Jumal Rolle returned an interception 88 yards for a landing early within the third quarter to safe Hamilton’s 24-7 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks within the nation’s capital in a uncommon Wednesday night time sport.
Rolle’s decide six was Hamilton’s third of their final 4 video games after Simoni Lawrence turned the trick on Labour Day and once more final week in opposition to the Calgary Stampeders.
The win boosts the Ticats’ file to 4-3 and strikes them two factors forward of the second place Toronto Argonauts, who host Montreal Friday night time.
Making his second straight begin at quarterback, David Watford accomplished 15 of 25 passes for 115 yards and one landing amid a gradual rain at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.
Losers of their final 5 video games, Ottawa didn’t get a lot manufacturing from their offence on Wednesday night time and turned the ball over six instances, together with two fumbles and three on downs.
QB Dominique Davis was pulled from the sport after he gifted a landing to Rolle and ended the sport with a ho-hum stat line of six completions on 14 makes an attempt for under 50 yards.
Backup Matt Nichols didn’t provide the Redblacks a lot of a spark as Hamilton’s vaunted defence held the 34-year-old veteran to 68 passing yards on 7 of 10 makes an attempt.
The lone rating by the Redblacks got here early within the fourth quarter when CFL combined-yards chief DeVonte Dedmon returned to place 67 yards for a landing.
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Working again Sean Thomas Erlington, who was listed as a sport time resolution for Hamilton, returned to motion and recorded 41 dashing yards on 9 carries whereas Watford carried the ball 10 instances for 51 yards.
After going 5-for-5 on area objective makes an attempt final week, Hamilton’s Taylor Bertolet transformed three of his six kicks in opposition to Ottawa — connecting from 14, 39 and 50 yards — however missed from 34, 43 and 52 yards out.
Subsequent up for the Tiger-Cats is a house sport in opposition to the Alouettes on Oct. 2 the place Hamilton has gained their final 11 video games courting again to the 2019 season.
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