CFL Game Summary - Toronto at Hamilton
(Monday, October 14th)
Final Score: Hamilton 24, Toronto 18
Guelph, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have tightened up the
race for the Eastern Division title with their second win over the first-place
Toronto Argonauts in as many weeks.
Henry Burris threw for 350 yards, C.J. Gable ran for a touchdown and the
Ticats held on for a 24-18 win in a Thanksgiving clash against a Toronto team
that welcomed back quarterback Ricky Ray.
Burris completed 27-of-36 passes with one interception for the Tiger-Cats
(8-7), who clinched the season series against the Argonauts, giving them a
Hamilton is one game behind Toronto (9-6) in the division standings.
Gable gashed the Argonauts defense for 118 yards on 17 carries and made five
grabs for 46 yards.
"It was a complete team effort," said Hamilton head coach Kent Austin. "Really
proud of the defense, got a big turnover late in the game."
Ray, back after missing six weeks with a shoulder injury, had 303 yards on 26-
of-34 passing with two touchdowns, the second a 12-yard strike Jason Barnes to
close the gap to six points with eight-plus minutes remaining in the fourth
However, Ray's first interception of the season ended the comeback bid.
Hamilton defensive back Arthur Hobbs picked off the pass in the end zone with
a little over a minute left.
"It was a tough loss," said Toronto head coach Scott Milanovich. "It ended up
being a great football game, but we made too many mistakes, (took) too many
penalties and we turned the ball over late in the game."
The Ticats fumbled on each of their first two possessions, but were awarded a
safety when Toronto defensive back Jalil Carter, pursuing the second loose
ball, kicked it through the end zone.
Burris then did much of the heavy lifting on a pair of scoring drives, leading
the team down the field before 1-yard plunges by reserve quarterback Dan
LeFevour. The second touchdown run put Hamilton up 16-1 in the second quarter.
There was a shift in momentum prior to halftime. Toronto defensive back
Ricardo Colclough picked off a deflected Burris pass, and Ray quickly found
wideout Spencer Watt for a 32-yard touchdown.
Gable then capped the opening possession of the second half with a short TD
run. Swayze Waters kicked a 19-yard field goal to trim the Argonauts' deficit
24-11 late in the third quarter.
The Ticats posted a 33-19 victory in Toronto on Oct. 4 ... Hamilton wide
receiver Luke Tasker caught seven passes for 113 yards.
10/14 20:40:07 ET
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