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(Saturday, September 11th)
Final Score: Montreal 27, Hamilton 6
Hamilton, ON (Sports Network) - Adrian McPherson threw for 238 yards and a touchdown, while Damon Duval made four field goals, as Montreal blew past Hamilton, 27-6.
McPherson completed 21-of-37 passes and ran 16 times for 121 yards in the victory. Montreal (7-3) also got 52 yards rushing and a touchdown from Avon Cobourne.
McPherson's 359 total yards came in place of starting quarterback Anthony Calvillo, who suffered a chest injury several weeks ago and also sat out last week's loss to British Columbia.
"We have a great team," McPherson said. "I wanted to go out there and not do too much, give the ball to my teammates and just get out of the way."
He's the first Alouettes QB to have a 100-yard rushing game.
Kevin Glenn had a rough day for the Tiger-Cats (5-5), completing just 11-of-27 passes for 159 yards and one interception. Hamilton saw its four-game winning streak come to an end in defeat.
"We had trouble putting plays together. They just outplayed us," Hamilton wide receiver Arland Bruce III said.
Montreal got on the scoreboard thanks to a close spot on a short third-down plunge. That call kept the drive alive and Duval connected from 38 yards for a 3-0 lead.
The Alouettes took advantage of a Hamilton turnover, intercepting a pass and turning it into an 11-yard touchdown strike from McPherson to Kerry Watkins. The extra point gave Montreal an early 10-0 lead on the road.
Hamilton's Sandro DeAngelis missed a 45-yard boot in the first quarter, but connected from 33 yards away in the second period to knife the deficit to 10-3. After a McPherson interception, again the Tiger-Cats called on DeAngelis, who booted through a 24-yard attempt for a 10-6 game.
Montreal embarked a solid drive led by a 16-yard pass from McPherson to Watkins and another 17-yard strike to Kerry Carter. Duval connected on a short 19-yard chip shot for a 13-6 lead at the half.
On Hamilton's first series of the second half, Glenn was sacked and lost the ball for a fumble. The Alouettes recovered and turned the turnover into points, failing to score a touchdown once reaching the Hamilton four-yard line, but settling for Duval's 12-yard field goal.
Duval's single later in the quarter made the score 17-6. The busy kicker made another 12-yard field goal early in the fourth, and Montreal made it a 21- point margin late in the game on Cobourne's four-yard scamper to paydirt.
Ben Cahoon had four catches for 48 yards in the victory. It was his 137th straight game with a catch, tying him for second on the all-time consecutive game catch list with Tony Gabriel, who played with Hamilton and the now- defunct Ottawa Rough Riders from 1973-1981.
09/11 17:05:24 ET
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