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(Friday, July 22nd)
Final Score: Hamilton 39, British Columbia 31
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Kevin Glenn threw three touchdowns as Hamilton took a 39-31 victory over winless British Columbia on Friday.
Glenn went 21-for-31 with 334 yards while Dave Stala caught two scores and Chris Williams had eight catches for 189 yards and a score for the Tigercats (2-2), who have won their past two games. Avon Cobourne carried the ball 14 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
Jamal Robertson scored twice on 14 carries for 72 yards for the Lions (0-4), who will look for their first win of the season next Thursday at Winnipeg. Travis Lulay went 22-for-38 with 251 yards, an interception and a score.
The Tigercats led for much of the game, but the Lions rallied in the fourth quarter and tied it late.
Hamilton drove into field goal position and lined up for a 48-yard field goal, but Justin Medlock pushed it right for the single and a 32-31 lead with 1:08 to play.
The Tigercats defense then did the job. On 3rd-and-10, Markeith Knowlton hit Lulay as he threw the ball for the incompletion and a turnover on downs.
Cobourne took the ball into the end zone on the next play with a 46-yard run for a 39-31 lead, and British Columbia still had life, but the final desperation heave into the end zone on the final play saw the ball picked off.
The first two scores of the game went to Hamilton on a two-yard touchdown run from Cobourne and a three-yard TD catch by Stala from Glenn for a 14-0 lead just over eight minutes in.
The Lions finally got on the board with 12 seconds to go in the opening frame on a five-yard touchdown catch by Kamau Peterson from Lulay to make it a 14-7 game heading into the second.
A 15-yard TD catch by Williams again made it a two-TD game, but British Columbia responded with a two-yard run from Robertson with under six minutes to play in the second.
After a 36-yard fumble return for a score by Korey Banks, Hamilton got a 54- yard field goal off the foot of Medlock as the clock expired to take a 24-21 lead into the locker room.
The only score of the third quarter saw Glenn hit Stala on a 15-yard score for a 31-21 advantage heading into the final frame.
The Lions, though, rallied in the final quarter to tie it as Robertson punched the ball into the end zone from a yard out just under four minutes in, and Paul McCallum connected on a 36-yard field goal with 2:26 to play to make it a 31-31 game.
Hamilton has won three straight games in Vancouver...Hamilton hosts Montreal next Friday...Three of the Lions' four losses have come by single digits...Stala had three catches for 37 yards in the win.
07/23 01:44:27 ET
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