Canadian Football League
BC 35, Hamilton 32
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, September 22, 2018
Where: BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
Attendance: 18794

Lions 35, Tiger-Cats 32 (2OT): Jonathon Jennings threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns while Ty Long kicked the game-winning 39-yard field goal to lift BC past visiting Hamilton.

Jennings completed 32-of-47 passes in his first start since July 7 for the Lions (6-6), who have won three straight games. Bryan Burnham hauled in 10 passes for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Cory Watson added a TD reception for BC, which moved into a fourth-place tie with Winnipeg in the race for the crossover playoff spot.

Jeremiah Masoli was 19-of-25 for 311 yards and two touchdowns while adding another 37 yards on ground for the Tiger-Cats (6-7), who fell four points behind East Division-leading Ottawa. Mike Jones caught three passes for 138 yards and two scores while John White rushed for 62 yards and a TD for Hamilton, which has dropped six of its last seven trips to Vancouver.

White's 8-yard scoring run with 8:56 left in the second quarter capped an 8-play, 94-yard drive and put the Tiger-Cats in front 7-3 before Masoli found Jones over the top for a 75-yard touchdown to help the visitors build a 14-3 halftime lead. Jennings fired a 13-yard TD pass to Watson before finding Ricky Collins Jr. on the two-point conversion to pull the Lions within three before Hamilton responded with a 50-yard field goal from Lirim Hajrullahu to take a 17-11 advantage into the fourth quarter.

After Hajrullahu converted a 47-yard attempt to make it a two-score game, Long drilled a 50-yarder and Jennings threw an 8-yard scoring strike to Burnham with 2:26 remaining to put BC on top 21-20 before Jones hauled in a 55-yard touchdown pass to help give Hamilton a 29-21 advantage. Burnham made a 20-yard TD catch as time expired and dragged a foot inbounds on the untimed two-point conversion to force overtime, where the kickers traded field goals in the first session before Hajrullahu missed an attempt, which set the stage for Long's heroics.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hamilton WR Brandon Banks, who leads the team in receptions (69) and receiving yards (1,033), missed his second straight game with a groin pull while RB Alex Green was sidelined with a shoulder issue. ... Burnham has caught at least one touchdown pass in five consecutive contests. ... Masoli set the franchise record for most 300-yard performances in a season with his 10th. ... Lions DT Davon Coleman registered eight tackles and three sacks against his former team.
Top Game Performances
Hamilton   BC
John White IV Player Jonathon Jennings
19 Attempts 4
63 Yards 26
3.3 Avg Yards 6.5
1 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 8
Hamilton   BC
Mike Jones Player Bryan Burnham
3 Receptions 10
138 Yards 90
46.0 Avg Yards 9.0
2 Touchdowns 2
75 Long 20
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Hamilton 411 100 311 3 3 0 1.0 0
BC 436 89 347 3 4 0 5.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • BC will play their next game on the road against Hamilton. The Lions have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Hamilton will play their next game at home against BC. The Tiger-Cats have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .500 after a loss.