- Vernon Adams Jr. delivers a commanding performance, throwing for 296 yards and 2 TDs for BC.
- Bo Levi Mitchell’s home debut spoiled despite a 135-yard, 2-TD performance.
- Game decided by a last-second 48-yard field goal from Sean Whyte.
In a thrilling display of Canadian football, the BC Lions edged out the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-30 at Tim Hortons Field. Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns, playing a pivotal role in the BC Lions’ narrow win. Bo Levi Mitchell had a respectable game but couldn’t lead Hamilton to victory in his home debut. The match was ultimately decided by a last-second 48-yard field goal from Sean Whyte.
Team Breakdown: BC Lions
Vernon Adams Jr. stood out in the quarterback position, completing 21 out of 30 attempts for 296 yards, throwing 2 touchdowns and one interception. Backup QB Dane Evans came in for a crucial game-winning drive, going 4-of-4 for 42 yards.
In the rushing department, JaQuan Hardy led with 8 attempts for 26 yards, while Lucky Whitehead and Vernon Adams Jr. added nominal yardage.
In terms of receiving, Keon Hatcher led the pack with 92 yards, while Alexander Hollins grabbed 7 receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. Other key contributors included Jevon Cottoy and Lucky Whitehead, who had 59 and 57 yards, respectively.
On the defensive end, Bo Lokombo led the team with 8 tackles, followed by Ben Hladik with 7 tackles. The defense was effective in applying pressure and made key plays, like Josh Woods’ pick-six, which set the tone for the team’s performance.
Team Breakdown: Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Matthew Shiltz led the quarterback stats for Hamilton, throwing for 180 yards and a touchdown, with Bo Levi Mitchell trailing closely behind with 135 yards and two touchdowns.
In the ground game, James Butler led Hamilton’s rushing attempts with 67 yards on 15 carries, but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide.
Hamilton’s air attack was led by Tim White, who hauled in 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. Other contributors in the receiving game were Kiondre Smith and Terry Godwin, who had 70 and 64 yards, respectively.
Dexter Lawson Jr. led the defensive unit with 7 tackles and an interception. Simoni Lawrence and Jameer Thurman both added 6 tackles each, but the unit failed to stop crucial plays in the dying moments of the game.
Both teams had their moments, making for a dynamic game that kept fans on the edge of their seats. The CFL scores and CFL standings will surely reflect this match as one to remember. Hamilton will take a rest before facing Montreal, while the Lions return home to host the Calgary Stampeders.
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