most in league history.
Ray finished 19-of-32 passing for 297 yards and a touchdown. The passing score came on a record-breaking 100-yard, first-half completion to game MVP DeVier Posey who finished with 175 yards receiving in the title tilt.
Coming off a porous 5-13 record in 2016 the franchise didn’t have a coaching staff of this year’s championship squad until February. The Toronto front office hired the former Montreal tandem of Jim Popp and Marc Trestman as GM and head coach.
According to Sportsnet.ca “Calgary’s Jerome Messam, a native of Brampton, Ont., was the game’s top Canadian. Messam ran for 62 yards and a TD on 13 carries while adding a six-yard touchdown reception.”
The report went on to state “Now Toronto fans will begin an anxious off-season waiting to learn of Ray’s future. The 38-year-old is scheduled to become a free agent in February, and last year Henry Burris retired shortly after leading Ottawa to another stunning Grey Cup win over Calgary.”
“Man, I don’t know,” Ray said. “This one just feels so good right now, we’ll see what happens.”
Furthermore Toronto won its CFL-best 17th Grey Cup but first since beating Calgary 35-22 in the 100th CFL title game at Rogers Centre in 2012. Hence the SuperBook of Las Vegas has updated their Odds to Win 106th Grey Cup with reigning champion, Toronto, at 8-to-1.
Odds to Win 106th Grey Cup: Calgary 2-to-1 favorites