Canadian Football League
Hamilton 38, Montreal 26
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Attendance: 17264

Tiger-Cats 38, Alouettes 26: Dane Evans threw for 379 yards and four touchdowns, including three to speedy receiver Brandon Banks, as visiting Hamilton outlasted Montreal for its fifth straight victory.

Evans completed 29-of-36 passes with one interception and top target Banks finished with 201 yards on 11 receptions as the East Division-champion Tiger-Cats (14-3) won the season series 2-1. Bralon Addison ran for a score and made five catches for 53 yards while Anthony Coombs caught a touchdown pass for Hamilton, which has won nine of 10 to increase its franchise-record victory total.

Vernon Adams Jr. was 11-of-14 for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns with one interception in less than one half for the Alouettes (9-8) before being rested in favor of backup Matt Shiltz, who completed 12-of-21 passes for 142 yards with a TD and an interception. Jeremiah Johnson rushed for 105 yards while Eugene Lewis gained 100 on seven catches for Montreal, which had its four-game home winning streak ended.

Adams threw a 9-yard TD pass to Quan Bray to give the Alouettes an early lead before Evans found Banks for a 55-yard score to pull the Tiger-Cats within 7-6 after one quarter. Adams connected with Jake Wieneke for an 11-yard touchdown to push the lead to eight points and Addison responded with an 18-yard TD run before Maleek Irons ran for the conversion to tie it, but Chris Matthews caught a 15-yard scoring strike from Shiltz to give Montreal a 21-14 advantage at intermission.

Coombs caught a 6-yard scoring pass to tie it and, after Cariel Brooks intercepted Shiltz, Evans found Banks again for a 9-yard touchdown as Hamilton took a 28-23 lead into the final quarter. Boris Bede split the uprights from 29 yards to cut Montreal's deficit to two before Evans came right back with a 6-yard TD toss to Banks, who has made at least one touchdown catch in six consecutive games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Banks broke the franchise single-season record for receptions with 112, eclipsing the mark set in 2017 by teammate Luke Tasker (104). … Lewis went over 1,000 receiving yards (1,083) for the first time in his three-year CFL career. … Hamilton is 6-3 on the road, its best record away from home since going 6-3 in 1998. … Montreal RB William Stanback (1,003 yards rushing), LB Henoc Muamba (84 tackles) and DB Tommie Campbell were rested with a home playoff game secured. … Tiger-Cats LB Simoni Lawrence, who recorded an interception, is five tackles shy of 100 after recording four in the victory. … Bede has made 16 consecutive field-goal attempts.

Top Game Performances
Hamilton   Montreal
Maleek Irons Player Jeremiah Johnson
10 Attempts 16
43 Yards 105
4.3 Avg Yards 6.6
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 24
Hamilton   Montreal
Brandon Banks Player Eugene Lewis
11 Receptions 7
201 Yards 100
18.3 Avg Yards 14.3
3 Touchdowns 0
55 Long 32
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Hamilton 445 66 379 5 1 2 3.0 1
Montreal 445 134 311 3 1 1 1.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Montreal will play their next game on the road against Ottawa. The Alouettes have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Hamilton will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Tiger-Cats have a W/L % of .769 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.