Defence comes through in Stampeders win over Tiger-Cats

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell scrambles into the end zone for a touchdown as...

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell scrambles into the end zone for a touchdown as Hamilton Tiger-Cats Brandon Stewart is unable to reach him in the first half of their CFL football game in Hamilton August 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Fred Thornhill)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:51 PM ET

HAMILTON - When the Calgary Stampeders needed a defensive stop two weeks ago against the B.C. Lions, they couldn’t get it done.

On Saturday, it was the exact opposite.

Leading the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23-20 with less than two minutes to play, halfback Jamar Wall picked off Ticats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who was in for an injured Dan LeFevour, deep in Tabbies territory to put the Stampeders in position to seal the deal.

Drew Tate did just that a few plays later, running it in from three yards out, as the Stamps (6-1) never trailed in the 30-20 win, their third straight road victory to start the season.

Bo Levi Mitchell led the way offensively, running for a touchdown and finishing 19-of-27 for 271 yards and a touchdown through the air.

It was Jeff Fuller on the receiving end of Mitchell’s touchdown toss, and while Fuller piled up 59 yards on five catches, he was forced out of the game in the second half with a suspected shoulder injury.


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