The story of Sunday night’s CFL clash between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders was less about the 37 and more about the 0.
The Riders rolled to 4-0 record with a 37-0 thrashing of the Ticats on a breezy evening at Mosaic Stadium, but the final score made it look much worse for the Tabbies than it actually was.
Members of the Hamilton offence fell on their collective sword in the aftermath of the team’s first shutout loss since July 28, 2006, when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers blanked them 29-0 at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
“I can personally say I didn’t hold up my end of the bargain a lot of times,” left guard Peter Dyakowski said.
“It’s a frustrating deal to know we’re a lot better than what we put out there today, to know that our defence really did step up and keep us in that game for a long time and give us a lot of opportunities to pick up and make something happen.