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Sunday, September 11, 2016

ARGONAUTS 33 TIGER-CATS 21

TORONTO - Brandon Whitaker ran for two third-quarter touchdowns as the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-21 on Sunday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Toronto (5-6) captured the rubber match of its three-game season series with Hamilton (5-6), which earned a 49-36 home win Monday. After being outscored 32-6 in the second half on Labour Day, the Argos outscored the visitors 17-1 in the final two quarters for just their second home win before an energetic BMO Field gathering of 17,214 that included Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban.

Toronto opened the second half with an impressive 81-yard, two play scoring drive. After Tori Gurley's 45-yard catch, Whitaker scored on a 36-yard run at 1:22 to put the Argos back ahead 23-20.

Whitaker increased Toronto's lead to 30-20 with a six-yard TD run at 4:21 just two plays after Justin Hickman blocked Brett Maher's punt. It marked the third straight game Hamilton has surrendered a blocked punt.

Lirim Hajrullahu's 30-yard field goal at 13:40 put Toronto ahead 33-20.

Zach Collaros drove Hamilton to the Toronto 11-yard line with just over five minutes to play but D.J. Heath recorded his second pick of the game and returned it to the Argos' 32-yard line.

(The Canadian Press)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank Goodness only 2 home games left for Toronto. Their attendance has been an utter disgrace in 2016. Averaged 16,882 a game first 7 home games. The GTA has 5.8 million people for crying out loud!