Henry Burris joined the 50,000 passing yards club, but Calgary spoiled the night with a late drive as the Ticats lost 26-22 at McMahon Stadium.
The Ticats wasted no time getting on the scoreboard with an amazing one handed 37-yard catch and run to the endzone by Andy Fantuz, putting the Cats up 7-0 after their first drive of the game.
After a huge return on a missed Luca Congi field goal by Larry Taylor, the Ticats defense was able to hold Calgary to a 15-yard Rene Paredes field goal, making it 7-3 Hamilton.
Paredes tacked on another 29-yard field goal with just over a minute left in the first quarter, to make it 8-6 Hamilton.
After defensive stands by both teams, Bo Levi Mitchell found Maurice Price for a 80-yard touchdown for Calgary’s first lead of the night, 13-8 midway through the second quarter.
In what seemed only fitting, Burris would eclipse the 50,000 yard mark with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Onrea Jones to put the Ticats back in the lead 15-13 at the half.
Burris became the fifth quarterback in CFL history to pass for 50,000 yards, joining Anthony Calvillo, Damon Allen, Danny McManus and Ron Lancaster.
Burris ended the game 26-of-39 for 408 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, the second of which came on the game’s final play.
C.J Gable started the second half scoring with a 5-yard rushing touchdown to extend the Ticats’ lead to 22-13.
Paredes rattled off his third field goal of the night, this one from43 yards out, making it 22-16 Hamilton.
Calgary tacked on another 3-points early in the fourth quarter when Paredes nailed a 24-yard field goal, making it 22-19.
Burris threw an interception with the Ticats in the red zone, and then Luca Congi hit the right upright from 37 yards out, giving the Stamps another shot to tie the game.
But Mitchell would go above and beyond that, putting together a solid drive with some help of a couple Ticats penalties, and marched down field.
He found Marquay McDaniel for a 15-yard major and a 26-22 Calgary lead.
Hamilton got the ball back and marched down the field with time ticking away.
Burris last second Hail Mary was picked off in the endzone by Chris Randle to seal Calgary’s 10th straight regular season win at home.
Calgary is now a CFL best 9-and-2, including a 5-and-0 home record.
Hamilton falls to 5-and-6 on the season, 2-and-4 on the road, and haven’t won at McMahon since 2004.
Mitchell went 20-30 with 257 passing yards, 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s while the Cats defense held Stamps running back Jon Cornish to 72 yards on 13 carries.
Cable had 9 carries for 53 yards and 6 receptions for a game high tying 108 yards, the second straight he has hit triple digits in receiving yards.
Defensively, Ticats defensive end Sam Scott made a team high 7 tackles, followed by Jamall Johnson and Simoni Lawrence with 6.
JJ also added a sack and a forced fumbled while Lawrence had a sack and his first career interception.
The Ticats next play Saturday September 21at 4pm in Moncton against Montreal on AM900 CHML.