MONCTON, N.B. - It wasn’t the cakewalk many expected, but the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 2-for-2 in the province of New Brunswick and now have some breathing room at second overall in the Eastern Conference.
Some early turnover problems by Hamilton and a much more comfortable Josh Neiswander at quarterback for Montreal combined to keep this one in the Alouettes’ favour for three quarters, before a solid fourth quarter by Hamilton was enough for a 28-26 win.
Montreal scored a touchdown with 28 seconds left to make this one closer than it seemed, but it went for naught when Onrea Jones secured the Als’ onside-kick attempt to seal the deal.
It wasn’t until the Tabbies got on the board in the takeaway department that they got the lead back for good.
It was hard-working special teamer, Louis Richardson, who was johnny-on-the-spot when Tyron Carrier had a Josh Bartel punt bounce off his shoulder pads and right into his arms at the Montreal 10-yard line.