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Long’s 39-yard discipline aim in extra time gave the B.C. Lions a 35-32 comeback victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday evening.
« I was really excited for that last kick, » stated Long in a jubilant Lions dressing room. « I wanted it to come down to me. »
The successful rating got here after B.C. and Hamilton exchanged discipline objectives in extra time and Hamilton kicker Lirim Hajrullahu missed one other three-point try within the additional session. B.C. rallied to tie the sport within the dying seconds of the fourth quarter.
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« That’s why I grind like I do, » stated Long, a 25-year-old Roswell, Ga., native who’s in his second CFL season. « Two years, I spent without a team. No one wanted me. I was working because I knew I could play. »
Long was good on all 4 of his field-goal makes an attempt with two of them coming from 50 yards.
The Lions posted their third straight win to even their season report at 6-6, whereas the Tiger-Cats (6-7) dropped beneath .500 as they suffered their second-straight loss. Prior to Saturday B.C. had not sported a fair mark for the reason that second week of the season.
B.C. receiver Bryan Burnham’s second landing reception of the sport and his profitable two-point convert reception within the dying seconds of the fourth-quarter pressured extra time. A video assessment decided that Burnham stored one foot in bounds on the two-point conversion after officers initially dominated an incomplete move.
« My heart’s beating out of my chest right now, » stated Burnham. « I’m excited for this team. »
How shut was he to being out of bounds?
« I guess by just a blade of grass, » stated Burnham with a smile. « I’m just so glad for instant replay. »
Quarterback Jonathon Jennings picked up his first win as a starter since B.C.’s season-opening residence win over Montreal in mid-June. Playing instead of injured No. 1 Travis Lulay (shoulder), Jennings posted his most interesting efficiency of the season, finishing 32-of-47 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
« It feels great, » stated Jennings of the win. « We needed it. That’s my job — to do everything I can to help this team win. »
Cory Watson additionally scored a landing for B.C. and Ricky Collins provided a two-point convert reception.
Mike Jones caught landing passes of 75 and 55 yards for Hamilton, however he was not thrilled about his exhibiting afterward.
« After losing, it doesn’t really matter too much, » stated a upset Jones, whose second landing got here with 1:46 left in regulation time and staked Hamilton to a 29-21 lead.
John White ran for one more TD. Hajrullahu provided Hamilton’s different factors.
The Lions led 3-Zero after the primary quarter, however the Tiger-Cats turned their fortunes round with two fast touchdowns within the second quarter whereas shutting out the hosts, and stored the lead for a lot of the sport earlier than the late drama.
« We didn’t execute, that was it, » stated Hamilton quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who accomplished 19-of-25 passes for 311 yards with two touchdowns.
Jennings made his first begin since a July 25 loss in Winnipeg, however he had performed a lot of the earlier two video games, each wins, because of accidents to Lulay, who is anticipated to overlook 4 to 6 weeks.
The Ticats performed with out prime receiver and kick returner Brandon Banks (groin), whereas fellow pass-catchers Chris Williams and Jalen Saunders remained out with probably season-ending well being woes.
Hamilton has been dominant within the first quarter this season. But the Lions bought on the scoreboard first, 10:55 into the sport, after a few penalties pressured them to accept a Long 51-yard discipline aim. It was solely Long’s second field-goal try from past 50 yards this season. He has been good on each of them.
The Ticats had an opportunity to attract even early within the second quarter, however Harjullahu despatched a 42-yard field-goal try huge left, and Anthony Orange ran the ball out of the top zone, denying the guests of a single level. On the following play, Jennings threw a 32-yard move to Ricky Collins, however the Lions couldn’t maintain the drive.
« We knew it was going to go down to the last just like it did last year, » stated Hamilton coach June Jones referring to a one-point Hamilton win precisely one 12 months earlier on Sept. 22, 2017 at B.C. Place. « I told the guys that before the game. »
B.C. defensive lineman’s Davon Coleman’s sack on Masoli and a Hamilton move interference penalty spurred the late B.C. rally, which was aided by a Hamilton move interference penalty and led to a Jennings nine-yard landing move to Burnham earlier than Masoli related with Mike Jones for a second long-distance landing with 1:46 left within the fourth quarter, setting the stage for the late heroics.
« It sucks, it’s a tough loss, » stated Jones.
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