Some Game notes from TiCats site
[b]QB Starters: The Tiger-Cats opened Tim Horton’s Field with the return from injury of Zach Collaros and he led them to a tight 13-12 win over Toronto. It was yet another win by a young QB over his former mentor (Ricky Ray). Collaros is now 6-5 in 11 career starts, 1-2 with Hamilton. Against Montreal he is 1-2 (all with Toronto) and in road starts he is 4-2 lifetime.
Last week, Collaros set a career-best when he completed 14 consecutive passes in the first half.
For Montreal it will again be Jonathan Crompton who made his CFL debut start last week in a 20-10 win over Ottawa. He has been the primary QB in two straight games completing 33-of-54 for 511 yards but without a TD pass. He has thrown 4 interceptions in 54 attempts but guided Montreal to three TD drives in the 27 drives he has led.
Age vs Youth: This game matches the league’s youngest team Hamilton (26.5 years of age) with the CFL’s oldest club Montreal.
The Alouettes’ current roster averages 28.0 years of age. Montreal has 17 players 30 years or older, Hamilton has just 6.[/b]
On Defence we must stop these 4 guys and put some pressure on Crompton
Brandon Whitaker: Is the only CFL running back on pace to reach 1,000 yards this season and he is #2 with 531 yards. He is the only RB to have at least 10 carries in every game so far and is #1 in % of his team’s offence at 27%.
Carter, Green, Sutton & Whitaker: Over the last THREE games, these four players have dominated Montreal’s offence. They have combined for 45 catches for 564 yards compared to just 13 catches (149 yards) by the rest of the offence.
Duron Carter and Brandon Whitaker have combined for 29 receptions over the three contests.
[b] Mossis Madu: The Ti-Cats started Madu at running back and he made 26 touches gaining 122 yards. In the first 7 games of 2014 he had a total of only 14 on offence (9 rushes, 5 catches). No CFL player had more touches in Week #10 than Madu.
Greg Ellingson: Over the last three games, Ellingson has 15 catches for 187 yards; 6 of those receptions have been for 2nd down conversions (all coming in the last two contests). He was one of 5 Hamilton players last week to catch passes for 40+ yards.
Hamilton’s #2 passing game: The Tiger-Cats are #2 in the CFL in passing at 262.3 yards per game and over the last 3 contests have averaged 322 yards (most of any team).
Justin Medlock: Ranks #1 in the CFL in trapping opponents inside the 20-yard line with his punts. He has 23 in only 8 games and opponents have just one 30+ yard punt return against the Hamilton cover unit[/b].
Koch will be returning kicks again, although we had horrible field position last game after kicks,
Koch did not turn the ball over