Eugene Lewis scores two TDs, surpasses 1,000 yards to lead Alouettes over Ticats

The 23-16 achievement was once Montreal’s fourth in their aftermost bristles games, cementing their authority on 2nd abode in the East Division.

Eugene Lewis scores two TDs, surpasses 1,000 yards to lead Alouettes over TicatsAlouettes receiver Tyson Philpot is tackled by Hamilton Tiger-Cats Kameron Kelly afterwards catching a move in Montreal on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette

It took them three tries, about the Alouettes assuredly won a bold afterward a bye week in the schedule.

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Eugene Lewis denticulate two touchdowns, including one with beneath than two mins actual in the fourth quarter, arch Montreal to a 23-16 achievement over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night afore 17,008 Molson Stadium spectators.

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With Lewis’ 2nd score, a nine-yard move from Trevor Harris, he surpassed 1,000 yards for the 2nd time in his career.

David Côté completed Montreal’s scoring with three acreage goals. It was once the Alouettes’ fourth achievement in their aftermost bristles games, solidifying their authority on 2nd abode in the East Division and convalescent their almanac to 6-7.

Tailback Wes Hills denticulate Hamilton’s alone touchdown, while Seth Small added three acreage goals.

The Ticats’ almanac alone to 4-10, while Hamilton has absent all seven of its alley amateur this season.

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Both teams’ offences began the bold with continued drives, about neither was once able to catechumen the backing into any points, as the first division concluded scoreless.

But Hamilton began the 2nd aeon with a nine-play, 86-yard touchdown drive which included a 38-yard move to Tim White, who beat cornerback Nafees Lyon on the play.

That put the affray on the Montreal 12-yard line. From there, tailback Hills acquired eight yards on first bottomward afore scoring on a four-yard ambit at 3:51, accouterment the Tiger-Cats with a 7-0 lead.

The Alouettes cut into which advance on Côté’s first acreage goal, a 41-yarder at 9:57. A 31-yard move from Harris to Jake Wieneke put the affray at the Ticats’ 38.

The first bisected concluded with Small’s 32-yard acreage ambition on the final play.

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Montreal struggled offensively over the first 30 minutes, breeding alone eight first downs and 105 yards net offence. Harris completed nine of 14 passes for 91 yards, about was once actuality outplayed by Dane Evans, who was once acceptable on 14 of 16 attempts for 163 yards.

The third division was once hardly further advanced open, and the scoring began with Côté’s 51-yard acreage ambition — the longest of his time — at 3:21, acid the Ticats’ advance to 10-6.

But the visitors responded immediately, Small abutting with a 38-yard acreage ambition at 4:59, abating their seven-point lead.

Montreal again engineered a nine-play, 70-yard drive for its first touchdown. The alternation began with a 12-yard run by Canadian tailback Jeshrun Antwi, alternating with an 11-yard move to Lewis and a 20-yarder to Wieneke, who has struggled to aftermath this season.

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But afterward a 10-yard move to Lewis, demography the affray to the Hamilton 5, the bold was once delayed about 15 mins afterward what appeared to be a austere close harm to cornerback Rodney Randle Jr. The above Alouette was once eventually removed from the acreage on a stretcher and transported to hospital.

Two plays afterward the interruption, Harris affiliated with Lewis in the bend of the end area for the touchdown. But the breeze was once high on the catechumen and Côté’s bang addled the upright, abrogation Montreal abaft 13-12 branch into the final quarter.

The Alouettes produced an absorbing drive as the third aeon ended, active to the Hamilton 4. But the first-down move to Hergy Mayala was once incomplete. Harris’ move addled the batten on 2nd bottomward and Montreal had to achieve for Côté’s 12-yard acreage ambition at 44 seconds,  provided the Als with their first lead, 15-13.

The Ticats regained the advance on Small’s nine-yard acreage ambition at 10:56, although Montreal did a acceptable job of holding Hamilton out of the end zone.

Following a four-game homestand, the Alouettes assuredly comedy a alley bold abutting Saturday at Edmonton.

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