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Eugene Lewis hits 2 TDs to put Alouette ahead over 1,000 yards over Tikats

The 23-16 victory was Montreal’s fourth win in their last five games and cemented their second-place spot in the East.

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It took three tries, but after a bye week on the schedule, the Alouettes eventually won the game.

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Eugene Lewis scored two touchdowns, including one with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, to help Montreal win 23-16 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night in front of a crowd of 17,008 at Molson Stadium. I was allowed to.

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Lewis’s second score, a 9-yard pass from Trevor Harris, put him over 1,000 yards for the second time in his career.

David Côté completed the scoring for Montreal with three field goals. In the last five games he has seen the Alouettes win his fourth, cementing his second-place spot in the East and extending his record to six wins and seven losses.

Tailback Wes Hills scored Hamilton’s only touchdown, and Seth Small added three field goals.

The Tikats’ record has slipped to 4-10, and Hamilton has lost all seven road games this season.

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Both teams’ offenses started the game with long drives, but neither was able to convert possessions into points as the first quarter ended scoreless.

However, Hamilton started the second period with a 9-play, 86-yard touchdown drive, including a 38-yard pass to Tim White, who beat cornerback Nafeez Lyon on the play.

This brought the ball to Montreal’s 12-yard line. From there, Tailbuck Hills gained 8 yards on first down before scoring on a 4-yard sweep at 3:51 to give the Tiger-Cats a 7–0 lead.

Alouette took the lead with Côté’s first field goal, a 41-yard goal in 9:57. A 31-yard pass from Harris to Jake Wieneke put the ball on his 38 for the Tikats.

The first half ended with Small’s 32-yard field goal on the final play.

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Montreal struggled offensively in the first 30 minutes, confining eight first downs and just 105 yards in net offense. Harris completed 91 yards on 9 of 14 passes, but he was behind Dane Evans, who completed 163 yards on 14 of 16 passes.

The third quarter opened up a bit, and the scoring started with Côte’s 51-yard field goal (the longest of the season) to cut the Tikats’ lead to 10–6 with 3:21.

However, the visitors quickly responded and Small connected on a 38-yard field goal with 4:59 to regain the 7-point lead.

Montreal then engineered a 9-play, 70-yard drive for their first touchdown. The series started with Canadian tailback Jeshran Antoy running 12 yards, an 11-yard pass to Lewis and a 20-yard pass to Wieneke, who has been struggling to produce this season.

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However, the game was delayed by about 15 minutes when cornerback Rodney Randle Jr. appeared to suffer a serious neck injury after taking the ball to the Hamilton 5 after a 10-yard pass to Lewis. He was taken on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.

On two plays following the suspension, Harris connected with Lewis in the endzone corner for a touchdown. But Convert’s snap was high, Côté’s kick hit the uprights, and Montreal trailed him 13-12 heading into the final quarter.

Alouette produced an impressive drive at the end of the third period, driving into Hamilton 4. However, Hazey his pass on the first down to Mayara was incomplete. Harris’ pass hit the crossbar on second down and Montreal had to settle for Côté’s 12-yard field goal with 44 seconds to give the Als their first lead, 15–13.

Montreal did a good job keeping Hamilton out of the end zone, but the Tikatz regained the lead with Small’s 9-yard field goal at 10:56.

After a four-game homestand, the Alouettes finally have a road game next Saturday in Edmonton.

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