Canadian Football League
Hamilton 25, Edmonton 24
When: 7:30 PM ET, Thursday, August 23, 2018
Where: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario
Attendance: 23281
Tiger-Cats 25, Eskimos 24: Jeremiah Masoli threw for 419 yards and Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 29-yard field goal as time expired to lift Hamilton past visiting Edmonton.

Masoli went 27-of-44 with one touchdown while Alex Green rushed for 104 yards and a TD for the Tiger-Cats (4-5), who completed a season sweep of the Eskimos for the first time since 2006. Luke Tasker hauled in nine passes for 156 yards and a score while Mike Jones made four catches for 117 yards as Hamilton took sole possession of second place in the East Division.

Mike Reilly completed 15-of-25 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns while C.J. Gable rushed for 81 yards for the Eskimos (6-4), who were outscored 15-0 in the second half. D'haquille 'Duke' Williams caught three passes for 116 yards and a touchdown while Derel Walker finished with four receptions for 59 yards and a pair of TDs as Edmonton suffered its second loss in three games.

Green scored on a 10-yard scamper and Hajrullahu kicked a 25-yard field goal to give Hamilton a 10-0 lead after one quarter, but Sean Whyte made a 52-yard kick and Walker hauled in a 36-yard touchdown pass to level matters. Reilly found Williams over the top of the defence for a 95-yard touchdown before throwing a 17-yard scoring strike to Walker with 12 seconds left in the second quarter as Edmonton scored 24 unanswered points en route to a 24-10 halftime advantage.

Gable fumbled deep in Edmonton territory, but Hamilton had to settle for a 31-yard field goal by Hajrullahu, who converted a 28-yard attempt with 5:22 left in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 24-16. Tasker turned a short pass into a 51-yard touchdown with 2:37 remaining, but Masoli's pass fell incomplete on the ensuing two-point try to leave the Tiger-Cats down by two points before Hajrullahu kept his nerve in windy conditions to complete the comeback.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Defensive end Joe Montford, who recorded 115 of his 135 career sacks in eight seasons with the Tiger-Cats, was inducted to Hamilton's Wall of Honour during a halftime ceremony. … Reilly moved past Condredge Holloway for 18th place on the CFL's all-time passing list. … Hamilton WR Chris Williams caught three passes for 33 yards before he was carried off with a leg injury in the third quarter. ... Edmonton has finished with at least one 100-yard receiver in 10 straight games this season.
Top Game Performances
Edmonton   Hamilton
C.J. Gable Player Alex Green
8 Attempts 19
81 Yards 104
10.1 Avg Yards 5.5
0 Touchdowns 1
61 Long 12
Edmonton   Hamilton
D'haquille Williams Player Luke Tasker
3 Receptions 9
116 Yards 156
38.7 Avg Yards 17.3
1 Touchdowns 1
95 Long 51
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Edmonton 362 112 250 3 1 2 1.0 1
Hamilton 557 138 419 2 4 0 3.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Hamilton will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Tiger-Cats have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Eskimos have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.