Dan LeFevour ran for a 2-yard touchdown in overtime to give the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a 19-16 victory over the Montreal Alouettes in the Eastern Semi-Final Sunday afternoon in Guelph.
LeFevour ended a drive in which he converted two 3rd and inches, as well as an 11-yard rush to get the first and goal situation on the Montreal two yard line.
Montreal opened the overtime with a 34-yard Sean Whyte field goal.
It was Whyte that sent the game to OT with a 32-yard field goal with 5 seconds left in regulation, finishing off a 43-yard drive, and ended a streak of five misses.
Hamilton had taken the lead on the previous drive when Henry Burris hit rookie running back C.J. Gable for a 17-yard touchdown with 1:04 left in regulation.
The 12 play, 97 yard drive consumed 4:28 off the clock.
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Both teams had their battles with the weather as the 55 km/h wind and pelting rain played a role in both teams having 4 turnovers each.
The wind also affected the kicking game, as the only points scored in the first half were off of missed Whyte field goal and a Burke Dales punt, giving Montreal a 2-0 lead at the break.
Luca Congi converted two field goals of his own, from 29 and 35 yards out, to give Hamilton a 6-2 lead in the 3rd Quarter.
The lead was short lived, though, as Troy Smith tossed a 29-yard TD to Duron Carter to give Montreal a 10-6 lead.
Hamilton heads to Toronto on Sunday November 17th, to take on the defending Grey Cup champion Argonauts in the Eastern Final at 1pm on CHML.
The Cats Claws Fan Club is organizing buses for the East Final in Toronto.
The cost is $60 and includes a ticket to the game and a spot on a bus to and from Hamilton.
Buses will leave at Eastgate Square at 11am.
For tickets, contact Carol at 905-664-6117 or email@example.com.