Shawn Gore scored two receiving touchdowns and Tim Brown returned a punt 81 yards for another as the B.C. Lions beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39-36 in CFL action Friday night.
The defending Grey Cup champion Lions overcame a slow start and survived a late Hamilton rally for their second straight win.
The Ticats remain winless after two games.
Paul McCallum's third field goal of the game, a 19-yarder at 9:34 of the fourth quarter, proved to be the difference.
Chevon Walker and Chris Walker both scored two touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats, who outscored the Lions 15-6 in the final quarter only to fall short.
Hamilton had won four of the past five-regular-season meetings between the teams dating to 2009.
Including playoffs, the Cats were 4-and-2 against B.C. in the same time span.
Hamilton next plays Saturday July 14 when hey host the Argos at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
CHML's coverage of the game, brought to you by Terra, Canada's toughest safety boosts, begins with the pre-game show at 6pm.
Kickoff is at 7 o'clock.