79th Grey Cup
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Toronto Argonauts Calgary Stampeders
(13–5) (11–7)
36 21
Head coach: 
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1234 Total
Toronto Argonauts 83817 36
Calgary Stampeders 7347 21
DateNovember 24, 1991
StadiumWinnipeg Stadium
Most Valuable PlayerRaghib Ismail, (TOR)
Most Valuable CanadianDave Sapunjis, (CGY)
National anthemBurton Cummings
RefereeKen Lazaruk
Halftime showLuba, Salute to 1992 Winter Olympic Athletes
NetworkCBC, SRC
Announcers(CBC) Don Wittman, Joe Galat, Steve Armitage, Brian Williams.

The 79th Grey Cup was the 1991 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Argonauts defeated the Stampeders 36–21 in an entertaining game.

Game summary

Toronto Argonauts (36) - TDs, Ed Berry, Darrell K. Smith, Raghib "Rocket" Ismail, Paul Masotti; FGs Lance Chomyc (2); cons., Chomyc (4); singles Chomyc (2).

Calgary Stampeders (21) - TDs, Danny Barrett, Allen Pitts; FGs, Mark McLoughlin (2); cons., McLoughlin (2); single. McLoughlin.

First Quarter
TOR - TD Berry 50 yard interception return (Chomyc convert)
TOR - Single by Chomyc
CGY - TD Barrett 1 yard run (McLoughlin convert)

Second Quarter
CGY – FG McLoughlin
TOR – FG Chomyc

Third Quarter
CGY - Single McLoughlin
CGY - FG McLoughlin
TOR - Single Chomyc
TOR - TD Smith 48 yard pass from Dunigan (Chomyc convert)

Fourth Quarter
TOR - FG Chomyc
CGY - TD Pitts 12 yard pass from Barrett (McLoughlin convert)
TOR - TD Ismail 87 yard kickoff return (Chomyc convert)
TOR - TD Masotti 36 yard pass from Dunigan (Chomyc convert)

The Grey Cup was held in Winnipeg for the first time, but it had more of a Hollywood feeling. The Toronto Argonauts capped off a memorable season under the new ownership of Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall, hockey player Wayne Gretzky and actor John Candy with a win over Calgary.

The Argos started the game with a bang as defensive back Ed Berry intercepted Calgary quarterback Danny Barrett's first pass attempt and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown.

Barrett made up for this miscue late in the first quarter, calling his own number on a one-yard run over the goal line. Toronto led 8-7 after 15 minutes.

The teams exchanged field goals in the second quarter, as the Argos carried their one-point lead into halftime.

The Toronto offence got kick started in the second half. With the Argos trailing 14-12 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, quarterback Matt Dunigan threw a 48-yard strike to Darrell K. Smith, giving the Boatmen some life.

Reggie Pleasant stepped in front of a Barrett pass in the fourth quarter, helping to set up a Lance Chomyc field goal to make it a 22-14 score. It was Pleasant's second interception of the game.

Calgary receiver Allen Pitts' narrowed the gap to 22-21 on a 12-yard touchdown reception. But Raghib "Rocket" Ismail, a much publicized pickup by the Argos in the off-season, returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown with 10:26 remaining, sealing Calgary's fate.

Keyvan Jenkins fumbled on the following kickoff, and Argos linebacker Keith Castello covered the ball to set up a 36-yard touchdown from Dunigan to Paul Masotti to officially put an end to the game and their championship season.


1991 CFL Playoffs

West Division

East Division