Ticats go for second straight win

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Can they make it two wins in a row?

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to put together back to back wins for the first time this season when they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Thursday night at McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Stadium.

CHML’s coverage begins with the Pregame Show at 6:30pm, kickoff is at 7 o’clock.

Hamilton has won five straight games against Winnipeg, including all four meetings in 2013 as well as the last game at Ivor Wynne Stadium in 2012.

This season, however, the Bombers have sprinted out to a 4-and-1 record while the Tiger-Cats have compiled a mark of 1-and-3.

Offensive Player of the Week Dan LeFevour will try to pick up where he left off on Saturday after guiding the Ticats to a 33-23 win over Ottawa on Saturday.

The Cats QB became the first CFL pivot to throw for more than 350 yards and rush for more than 100 yards in the same game since 2010, when then Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce accomplished the rare feat.

But LeFevour won’t have receiver Brandon Banks, who scored Hamilton’s first touchdown last week, in the lineup due to injury.

Check out Hamilton’s depth chart HERE.

Hamilton will have linebackers Simoni Lawrence and Rico Murray back from the injured list, but safety Craig Butler will sit out with an ankle injury.

The Bombers will be missing a key piece of their offense Thursday night.

Leading receiver Nick Moore has landed on Winnipeg’s injured list and will miss his first game since coming over from B.C. in the offseason.

Check out Winnipeg’s depth chart HERE.

Drew Willy has been impressive as the Bombers’ new starting QB, throwing for 1,301 yards, second only to league leader Ricky Ray.

Winnipeg is 2-and-0 on the road this season, winning in B.C. last week and in Montreal in Week 3.

Their 4-and-1 record is good for a second place tie with Edmonton in the West Division.

Hamilton is 1-and-0 at home after winning their home opener last weekend.

The 1-and-3 Cats are in a four way tie for top spot in the East, with all four teams earning just one win through the first five weeks of the season.

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