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CFL Game Summary - Hamilton at Montreal



(Thursday, July 23rd)

Final Score: Montreal 21, Hamilton 8

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Anthony Calvillo passed for 404 yards and moved into second place on the CFL's all-time touchdown passing list to lead the Montreal Alouettes to a 21-8 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Percival Molson Stadium.

Calvillo, who ended 30-of-39 with a pair of TDs, now sits in sole possession of second place in league annals with 335 career touchdown passes, two ahead of Ron Lancaster. Damon Allen, with 394, is the all-time leader.

Avon Cobourne rushed for 55 yards on 15 carries, while Kerry Watkins led all receivers with seven receptions for 93 yards in the win. Jamel Richardson added 91 receiving yards with a TD for Montreal (4-0), which remained perfect in the 2009 season and will face Edmonton on the road next Thursday.

Kevin Glenn completed 12-of-19 passes for 198 yards for Hamilton (2-2), which entered this game as winners of two straight following a season-opening loss to Toronto. Dave Stala hauled in seven passes for 86 yards in the loss.

Early into the second quarter, Montreal grabbed a 7-6 lead on a 48-yard touchdown pass from Calvillo to Richardson. The two other completions on the four-play, 82-yard drive were also passes to Richardson for 16 and 17 yards.

The ensuing Hamilton possession resulted in a three-and-out before Calvillo again marched the Alouettes right down the field. After a punt, the hosts got the ball near their own 45-yard line. Calvillo hit Watkins for a 29-yard completion, then found Ben Cahoon on an 18-yard streak before a TD strike to Brian Bratton from 18 yards out and a 14-6 lead with over eight minutes to play in the first half.

Damon Duval's 47-yard field goal with nearly 1:30 on the clock in the second quarter -- plus a single several minutes prior -- gave the Alouettes an 18-6 lead at halftime.

The only scoring in the third quarter occurred off the foot of Duval, who again connected on a field goal, this one a 13-yard boot.

A conceded safety with under six minutes in regulation, which gave two points to Hamilton, capped the scoring.

The Tiger-Cats scored the first six points of the game on field goals by Nicolas Setta of 41 and 15 yards.

Game Notes

Hamilton quarterback Quinton Porter also saw action. Porter was 12-of-21 passing for 155 yards with an interception...The Tiger-Cats were sacked four times...Attendance was 20,202.

07/23 23:55:45 ET

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