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Hamilton 21, Toronto 18
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario
Attendance: 22804

Tiger-Cats 21, Argonauts 18: Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 40-yard field goal with two seconds left in the fourth quarter as Hamilton edged Toronto to finish the regular season with a perfect record at home.

Hayden Moore completed 18 of 28 passes for 218 yards, but threw four interceptions in his first CFL start for the Tiger-Cats (15-3), who will host the East Division final on Nov. 17. Cameron Marshall rushed for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Luke Tasker hauled in seven passes for 90 yards as Hamilton beat Toronto for the sixth consecutive time.

Dakota Prukop threw for 118 yards and a touchdown while Michael O'Conner finished with 112 yards through the air for the Argonauts (4-14), who will miss the playoffs for the second straight year. Rodney Smith caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown for Toronto, which missed two short field goals, including a potential go-ahead attempt from 22 yards with 2:39 remaining.

Shaquille Richardson returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown to give Toronto a 6-0 lead before Marshall rushed for a 5-yard score and Hajrullahu kicked a 28-yard field goal to put Hamilton on top 10-6 early in the second quarter. Prukop aired out a 75-yard touchdown pass to Smith to put the Argonauts briefly in front 13-10 before Marshall found the end zone from 11 yards out, but Zack Medeiros connected on a 41-yard field goal and added a kick single to level the score at 17-17 heading into halftime.

Hamilton missed an opportunity to retake the lead when Moore was intercepted in the end zone by Alden Darby during a scoreless third quarter and the Toronto safety picked off Moore once again to snuff out a scoring drive early in the fourth. Hajrullahu and Medeiros traded rouges before the former Western Mustang kept his nerve in the final seconds to help Hamilton reach 15 wins.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hamilton rested QB Dane Evans, WR Brandon Banks and LB Simoni Lawrence. … Toronto WR Armanti Edwards finished with four receptions for 62 yards to surpass 1,000 for the first time in his four-year career. … Tiger-Cats WR Jaelon Acklin suffered a suspected concussion in the second quarter and did not return. … Hamilton became the first East Division team to win 15 games in the regular season since the Montreal Alouettes achieved the feat in 2009.

Top Game Performances
Toronto   Hamilton
A.J. Ouellette Player Cameron Marshall
8 Attempts 18
25 Yards 109
3.1 Avg Yards 6.1
0 Touchdowns 2
9 Long 20
Toronto   Hamilton
Rodney SmithPlayer Luke Tasker
3 Receptions 7
103 Yards 90
34.3 Avg Yards 12.9
1 Touchdowns 0
75 Long 24
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Toronto 290 60 230 2 1 4 1.0 1
Hamilton 411 119 292 2 2 0 2.0 2
Upcoming Games
  • Hamilton will play their next game at home against Edmonton. The Tiger-Cats have a W/L % of .786 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.