Kent Austin and the Ticats fell to the Roughriders. (The Canadian Press)REGINA – It didn’t end with a Grey Cup title as they hoped, but the Hamilton Tiger-Cats certainly gave their fans a memorable season.
It was a strange year with their home games being played in Guelph, Ont., saw a strong finish to the regular season, a somewhat surprising playoff run, and finally, a disappointing 45-23 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 101st Grey Cup. Though few pundits picked the Tiger-Cats to beat the Riders on their home field, most expected a closer game. The Riders set a Grey Cup record by scoring 31 first-half points and never really let the Tiger-Cats back in.
“We didn’t execute very well,” Ticats head coach Kent Austin said. “For the most part the protection was decent, against a strong team like that they’re eventually going to get to the quarterback. We just didn’t throw and catch the ball very well today like we have.”
The loss is another interesting turn in Austin’s history with the Roughriders. Austin was the quarterback of the 1989 Grey CupRead More »from Tiger-Cats’ surprise season ends with disappointing Grey Cup loss to Roughriders