besides "the fumble" that was fatal was the early offside penalty against Tisdale that kept an eventual Als scoring drive alive.
Als were 2nd and long near mid-field (TiCats side if not mistaken) and Tisdale suddenly came up to the line of scrimmage to challenge and "bump" a Montreal receiver. Problem is, he encroached within the 1 yd separation, Floyd sacks Calvillo for a good size loss and instead of 3rd and a punt, an offside penalty and Montreal goes on to score a TD.
Only pointing this out because overall, Cats have really improved on penalties this year, especially the "stupid" controllable kind (ie, offsides) but it shows how one moment of carelessness or inattention can be a killer.
Also wonder where the flags were on a Bruce catch near the sidelines when he was clearly being dragged down before the ball arrived. Flags should have flown even though he caught the ball (if they were thrown, they didn't appear in the TV shots and no mention by the commentators). Would the refs have called interference if he did not catch the pass? If it's interference, it's interference, successful catch or not.
They were slow to throw on Thompson (crowd influence?) on the late-in-the-game, questionable interference call but they looked like they were going to let the obvious one committed against Bruce go.
The officiating inconsistency often drives me nuts!