1949 Grey Cup – Montreal Alouettes vs Calgary Stampeders

The 37th Grey Cup was played on November 26, 1949, before 20,087 fans at Varsity Stadium at Toronto. Montreal Alouettes defeated Calgary Stampeders 28-15. Though teams from Montreal had won two Grey Cups, this was the first appearance and victory for the Montreal Alouettes franchise.

Box Score (partial)
First Quarter

Montreal – TD – Virgil Wagner 00 yard run (Ches McCance convert)
Montreal – TD – Bob Cunningham 00 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Ches McCance convert)
Calgary – Rouge
Calgary – TD – Harry Hood 2 yard run (convert good)

Second Quarter

Montreal – TD – Herb Trawick 34 yard fumble return (convert no good)

Third Quarter

Montreal – TD – Virgil Wagner 00 yard run (Ches McCance convert)
Montreal – FG – Ches McCance

Fourth Quarter

Calgary – Safety – Johnny Aguirre tackled Bob Cunningham in the end zone
Calgary – TD – Sugarfoot Anderson 00 yard fumble return (convert good)
Montreal – Rouge – Ches McCance missed field goal
Montreal – Rouge – Fred Kijek

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Montreal Alouettes 12 5 9 2 28
Calgary Stampeders 7 0 0 8 15

Watch the highlights of the 1949 Grey Cup Game

Facts
This was the third Grey Cup victory for a team from Montreal. In 1931 The Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers won the 19th Grey Cup game. In 1944 St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy won the 32nd Grey Cup game. The Montreal AAA had also won hockey’s Stanley Cup in 1893, 1894, 1902 and 1903.

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