It was a night for the unexpected.
No one thought the 3-10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats would beat the 10-3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers, let alone pound them on their home turf.
And no one expected the unusual plays that highlighted the game.
The Bombers got things going in the second quarter when backup quarterback Dan LeFevour came in for a second and short situation at Hamilton’s 49-yard-line. Instead of taking the snap and plunging forward as he normally does in that situation, LeFevour let the ball go through his legs to receiver Darvin Adams, who hit a wide-open Andrew Harris in the Hamilton backfield for a 44-yard gain. It was only not a touchdown because the pass from Adams was a bit behind Harris.
Timothy Flanders scored a touchdown from five yards out.
Hamilton later used some trickery to get a big first down deep in Bombers territory. Lining up as though they were going for it on third-and-two, Masoli took the snap and kicked the ball, surprising the Bombers defenders.
Brandon Banks, who had lined up onside, outraced all the Bombers and recovered the ball at the Winnipeg 17-yard-line, leading to an eventual Alex Green touchdown.
Finally, a play that nobody saw coming was also a highlight. Bombers left tackle Stanley Bryant got beaten by Hamilton defensive end Justin Capicotti, who sacked quarterback Matt Nichols and forced a fumble.
Bryant scooped up the ball well behind the line of scrimmage and broke two tackles before pitching the ball to receiver Clarence Denmark, who took it for a nine-yard gain.
Yup, it was a strange one alright.
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Published at Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:41:15 -0400