More than 26,000 fans packed Toronto’s SkyDome to watch arguably the two best quarterbacks in the CFL today. They were not disappointed as the game was not decided until time had run out on the fourth quarter. Matt Dunigan and Doug Flutie threw for 795 yards combined. Toronto opened the scoring at the mid-point of the first quarter when Flutie threw a 30 yard pass to Jeff Fairholm. Mike Vanderjagt kicked the convert. Hamilton fought right back moving down field and scoring less than 2 minutes after Toronto’s TD. Dunigan connected with Mac Cody on an 11 yard play for the major. Paul Osbaldiston converted the play. The Argos took the lead once again early in the second quarter. Flutie hooked up with Tyrone Williams for a 22 yard passing touchdown. Vanderjagt’s convert put the Argos up by a TD. Hamilton’s next possession brought them a little closer to Toronto. Osbaldiston kicked a 47 yard field goal for the Tabbies. The Tiger-Cats took their first lead of the game minutes later. Dunigan threw a 34 yard touchdown pass to Marcus Grant to move ahead of the Argos. Osbaldiston kicked the convert. Toronto and Hamilton exchanged TDs before the end of the half. The Argos scoring on a 20 yard pass from Flutie to Williams and the Ti-Cats on a 22 yard pass from Dunigan to Earl Winfield. Hamilton led by 3 at half-time. The air show did not stop for Hamilton in the third quarter. Dunigan opened the second half scoring with a 24 yard touchdown pass to Cody. Osbaldiston kicked the convert. Hamilton’s defence stumped the Argos in the third. Toronto scored a single on a 45 yard Vanderjagt missed field goal attempt and scored three when Vanderjagt hit a field goal from 33 yards out. With Hamilton up by six heading into the third Toronto had to get something going. Flutie answered the call leading a drive that resulted in a 5 yard Robert Drummond receiving touchdown. Vanderjagt’s convert gave the Argos a slim lead. Minutes later, Vanderjagt hit a 24 yard field goal to put Toronto up by 4. With about 5:00 to play in the game, Osbaldiston took advantage of a Toronto mental mistake. Osbaldiston was allowed to run for a first down on a punt attempt when all of the return team headed down field to set up for the return. A few plays later Dunigan threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game. The receiver this time was Earl Winfield, scoring his second TD of the game. Osbaldiston’s convert attempt was good. Toronto had a chance to tie the game with no time left on the clock but the Hamilton defence forced Vanderjagt to attempt a 50 yard field goal. The ball went wide giving the win the visiting Tiger-Cats. This age old rivalry again presented a classic football game.
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