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Hamilton escapes Winnipeg

Sep 28, 2014 - 2:08 AM Winnipeg, MB ( - Zach Collaros threw for 182 yards and Justin Medlock connected on 3-of-4 field goal attempts as the Hamilton Tiger- Cats held on for a 16-11 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field.

Luke Tasker led Hamilton (5-7) with 70 yards on seven receptions. Mossis Madu rushed for 49 yards and scored the Tiger-Cats' only touchdown in the contest.

Drew Willy completed 27-of-40 pass attempts for 303 yards and a touchdown for Winnipeg (6-7). Aaron Kelly recorded game-highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (94).

A 43-yard field goal from Medlock gave Hamilton a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter.

Collaros was pulled down in the end zone by Bryant Turner early in the second quarter for a Winnipeg safety.

A 22-yard touchdown run by Madu helped the Tiger-Cats extend their edge to 10-2.

The Bombers kept themselves within striking distance with a 20-yard field goal from Lirim Hajrullahu.

Hamilton led 13-5 after a 37-yard field goal from Medlock early in the third quarter.

Medlock gave the Tiger-Cats some more breathing room early in the fourth quarter when he drilled a 39-yard field goal.

Winnipeg was able to cut into the deficit late in the fourth quarter when Cory Watson brought in a six-yard touchdown pass from Willy. The ensuing two-point conversion attempt failed, however, leaving the Bombers in a 16-11 hole.

They would get another chance with the ball, taking over with 2:14 to play from their own 23-yard line. Willy led his squad all the way to the Hamilton 3-yard line, but the drive stalled there, allowing Hamilton to take back possession and run out the clock.

Game Notes

The win was the first in six road games for Hamilton this season ... Collaros completed 20-of-36 pass attempts ... Ted Laurent had two of the Tiger-Cats' five sacks ... Nic Grigsby finished with 42 yards rushing for Winnipeg ... Clarence Denmark added 68 yards on five receptions ... Marvin Booker recorded two sacks and a forced fumble.