Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Avon Cobourne Gets His Revenge- Helps Ticats Defeat Old Team in CFL Playoffs

Tiger-Cats running back Avon Cobourne hurdles over Montreal Alouette Bear Woods
Photograph by: John Mahoney, Postmedia News, Postmedia News
  Avon Cobourne had a bad break-up with the Montreal Alouettes at the end of last season, and signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The outspoken Cobourne did not mince words when he left Montreal, but was quiet in the week leading up to Sunday afternoon's Playoff matchup against his old team. In his last two seasons with Montreal, Cobourne helped lead the team to two consecutive Grey Cups. Now he is on a quest to lead a different team to the same goal.
  Cobourne helped to lead the Tiger-Cats in an overtime victory over the Alouettes in a thrilling 52-44 OT victory in front of over 33,000 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Cobourne finished with 97 yards rushing and scored a go-ahead 4th quarter 46-yard touchdown. He also had 48 receiving yards on 5 catches.

  The game featured a wild 4th quarter with the two teams scoring a combined 38 points in the final 15 minutes.
 After the game, Cobourne had the opportunity, but did not rub it in against his old team.
Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press
  "I'm just happy that I'm with this team," Cobourne told the Hamilton Spectator. "I expected to win this game and it feels no different.
  "There's still a lot of work to do, but it was a big win so we can be excited about it."
 After beating Montreal in the highest-scoring game in CFL Playoff history, Cobourne and the Tiger-Cats will face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Eastern Division final. The Ticats will be a decided underdog in the game.
  The Blue Bombers swept the season series 3-0. The two teams will play on Sunday 11/20 at 1:00 pm.

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