A warm, muggy night in Hamilton was not what the Saskatchewan Roughriders wanted after playing earlier in the week. Not withstanding the heat, the Roughriders put together a fourth quarter comeback but came up short of a win. Saskatchewan opened the scoring for the game when Paul McCallum sent the opening kickoff into the end zone for a single. Hamilton took the lead from the ’Riders minutes later when Paul Osbaldiston sent a 43 yard field goal through the uprights. Hamilton extended their lead at 11:01 as Matt Dunigan hit Jason Phillips with a 2 yard pass for the major. Osbaldiston converted the play. As the second quarter began, ’Riders kicker McCallum’s 48 yard field goal attempt missed the mark but did score a single. Jones and Narcisse connected minutes later to bring Saskatchewan within 1 of the Tabbies. Jones bomb to Narcisse covered 77 yards. McCallum kicked the convert. The two teams exchanged field goals before the end of the quarter. McCallum hit from 31 yards and Osbaldiston from 33 yards. Hamilton came out strong in the third, holding Saskatchewan to only 1 point while scoring 11 of their own. Osbaldiston accounted for 6 of these points on 21 and 47 yard field goals. Dunigan also helped the Hamilton cause by connecting with Ted Long for a 45 yard passing touchdown. Osbaldiston kicked the convert following the touchdown. Saskatchewan’s point came on a 64 yard punting single by Brent Matich. McCallum opened the fourth quarter with the ’Riders fourth single of the game. The point came on a missed 47 yard field goal attempt. Minutes later Osbaldiston sent a 26 yard field goal through the uprights to round out the scoring for Hamilton. With Heath Rylance in at QB, the green ’Riders mounted a comeback. McCallum scored on a 28 yard field goal at the mid-point of the quarter. Four minutes later, Rylance carried the ball in from the 5-yard line for Saskatchewan’s second TD of the game. McCallum’s convert left the ’Riders trailing by 3. Strong play by Hamilton’s defence, in particular, Derek Grier, kept Saskatchewan from taking the lead before time ran out. The victory put Hamilton in sole possession of first place in the East at 3-0-0.
|Site||Local Time||Condition||Temp.||Wind||Humidity||Feels Like||Pressure|
|Hamilton A||7:00 PM||Mainly Clear||24.7°C||NNE (180°) at 9 km/h||61%||30||98.37 kPa|
|Hamilton A||8:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||22.7°C||NNE (180°) at 7 km/h||73%||28||98.37 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||9:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||23.8°C||NNE (160°) at 11 km/h||61%||28||101.10 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||10:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||24.1°C||NNE (170°) at 9 km/h||59%||28||101.06 kPa|
Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.