Hamilton Tiger-Cats come alive to thump Blue Bombers

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A fresh Dane Evans played his best game of the 2022 CFL season on Saturday, leaving the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to dominate. 48-31 Win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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Evans completed 15 of his 19 pass attempts for 252 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as Hamilton took a 34-14 lead at the break.

Playing in his first game since August 26, Evans finished the competition with 327 passing yards and a career-high five touchdowns as the Tickets improved to 4–9.


Hamilton ended his three-game losing streak in emphatic fashion by handing the two-time defending Gray Cup champions the most one-sided defeat of the season.

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Evans threw his two TD receivers Tim White, one Steven Dunbar Jr., and the other Keondre Smith to the rookie.

Smith’s touchdown, a 54-yard reception with 1:54 in the second quarter, was the first major in the Canadian Football League for Markham, Ont. native.

It was the first time Winnipeg surrendered more than 40 points in a game since August 17, 2018, when the Ottawa beat the Bombers 44-21.

The Tickets’ defense also came on the scoring when defensive end Malik Carney sacked Blue Bombers QB Zach Colaros, who fumbled at the Winnipeg 22 yard line.

Carney scooped up the loose ball and ran for the first touchdown of his career, which put Hamilton 20-10 at the start of the second quarter.

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The Colaros threw for 342 yards on a 23-in-34 passing and connected for touchdowns with Nick Demsky and Rashid Bailey.

Winnipeg’s first defeat on the road this year gave no chance of breaking the record for the most road wins in a season – eight – for the Blue Bombers.

Hamilton will next play in Montreal (5-7) on Friday night.

Source: globalnews.ca

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