Travis Lulay’s dusk did not go accurately as planned.
Lulay came off a dais to lead a B.C. Lions to a 41-26 feat over a Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday.
The fill-in quarterback was lax on a sidelines during a start of a game, when unexpected starter Jonathon Jennings was out with a suspected arm damage after a team’s initial play from scrimmage.
“It’s funny, we were articulate right before a game. Jon was like, ‘Do we still get butterflies?’ we was like, ‘You know, it’s different.’ Only since we know I’m not personification on a initial snap. But what are a contingency you’re personification on a second, right? You only never know. That’s what we prepared for all a time, right?
“Tonight was a time a group indispensable me to step adult and play. I’m happy to be a partial of this win.”
The maestro pivot, who is a former CFL many superb actor though mislaid his starting purpose final year due to ongoing injuries, threw 3 TD passes and rushed for another as a Lions (3-1) extended their win strain to 3 games.
Hamilton fell to 0-3 in front of a home-opening sell-out throng of 24,135 during Tim Hortons Field.
Jennings reportedly harmed his throwing arm on a Lions’ initial play from struggle — in that he threw an interception while underneath vigour — and was transposed for a rest of a diversion by Lulay, who finished 29-of-36 pass attempts for a career-best 436 yards. He also set a CFL record for many yards thrown by a quarterback in relief, heading Mike Kerrigan’s 408 yards in 1987.
A record-setting night for @TravisLulay 🙌
His 436 flitting yards a many in @CFL story when entrance off a bench🏈👊
Lulay stairs up
B.C. started out delayed for many of a initial half, though sprung to life scoring 15 points in 59 seconds nearby a finish of a second entertain to take a 21-16 lead into halftime after being down 13-6.
“It’s a stroke thing, unequivocally being in a feverishness of a moment,” Lulay pronounced about holding some time to get going. “I took a integrate hits. The initial dual plays we got strike flattering good. That kind of mixed my senses into a game.”
Lions conduct manager Wally Buono pronounced they didn’t need to make any adjustments on corruption when Lulay went in.
“I consider Travis has been around a prolonged time and when we have a maestro quarterback he doesn’t have to run each play during use during a week,” Buono said, adding a dual quarterbacks customarily separate reps during use 60-40.
Lulay also done a points-saving tackle on Hamilton defensive behind Richard Leonard, who had only intercepted him on a two-point modify try and was tarnishing down field.
“I’m kind of looking around, do we have any help? And it unequivocally felt like we had no assistance behind there. we only have to take a good adequate angle that hopefully we can put my mitts on this guy, and he cut behind on me and we was means to squeeze reason of him and take him down.”
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Shaq Johnson, Nick Moore, Brian Burnham, and Jeremiah Johnson also scored touchdowns for B.C. Burnham’s was a highlight-reel play as he reached around his defender to locate a round with one palm while descending to a ground.
Jeremiah Masoli, Ross Scheuerman, and Jalen Saunders had TDs for Hamilton. Zach Collaros finished 30-of-48 pass attempts for 361 yards, one TD and one interception.
Lions kicker Ty Long was good on both field-goal attempts, from 14 and 50 yards, while Ticat kicker Sergio Castillo strike a 48-yard field-goal attempt.
Hamilton’s Leonard had dual interceptions and a fail recovery.
The Ticats pulled to 34-24 with 11 mins left in a diversion on a 25-yard TD strike from Collaros to Saunders and a successful two-point conversion. But Lulay and a Lions struck behind immediately with a 66-yard expostulate heading to a four-yard TD run by Jeremiah Johnson and a 41-24 lead.
Austin denies tension
Hamilton conduct manager Kent Austin, who discharged a gossip that him and Collaros have some tragedy between them by job it “completely done up”, pronounced he wants his group to stay focused this brief week. The Tiger-Cats play Edmonton during home on Thursday.
“I told a guys it’s going to get nauseous around them with all a negativity and a gibberish right now,” Austin said. “What’s underneath their control is holding caring of their bodies initial and foremost. we emphasized that right away, since they need to get their rest and keep fluids in them and be prepared to prepared physically to play on a brief week opposite another earthy football team.”
The Ticats have mislaid a final 9 of 10 games, including final year’s East semifinal.