The Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven’t been 4-0 since 1989. They’ll have an opportunity to do just that in Montreal when they wrap up their home and home with the Alouettes.
In the weeks leading up to the first game Head Coach Orlondo Steinauer noted that they had no plans to hold anything back or save anything for the second game. They certainly didn’t hold anything back. Hamilton dominated the first game at Tim Hortons Field, picking up the 41-10 victory.
Brandon Banks lead the way offensively for the Ticats. Speedy B looked unstoppable, catching seven passes for 152 yards. He also had a 30 yard touchdown rush.
Jeremiah Masoli tallied three touchdowns in the game. He connected with Sean Thomas Erlingotn on a 75 yard touchdown pass early in the second half. Masoli added two on the ground including a powerful run where he ran over the Montreal defender and dislodged his helmet.
On the defensive side of the ball, Ja’Gared Davis was a monster. He led the way with three sacks and seven tackles. The defensive line as a whole looked dominant Friday night. Ted Laurent, Dylan Wynn and Julian Howsare all picked up a sack each and Adrian Tracy made a great play chasing down William Stanback and forcing a fumble. If the defensive line can repeat their dominant play, it’ll go a long way to 4-0.
Sean Thomas Erlington will be playing in front of his hometown crowd Thursday night. The Montreal native also played his university ball at the University of Montreal so this will be nothing new for him. He has also played two professional games in Montreal in 2017 and 2018. He didn’t get a touch in the first game but in the second he had four carries for 40 yards and recovered a block punt for a touchdown.
These two teams will meet one more time in the regular season. Hamilton will make the trip to Montreal on October 26, in the second last week of the regular season.
This week kicks-off Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on TSN.