The Tiger-Cats visited Commonwealth Stadium this week to meet an injury riddled Eskimo team that was missing both its leading receiver, SB Darren Flutie, and starting QB, Danny McManus. However, it was Edmonton who opened the scoring as K Sean Fleming nailed a 26-yard FG 5:13 into play. The Eskimos jumped out to a 6-0 lead when Fleming connected for his second FG of the game, this one a 30 yarder at 8:38. The Hamilton offence got on track when QB Anthony Calvillo teamed up with SB Prince Wimbley for a 69-yard TD score at 12:24 in the first quarter. K Paul Osbaldiston convert attempt was good making the score 7-6 in favour of the Tabbies after one period of play. Hamilton increased their slim lead in the 9:06 into the second quarter when Calvillo hit veteran WR Earl “The Pearl” Winfield for a 10-yard TD strike. The Osbaldiston convert at 9:16 upped the Hamilton lead to 14-6. The Eskimos then countered back when Edmonton RB Tony Burse powered into the end zone from 1-yard out at 12:52. Edmonton attempted a 2-point conversion, however QB Jimmy Kemp’s pass to WR Shannon Myers was incomplete leaving the Esks with a two-point deficit. Three plays later, however, Hamilton conceded a safety touch to tie the game at 14 with under 2 minutes remaining in the second quarter. Then with just six seconds left in the second quarter, Edmonton took the lead when Burse scored his second 1-yard rushing TD of the match. Fleming’s convert was good and the Eskimos went into the dressing room with a 21-14 lead. The Edmonton offence picked up where it left in the second quarter as Kemp threw his first TD pass of the night, an 11-yard strike to wide-out Robert Gordon. Fleming’s convert was good at 2:23 increasing the Edmonton lead to 14. However, Hamilton rallied back later in the third quarter and at 8:07 Calvillo hooked up with Winfield for the second time in the game for a 10-yard TD reception. The TD, coupled with the ensuing Osbaldiston convert, left the Tabbies just 7 points behind. Hamilton continued to claw their way back into the game in the fourth quarter when Osbaldiston struck for a 32-yard FG bringing the Tabbies to within 4 points of the Edmonton score. Unfortunately, that was as close as Hamilton would get as Edmonton went on to win by a final score of 28-24.
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