Canadian Football League
Montreal 30, Hamilton 28
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 3, 2018
Where: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario
Attendance: 23381

Alouettes 30, Tiger-Cats 28: Antonio Pipkin ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another as visiting Montreal ended its season by defeating playoff-bound Hamilton.

Pipkin, one of three quarterbacks to play in the game for the Alouettes (5-13), completed 8-of-15 passes for 217 yards and Johnny Manziel was 4-of-5 for 59 while also throwing for a score. Eugene Lewis caught both touchdown passes -- his only receptions -- for a total of 105 yards and William Stanback recorded 134 from scrimmage (103 receiving) for Montreal, which won four of its last nine contests.

Dane Evans was 22-of-37 for 315 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in his first career start in place of the injured Jeremiah Masoli (sore knee) for the Tiger-Cats (8-10). John White rushed for 88 yards while Mike Jones (five catches, 114 yards) and Bralon Addison (seven, 103) each caught a TD pass for Hamilton, which hosts BC in the East Division semifinal Nov. 11.

Manziel connected with Lewis for a 30-yard touchdown to open the scoring and Pipkin sneaked into the end zone from 1 yard out early in the second quarter to give the Alouettes a 14-3 lead. Evans hit Addison with a 20-yard scoring strike to trim Hamilton's deficit to four points, but Lewis outbattled a defender to grab Pipkin's long pass and turned it into a 75-yard TD as Montreal took a 20-11 lead into intermission.

Sean Thomas-Erlington scored on a 2-yard run to close the gap to two points, but an interception set up a 43-yard field goal by Boris Bede and Pipkin scored on another 1-yard sneak five plays after a turnover by the Tiger-Cats as the Alouettes carried a 30-18 lead into the final quarter. Evans connected with Jones for a 26-yard score early in the fourth and Lirim Hajrullahu's 20-yard field goal with 2:18 remaining pulled Hamilton within two, but the Tiger-Cats kicker missed a 49-yard attempt in the final seconds to end it.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Montreal DE John Bowman, who is tied for seventh in CFL history with 126 sacks, made one tackle in what could be his career finale. … Masoli saw his streak of 27 consecutive starts end and finished the regular season with 5,209 passing yards - third-most in franchise history. … The Tiger-Cats finished with four sacks. … Montreal QB Matt Shiltz also played, going 3-of-5 for 34 yards with an interception that set up Hamilton's final drive. ... Hamilton WR Terrell Sinkfield finished with 206 yards on returns.

Top Game Performances
Montreal   Hamilton
William Stanback Player John White IV
6 Attempts 9
31 Yards 88
5.2 Avg Yards 9.8
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 36
Montreal   Hamilton
Eugene Lewis Player Mike Jones
2 Receptions 5
105 Yards 114
52.5 Avg Yards 22.8
2 Touchdowns 1
75 Long 46
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Montreal 374 64 310 4 1 2 1.0 0
Hamilton 478 163 315 3 2 1 4.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Hamilton will play their next game at home against BC. The Tiger-Cats have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .444 after a loss.