Argonauts Fall to Tiger Cats 27-19
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Sunday, December 5, 2021
It was a chilly game that featured plenty of points, but very few touchdowns. The lack of touchdowns would prove to be Toronto’s downfall as they scored only on kicks in this one - six made field goals plus one miss that resulted in a single point.
Meanwhile, Hamilton scored touchdowns through the air, on the ground, and with special teams.
Toronto had not just a lead, but a shutout entering the half thanks to Bede’s busy leg. Many of Bede’s kicks today came from within the redzone and this proved to be at least a part of Toronto’s downfall.
The Hamilton defensive front was applying pressure and making it difficult on McLeod Bethel-Thompson all game long. Whoever faces Hamilton next week will need to have a plan to keep their quarterback upright or they may suffer a similar fate.
Hamilton took over the momentum of the game on their first touchdown of the game, a 92-yard punt return touchdown. Toronto’s Jalen Collins was supposed to have contain on the play and made an aggressive cut inside that allowed Papi White to get an edge and then take it to the house. The PAT would be missed, leading to a 12-6 score.
Jaelon Acklin later picked up a 30-yard touchdown grab to tie the score at 12, missing on a two point attempt.
Dane Evans would score the final two touchdowns of the day on a pair of 1-yard runs.
Evans took over at QB following the first quarter as Jeremiah Masoli was struggling to get much going. Evans led them to this comeback victory and presents the Ti-Cats with a tough decision entering the Grey Cup. I wouldn’t be surprised to see either passer start, but Evans looked the part and stressed the Boatmen’s defence into submission as the game wore on.
Hamilton will host the Grey Cup on December 12 with kickoff slated for 6pm. The Ti-Cats opponent will be the winner of the West Final, being played by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders.