It was a battle of the top two teams in the Eastern Division as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats traveled to Molson Stadium play the Montreal Alouettes. Hamilton jumped out to an early lead 5:25 into the game when K Paul Osbaldiston nailed a 36-yard FG. Osbaldiston increased Hamilton’s lead to 4-0 when scoring a single on the ensuing kickoff. Osbaldiston continued to wield a hot foot connecting on a 31-yard FG at 14:35 of the quarter. He followed that up with 12-yard effort at 3:33 of the second stanza giving the Tabbies a 10-0 lead. Montreal got on the board at 7:49 of the second quarter when WR Mac Cody hauled in a 11-yard pass from QB Tracy Ham for the major. K Terry Baker’s convert cut the score to 10-7. Osbaldiston rounded out the first half scoring with a 51-yard FG giving the Tiger-Cats a 13-7 halftime lead. Montreal started strong in the second half driving down the field in their first possession which culminated with a 21-yard TD pass from Ham to FB Michael Soles 3:36 into play. Baker’s convert was good putting the Als in front by a 14-10 score. Hamilton regained the lead late in the third quarter when SB Mike Morreale caught an 11-yard pass from Danny McManus at 12:25. Osbaldiston’s convert gave Hamilton a 17-14 lead. Osbaldiston added to that lead at 3:58 of the final quarter when he nailed a 39-yard FG. Montreal attempted a late comeback as SB Eddie Brown found the end zone for 29-yard reception with 5:55 left to play. Baker’s convert made the score 23-21 in favour of the visitors but that was all the scoring Montreal could muster after Baker’s 27-yard FG attempt to win the game with minutes remaining was blocked. Hamilton’s win propelled them to a first place tie with Montreal in the East Division.
|Time of Possession||36:20||23:40|
HAM – MORREALE: 8/100 YDS, 1 TD; GRIGG: 3/67 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 2/58 YDS, 0 TD; FLUTIE: 5/56 YDS, 0 TD; OLIVE: 2/18 YDS, 0 TD; AMERSON: 3/11 YDS, 0 TD; MTL – BROWN: 4/72 YDS, 1 TD; SOLES: 4/64 YDS, 0 TD; CODY: 3/55 YDS, 1 TD; CLIMIE: 2/25 YDS, 1 TD; COLEMAN: 1/11 YDS, 0 TD; HASKINS: 1/9 YDS, 0 TD;
|Largest Lead / Deficit||+10 / -1||+1 / -10|
|Time in Lead||42:11||10:00||07:49|
|Site||Local Time||Condition||Temp.||Wind||Humidity||Feels Like||Pressure|
|McTavish||7:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||20.2°C||NNE (170°) at 4 km/h||93%||27||100.53 kPa|
|McTavish||8:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||19.5°C||NNE (220°) at 4 km/h||93%||100.48 kPa|
|McTavish||9:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||18.4°C||NNE (250°) at 9 km/h||92%||100.44 kPa|
|McTavish||10:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||18.0°C||NNE (270°) at 2 km/h||92%||100.46 kPa|
|McTavish||11:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||18.2°C||NNE (190°) at 6 km/h||94%||100.47 kPa|
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