Masoli throws for 357 yards and three touchdowns in Ticats’ 39-23 win over Elks

Published:Nov 24, 202319:34
Masoli throws for 357 yards and three touchdowns in Ticats’ 39-23 win over Elks

EDMONTON - Jeremiah Masoli handed for 357 yards and three touchdowns because the Hamilton Tiger-Cats clawed again over the .500 mark on the season with a 39-23 victory over the Edmonton Elks on Friday.

With the win, the Ticats (6-5) moved right into a tie for second place within the CFL’s East Division with Toronto with 12 factors.

It was the sixth straight loss total for the Elks (2-8), who remained winless at house this season, the primary time within the storied historical past of the franchise that they've had an 0-6 begin at house.

Edmonton’s playoff hopes are actually hanging on by a thread.

After the Elks began the sport with a punt single, Hamilton got here again with a 12-yard landing go from Masoli to Steven Dunbar Jr. six minutes into the opening quarter.

Hamilton continued to maneuver the ball at will and added a 27-yard passing main with three minutes to play within the first as Tim White had a terrific second effort monitoring down and catching a ball that had initially bounced off his arms.

The Elks responded with a 34-yard Sean Whyte subject purpose to open the second, earlier than Tiger-Cats kicker Taylor Bertolet booted a 43-yarder of his personal.

With two minutes left within the first half, Masoli unleashed an extended bomb for a 65-yard TD to Jaelon Acklin.

A little bit of a melee ensued late within the second quarter, ensuing within the ejections of Hamilton’s Kameron Kelly for spitting at an opponent and Edmonton’s Jonathan Rose for coming off the bench.

Bertolet added a 25-yard subject purpose to make it 27-4 on the half.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Tim White (12) breaks the tackle from Edmonton Elks' Jordan Hoover (28) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday October 29, 2021.

Whyte opened the third with a 26-yarder, with Hamilton getting a pair of singles on missed kicks within the third earlier than Bertolet was good on a 47-yarder to begin the fourth.

Edmonton lastly received into the top zone seven minutes into the ultimate body on a one-yard keeper by backup QB Dakota Prukop, who additionally added a two-point convert.

With simply over two minutes left Hamilton’s Don Jackson weaved his method by means of the porous Elks defence for a 16-yard TD run.

Prukop pushed his method in for one more one-yard landing within the ultimate minute for Edmonton, which additionally received the two-point convert.

Each groups are again in motion subsequent Friday because the Tiger-Cats host the B.C. Lions, whereas the Elks are at house towards Saskatchewan.

Notes: Though the Elks acquired quarterback Nick Arbuckle from the Toronto Argonauts this week, he was not but prepared to decorate for the crew… Hamilton receiver Brandon Banks handed Darren Flutie for fifth-place in receptions in Ticats historical past.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 29, 2021.

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