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Glenn leads Tiger-Cats over Alouettes

Jul 30, 2011 - 3:23 AM Hamilton, ON (Sports Network) - Kevin Glenn threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns, as he led the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 34-26 victory over the Montreal Alouettes at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Dave Stala hauled in both touchdown passes for Hamilton (3-2), and finished with 107 yards on five receptions. Avon Cobourne was also helpful in the victory, rushing for a team-best 67 yards, while also finishing with 59 yards on four catches.

"We expected to win," said Cobourne. "I give them all the credit in the world. I give them respect."

As for the Alouettes (3-2), they were led by veteran gun-slinger Anthony Calvillo, who threw for 356 yards and one score. Jamel Richardson was on the receiving end of the touchdown pass and finished with 93 yards on seven catches. However, the main target for Calvillo was S.J. Green, who led the team with 150 yards on eight receptions.

"We made a couple of mistakes," stated Calvillo. "I know we started out 3-0, but we are going to find out what type of team we are in the next few weeks."

The Alouettes were the first team to jump on the scoreboard thanks to a 44- yard field goal by Sean Whyte.

Hamilton responded later in the quarter, taking a 7-3 lead. Glenn led the nine-play charge that took a little over five minutes, but the touchdown came from Quinton Porter, who scampered across the goal line with a four-yard run.

Montreal took over in the second stanza with a drive that lasted just over seven minutes, but all the Alouettes could muster on the drive was a 20-yard field goal by Whyte.

After Whyte conceded a safety, Hamilton's defense got involved by forcing a fumble in Montreal's territory. The offense quickly utilized the mistake by the Als, as Glenn found Stala on the second play of the drive for a 10-yard touchdown pass. Justin Medlock converted the extra point and also added a single on the kickoff, giving the Ti-Cats a 17-6 advantage.

The Alouettes refused to go away, and on their ensuing drive Calvillo and company went right back to work. The veteran quarterback began the drive with three straight passes, including one to Brian Bratton that ate up 46 yards.

Three plays later, Calvillo connected with Richardson with an eight-yard scoring strike. The late score sent the Alouettes into the break trailing, 17-13.

Early in the third frame, the Ti-Cats extended their lead with a 40-yard field goal by Medlock.

However, the Alouettes came firing back, as Calvillo drove Montreal into Hamilton territory. Once again, though, the drive quickly ended and the Alouettes had to settle for three points, as Whyte nailed an 18-yard kick.

The kicking fiasco continued into the fourth quarter, as the Ti-Cats finished off a nine-play drive with a 50-yard field goal by Medlock, pushing Hamilton's lead to 23-16.

Whyte kept Montreal within three points of tying the game when he booted a 40- yard kick on the Alouettes' next possession.

Staying with the trend, Medlock buried a 20-yard kick to give the Ti-Cats a 26-19 edge. Hamilton's lead grew to 33-19 on a beautiful 58-yard scoring strike from Glenn to Stala.

Despite falling further behind, the Alouettes continued to fight and with less two minutes remaining in regulation Dahrran Diedrick plunged into the end zone for a one-yard score.

Hamilton added a single in the final moments of the contest to earn the eight- point victory.

Game Notes

This is the first two-game losing streak for Montreal since 2008...It was the second straight victory for the Ti-Cats against Montreal dating back to last season, but just the third win for Hamilton in the series in 11 meetings.