Two weeks after losing in Calgary, the Ticats will try to return to favour when they host the Stampeders Saturday night in Guelph.
CHML’s coverage of the game begins with the Pre-Game Show at 5pm, kickoff is at 6 o’clock.
Hamilton was outscored 10-0 in the fourth quarter of their Week 12 loss at McMahon Stadium.
Tiger-Cats QB Henry Burris says they have another opportunity to show that they can close out games, just as they did last week in Moncton versus the Alouettes.
After being shutout in the 3rd quarter against Montreal, the Cats rallied with 15 points in the 4th quarter to pick up the victory and improve to 6-and-6.
Just as important, the loss kept he Als 4 points behind Hamilton in the race for 2nd place in the CFL’s East Division.
Hamilton won’t have receiver Greg Ellingson in the lineup because of injury.
He’ll be replaced by fellow rookie Luke Tasker, a Cornell grad who knows head coach Kent Austin’s offence.
Luke’s father, former Buffalo Bills special teams standout Steve Tasker, is expected to attend the game at Alumni Stadium.
The Cats will also be without injured defensive backs Courtney Stephen and Dee Webb, however cornerback Delvin Breaux will make his return to the lineup.
The league leading 9-and-3 Stampeders, who have already secured a playoff spot, are coming off a late game loss to Toronto and sport a 4-and-2 record on the road.
That matches Hamilton’s home record this season.
Of note: Burris still leads the CFL with 3,765 passing yards, but he’s also thrown the most interceptions of any QB this season (12). Calgary leads the CFL with a plus 13 turnover ratio while Hamilton is tied with Montreal for second last at minus 8. Hamilton’s Marc Beswick is the CFL’s top special teams tackler this year (17) and teammate Brian Bulcke is tied for the league lead with 3 fumble recoveries. Calgary’s Larry Taylor tops the CFL punt return and kickoff return charts.