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Stamps Face Ticats in Battle of First-Place Teams

September 12, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Calgary Stampeders News Release

It's a battle of first-place teams on Saturday as the Calgary Stampeders travel to Hamilton to face the Tiger-Cats. Kickoff at Tim Hortons Field is at 2 p.m. MDT.

The Stamps lead the West with a 9-2 mark while the Ticats enter Week 14 tied with the Ottawa RedBlacks for top spot in the East at 6-5. It's the Stamps' first meeting with an East Division club after six consecutive games against West opponents.

Calgary is looking to rebound from a 48-42 loss in Edmonton while the Ticats were 36-25 winners in Toronto. Hamilton has won three games in a row and has prevailed in four of five games since entering the month of August with a 2-4 record. The Stamps have won 13 consecutive regular-season meetings with the Ticats and haven't lost in Hamilton since a Sept. 18, 2009, setback at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

The Stamps are 3-2 on the road so far in 2018 and 5-0 against East Division opponents. Hamilton is 3-2 at home and 3-4 against the West.

Saturday is the annual Hall of Fame Game as Scott Flory, Tommy Hugo, Hank Ilesic, Brent Johnson and Barron Miles will all be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame this weekend along with Frank Cosentino in the builders' category and former St. Francis Xavier University standout Paul Brule.

The Red and White's next home game is on Friday, Sept. 28 when the Toronto Argonauts provide the opposition. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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