The Ticats scored 31 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Eskimos 37-31 in Edmonton Saturday night.
Brett Maher opened the scoring 1:40 into the game by kicking a 44 yard field goal on Hamilton’s opening drive but Edmonton dominated the remainder of the first half.
The Eskimos responded with a 75 yard touchdown drive, culminating in a 5 yard TD toss by Mike Reilly to Cory Watson.
Sean Whyte added a 42 yard field goal five minutes later to give the Esks a 10-3 lead after the first quarter.
Reilly threw his second major of the game, 7:58 into the second period, a 22 yard pass to Derel Walker to give Edmonton a 17-3 lead.
John White made it 24-3 Edmonton with 1:52 left in the first half with a one yard touchdown run before Maher tacked on 3 points for the Cats with a 17 yard field goal just before the half.
Reilly’s third touchdown toss went to Adarius Bowman, a 10 yard strike that made it 31-6.
Hamilton finally found the endzone with 8:58 to play in the third quarter when Jeremiah Masoli threw a 26 yard touchdown to Terrence Toliver and trim Edmonton’s lead to 31-13.
After a pass interference penalty against former Ticat Marcell Young put the ball on the Edmonton one yard line Hamilton quarterback Jeff Mathews plunged across the goal line to make it 31-20 for the Esks.
Masoli completed his 16th straight pass with a 23 yard touchdown throw to Andy Fantuz.
Maher missed the extra point, making it 31-27 for Edmonton.
The Ticats came right back with Masoli firing a 6 yard TD toss to Fantuz, who made a beautiful over the shoulder catch in the endzone.
Chad Owens one upped Fantuz on the two point conversion with a spectacular one handed grab to make it 34-31 for Hamilton.
Masoli broke the CFL record with 23 straight completions and set up Maher’s third field goal of the game and a 37-31 Ticats lead.
The Cats will be on their first of two bye weeks next week before visiting Winnipeg on August 3.