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Toronto Argonauts wide receiver Kenny Shaw makes a catch during first half of Labour Day football action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ont., on Monday. (Peter Power/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Toronto Argonauts wide receiver Kenny Shaw makes a catch during first half of Labour Day football action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ont., on Monday. (Peter Power/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Collaros throws four touchdown passes to rally Ticats to 49-36 win over Argos Add to ...

Zach Collaros threw four touchdown passes and for a two-point convert to rally the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a wild 49-36 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Monday night.

Collaros hit former Argo Chad Owens on a 10-yard touchdown pass at 5:50 of the fourth before finding Andy Fantuz on the two-point convert to put Hamilton ahead 39-36. At one point in the first half, the Ticats trailed 27-7 but outscored Toronto 29-6 in the second half.

Emmanuel Davis cemented the win, returning a deflected Ricky Ray pass 55 yards for the TD at 8:52. Collaros finished 28-of-35 passing for 359 yards with an interception.

Hamilton (5-5) won despite surrendering 24 points (three TDs and a field goal) on four turnovers. But that didn’t matter to the record Tim Hortons Field gathering of 24,512, which broke into an “Argos Suck” chant shortly after Owens’s TD.

The Ticats earned their fifth win in six Labour Day encounters against Toronto heading into Sunday’s rematch at BMO Field. More importantly, Hamilton clinched the season series for the tie-breaker should the two teams finish tied in the standings.

The Ticats have won five straight and eight of 10 against Toronto. Hamilton also improved to 32-13-1 on Labour Day against Toronto.

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