The Montreal Alouettes entered the game Hamilton Tiger-Cats more disappointing than they had planned this season at 2-4, while Hamilton was in 2nd place in the East at 4-4. Hamilton had also been underwhelming considering the way everyone had anticipated the season.
The Ti-Cats starting QB Jeremiah Masoli had high expectations but weren’t able to live up to them. Last year he was 23/33, 233 yards, but no scores. The Running game could have been better as well, with 43 total yards, the leader being Sean Thomas Erlington with 26. He also had the only rushing TD of the game for Hamilton.
WRs Steven Dunar and Bralon Anderson were the only receivers to go over 70 yards with 3 catches and 7 respectively, but neither scored a TD.
Kicker Taylor Bertolet went 4-5, scoring the rest of the points for the Ti-Cats.
This was the only way they stayed in the game. Hamilton wanted to get turnovers and were able to pick QB Vernon Adams off twice, including a forced and fumble. Tunde Adeleke, Lawrence Simoni, and Cianti Evans were able to get to Adams.
The Alouettes offense wasn’t as productive as it had been in the past, with Adams throwing 2 INTs, and 2 TDs, but it was enough t bean the Tiger-Cata in overtime 23-20. Adams ended the game with 17/ 26, 209 yards, 2 TDs and those 2 INTs.
The productions lacked the most from RB William Stanback. He’s gone 3 straight games with over 100 yards per, but on Saturday, he only had 59 yards on 11 carries, still averaging 4.9 a touch. The other 3 that rushed the ball had a total of 45 yards.
WRs Quan Bray (89), Eugene Lewis (82), and Jake Weineke (71) were still the leaders in the passing game, with Lewis and Weinekie reaching the endzone.
Montreal was able to get to Masoli 4 times and caused 1 fumble. DB Greg Reid led the team with 7 tackles, while Chris Ackie, David Menard, Woody Barron, and Jamal Davis recorded the sacks.
The Alouettes came away with the victory, but it wasn’t an easy one. Overtime in the CFL is difficult to do, and even harder to win. They’ve improved to 3-4 and begin their 4-games against the Ottawa REDBLACKS NEXT WEEK.
The Tiger-cats move to 4-4 and host the Argonauts.
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