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Tiger-Cats Beat Alouettes 23-12, Move On To Eastern Final

On Sunday, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats got a home win over the Montreal Alouettes, moving them one game closer to a Grey Cup appearance. 

Hamilton was behind 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, but exploded for 20 points before the half. From that point on, the game felt like it was already over. The Tiger-Cats defense stepped up when needed, even though they gave up 364 passing yards. 

The best player for Hamilton on either side of the ball was veteran d-lineman Ja’Gared Davis, who had 2 sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass deflection. Rookie cornerback Stavros Katsantonis also had an interception off Alouettes quarterback Trevor Harris. As for the Tiger-Cats offense, it was Brandon Banks who led the way in receiving (5 rec, 58 yards), catching a touchdown pass from Jeremiah Masoli in the process. Running back Don Jackson had 46 yards and another touchdown on the ground. 

From Montreal’s perspective, they put up a good fight, but simply couldn’t recover from Hamilton’s dominant second quarter. The team had seven different receivers catch two or more passes, the most productive of which was Geno Lewis (6 rec, 127 yards, 1 TD). However, the run game was almost non-existent, as CFL rushing leader William Stanback had just 29 yards on 12 carries (2.4-yard average). 

Hamilton will play the rival Toronto Argonauts on Sunday, December 5th, in a game that could potentially be the best of the season. The winner of that matchup will advance to the 108th Grey Cup, where they will face either Saskatchewan or Winnipeg. 

Boxscore

MTL

Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. TD
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HAM

Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. TD
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