The Montreal Alouettes travelled to Hamilton this week to play the Tiger-Cats in a possible preview of the East Division Final. Montreal made a statement early by taking a 6-0 lead in the first quarter as K Terry Baker struck FGs of 26, and 38 yards respectively. However, Hamilton responded quickly in the second quarter as SB Mike Morreale caught a 16-yard scoring pass from QB Danny McManus at 3:04. Osbaldiston’s convert gave Hamilton a 1-point lead until Baker’s 42-yard FG attempt sailed wide through the end zone to even the game at sevens. At 13:16, Osbaldiston’s 32-yard FG gave the lead back to Hamilton until Baker’s 25-yard FG at 14:27 tied the game once again. The teams finished the first half tied at 9. The see-saw battle continued into the third period as Baker added a 33-yard FG at 5:41. Osbaldiston cut the lead to 2 points before the end of the quarter, however, when his 43-yard FG attempt at 11:34 sailed wide scoring a single point. In the final stanza of play Montreal began to pull away as Baker struck three unanswered FGs. The first came at 4:28 when Baker teed it up from the 28-yard line. Then he hoofed an 18-yard kick at 6:51. He rounded out the scoring at 13:21 when his 21-yard FG made the final from Ivor Wynne Stadium, 22-11 in favour of Montreal. Baker’s 7 FGs fell one shy of the CFL single game record.
HAM: Touchdown MORREALE
(18 yard pass from MCMANUS)
HAM: Convert Kick OSBALDISTON
4. MTL: Single BAKER (39 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 9:59
5. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (32 yards) 13:16
6. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (25 yards) 14:27
|Time of Possession||30:09||29:51|
MTL – ARMSTRONG: 4/63 YDS, 0 TD; DAVIS: 3/60 YDS, 0 TD; CLIMIE: 3/41 YDS, 0 TD; SOLES: 2/19 YDS, 0 TD; CAHOON: 1/14 YDS, 0 TD; HASKINS: 3/13 YDS, 0 TD; HAM – FLUTIE: 8/121 YDS, 0 TD; GRIGG: 4/36 YDS, 0 TD; MORREALE: 3/29 YDS, 1 TD; AMERSON: 4/26 YDS, 0 TD; GEORGE: 1/10 YDS, 0 TD; SMITH: 1/8 YDS, 0 TD; SHAW: 1/2 YDS, 0 TD;
|Largest Lead / Deficit||+11 / -3||+3 / -11|
|Time in Lead||37:03||14:51||08:06|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||1:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||11.2°C||NNE (320°) at 15 km/h||44%||102.17 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||2:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||12.3°C||NNE (330°) at 17 km/h||40%||102.18 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||3:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||11.1°C||N (90°) at 13 km/h||53%||102.15 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||4:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||11.8°C||NE (350°) at 17 km/h||48%||102.17 kPa|
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