The Edmonton Elks secured their first victory since last September, ending a 13-game losing streak by defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24-10 on Thursday night at Tim Hortons Field. With a substantial halftime lead of 21-9, not even a two-hour weather delay could hinder the Elks’ quest for a much-needed win. The CFL scores have been updated to reflect the Elks’ improved 1-9 record, while the Tiger-Cats dropped to 3-6 in the CFL standings.
Edmonton Elks Breakdown
- Tre Ford – 13/18, 174 yards, 2 TD
- Taylor Cornelius – 1/1, 45 yards
- Kevin Brown – 16 attempts, 89 yards
- Tre Ford – 5 attempts, 60 yards
- Taylor Cornelius – 4 attempts, 4 yards, 1 TD
- Steven Dunbar Jr – 4 receptions, 93 yards, 2 TD
- Emmanuel Arceneaux – 3 receptions, 33 yards
- Nyles Morgan (LB) – 6 tackles, 2 QB sacks
- Darrius Bratton (CB) – 5 tackles
- Jake Ceresna (DT) – 3 tackles, 2 QB sacks
The Elks’ offense came alive under quarterback Tre Ford’s impressive performance, throwing two major scores and running for 60 yards. Steven Dunbar Jr. was the prime target, with two touchdowns. The defense was equally robust, with key tackles and QB sacks.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Breakdown
- Taylor Powell – 20/26, 218 yards
- James Butler – 14 attempts, 114 yards, 1 TD
- Taylorowell – 3 attempts, 18 yards
- Tim White – 9 receptions, 101 yards
- Simoni Lawrence (LB) – 7 tackles
- Jameer Thurman (LB) – 7 tackles
- Casey Sayles (DT) – 5 tackles, 1 QB sack
The Tiger-Cats struggled to turn their offensive efforts into points, despite a promising performance from running back James Butler, who recorded 114 rushing yards and a touchdown. The defense could not sufficiently contain Edmonton’s offense, lacking the impact plays needed to shift momentum.
This game served as a turning point for the Edmonton Elks, breaking a losing streak that had burdened them for almost a year. While it was far from a thrilling contest, it was a methodical victory that the Elks will seek to build upon. The CFL standings now offer a glimmer of hope for Edmonton, while Hamilton must reevaluate and prepare for the upcoming challenges.
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