Hamilton Tiger-Cats take on Ottawa Redblacks on rest – Hamilton
Five days after their last outing, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are back in action Wednesday night as they face the Ottawa Redblacks in the nation’s capital.
The Ticates come off a 23-17 victory over the Calgary Stampeders last Friday night at Tim Hortons Field while the well-rested but shocked Redblacks have just completed their second week off of the Canadian League season. soccer.
Ottawa are the worst in the league 1-4 and have lost their last four games by a combined score of 143-64, including a 45-13 loss to the BC Lions in Week 6.
CHML’s coverage of Wednesday’s match begins with the pre-match show at 6:30 p.m. and kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. The 5th quarter on CHML, 900chml.com and on the CHML Facebook page.
Tiger-Cats quarterback David Watford will make his second straight start of the season after completing 19 of 22 attempted passes for 149 yards in last week’s win over Calgary.
Watford won’t be throwing any passes to star receiver Brandon Banks, who will miss his third straight game with a rib injury.
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Running back Sean Thomas Erlington is listed as a game time decision as the 29-year-old Montrealer suffers a leg injury that forced him to miss Hamilton’s victory over the Stampeders.
The Basement Redblacks have scored the fewest touchdowns (five) on offense in five games this year and are at or near the bottom of most statistical categories in 2021.
There have been a few bright spots in Ottawa this season, including punt receiver / returner Devonte Dedmon who leads the league with 787 yards combined, including 610 on punt and punt returns.
Kicker Lewis Ward has converted 12 of his 14 field goal attempts and is third in the CFL with an 85.7 field goal percentage.
Wednesday’s game marks Hamilton’s first trip to Ottawa since August 17, 2019, when the Ticates outscored the Redblacks 21-7.
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