Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Delvin Breaux returned an interception 27
yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
pulled out a 34-25 victory over the Ottawa RedBlacks at TD Place.
Zach Collaros threw for 225 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-25 passing for
Hamilton (8-9). Luke Tasker was the team-leader in receptions (five) and
receiving yards (81).
Henry Burris finished with 222 yards on 15-of-26 passing for Ottawa (2-15),
but was intercepted twice, largely negating his single touchdown pass.
Danny O’Brien also spent some time under center, but managed only 83 yards on
6-of-10 passing, while throwing two interceptions as well. The loss spoiled a
strong effort from Jeremiah Johnson, who rushed for 131 yards and two
The RedBlacks led, 8-0, at the end of the first quarter after a 39-yard single
from Brett Maher and a nine-yard touchdown run from Johnson.
Hamilton finally responded with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Collaros to
Brandon Banks early in the second quarter.
However, Ottawa increased its lead with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Burris
to Matt Carter less than three minutes later.
Banks got back into the end zone shortly thereafter, returning the ensuing
kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown.
Hamilton pulled ahead after halftime on a 22-yard field goal from Justin
Medlock, but the RedBlacks reclaimed the lead on a 25-yard touchdown run by
Johnson on their next drive.
The lead didn’t last, as Brandon Stewart returned an interception 30 yards for
a touchdown just over three minutes later.
Medlock padded the Tiger-Cats’ lead with a 28-yard field goal early in the
Maher answered with a 42-yard field goal midway through the final frame.
However, the Tiger-Cats put the game away when Breaux picked off Burris
and ran into the end zone from 27 yards out with 4:30 to play.
Wallace Miles and Carter combined for 168 yards and 10 receptions for Ottawa
… Banks scored twice, despite touching the ball only four times … Ted
Laurent recorded two sacks for Hamilton … Ottawa’s Justin Capicciotti also
had a pair of sacks and tied for a team-high with four tackles … Nic Grigsby
led Hamilton with 47 yards rushing … Ottawa has lost four-straight.