[b]2. QB | ZACH COLLAROS | HAMILTON TIGER-CATS
In his second game back after recovering from an injury that ended his 2015 season prematurely, Zach Collaros threw a career-high five touchdown passes on 381 yards to put Hamilton over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in their first home win of the 2016 season.
Collaros looked in fine form, connecting on 23-of-31 of his passes, starting the game with a dominant nine-play, 60-yard drive tapping into four different receivers. He delivered on his first touchdown pass to Andy Fantuz for the 37-yard score midway through the first quarter.
Collaros opened and closed the second quarter touchdowns, beginning with a 58-yard bullet to Brandon Banks, who capitalized to bring the Ticats another big score. He ended the first half with a 5-yard connection to Chad Owens.
A few minutes into the second half, the Steubenville, Ohio local continued his dominant evening, slinging the ball to Terrance Toliver for a 47-yard major. Collaros’ final TD came at the hands of Chad Owens, who caught 13 yards out and ran it in.
Under Collaros’ leadership the Ticats accumulated 507 yards of net offence against the Roughriders. The former Cincinnati Bearcat has 712 yards and seven touchdowns through two games this season. Collaros finished the 2015 season third overall in the Shaw Top Performers rankings.
I would have thought he was Number 1 (Number 2 stinks, right?) but then I looked at Kevin Glenn's stats. Number 2 is not so bad after seeing KG's game stats.