The Hamilton Tiger-Cats completed a four game season series sweep against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with a 37-7 win to finish off the regular season.
Playing with most of their “regulars” back home in Hamilton, the Ticats ran roughshod over the league worst Blue Bombers.
Winnipeg, which ended their season at 3-and-15, got the scoring started with a 34-yard Sandro DeAngelis field goal.
Hamilton would respond a couple drives later as Luca Congi was good from 28-yards out making it 3-3 late in the first quarter.
DeAngelis tacked on another field goal, this one from 23-yards out, giving the Blue Bombers the lead back at 6-3.
Hamilton would get the first major of the game as Henry Burris hooked up with Onrea Jones on a 8-yard pass, giving Hamilton its first lead of the day, 10-6.
Burris hooked up with Jones for another touchdown before the half was done, this one a 9-yard catch and run to make it 17-6 Ticats at the half.
Burris played just the first half of the game, going 17-of-24 for 135 yards and two TDs, while Jones hauled in a game high 8 catches for 77 yards and two majors.
Backup Dan LeFevour went 9-of-10 for 83 yards passing and also ran 7 times for another 47 yards.
Congi got the scoring started in the second half with a 18-yard field goal, extending the Cats’ lead to 20-6.
Chevon Walker then scored his first touchdown of the year, a 70-yard dash to the endzone, to put the Tiger-Cats ahead 27-6.
Walker carried the ball 11 times for 116 yards and the lone score.
Hamilton extended its lead to 30-6 when Congi nailed a 23-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.
Winnipeg’s Mike Renaud booted a punt into the Ticats endzone to make it 30-7 for the Ticats.
The Hamilton defense didn’t want to be left out on the fun as C.O Prime picked up a Jason Boltus fumble and took it 48-yards for a touchdown to make it 37-7.
With the win, the Cats finished the regular season with a record of 10-and-8, their first winning season since 2004 and the team’s first double digit win season since 2001.
The Cats will host the Montreal Alouettes in the Eastern Division Semi-Final on Saturday November 10th at 1pm on CHML.