Canadian Football League
Ottawa 30, Hamilton 13
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 27, 2018
Where: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario
Attendance: 23329

Redblacks 30, Tiger-Cats 13: Trevor Harris threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns as visiting Ottawa pulled away from Hamilton to clinch its third East Division title in four years.

Harris completed 23-of-30 passes and went over 5,000 yards in a season for the first time in his career while Greg Ellingson and Diontae Spencer each caught a pair of touchdown tosses for the Redblacks (10-7). Spencer made four catches for 116 yards and Ellingson gained another 71 yards on five receptions for Ottawa, which has won five straight games at Hamilton.

Jeremiah Masoli was 25-of-48 for 243 yards but threw two interceptions as the Tiger-Cats (8-9) were held without a touchdown in losing for the fourth time in six contests. Alex Green finished with 110 yards from scrimmage while Mike Jones had six receptions for 56 yards and Lirim Hajrullahu booted four field goals to lead Hamilton, which also has clinched a playoff spot.

Ellingson caught a 6-yard scoring strike from Harris in the first quarter and was wide open on a 55-yard touchdown pass from short-yardage quarterback Dominique Davis on 3rd-and-1 to give the Redblacks a 15-4 lead early in the second. Harris connected with Spencer for a 24-yard TD to push the lead to 17 points before Hajrullahu booted field goals from 35 and 43 yards to close the gap to 21-10 at intermission.

Hajrullahu's 41-yard kick early in the third quarter pulled the Tiger-Cats within a score, but Harris responded by hitting Spencer in stride behind Hamilton's defense for a 79-yard scoring strike as Ottawa extended its lead to 27-13 going into the fourth. Lewis Ward converted his CFL-record 46th straight field-goal attempt - this one from 33 yards out - for a 17-point cushion and Sherrod Baltimore's interception at the Redblacks' 3-yard line with under six minutes remaining sealed it.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ottawa WR Brad Sinopoli had seven receptions to increase his season total to 116 and pass Ben Cahoon (112) for most in a single season by a Canadian in CFL history. … Hamilton LB Larry Dean made 11 tackles to reach 100 in a season for the first time in his career (105). … Tiger-Cats CB Delvin Breaux and Ottawa's leading rusher, RB William Powell, both were scratched due to undisclosed injuries. … Spencer went over 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career, increasing his total to 1,007. … Hamilton WR Brandon Banks (94 catches, 1,423 yards, 11 TDs) was ruled out for the season with a broken clavicle, which he sustained in last week's game against the Redblacks.
Top Game Performances
Ottawa   Hamilton
Mossis Madu Player Alex Green
11 Attempts 9
26 Yards 76
2.4 Avg Yards 8.4
0 Touchdowns 0
8 Long 36
Ottawa   Hamilton
Diontae Spencer Player Mike Jones
4 Receptions 6
116 Yards 56
29.0 Avg Yards 9.3
2 Touchdowns 0
79 Long 15
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Ottawa 355 33 322 4 1 2 0.0 0
Hamilton 336 93 243 0 4 0 0.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Hamilton will play their next game at home against Montreal. The Tiger-Cats have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game at home against Toronto. The RedBlacks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .714 after a loss.