VANCOUVER, NOV. 29 -- Quarterback Damon Allen, younger brother of NFL star Marcus Allen, entered the game late in the second quarter and ran for one touchdown and passed for two, rallying the Edmonton Eskimos to their 10th Grey Cup championship with a 38-36 victory today over the Toronto Argonauts.
Jerry Kauric kicked a 49-yard field goal, his third of the game, to give the Eskimos the edge with 1:10 remaining.
Allen, a three-year pro from Fullerton State, replaced Matt Dunigan with just over two minutes left in the half and his team trailing, 24-10. He hit Marco Cyncar on a six-yard scoring pass at 14:32. Allen gave the Eskimos a 28-27 lead 16 seconds into the fourth quarter with a 15-yard pass to Brian Kelly. The Eskimos fell behind on a Toronto field goal, but Allen put them back in the lead on a 19-yard touchdown run at 8:21 of the fourth.
Toronto's Danny Barrett, who replaced starter Gilbert Renfroe midway through the third period, replied with a 25-yard run with less than three minutes left in the game to give Toronto a 36-35 edge. The Argonauts failed on a two-point conversion attempt with 2:36 remaining.
Edmonton drove 33 yards from its 36 to the Argonauts 41, setting up the winner by Kauric.
Edmonton's Henry (Gizmo) Williams opened the scoring at 9:53 of the first quarter with a Grey Cup-record 115-yard return of a missed field goal.