Burnaby product Jon Cornish was back in his Stampeders’ red and black last week after being put on the CFL’s six-game injury list.
The six-foot-tall running back returned to McMahon Stadium after breaking his thumb in July.
Despite a slow start against the B.C. Lions on Sept. 18, Cornish, a graduate of St. Thomas More Collegiate, led his team in rushing with 41 yards in four quarters.
But it wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Cornish really lit things up with a 16-yard rushing touchdown to help the Stampeders secure a 35-23 win over the visiting Lions.
Last season, Cornish was the league leader in rushing, running a total of 1,082 yards.
This season, B.C. running back Andrew Harris is leading the league with 691 yards rushed, but with Cornish back on the field that lead could be in jeopardy. Even after missing six games, Cornish is still ranked sixth in the league for rushing with 366 yards with five games left in the season.
The Calgary Stampeders are on the road this week, facing off against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. During the teams’ last match-up in August, the Stamps trampled the Blue Bombers 36-8.
In other CFL action this week, the B.C. Lions are in Edmonton taking on the Eskimos, Toronto is in Ottawa on Saturday, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders host Montreal on Sunday.