BC Lions take the win from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Lions will face the Calgary Stampeders (5–1–1) on Friday as they rise to take the top spot in the West. The Lions are 5–2 after beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week with the return of Tiger-Cats quarterback, Zach Collaros after undergoing knee surgery. Collaros threw 331 yards, earning 2 touchdowns in his comeback. Jonathon Jennings threw 306-yards earning 3 touchdowns. The home crowd (over 21,000) cheered loud as the Lions took a quick lead in the first half.
The Manny Show was in full effect, scoring 2 touchdowns with a 1:32 left in the game for a guaranteed win and Jeremiah Johnson adding two touchdowns to the win. Bo Lokombo picked up two penalties for holding on a punt and kick returns. The Lions had a lead of 32–12 at the half.
The second half proved to be a challenge for the Lions as both defenses stepped up. Adam Bighill lead the defense with 7 defense tackles and an interception of 24-yards. The Tiger-Cats were gaining ground lessing the Lions 20-point lead. Lions kicker Richie Leone missed a 37-yard field goal to an awaiting Brandon Banks who ran 126-yards to tie the game 38–38. Jonathon Jennings responded with a short pass to wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux to gain 30-yard rushing to finish the game 45–38.
Wally Buono addressed the missed field goal that tied the game.
A record was tied in the first half as verteran Jason Arakgi earned 3 special teams tackles, making it a 184 in his career. The record ties him with Winnipeg’s Wade Miller.