Five days after their last outing, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats return to action Wednesday night to face the Ottawa Redblacks in the nation’s capital.
The Ticats just came off a 23-17 win over the Calgary Stampeders last Friday night at Tim Hortons Field, while the well-rested but wobbly Redblacks are coming off their second bye week of the season. the Canadian Soccer League.
Ottawa is the worst 1-4 in the league and has lost its last four games by a combined score of 143-64, including a 45-13 win at the hands of the BC Lions in Week 6.
CHML’s coverage of Wednesday’s game begins with the pregame show at 6:30 pm. M. And the start is at 7:30 p.m. M. The fifth trimester at CHML, 900chml.com and on the CHML Facebook page.
Tiger-Cats quarterback David Watford will make his second straight start of the season after completing 19 of 22 pass attempts for 149 yards in last week’s win over Calgary.
Watford will not throw any passes to star catcher Brandon Banks, who will miss his third game in a row with a rib injury.
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Running back Sean Thomas Erlington is listed as a game-time decision as the 29-year-old Montreal native deals with a leg injury that forced him to miss Hamilton’s win over the Stampeders.
The Redblacks who live in the basement have scored the fewest touchdowns (five) on offense in five games this year and are listed at or near the bottom of most statistical categories in 2021.
There have been a couple of bright spots in Ottawa this season, including kick catcher / returner Devonte Dedmon, who leads the league with 787 combined yards, 610 of which have come on kick and kick returns.
Kicker Lewis Ward has made 12 of his 14 field goal attempts and ranks third in the CFL with a field goal percentage of 85.7.
Wednesday’s game marks Hamilton’s first trip to Ottawa since Aug. 17, 2019, when the Ticats dominated the Redblacks 21-7.
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