CFL Game Summary - Hamilton at British Columbia
(Friday, August 30th)
Final Score: British Columbia 29, Hamilton 26
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Travis Lulay threw for three touchdowns and
ran for an additional score to carry the British Columbia Lions to a 29-26 win
over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at BC Place.
Lulay completed 26-of-36 pass attempts for 359 yards and the three scores for
British Columbia (6-3) which recovered from a tough loss to Montreal last time
out. Emmanuel Arceneaux caught four passes for 113 yards and a score and Marco
Iannuzzi and Shawn Gore each caught touchdown passes as well for the Lions.
CFL-leading passer Henry Burris completed 28-of-35 pass attempts for 340 yards
and two scores but was also intercepted once for Hamilton (4-5) which had its
three-game winning streak snapped. Greg Ellingson was Burris' favorite target
on the night as he caught eight passes for 92 yards and a score.
Lulay tossed a five-yard touchdown pass to Gore on Hamilton's second
possession to push the Tiger-Cats ahead, 7-0.
The Lions would even the score at 7-7 early in the second quarter when Bakari
Grant took a Burris pass 14 yards for a touchdown.
Lulay's second touchdown pass of the game came soon after as he hooked up with
Arceneaux for an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the next Lions'
With just seven seconds left in the half, and the Lions backed up deep in
their own territory, Paul McCallum conceded a safety on a punt attempt.
With the defensive score, the Tiger-Cats pulled closer but still trailed,
14-9, at the half.
Lulay was able to earn his third touchdown pass of the contest early in the
third quarter as he connected with Iannuzzi for a 22-yard strike that extended
the Lions' advantage to 21-9.
Dan LeFevour pulled the Tiger-Cats closer later in the quarter with a one-yard
touchdown run that cut the deficit to 21-16.
The Lions would add a single off a missed 43-yard field goal attempt from
McCallum early in the fourth quarter.
A 34-yard field goal from Luca Congi later in the period cut the Lions' lead
to just three points.
After a game of throwing touchdowns, Lulay scored one using his legs as he
ran in for a two-yard score with six minutes left in the fourth quarter.
After both teams traded turnovers, Hamilton took over at its own 25-yard line
with just over three minutes remaining. Burris then led the Tiger-Cats 85
yards down the field and finished the drive with a touchdown pass to Ellingson
from two yards out with 25 seconds to play.
However Paris Jackson was able to recover the ensuing onside kick attempt by
Congi and with three rushes the Lions ran out the clock to collect the win.
With the win British Columbia improved to 5-0 at home this season...Korey
Banks had a team-high seven tackles and a sack for the Lions...Gore totaled 58
yards on five receptions and Iannuzzi had 66 yards on four catches...
Hamilton's C.J. Gable was the game's leading rusher with 45 yards...Rico
Murray had a game-high eight tackles for Hamilton...Burris has now thrown for
300 yards or more in six games this season.
08/31 01:20:45 ET
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