Lewis breaks 1000-yard mark on Alouettes TD in win over Tiger-Cats

Eugene Lewis broke the 1000-yard mark and scored the game-winning touchdown in the Montreal Alouettes’ 23-16 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday.

The Alouettes (6-7) trailed well into the fourth quarter, but closed out their first-ever four-game homestand with a win and a 3-1 record. Montreal also won his series in a very important season which acted as a tiebreaker, cementing his place as second in the East Division.

Trevor Harris completed 26 of 35 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns, while Lewis received seven for 52 yards.

Wes Hills ran in Hamilton’s only touchdown of the night, while Dane Evans passed 22 of 29 for 288 yards.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Tiger-Cats (4-10) broke the ice. Evans pulled a big play out of his sleeve with his 38-yard pass to Papi White. The Hills then capped off the drive with a 4-yard run to put Hamilton up 7-0.

Harris connected with Jake Weineke on a 31-yard pass and made a big play on the next drive, but Montreal failed to respond with a touchdown of its own. Kicker David Court hit a 41-yard field goal to put Alouette on the board.

In the final minute of the second quarter, Evans threw a 20-yard pass to Tyler Ternowski to put Tikats in field goal range. Seth Small converted his 32-yarder and gave Hamilton his 10-3 lead going into halftime.

Just over three minutes into the second half, Court cut Hamilton’s lead to four with a career-best 51-yard field goal. Less than two minutes later, Small responded with a 38-yard field goal to make the score 13–6 for the Tikats.

Alouette reached the red zone for the first time in the game midway through the third quarter, when Harris found Eugene Lewis on a 5-yard touchdown pass. However, Court missed the extra point and delayed Montreal by one.

One play before the score, Hamilton cornerback Rodney Randle Jr. collided with his teammate and was eventually pulled off the field by a stretcher after a lengthy injury break.

Less than a minute into the fourth inning, Montreal took its first lead of the game thanks to Court’s 12-yard field goal.

Nearly 10 minutes later, the Tikats missed an opportunity to score a touchdown from inside the Alouette 10-yard line. Hamilton decided to regain the 1-point lead with a 9-yard field goal by Small.

Montreal followed with a drive downfield, with Harris finding Lewis for a 9-yard touchdown and helping the receiver reach the 1000-yard mark. Harris then found Reggie White Jr. completing a two-point conversion to go up 23-16.

The Tikats tried to force overtime, but a second-half fumble by wide receiver Kiondle Smith was recovered by defensive lineman Mustafa Johnson to seal the win for the Alouettes.

Lewis breaks 1000-yard mark on Alouettes TD in win over Tiger-Cats

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