This Day In Sports History (November 30th) – Hamilton Tiger-Cats

1986 grey cup

It was on this day in 1986 that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos battled it out for the Grey Cup Championship.  Hamilton cruised to a 39-15 victory in a game played at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Eskimos entered the game as 12-point favorites, but just 95 seconds into the game they found themselves down by a touchdown.  Things continued to get worse for Edmonton as the Tiger-Cats defense dominated their offense, recording 10 sacks and tying a Grey Cup record by forcing eight turnovers.  Hamilton built their lead to 29-0 by halftime and the game was all but over.

Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan was named the Most Valuable Player on offense, while his teammate, defensive end Grover Covington won the award on defense.  Tiger-Cats kicker Paul Osbaldiston was named Most Valuable Canadian, as he booted a Grey Cup record-tying six field goals.

Here is Kerrigan hooking up with Ingram for a touchdown.

Notable Birthdays

Bo Jackson, MLB/NFL – Born November 30th 1962 (age 50) in Bessemer, Alabama

Rich Harden, MLB – Born November 30th 1981 (age 31) in Victoria, British Columbia

Jason Pominville, NHL – Born November 30th 1982 (age 30) in Repentigny, Quebec

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