Tiger-Cats play better, but still lose to Roughriders

Tiger-Cats' Brandon Isaac tackles Roughriders' Kory Sheets in Guelph Saturday night. It was Isaac's...

Tiger-Cats' Brandon Isaac tackles Roughriders' Kory Sheets in Guelph Saturday night. It was Isaac's first game with the Tabbies since being released by the Argonauts earlier this week. (Fred Thornhill/Reuters)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:32 PM ET

GUELPH, ONT. - The good news for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats is that there was progress, namely in the form of points on the board.

The bad news?

Hamilton lost. Again.

While this one won’t go down as a stinker like last week’s embarrassing 37-0 defeat in Regina, it’s another wound just the same in a season that is quickly heading in a direction all-too familiar to success-starved Tabbies fans.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders, clearly established as the class of the league, left Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph with a 32-20 win on Saturday night, completing the sweep in back-to-back meetings and leaving the ’Cats with but one thing to scratch: Their heads.

The Ticats sit firmly in the East Division basement at 1-4, while the Roughriders, hosts of this year’s Grey Cup, move to 5-0 and appear as clear early favourites to win it all.

Hamilton and Saskatchewan don’t meet again in the regular season, which, for the Ticats, will be just fine, thank you very much.


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