Als lose in Hamilton 41-28
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo is tackled by Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jamall Johnson during first half CFL action in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday Sept. 28, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Published Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:18PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:20PM EDT
The Alouettes were overmatched by a high-scoring Ti-Cats team Friday, as Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris outshone Alouette veteran Anthony Calvillo by tossing five TD passes en route to a 41-28 victory.
Montreal’s bird gang quickly learned that the Tiger Cats are far better than their 4-8 record suggested.
Andy Fantuz and former Alouette Dave Stala both hauled in two touchdown passes each while Luca Congi booted two short field goals to rack up the points against the visiting Als.
Anthony Calvillo failed to sling the pigskin with his usual authority, completing 12 of 23 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns.
Adrian McPherson, Jamel Richardson, Chris Jennings and S. J. Green scored touchdowns for the Alouettes
The Als have now lost five straight games at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton but in spite of the performance they remain in first place in the East Division with an 8-5 record, while the Ticats move on up to 5-8.
The first Hamilton touchdown was Burris’ 285th career TD toss, allowing the veteran quarterback to climb past Tracy Ham into fifth place in all-time TD throws by a CFL QB.
The Hamilton team has scored 401 points this season, more than any other team. It has given up 409 points, also more than any other CFL competitor.
-With a file from The Canadian Press