Tiger-Cats maintain on to beat Alouettes to seize dwelling victory

Steven Dunbar Jr. and Don Jackson scored second-half touchdowns because the Hamilton Tiger-Cats held on for a 24-17 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday night time.

Hamilton (2-5) opened an vital stretch on a successful observe. It was the primary of six straight (and 7 of eight general) the Ticats will play in opposition to East Division competitors.

What’s extra, Dunbar Jr. and Jackson helped the Ticats outscore Montreal 14-11 within the second half. It marked the primary time this season Hamilton had outscored an opponent over the ultimate two quarters, delighting a Tim Hortons Subject gathering of 20,932 on a beautiful summer season night.

Hamilton had been outscored 106-36 within the second half over its earlier six video games however its fourth-quarter woes continued. Montreal outscored the house staff 11-0 within the ultimate body to make the competition shut.

Hamilton has been outscored 77-26 within the fourth this season.

Dane Evans related with Dunbar Jr. on a 40-yard TD strike at 5:10 of the third to increase Hamilton’s result in 17-6. Then following an incompletion in the long run zone, the Ticats efficiently challenged an incompletion citing a questionable move interference name, giving them possession on the Montreal one-yard line.

Two performs later, Jackson scored from two yards out at 10:06 to place Hamilton forward 24-6. Mockingly, the profitable problem got here after two different challenges on seemingly extra blatant move interference performs, had been overturned.

Montreal actually made it fascinating within the fourth. After David Cote’s 17-yard subject aim at 1:41, Trevor Harris hit Hergy Mayala on a four-yard TD move at 8:41. Then, Jeshrun Antwi ran within the two-point convert to chop Hamilton’s head to 24-17.

Harris drove Montreal to the Hamilton 27-yard line with simply over two minutes remaining however might solely run for a six-yard acquire on third-and-10. The Alouettes acquired the ball again at their 38-yard line with underneath a minute to play and drove to the Ticats’ 21-yard line earlier than Kameron Kelly intercepted Dominique Davis’ move on the sport’s ultimate play.

Davis was within the recreation as Harris went into concussion protocol after being hit on a working play.

Evans completed 13-of-18 passing for 206 yards and a TD whereas former Alouette Matt Shiltz accomplished seven-of-10 makes an attempt for 44 yards whereas dashing for 42 yards.

Harris was 25-of-41 passing for 288 yards and a landing.

Jamie Newman scored Hamilton’s different landing. Seth Small added the converts and a subject aim.

Cote booted three subject objectives for Montreal (2-5).

Small’s 30-yard subject aim at 14:17 of the second gave Hamilton its 10-6 lead on the intermission of a lacklustre opening half. The Ticats amassed 157 complete offensive yards, 23 greater than Montreal.

Cote’s 44-yard subject aim at 5:52 pulled Montreal to inside 7-6. It got here after Hamilton went forward on Newman’s one-yard TD run at 1:39, capping a 70-yard, five-play drive that included a 30-yard run by Shiltz.

Cote opened the scoring with a 16-yard subject aim at 14:30 of the primary. But it surely was a misplaced alternative for Montreal contemplating Chandler Worthy’s 39-yard punt return put the Alouettes on the Hamilton 25.

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