Mark McLoughlin finally has his signature kick.
McLoughlin's 35-yard field goal on the final play gave the Calgary Stampeders a thrilling 26-24 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Grey Cup on Sunday.
Through his 11-year career, McLoughlin earned numerous all-star selections and individual awards. But never had he connected with such a big kick.
Ron Williams, limp with a hamstring injury all week, put Hamilton ahead, 24-23, with a 1-yard touchdown run with 2:02 remaining. The two-point conversion failed.
Calgary quarterback Jeff Garcia, named the game's outstanding player, marched the Stampeders 80 yards over the final 1:57, setting the stage for McLoughlin's boot.
Calgary slotback Vince Danielsen was named the game's outstanding Canadian.
It was a bitter end for Hamilton, which advanced to the Grey Cup on Paul Osbaldiston's 54-yard field goal on the final play for a 22-20 win over Montreal in the semifinals.