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Thursday, July 16, 2015


MONTREAL (CP) - Rookie quarterback Rakeem Cato found S.J. Green with a touchdown pass in the second half and the Montreal Alouettes downed the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17-13 in a defensive CFL struggle on Thursday night.

Boris Bede had three field goals and a single for Montreal (2-2), which has not lost at home to the Tiger-Cats in 18 games since Oct. 20, 2002.

Ray Holley scored his first career touchdown and Jason Medlock had a pair of field goals for Hamilton (1-2).

Ticats quarterback Zach Collaros threw three interceptions, including one to defensive lineman Alan-Michael Cash with 1:47 left to play. On a final drive, Hamilton's Terrence Toliver fumbled and Gabriel Knapton recovered.

Montreal also contained Hamilton's star kick returner Brandon Banks, who had return TDs in each of the first two games.

The Ticats led 10-7 during a flag-filled first half in which neither team moved the ball consistently. Montreal had minus-5 yards rushing for the half.

The Alouettes wore their grey, feather-themed alternate jerseys before a crowd of 20,772. They are 22-9 all-time in "third'' jerseys, including 9-0 against Hamilton.

The Alouettes have a bye next week, while the Ticats have a 10-day break before their next game July 26 at Saskatchewan.