- Hamilton secures a playoff berth with a 22-15 win against Calgary.
- QB Matthew Shiltz shines with 225 passing yards and two touchdowns for Hamilton.
- Calgary’s Ka’Deem Carey and Dedrick Mills combine for 86 rushing yards, but couldn’t secure a win.
In a vital clash that had playoff implications, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats came from behind to defeat the Calgary Stampeders 22-15. The game at Tim Hortons Field saw Hamilton’s Matthew Shiltz passing for 225 yards and a couple of touchdowns. In contrast, Calgary’s Jake Maier managed 239 passing yards but couldn’t find the end zone through the air.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Breakdown
Matthew Shiltz threw for 225 yards, completing 11 of 19 attempts with two touchdowns and one interception. James Butler led the ground game, rushing for 92 yards on 14 attempts. In the receiving department, Tim White stood out with three catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Simoni Lawrence led the defensive charge with seven total tackles. The secondary, with contributions from Richard Leonard and Will Sunderland, kept Calgary’s receivers mostly in check. In addition, Casey Sayles and Jamal Davis II registered sacks, adding to the defensive might.
Calgary Stampeders Breakdown
Jake Maier had a decent outing, completing 26 of his 44 pass attempts for 239 yards, though without a touchdown. Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 39 yards on eight attempts, while Dedrick Mills added another 47 yards on six carries. Tre Odoms-Dukes was the top receiver for the Stampeders, recording 83 receiving yards on seven catches.
Calgary’s defense had moments of brilliance, with Micah Awe accumulating five tackles and two knockdowns. Cameron Judge managed to get an interception off Shiltz, but it didn’t lead to points. The defensive line also had some success, with Mike Rose recording two sacks.
The game initially leaned in Calgary’s favor with two early field goals. However, the momentum shifted as Shiltz connected with White for a game-changing 70-yard touchdown. Calgary’s defense, although they managed an interception, couldn’t stop Hamilton’s subsequent drives. By the end of the game, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats sealed their victory and playoff berth with a balanced offensive and defensive performance.
In terms of CFL scores and standings, this game has been pivotal, especially for Hamilton, as they march forward towards the playoffs. Calgary, on the other hand, will have a week to regroup before their next game.
The Stampeders will enjoy a bye during Week 18, while the Ticats prepare to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium, 7:00 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Oct. 7.
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