Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ticats Beat BC 39 to 31

Most satisfying victory for the Cats last night in Vancouver. The Cats jumped out to various early leads, twice by 14 points, but I have to give credit to the Lions for coming back and making a game of it. I think of the winless teams in the CFL right now,, they're clearly the best. At the end of the game, I was saying this is where good teams like Montreal pour it on and win the game and the Cats did just that last night at the end of the fourth quarter.

Amazing game by Chris Williams last night. Eight catches for 189 yards and a TD, a veritable festival of YAC yards and broken tackles. Williams now leads the team with 250 yards receiving and you have to think he's a got an excellent shot at offensive player of the week with the most receiving yards in a single game this year. Will he be the only Cat to get 1000 yards receiving this year? Unless Bruce and Mann step up, maybe.

Speaking of Bruce, he didn't have a bad game, with four catches for 56 yards, including a critical catch late in the game.

Stala only caught three passes for 37 yards but two were TDs. The unsportsman like conduct penalty for punting the ball into the stands after the first TD was a bit unfortunate. Hopefully the Cats can get way ahead in a game and Stala can get a TD and do something crazy.

Glenn played well, going 21 for 31 for 334 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions. He ran for 16 yards on 3 carries as well. Did what needed to be done at the end.

Cobourne gained 100 yards on 14 carries, plus 2 TDs, including the monster one at the end of the game. I'm not sure if that's his first 100 yard game as a Tigercat, but it may well be.

The defence generally played well, especially late in the fourth to lock things down. Geroy Simon was kept to 78 yards on 5 catches. Only one sack, a pretty one by Jamal Johnson, but Lulay had a lot of pressure all game.

Special teams was good, apart from Medlock missing his first fieldgoal, a surprisingly short one. Excellent punt coverage too, with the Lions only getting 34 yards on seven points. Ouch.

All in all, a great game on the road by the Ticats.

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