CFL Game Summary - Hamilton at Winnipeg
(Friday, August 16th)
Final Score: Hamilton 37, Winnipeg 18
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Henry Burris completed 22-of-36 passes for
333 yards and a touchdown to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 37-18 win over
the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday.
C.J. Gable rushed 10 times for 75 yards and a score and Dan LeFevour,
Hamilton's short-yardage quarterback, rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown and
also completed 2-of-3 passes for nine yards and a score for the Tiger-Cats
(3-4), who have won their last two games.
The Blue Bombers (1-6) quarterback woes continued on Friday as they turned to
Max Hall. In his CFL debut, the former Arizona Cardinals signal caller
completed 18-of-30 passes for 241 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
Hall was the third quarterback to start for Winnipeg this season.
Chad Simpson rushed for 65 yards on 15 carries, Terrence Edwards caught eight
passes for 172 yards and Rory Kohlert caught five passes for 31 yards and a
touchdown for the Bombers, who also made a pair of front office changes over
the past week.
Winnipeg fired both general manager Joe Mack and CEO Garth Buchko following
the team's slow start to the season.
The Tiger-Cats got on the board on their first possession of the game as Luca
Congi connected on a 41-yarder to cap a seven-play drive.
After forcing a punt on the ensuring possession, Hamilton struck again and
LeFevour found John Delahunt for a one-yard touchdown pass. Earlier in the
drive, Burris found Gable of a 42-yard gain and a 17-yard pass interference
call in the end zone put the ball on the one-yard line to set up the score.
Hall's first career touchdown came on the Bombers' first drive in the
second half, a 101-yard march that lasted nearly seven minutes. After an
illegal use of hands penalty on Hamilton gave Winnipeg the ball on the Ti-
Cats' five yard-line, Hall connected with Kohlert in the end zone to pull
the Bombers within three.
Hamilton extended its lead to 24-7 in the third quarter as LeFevour bulled his
way across the goal line from one yard out. LeFevour was initially stuffed at
the line, but managed to extended the ball into the end zone for the 17-point
The Blue Bombers picked up a single on Mike Renaud's 66-yard punt to open the
fourth, then made it 24-11 when Sandro DeAngelis booted one through the
uprights from yards out with just under 12 minutes to play.
Congi's 46-yarder four minutes later pushed the spread to 27-11 before Gable
broke free for a 15-yard touchdown run.
Ian Wild returned Chad Simpson's fumble 65 yards to make it 34-18 and Congi
buried a 27-yarder in the closing seconds to account for the final difference.
Hamilton wide receivers Samuel Giguere and Greg Ellingson finished with 85 and
76 receiving yards, respectively ... Gable also caught three passes for 72
yards, including a 42-yard catch-and-run ... Hall missed one series in the
third quarter after taking a hard hit to his chest area. He was replaced by
Buck Pierce, who started the season at quarterback. Pierce went 2-for-2 for
nine yards in his only action ... The Blue Bombers have lost five straight.
08/16 23:50:59 ET
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