THE CANADIAN PRESS
GUELPH, ON -- The Calgary defence provided the momentum and Kevin Glenn took advantage of it.
"When the defence plays games like that and gets turnovers, especially in our end, the offence strives to put points on the board,'' said Glenn about the five interceptions that led to 18 points in a 35-11 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday night.
"Not just field goals, touchdowns. We did that tonight and I think . . . there's where we got the momentum and we kept the momentum.''
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Glenn threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Jabari Arthur, and completed 17 of 26 passes for 238 yards. He also gave up one interception himself, late in the game.
Maurice Price and Drew Tate also scored touchdowns for Calgary. Back-up quarterback Dan LeFevour scored for the Ticats.
Calgary kicker Rene Parades hit both his field-goal attempts from 41 and 44 yards. Hamilton's Brett Lauther was good on one of three field-goal attempts, missing from 48 and 24 yards and hitting a 27 yarder.
Calgary running back Jon Cornish ran for 114 yards on 15 carries while Hamilton's C.J. Gable ran for 132 yards on 13 carries.
Despite having already clinched a playoff spot, Glenn called it a big win for the Stamps because they didn't want back-to-back losses, after losing last week to Toronto.
"I think we did a great job of coming in here on the road and getting a big win against a very very good team.''
Head coach John Hufnagel agreed that he liked how the team rebounded after a loss, and was especially pleased with the defence.
"When they had the opportunity to make a play on the football they came up with it,'' he said. "There were some excellent catches on the interceptions.''
Hamilton starting pivot Henry Burris had 50,367 career passing yards heading into the game and needed just 169 more to move past Ron Lancaster (50,535 yards) and become the fourth-leading passer in CFL history.
But he was pulled late in the third quarter before that could happen.
"These types of nights suck, trust me, big time,'' said Burris, who completed 13 of 24 attempts for 134 yards. "This is definitely not what we were prepared for and expecting to go out and deliver tonight. But, yeah, we played like crap tonight.
"It starts with me,'' he continued. "I'm looking at myself in the mirror more than anybody else, so I don't put it on the coaches or anybody else. I put it on me. This is my offence and we're going to get things ready to go.''
Burris was replaced by LeFevour late in the third with the Ticats down 27-4. LeFevour immediately led the Ticats 65 yards downfield, keeping the ball for a one-yard TD and pulling Hamilton to 27-11 to end the quarter.
But Glenn continued to lead the attack to begin the fourth as Calgary put together a three-play, 77-yard drive, anchored by a 34-yard run by Cornish and finished with a 35-yard TD strike to Arthur and the 34-11 lead.
Derrius Brooks recorded the Stamps fourth interception of the game, this one off of LeFevour, midway through the fourth leading to a 52-yard punt single by Rob Maver.
Hamilton's Brandon Boudreaux intercepted a tipped Glenn pass on the Calgary 15 nearing the three-minute mark. But Calgary defender Jamar Wall responded with his second pick of the night, this one in the end zone, to end a dismal night for the Ticats.
Hamilton head coach Kent Austin said his message to the team was straight forward.
"First of all, you will only improve as a football team if you learn from both the good things and the mistakes,'' he said. "If you don't learn from that, you're doomed to carry those mistakes into the following week. You can't turn the football over and you can't leave points on the football field.''