Canadian Football League
Calgary 43, Hamilton 28
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario
Attendance: 23428
Stampeders 43, Tiger-Cats 28: Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 270 yards and a pair of touchdowns as visiting Calgary beat Hamilton for the 14th straight time in the regular season.

Mitchell completed 17-of-30 passes while Romar Morris rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown for the Stampeders (10-2), who increased their lead in the West Division to six points. Reggie Begelton hauled in five passes for 150 yards and a TD while Juwan Brescacin also made five catches for 109 yards as Calgary improved to 6-0 against East Division opponents.

Jeremiah Masoli finished 23-of-37 for 210 yards with two interceptions for the Tiger-Cats (6-6), who haven't beaten Calgary since 2011. Luke Tasker had six receptions for 60 yards while Larry Dean and Delvin Breaux each recorded a defensive touchdown for Hamilton, which saw its three-game winning streak come to a screeching halt.

Dean returned an interception 60 yards for a TD and Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 37-yard field goal to help the Tiger-Cats race out to a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter before Mitchell fired a 14-yard scoring strike to Marken Michel to pull the Stampeders within three points. Shakeir Ryan electrified the home crowd with a 104-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that put Hamilton in front 16-7 before Tunde Adeleke scooped up a fumble and returned it for a 20-yard score and Rene Paredes converted a pair of short kicks to help Calgary take a 20-19 advantage at halftime.

Breaux scored on a 31-yard fumble return less than five minutes into the third quarter to put Hamilton back in front, but Terry Williams ran back a punt 83 yards for a score and Mitchell threw a 99-yard scoring pass to Begelton with 3 1/2 minutes left in the period to give Calgary a 34-25 cushion. Paredes tacked on a 24-yard field goal and Morris found the end zone from 3 yards out with 55 seconds remaining in the fourth as the Stampeders secured their 11th straight 10-win campaign.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hamilton WR Brandon Banks, who leads the team in catches (69), receiving yards (1,033) and receiving touchdowns (seven), was a late scratch due to a groin injury. … Calgary WR DaVaris Daniels suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter and did not return. … Mitchell, who has thrown at least one touchdown pass in every game this season, improved to 11-0 against the Tiger-Cats.
Top Game Performances
Calgary   Hamilton
Romar Morris Player Alex Green
16 Attempts 9
98 Yards 51
6.1 Avg Yards 5.7
1 Touchdowns 0
31 Long 11
Calgary   Hamilton
Reggie Begelton Player Luke Tasker
5 Receptions 6
150 Yards 60
30.0 Avg Yards 10.0
1 Touchdowns 0
99 Long 18
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Calgary 436 130 306 5 3 2 4.0 2
Hamilton 281 71 210 3 3 1 0.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Hamilton will play their next game on the road against BC. The Tiger-Cats have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Stampeders have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.