Hamilton Tiger-Cats Stops 2-Game Slide and Dominates hapless Redblacks | The Canadian News

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ended their two-game losing streak emphatically on Saturday with a dominance 32-3 win over visiting Ottawa Redblacks.

Jeremiah Masoli threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns in the second half and the defense forced five turnovers to help Hamilton improve to 5-5 on the CFL season.

With the victory, the Tiger-Cats have moved two points behind CFL East Division co-leaders Montreal and Toronto, with four games remaining on the schedule.

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Masoli threw a four-yard touchdown to Steven Dunbar Jr. just over three minutes into the third quarter to give Hamilton a 15-3 lead and added an eight-yard strike to Jaelon Acklin to make it 25-3 at 3: 20 to play. in the game.

Quarterback Dane Evans also rushed for two touchdowns, while Jackson Bennett rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries as he replaced injured running back Maleek Irons.

Speaking of injuries, the Ticats lost wide receiver Bralon Addison to a hamstring injury in the first half after he traversed a 61-yard reception and finished the game with five catches for 95 yards, the game-high.

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Hamilton also lost center Darius Ciraco to a back injury after his first offensive series and was forced to promote substitute John Yarbrough to center position.

Defensive backs Desmond Lawrence and Cariel Brooks had interceptions for Hamilton, as did Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence, while the defense led to two more turnovers in the bad.

Wide receiver Brandon Banks had four receptions for 51 yards and edged out Darren Flutie for fifth on Hamilton’s all-time receiving list with 406. Rocky DiPietro is the franchise leader with 706.

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The loss reduced the Redblacks to 2-9 and officially eliminated Ottawa from playoff contention.

The Ticats’ next game is October 29 in Edmonton.

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