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CFL Scores Today: Ottawa Redblacks Edge Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24-22 in Thrilling East Division Clash

Key Points:
• Ottawa Redblacks secure a narrow 24-22 victory over Hamilton Tiger-Cats
• Dru Brown leads Ottawa with 265 passing yards and one touchdown
• Bo Levi Mitchell throws for 322 yards and two touchdowns in losing effort for Hamilton

In a tightly contested East Division matchup, the Ottawa Redblacks emerged victorious with a 24-22 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at TD Place Stadium. The victory improves Ottawa’s record to 2-1, while Hamilton remains winless at 0-4 in the young 2024 CFL season.



The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams trading leads throughout. Ottawa jumped out to an early 9-7 lead after the first quarter, but Hamilton kept pace, trailing by just two points at halftime. The Tiger-Cats briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter, but the Redblacks rallied late to secure the win.

Ottawa Redblacks Performance

Quarterback Dru Brown led the Redblacks’ offense, completing 24 of 39 passes for 265 yards and one touchdown. Running back Ryquell Armstead contributed both on the ground and through the air, rushing for 51 yards on 10 carries and adding 53 receiving yards on 6 receptions.

Top 5 Offensive Performers for Ottawa:
• Dru Brown: 265 passing yards, 1 TD
• Jaelon Acklin: 7 receptions, 90 receiving yards
• Justin Hardy: 5 receptions, 74 receiving yards, 1 TD
• Ryquell Armstead: 51 rushing yards, 53 receiving yards
• Bralon Addison: 5 receptions, 44 receiving yards

On defense, the Redblacks were led by linebacker Frankie Griffin, who recorded an impressive 11 tackles. The defensive line also made its presence felt, with Lorenzo Mauldin IV and Bryce Carter each registering a sack.

Top 5 Defensive Performers for Ottawa:
• Frankie Griffin: 11 tackles
• Deandre Lamont: 7 tackles
• Adarius Pickett: 6 tackles
• Jovan Santos-knox: 6 tackles
• Lorenzo Mauldin IV: 3 tackles, 1 sack

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Performance

Despite the loss, Hamilton’s offense showed signs of life, led by quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. Mitchell completed 30 of 45 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions. Wide receiver Tim White was his primary target, catching 8 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown.

Top 5 Offensive Performers for Hamilton:
• Bo Levi Mitchell: 322 passing yards, 2 TDs
• Tim White: 8 receptions, 118 receiving yards, 1 TD
• Steven Dunbar Jr.: 4 receptions, 90 receiving yards
• Greg Bell: 56 rushing yards, 40 receiving yards
• Shemar Bridges: 6 receptions, 39 receiving yards, 1 TD

Defensively, the Tiger-Cats were led by linebacker Kyle Wilson, who recorded 6 tackles. The secondary also performed well, with multiple players contributing tackles and pass breakups.

Top 5 Defensive Performers for Hamilton:
• Kyle Wilson: 6 tackles
• Stavros Katsantonis: 5 tackles
• Nick Usher: 5 tackles
• Jamal Peters: 3 tackles
• Kenneth Jr George: 3 tackles

As the CFL scores and CFL standings continue to evolve early in the season, both teams will look to build on their performances in the coming weeks.

Fans, what do you think about the Redblacks’ narrow victory? Can they maintain their momentum and challenge for the East Division title? And for the Tiger-Cats supporters, what changes do you believe are necessary to turn their season around? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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