HAMILTON - When they last played the Stamps, the Ticats could be seen playing at a high level and heading into halftime leading 20-13.
Along came the second half and the wheels on both sides of the ball began to come off, plays that were once made were not being executed, a game suddenly turning against the visitors.
“That game taught us a lesson,’’ Ticats quarterback Kevin Glenn said of that 32-20 loss on Aug. 6. “The lesson learned was that you have to play a full game. We haven’t had the success we’ve wanted, but for the most part we’ve played hard.”
In the second half in Calgary, Hamilton’s offence would gain 49 yards.
Defensively, the Ticats, who want to play an aggressive style that demands man-to-man coverages in the backfield, got exposed, yielding big plays and were unable to keep the Stamps off the field.
More than to make amends for last month’s missed opportunity, Glenn believes it’s bounce-back time for his team following back-to-back losses to Montreal and Edmonton.
“You have your hiccups here and there,’’ Glenn said. “It’s part of football. It’s part of life. It’s how you bounce back and that’s what we’re trying to do right now.
“We’re playing a good team in Calgary and we have to bounce back from the troubles we’ve had the last couple of weeks.”