- Montreal Alouettes secure a 22-20 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a preview of the Eastern Semi-Final.
- Cody Fajardo, Caleb Evans, and Davis Alexander share QB duties for Montreal, combining for 136 passing yards and a touchdown.
- Sean Thomas Erlington shines for Hamilton with 80 rushing yards and a touchdown, but it’s not enough to seal a win.
Quick Game Recap
In a closely contested match-up, the Montreal Alouettes eked out a 22-20 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Percival Molson Stadium. Tyson Philpot scored the opening touchdown for Montreal, and James Letcher Jr. punctuated the win with a punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Sean Thomas Erlington of Hamilton delivered a strong performance, albeit in a losing effort.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats: A Tale of Two Quarterbacks
Hamilton’s quarterback duties were split between Taylor Powell and Bo Mitchell. Powell completed 10 of his 19 attempts for 106 yards but was plagued by 2 interceptions. Mitchell fared slightly better in terms of efficiency, completing 5 of his 10 attempts for 53 yards.
On the ground, Sean Thomas Erlington had an impactful game for Hamilton. He racked up 80 yards on 12 carries and also scored a touchdown. The receiving corps was led by Terry Godwin, who had 56 yards on 3 receptions. Defensively, Jameer Thurman made 6 total tackles and Dylan Wynn contributed with a sack.
Montreal Alouettes: The QB Carousel Pays Off
Montreal opted for a multi-QB strategy, with Fajardo, Evans, and Alexander sharing snaps. Fajardo led the team in passing yards with 55 on a 6-of-8 completion rate, including a touchdown pass to Tyson Philpot.
On the rushing front, William Stanback contributed 48 yards on 7 carries. Cole Spieker led the team in receiving with 44 yards on 6 receptions. Defensively, Tyrice Beverette and Marc- Antoine Dequoy both made 4 total tackles, while Darnell Sankey and Kabion Ento each had an interception.
While the game was closely contested, it offered valuable insights into both teams as they prepare for the Eastern Semi-Final. The Alouettes’ multi-QB strategy appeared to pay dividends, as did their robust defensive plays. Their rematch will take place next week as we see Cody Fajardo and Bo Levi Mitchell go head to head in their playoff matchup.
The result has a notable impact on the CFL standings, providing the Alouettes with momentum heading into the postseason. It also serves as a key datapoint for fans and analysts tracking CFL scores as they prepare for the exciting playoff matchups ahead.
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