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The Tiger-Cats Fall to the Alouettes

Brad NortonCorrespondent IJuly 24, 2009

Last night's game was great for a Ti-Cats fan, if you only watched the first quarter.

At first, the Tiger-Cats dominated Montreal. At the end of first quarter, they lead 6-0 as a result of two field goals.

Montreal did not score in the first quarter for the first time all season.

Unfortunately for Hamilton, they didn't have the lead for long.  When the clock hit 11:01 left in the second quarter, Montreal scored a touchdown, and shortly after, the Alouettes converted their extra point, taking a 7-6 lead.

Montreal continued their success, taking a 18-6 lead into halftime.

The Tiger-Cats stuck with QB Quinton Porter after he took a big hit to his abdomen, which required the attention of trainers.

Due to league rules, backup QB Kevin Glenn had to replace Porter for three plays.  After that, it was quite evident that Porter was uncomfortable in the pocket. The Tiger-Cats should have allowed Glenn to finish the game; he did, in the previous game, lead the Ti-Cats to victory.

As my dad says, they should alternate QBs at the half. No matter the circumstances, Porter plays the first half, and Glenn plays the second half. 

Not much happened in the second half except good defence.

Montreal scored another field goal in the third quarter to go up 21-6, and in the third quarter, the Tiger-Cats scored two points on a safety.

As a result, Montreal won 21-8.

On the plus side, Hamilton held Montreal to under 30 points, as before last night, the defence has given up 44.7 points per game.

Due to this loss, the Tiger-Cats dropped to 2-2 on the season.

Hamilton's next game is against the British Columbia Lions at Ivor Wynne. Hopefully, they win, since I am going to Ivor Wynne to watch the game.


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