It was a battle of the two top teams in the CFL this week when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visited Molson Stadium in Montreal. First place in the East Division was on the line as both teams entered the match sporting 8-2 records. Montreal got on the board early when WR Chris Armstrong teamed up with QB Tracy Ham on a 32-yard play at 2:42 of the first quarter to open the scoring. K Terry Baker’s convert was successful making the score 7-0 for the Alouettes. K Paul Osbaldiston replied for the Tiger-Cats before the end of the period, nailing a 39-yard FG at 11:15. Baker added a single point on a 47-yard missed FG attempt with 1-second remaining to complete the scoring in the quarter. Hamilton cut into Montreal’s lead in the second stanza when Osbaldiston hoofed a 36-yard FG at 6:56. Hamilton took a 12-8 lead over their Eastern rivals when QB Danny McManus and SB Darren Flutie combined for a 20-yard TD reception at 14:16. The ensuing two-point convert attempt failed leaving Hamilton a 4-point cushion at the half. Hamilton continued to add to their lead in the third quarter when Osbaldiston struck his third FG of the match at 1:56 from 39 yards out. He also added a single at 7:40 after his 31-yard FG attempt sailed wide. McManus’ 1-yard TD run 1:41 into play of the final period gave Hamilton a commanding lead. The Tiger-Cats continued to move the ball well as Amerson added to the Hamilton cause at 10:57 scrambling into the end zone from 13 yards out. Osbaldiston was good on both converts to make the score 30-8 for the Tabbies. Baker added a single on a FG attempt that hooked wide, but it was not nearly enough as Hamilton went on to defeat Montreal by a 30-9 score to earn first place in the East Division with a CFL best 9-2 record. Montreal will have a chance to redeem themselves next week in the tail-end of this home and home series in Hamilton.
|McTavish||1:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||19.4°C||NE (350°) at 4 km/h||52%||101.58 kPa|
|McTavish||2:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||19.2°C||NNE (140°) at 2 km/h||44%||101.59 kPa|
|McTavish||3:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||19.1°C||NE (350°) at 4 km/h||46%||101.60 kPa|
|McTavish||4:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||18.9°C||NNE (170°) at 6 km/h||50%||101.61 kPa|
Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.