Ticats beat Alouettes to grab second place in the East

Alouettes' Bo Bowling fumbles the football in the first half of their CFL football game against the...

Alouettes' Bo Bowling fumbles the football in the first half of their CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger Cats on Saturday. (FRED THORNHILL/Reuters)

Frank Zicarelli, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:32 PM ET

GUELPH - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats found redemption in the rematch, setting the stage for the fourth installment in a series that has no decided edge.

With Saturday’s 27-24 win over the Montreal Alouettes at Alumni Stadium on Saturday afternoon, next weekend’s Eastern schedule is now inconsequential and the most important date now looming is Nov. 1,0 when Guelph will play host to the divisional semifinal between the Ticats and the Als. The winner plays the Argos on Nov. 17 with a berth in the Grey Cup on the line.

As is always the case in such close encounters, special teams and turnovers emergde as the decisive factors, the reasons why Hamilton would overcome a very ominous start to assure itself of a home playoff date. A 107-yard touchdown return from Brandon Banks on a botched field goal from 42 yards proved to be the margin of error on a wet afternoon of many errors.


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