Waters' late field goal lifts Argonauts over Tiger-Cats
Hamilton, ON (Sports Network) - Swayze Waters drilled a 33-yard field goal with less than 30 seconds remaining to lift the Toronto Argonauts to a 33-30 triumph over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in their annual Labour Day clash on Monday afternoon at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Toronto grabbed a 27-22 lead when Ahmad Carroll picked off a Henry Burris pass and took it 37 yards the other way for a major midway through the fourth.
Waters added a 26-yard field goal to extend the lead to eight, but Burris lead the Tiger-Cats down the field before finding Brandon Rutley for his first CFL touchdown. Burris then hit Dave Stala in the back of the end zone to tie the game with less than 2 1/2 minutes left.
Ricky Ray had the final say however, guiding the Argonauts into Hamilton territory to set up Waters' go-ahead field goal.
Ray finished 32-of-45 for 375 yards and one touchdown, while Chad Owens hauled in 11 catches for 176 yards and a major for the Argonauts (5-4), who won for the first time in 16 tries when trailing at halftime.
Burris completed 13-of-30 passes for 218 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions for Hamilton (3-6), which has dropped its last three contests.
Chris Williams made CFL history, albeit in defeat, as he returned a punt 82 yards for his sixth major return of the season to set a new CFL single-season mark.