CFL Game Summary - Hamilton at Edmonton
(Friday, July 4)
Final Score: Edmonton 28, Hamilton 24
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - The Edmonton Eskimos scored 15 unanswered
points in the fourth quarter and held on in the final seconds to earn a 28-24
victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Commonwealth Stadium.
After Edmonton scored on a pair of singles, two field goals and a fumble
return for a touchdown in the final frame, the Tiger-Cats still nearly pulled
out a stunning victory.
Trailing 28-24 with eight seconds remaining, the Tiger-Cats had the ball at
the Edmonton five-yard line. However, after Dan LeFevour threw an incomplete
pass on first down, he was brought down short of the end zone on a
quarterback keeper as time expired, allowing Edmonton to escape.
Mike Reilly threw for 253 yards on 29-of-40 passing and had a touchdown to
match an interception for Edmonton (2-0). Fred Stamps caught five passes for
74 yards, AJ Guyton had a team-high eight receptions for 54 yards and Nate
Coehoorn brought in six passes for 40 yards and a score.
Three different quarterbacks had time under center for Hamilton (0-2). Zach
Collaros got the start and completed 4-of-8 passes for 53 yards and an
interception before leaving the game in the second quarter with concussion-
like symptoms. Jeremiah Masoli (5-of-15, 118 yards, TD, INT) and LeFevour (8-
of-11, 70 yards, INT) each got a chance as well. LeFevour also added 27
yards and a touchdown on the ground while Masoli tacked on 32 rushing yards.
C.J. Gable rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown and also had 53 yards and a
score through the air. Cary Koch tallied a game-high 79 yards on just two
The scoring got started when Reilly threw a three-yard touchdown pass to
Coehoorn midway through the first quarter as Hamilton got out to a 7-0 lead.
Edmonton would answer before the first quarter came to a close, as LeFevour
scored on a two-yard touchdown run with just over two minutes to play in the
The Eskimos then took the lead thanks to a 13-yard field goal from Grant Shaw
midway through the second frame.
Justin Medlock split the uprights for a 22-yard field goal later in the
period, as the teams went into halftime tied.
Hamilton grabbed its first lead of the game when Gable scored on a seven-yard
rush early on in the third quarter.
On the ensuing drive, Edmonton cut into the deficit with a 32-yard field goal
Masoli threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Gable early in the fourth quarter to
give Hamilton a 24-13 edge.
From there the Eskimos took over. First, they got a 50-yard single from Shaw
followed quickly by a 50-yard fumble return for a touchdown from Patrick
Shaw had a chance to even the score just a few minutes later, but he missed a
51-yard field goal attempt, instead settling for a single.
It wouldn't be the only opportunity Shaw would have to be the hero, as he
connected on two more field goals, one from 43-yards out and the other from 15
following an interception that pushed the Eskimos to a 28-24 lead with 48
seconds to play.
Edmonton is 2-0 for the first time since 2011 ... The Eskimos won a total of
four games last season ... Linebacker J.C. Sherritt returned from injury to
record four tackles in his season debut for the Eskimos ... Michael Coe led
all defenders with 12 tackles ... Edmonton holds a 55-30-1 edge in the all-
time regular season series with Hamilton.
07/05 02:02:26 ET
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