Tiger-Cats roll past Redblacks for 4th straight win to close out regular season


With a 23-16 win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats wrapped up their CFL regular season on a four-game successful streak.

In stark comparability, the Redblacks’ tough season (4-14) got here to an embarrassing finish with an 0-9 file at TD Place in Ottawa.

Matt Shiltz, making his third begin of the season, went 12-for-18 for 144 yards. Dane Evans took over within the third and performed a part of the fourth earlier than Shiltz returned.

Evans completed the sport 7-for-9 for 117 yards, however extra importantly obtained to check his throwing thumb in recreation motion earlier than subsequent weekend’s playoff motion.

Hamilton (8-10) heads to Montreal subsequent Sunday to tackle the Alouettes within the East Division semifinal.

Ottawa could have loads of choices to make within the off-season as that is the third straight season they’ve failed to qualify for the post-season.

Calab Evans units franchise file

Caleb Evans obtained the beginning for Ottawa and completed the sport 14-for-25 for 110 yards. Tyrie Adams was given a possibility to present what he can do coming into the sport on the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter.

On his first drive, Adams took the Redblacks to the two-yard line and two performs later Evans punched in Ottawa’s first and solely landing of the sport to make it 23-16 Hamilton.

Adams completed the sport 8-for-12 for 98 yards.

With the TD, Evans set a brand new Ottawa franchise file for dashing majors in a single season, surpassing Ron Stewart’s mark of 15, set in 1960.

Hamilton led 13-9 on the half, with six of its 9 factors coming off Seth Small’s leg.

Small added a 40-yard subject aim 5 minutes into the third quarter to lengthen the Tiger-Cats lead to 16-9. The Tiger-Cats boosted the lead with Jamie Newman punching in his second TD of the sport from the one-yard line to take a 23-9 lead.

Things didn’t begin properly for the Redblacks.

On the third play of the sport, Shiltz discovered himself underneath stress, however managed to get the ball off to Terry Godwin and the Tiger-Cats discovered themselves on Ottawa’s one-yard line. On the following play, Newman had a QB sneak for a landing. Small added the convert to take a 7-0 lead.

Neither workforce managed to produce a lot offensively within the second quarter because the groups counted on the kickers to enhance the rating.

Ottawa’s Lewis Ward was spectacular kicking a pair of subject targets from the 51-yard line, in addition to one from 29 yards. Small had 37- and 31-yard subject targets because the Tiger-Cats led 13-9 on the half.

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