With a chance to leap into first place within the East Division heading into the final week of the CFL season, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a substitute coughed up a hairball in opposition to the Toronto Argonauts Friday evening.
The Argos dominated the Ticats 31-12 at BMO Discipline to enhance to 9-4 and in addition clinched high spot within the East and thus earned a first-round playoff bye.
Hamilton (7-6) secured a playoff berth final week however may fall to 3rd within the division in the event that they lose their season finale in opposition to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Nov. 20 and Montreal wins their final two video games.
Toronto blanked the Cats 14-0 within the first half due to a one-yard landing run by backup QB Antonio Pipkin, in addition to two subject targets and a kickoff single by kicker Boris Bede.
Quarterback McLeod Bethel Thompson accomplished 26 of 34 go makes an attempt for 250 yards and a 19-yard TD to Kurleigh Gitens Jr. early within the fourth quarter to present the Argos a commanding 24-3 lead.
After tearing it up over the previous few weeks, Tiger-Cats pivot Jeremiah Masoli struggled for many of the recreation, finishing 22 of 40 go makes an attempt for 326 yards, no touchdowns and he was intercepted twice.
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The second choose by Toronto’s Chris Edwards was returned for a 78-yard landing.
Kicker Taylor Bertolet booted a 27-yard subject aim however missed two different makes an attempt from 35 and 48 yards, and receiver Tim White hauled in 5 catches for 110 yards, Hamilton’s first 100-yard receiving efficiency this season.
Earlier than the sport it was introduced that Hamilton rock band Arkells will headline the Gray Cup Halftime Present at Tim Hortons Discipline on Dec. 12.
The Gray Cup will likely be performed in Hamilton for the primary time since 1996 when it was held at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
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