Saturday, November 7, 2015
REDBLACKS CLINCH FIRST, BEAT HAMILTON 44-28
Burris finished the day with 28 receptions to give him 481 on the season. It broke the old record of 479 set by Ricky Ray with the Edmonton Eskimos back in 2005.
Burris set the record with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brad Sinopoli early in the fourth quarter to give the Redblacks a 37-26 lead. He then added to the record on his first pass of the next Ottawa series, connecting with Ellingson for a 43-yard gain.
Seconds later Burris threw his sixth touchdown pass of the game as Chris Williams converted a 24-yard catch and run score. The conversion by Chris Milo gave the Redblacks a 44-28 lead.
A win or a loss by less than six points would have given Ottawa the East division regular-season crown.
The win means the Redblacks, who were 2-16 in their inaugural season a year ago, will host the East Final in two weeks. They will play the winner of next weekend's East semifinal between Hamilton and Toronto.
(The Canadian Press)