Masoli throws three TD passes as Ticats spoil the party at BMO Field

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Jeremiah Masoli threw three TD passes as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beat Toronto 42-20 to spoil the Argonauts’ official BMO Field debut Thursday night.
Masoli finished 27-of-37 passing for 318 yards as Hamilton crashed the party at its arch rival’s new home following 27 seasons at Rogers Centre. Toronto moved to the domed stadium in ’89 after 30 years at Exhibition Stadium, where it flourished in the 1960s and ’70s.
Vidal Hazelton brought the enthusiastic crowd of 24,812 _ just short of a sellout _ to its feet with two third-quarter TDs that pulled Toronto to within 25-20. He took Ricky Ray’s one-yard TD strike at 9:40, then scored from 10 yards out at 10:26 after Cam Walker recovered Brandon Banks’ fumble on the ensuing kickoff.
But Masoli _ who led the Ticats past Toronto 25-22 in last year’s East semifinal _ found Banks on a 19-yard TD pass at 14:28 that put Hamilton ahead 32-20. Masoli then connected with former Argo Chad Owens on a 30-yard scoring strike at 7:29 of the fourth.
On those two drives, Masoli was 15-of-15 passing for 176 yards.
Toronto defensive back Jeremaine Gabriel left on a stretcher with an apparent neck injury at 9:23 of the fourth, giving the crowd the thumbs up and waving before departing.
(The Canadian Press)

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