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Mistakes doom Ottawa against Hamilton

Nov 1, 2014 - 3:10 AM Ottawa, ON ( - Delvin Breaux returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats pulled out a 34-25 victory over the Ottawa RedBlacks at TD Place.

Zach Collaros threw for 225 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-25 passing for Hamilton (8-9). Luke Tasker was the team-leader in receptions (five) and receiving yards (81).

Henry Burris finished with 222 yards on 15-of-26 passing for Ottawa (2-15), but was intercepted twice, largely negating his single touchdown pass. Danny O'Brien also spent some time under center, but managed only 83 yards on 6-of-10 passing, while throwing two interceptions as well. The loss spoiled a strong effort from Jeremiah Johnson, who rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns.

The RedBlacks led, 8-0, at the end of the first quarter after a 39-yard single from Brett Maher and a nine-yard touchdown run from Johnson.

Hamilton finally responded with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Collaros to Brandon Banks early in the second quarter.

However, Ottawa increased its lead with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Burris to Matt Carter less than three minutes later.

Banks got back into the end zone shortly thereafter, returning the ensuing kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown.

Hamilton pulled ahead after halftime on a 22-yard field goal from Justin Medlock, but the RedBlacks reclaimed the lead on a 25-yard touchdown run by Johnson on their next drive.

The lead didn't last, as Brandon Stewart returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown just over three minutes later.

Medlock padded the Tiger-Cats' lead with a 28-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.

Maher answered with a 42-yard field goal midway through the final frame.

However, the Tiger-Cats put the game away when Breaux picked off Burris and ran into the end zone from 27 yards out with 4:30 to play.

Game Notes

Wallace Miles and Carter combined for 168 yards and 10 receptions for Ottawa ... Banks scored twice, despite touching the ball only four times ... Ted Laurent recorded two sacks for Hamilton ... Ottawa's Justin Capicciotti also had a pair of sacks and tied for a team-high with four tackles ... Nic Grigsby led Hamilton with 47 yards rushing ... Ottawa has lost four-straight.