HAMILTON, ONT (CFL.ca) - Hamilton quarterback Kevin Glenn threw for two touchdowns and the defence held on for a 37-32 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday night.
Toronto quarterback Cleo Lemon threw three touchdown passes in the wild affair that had five lead changes as the Argos recorded their sixth-straight loss. He was 26 of 36 for 368 yards.
Toronto's Brandon Rideau scored two touchdowns, including a 69-yard catch-and-run, while Andre Durie and Cory Boyd, back after a four-game layoff due to injury, each added one.
Dave Stala scored his league-leading seventh TD for the Ticats, while Aaron Kelly, quarterback Quinton Porter and Cobourne each added one.
Medlock was good on three field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder that gave Hamilton a 20-18 lead heading into the locker-room at halftime. He also made a 37-yard field goal early in the game and his 33-yard game-sealer.
Toronto kicker Noel Prefontaine was one-for-two, hitting from 19 yards, but missing from 20.
The Argos (1-6) entered the game hoping to stop a five-game losing streak, and hoped new defensive co-ordinator Orlondo Steinauer could inspire the league's worst defence to turn things around.
Hamilton thought they had recovered a Durie fumble early in the fourth, but lost a challenge of the ruling. Lemon, who had re-entered the game, soon after found Rideau racing down the right sidelines for a 69-yard touchdown and the 32-27 lead with 11:11 left in the game.
But the Ticats regained the two-point lead midway through the quarter with a 74-yard scoring drive that ended with a three-yard TD run by Cobourne. Glenn set up the score with a 48-yard pass to Chris Williams who was all alone at the Toronto seven-yard line.
Toronto opened the game with an 80-yard drive on just five plays, ending with a 21-yard TD strike from Lemon to Rideau giving the Argos a 7-0 lead just 2:45 into the game.
Hamilton responded immediately with an 86-yard scoring drive that ended with Stala catching a league-leading seventh touchdown pass of the season - a 10-yard strike from Glenn to the goal-line. The score was set up by a 29-yard catch-and-run by Cobourne that put Glenn over the 30,000-yard passing mark for his career.
The teams traded field goals before Lemon led the Argos 86 yards downfield, hitting Durie with a 23-yard TD strike to take a 17-10 lead in the second quarter. But the Ticats got that back with an 84-yard drive culminating in a 10-yard TD pass from Glenn to Kelly.
A time-count violation nullified a Toronto touchdown drive late in the half, and Prefontaine missed his 20-yard field goal wide right with 39 seconds left. Hamilton moved the ball within Medlock's range in the final seconds, and the kicker was good from 50 yards to end the first half with the Ticats up 20-18.