Ticats & Stamps collide at Mac

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML
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There’s no talk of payback or redemption or unfinished business.

The Tiger-Cats just want to put another checkmark in the win column when they host Calgary at McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

CHML’s coverage of the game begins with the Frisco’s Pregame Show at 2pm, kickoff is at 3 o’clock.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats football on AM900 CHML is powered by Halton Honda of Burlington and Sterling Honda of Hamilton.

The Cats lost 10-7 against the Stampeders on July 18 at McMahon Stadium, Hamilton’s 10th straight loss in Calgary, thanks in part to a last minute field goal flub that could have sent the game into overtime.

Head coach Kent Austin says his team is not focused on that game, or any other game that is behind them, saying they are concentrating on this next game.

Hamilton has lost seven straight games against Western opponents, including all five of their meetings against the West this season.

In fact, there are a handful of stats that don’t paint the 1-and-5 Cats in a very good light.

Since 2008, the Tiger-Cats are 2-and-11 versus the Stamps, with six of those game decided in the last 3 minutes of regulation.

Calgary has also beaten Hamilton in each of their last five meetings.

Both teams have been hit by the injury bug this season.

Hamilton will be without star running back C.J. Gable because of an ankle injury, and depending on how his rehab unfolds, it may also force him to miss the Labour Day Classic against Toronto on September 1 at Tim Hortons Field.

CLICK HERE to see Hamilton’s depth chart.

5-and-1 Calgary will employ its fourth different starting running back this season when recently signed veteran Hugh Charles suits up.

Reigning Most Outstanding Player Jon Cornish and backup RB Matt Walter are both dealing with concussion symptoms.

Martel Mallett has hit the shelf with a groin injury while backup tailback and kick returner Jock Sanders is out with a rib injury.

CLICK HERE to see Calgary’s depth chart.

A victory by Hamilton, who will enjoy their second bye week of the season after Saturday’s game, would push them to within two points of the Eastern Division leading Argonauts.

A loss would drop the Ticats to 1-and-6 and leave them on the CFL’s ground floor.

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