Canadian Football League News
Hamilton exacts revenge, rips Winnipeg
Aug 4, 2007, 3:20 GMT
Hamilton, ON - Jesse Lumsden rushed for 211 yards on 12 carries with two long touchdown runs on his 25th birthday as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, fueled by revenge, crushed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 43-22, at Ivor Wynne Stadium for their first win of the season.
In the waning moments of Winnipeg's 36-18 win over Hamilton last week, Blue Bombers head coach Doug Berry called for a timeout to attempt a field goal. The Ticats, angered by what they viewed as a sign of disrespect, took out their frustrations with a big win on Friday.
Lumsden broke off touchdown runs of 69 and 75 yards while Jason Maas completed 16-of-21 passes for 220 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for Hamilton (1-5).
Kevin Glenn completed 25-of-32 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Bombers (3-2-1).
Milt Stegall, after scoring two touchdowns last week to become the CFL's all-time leader in touchdowns, caught four passes for 91 yards and the 140th touchdown of his storied career.
Winnipeg struck first on Stegall's 33-yard touchdown reception, but Hamilton answered right back on Lumsden's impressive 69-yard run for a score.
A single gave the Blue Bombers the lead heading into the second quarter before Maas found Brock Ralph for a short five-yard TD reception that gave the Ticats a 15-8 advantage with 10:26 left in the second quarter.
Hamilton then converted a single with just under a minue to play and Troy Westwood missed on a 50-yard field goal attempt as time expired.
The second half started off with a bang as the teams exchanged scores. Maas found Jo Jo Walker for a short five-yard score and Derick Armstrong hauled in a 15-yard TD from Glenn to bring Winnipeg within 22-15.
Maas answered with a 13-yard scoring strike to Nate Curry with just over three minutes left in the third. Winnipeg was about to respond with another score, but Charles Roberts coughed the ball up on the Blue Bombers' next possession.
Winnipeg converted a single with just over nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and Westwood's 40-yard field goal made it 29-19 with 5:45 remaining.
However, Lumsden exploded for a 75-yard TD scamper just 26 seconds later and JoJuan Armour returned a Terrence Edwards fumble 62 yards for a score to seal the win.
Westwood hit a 23-yard field goal with 1:36 left to complete the scoring.
Roberts finished with 99 yards on 17 carries and seven catches for 58 yards for the Blue Bombers...Westwood finished 2-for-5 on field goal attempts... Hamilton tries to make it two in a row at Edmonton in Week 7, while Winnipeg heads to Vancouver to face the B.C. Lions.
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