TORONTO -- In a full Week 8, the Ticats took the first of a home-and-home against the Bombers with a convincing 37-18 win at Investors Group Field. Saturday saw the Riders stage a late comeback against the Alouettes with a helping hand from Chris Milo to the tune of 24-21. It was followed up by a Western showdown with the Lions powering past the Stampeders 26-22 off the strength of a Tim Brown 96-yard kick return major.
Week 8 wrapped up with the Argos hosting the Eskimos at Rogers Centre. Ricky Ray completed 30 for 35 passes guiding the Argos past the Esks with a 36-33 win.
Here's how Weeks 8 went down:
Hamilton 37, Winnipeg 18
Onrea Jones recorded one of three Tiger-Cats touchdowns as Hamilton defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37-18 at Investors Group Field Friday night in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two Eastern rivals.
Henry Burris finished with 333 yards and a touchdown on 22 of 36 passing and spread the ball around to seven different receivers in the win.
Saskatchewan 24, Montreal 21
Chris Milo booted a 36-yard field goal with no time on the clock to lift the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the Montreal Alouettes 24-21 at a sold-out Mosaic Stadium.
The 40,637 on hand counted as the third-highest crowd in Riders history as they expanded their capacity to accomodate the 101st Grey Cup in November.
Veteran slotback Geroy Simon added to his long resume, hauling in his 1,000th career reception.
BC 26, Calgary 22
Tim Brown returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown while Andrew Harris racked up over 100 combined yards and a score of his own, as the BC Lions beat the Calgary Stampeders 26-22 on Saturday night.
The win evened the season-series between the two teams with two matchups remaining before the regular season ends.
Prior to the game, the Lions surprised the fans on hand at BC Place Stadium by introducing their brand new all-black uniforms in celebration of their 60th Anniversary Season.
Toronto 36, Edmonton 33
Ricky Ray was nearly perfect once again, completing 30 of 35 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns, as the Toronto Argonauts downed the Edmonton Eskimos 36-33 on Sunday night at Rogers Centre.
The matchup was a true quarterbacks clinic, as Ray's counterpart Mike Reilly was good on 35 of his 46 passes for a whopping 511 yards and three touchdowns of his own.
Reilly, Ray and Argos backup Zach Collaros combined for 969 yards and 7 touchdowns.