Canadian Football League

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Tiger-Cats knock off Canadian Football League Champs

Jamie Boreham's 43-yard field goal with 1:54 to play in the fourth quarter lifted the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 33-30 win over the Toronto Argonauts.

James Cotton returned an interception 17 yards for a score for the Tiger-Cats (2-8), who beat Toronto for the first time since Labor Day in 2002. It also marked Hamilton's second straight victory after a disastrous start to the season.
Damon Allen completed 18-of-34 passes for 237 yards and two scores, but was picked off twice for the Argos (6-4), who had a two-game win streak broken.
Danny McManus connected on 22-of-33 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown for Hamilton.
A three-yard TD run by Julian Radlein gave the Tiger-Cats a 9-3 lead in the second quarter, but Allen hit Arland Bruce from 22 yards out to put Toronto back on top.
A 17-yard strike from McManus to David Flick gave Hamilton a 16-10 advantage before a 47-yard field goal by Noel Prefontaine brought Toronto within three.
John Avery scored from a yard out for Toronto in the third, but Khari Jones scored from one yard later in the period to make it 23-20.
Prefontaine's 27-yard field goal early in the fourth tied the game, but Cotton picked off a screen pass thrown by Allen with 7:29 left to put Hamilton back on top.
Allen found Tony Miles from 27 yards out with 4:11 left to tie the game before Boreham's kick.
Allen tried to rally his team in the closing seconds, but he was sacked and fumbled on the same play. Toronto recovered, but Allen couldn't lead his team close enough and the Argos turned the ball over on downs.


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