July 13, 2023

Green & Gold’s Greatest Performances vs. Ti-Cats

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray runs upfield while Hamilton Tiger-Cats Agustin Barrenechea, left, and Marcus West close in during CFL action in Edmonton Saturday, August 11, 2007. Eskimos led 11-8 after the first half. (CP PHOTO/Jason Scott) CANADA

Tonight (July 13), the Edmonton Elks and Hamilton Tiger-Cats will meet for the 100th time in the regular season.

There have been many memorable performances by Green and Gold players against the Ti-Cats, including some record-setting individual efforts.

Jim Germany | August 1, 1981

Germany established the club record for most rushing touchdowns as Edmonton tamed the Tabbies 41-5 at Commonwealth Stadium in a rematch of the previous year’s Grey Cup.

The running back’s four majors came in just 17:02, spanning late in the second quarter and early in the fourth quarter. It also set a club record for most total touchdowns in a game, since broken by Eric Blount scoring five touchdowns in 1995.

Germany finished the game with 75 yards on 14 carries and added two receptions for 23 yards.

Warren Moon | September 11, 1983

Warren Moon led the Green and Gold to a 50-21 victory over the Ti-Cats at Commonwealth Stadium with what to that point was the most prolific game ever by an Edmonton quarterback.

He established club records for pass completions (36) and passing yards (522).

The benchmarks Moon set that game were eventually surpassed. Moon actually broke his own passing yards record just a month later, Oct. 15, 1983, against Montreal the Concordes,  when he threw for 555 yards, which to this day remains the club high.

Ricky Ray | July 30, 2005

Ray tied the all-time team high with 5 touchdown passes as Edmonton came back from an early deficit and held off a late charge to beat the Ti-Cats 36-30 at Commonwealth Stadium.

Besides a single and five converts from Sean Fleming, Ray’s touchdown tosses accounted for all of Edmonton’s scoring. He connected with four different receivers for TDs, including two to Jason Tucker.

The future Canadian Football Hall of Fame member finished the game 25 of 36 passing for 369 yards.

Jason Goss | September 14, 2008

In a 38-33 victory for Edmonton at Commonwealth Stadium, Goss picked off three passes by Hamilton’s Casey Printers and returned two to the end zone, equalling the team single-game records for most interceptions and most interception returns for a touchdown.

His first touchdown came in the opening minute, giving Edmonton an early lead. Goss scored his second major of the game in the third quarter.

The former Ti-Cat defensive back also established Edmonton’s record for most interception return yards in a game, with 144.


Be there Thursday, July 13 at Commonwealth Stadium when the Edmonton Elks host the Hamilton Ti-Cats for the Salute to Service game. Being part of the action has never been more affordable, with tickets starting at just $15. Click here to get your tickets now and be part of the tradition.

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