Chris Bauman's season debut for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats likely got lost in the shuffle amid the controversial fumble-at-the-goalline call that allowed the Saskatchewan Rough Riders to pull off a last-minute win on Saturday afternoon.
Bauman, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 draft from the U of Regina, accumulated 90 yards on eight catches. The pressure was on him to produce last night and he came through big-time, even what ultimately turned out to be a heartbreaker down in the Hammer.
Did everyone hear Jesse Lumsden's on-field quote that the game "got taken away" from the Tiger-Cats? The rule that saved Saskatchewan should be changed, but don't forget Hamilton couldn't close out the game. Lumsden fumbled the ball away at the Saskatchewan 20-yard line and that his offensive line couldn't clear enough of a hole for him to pick up a second-and-2 with 1:31 left in the game.