WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will host Kevin Glenn and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in next Sunday’s East Final at Canad Inns Stadium.
The Tiger-Cats upset the Montreal Alouettes 52-44 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Olympic Stadium in the East Semifinal, ending the Als’ two-year reign as Grey Cup champs.
The Bombers beat the Tiger-Cats in all three regular-season meetings this season by scores of 24-16, 30-27 and 33-17.
Glenn was Winnipeg’s starting quarterback between 2004 and 2008. Mike Kelly released him in March 2009, and he was picked up by the Tiger-Cats. Hamilton’s offensive co-ordinator is another former Winnipeg quarterback, Khari Jones.
Glenn is 5-5 against the Bombers since leaving Winnipeg.
The last time the Bombers hosted the Tiger-Cats in the East Final was the last time Winnipeg hosted the division championship in 2001. The Bombers won that game 28-13 but lost the Grey Cup to the Calgary Stampeders.
Justin Medlock had a 42-yard field goal attempt on the last play of the game, but the Ticats took a time-count penalty. That moved it back and made it a 52-yard attempt, and Medlock missed. The Als ran the ball out of the end zone, sending the game to overtime.
Quinton Porter scored on a one-yard touchdown run on Hamilton’s first OT possession, and the two-point convert was good when Glenn found Chris Williams in the end zone.
The Alouettes failed to convert a third-and-two from the 25-yard line on their first overtime possession.