Tiger-Cats beat Alouettes in OT, advance to face Argos in East final

TiCats QB Dan LeFevour (13) is lifted on the shoulders of his teammates after scoring  the winning...

TiCats QB Dan LeFevour (13) is lifted on the shoulders of his teammates after scoring the winning TD in overtime. Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat the Montreal Alouettes 19-16 OT during CFL Eastern semi-final at Guelph, Ont. on Sunday November 10, 2013. (JACK BOLAND/QMI Agency)

Frank Zicarelli, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:13 PM ET

GUELPH - The dream football matchup is now in place, a rare opportunity for football in southern Ontario to celebrate the uniqueness and charm of three-down football.

Sunday’s East semifinal was not one for the ages, a game that required overtime, but the reward is an Argos-Ticats meeting indoors with the potential for fireworks and high-octane offences.

Hamilton’s 19-16 win over the Montreal Alouettes was far from pretty, but the Ticats did produce two touchdowns on their final two series.

The Als had more than enough chances, but weren’t good enough, unable to avoid the many self-induced wounds that could not be overcome.

Credit Hamilton for once again finding a way to win, but clearly the Ticats must be better as next Sunday’s East final at Rogers Centre now sets the stage for an epic renewal of a bitter rivalry.

Hamilton scored its only major in regulation on its final possession, a 97 yard drive punctuated by a C.J. Gable pass and run play from


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