Ticats let out a mighty roar

TERRY KOSHAN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:06 AM ET

HAMILTON -- As statement games go, the Tiger-Cats figuratively stood on top of the bleachers at Ivor Wynne Stadium and let loose with a loud and happy holler last night.

"We all came out with enthusiasm and passion, and treated it like a playoff game," running back Terry Caulley said after the Ticats crushed the Argos 45-21.

"It's a pretty big win. We're tired of losing. We wanted to show the fans and the rest of the organization that we hate losing."

The Ticats piled up their most points in a game since getting 65 against Winnipeg in 1999. Hamilton has two wins, both against Toronto, and got it done last night without starting quarterback Casey Printers (thumb) and running back Jesse Lumsden (ankle), who were nursing injuries.

Richie Williams replaced Printers and passed for three touchdowns, marking the first time in seven games this season that the Tiger-Cats have produced a touchdown through the air.

"I guess that story is over now, huh?" Williams said. "We have good players on this team. We knew we needed this game. A lot of people are counting us out, but as long as we believe, it does not matter."

Ticats coach Charlie Taaffe would not commit to naming Williams as his starter.

"I don't want to start a quarterback controversy," Taaffe said. "We will have to do what is best. Casey is injured and we will see."


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