- Chad Kelly delivers a 242-yard, 2-touchdown performance to guide Argos to victory.
- Hamilton’s Taylor Powell struggles with 289 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.
- Defense shines for both teams, but Argos capitalize on turnovers.
The Toronto Argonauts capped off a dominant season series against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with a 29-14 victory at BMO Field on Saturday evening. Kelly’s strong performance was complemented by Dejon Brissett, who had 98 yards and two touchdowns. On the other side, Taylor Powell couldn’t muster enough for the Ticats as he threw for 289 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.
Breaking Down the Argonauts
Chad Kelly led the charge for the Argos, throwing 17 completions on 26 attempts for 242 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. His favorite target of the night was WR Dejon Brissett, who had 6 receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, Deonta McMahon had a decent outing with 12 carries for 43 yards.
On the defensive end, the Argos were formidable. Wynton McManis had a standout performance, picking off two interceptions, including a 57-yard pick-six. A. Pickett led the team in tackles with nine, and Qwantez Stiggers managed to bat away a critical pass, further consolidating the Argos’ defense.
Breaking Down the Tiger-Cats
Hamilton’s Taylor Powell completed 27 of his 42 pass attempts for 334 yards, a touchdown, and two costly interceptions. James Butler was the leading rusher for the Ticats, carrying the ball 13 times for 32 yards. In the receiving corps, Kiondre Smith had a phenomenal game with 9 catches for 156 yards.
On the defensive side, Dexter Lawson Jr and Jameer Thurman led the Ticats with 6 tackles each, while Jameer Thurman and Javien Elliott both contributed with an interception each. Despite these efforts, the defense couldn’t hold off the Argos’ offense when it mattered the most.
The game did not live up to the competitive rivalry both teams have fostered over the years. The Argos had the upper hand throughout the game, making it difficult for the Ticats to get into their groove. This win has a significant impact on the CFL standings, solidifying the Argos’ position while putting the Ticats in a precarious situation.
For those keeping track of CFL scores, this game was a definitive statement by the Argos as they look to continue their successful campaign. Next up for the Argos is a challenging road game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, while the Ticats will look to rebound against the Calgary Stampeders at home.
Stay tuned for more CFL action as the regular season starts winding down.
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