August 15, 2023

Global Game Preview: Elks at Tiger-Cats

Week 11 of the 2023 CFL season kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday when the Edmonton Elks take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Stadium.


Kickoff 5:30 p.m. MT
Stadium Tim Hortons Field

Radio: 630 CHED


United States: CBS Sports Network

International: CFL+

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Quarterback Tre Ford will look to lead Edmonton to its first victory of 2023, just as he did in Hamilton last season when the Elks defeated the Ti-Cats 29-25 on July 1, 2022.

Ford made his first start of the season last week, completing 12 of 16 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 50 yards and one touchdown, in a 38-29 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium.


The second-year pivot will have a new target, as all-star receiver Eugene Lewis returns from a stint on the six-game injured list. Lewis, a finalist for CFL Most Outstanding Player in 2022, has 11 receptions for 200 yards with a touchdown in three games this season. Ford’s arsenal also includes receiver Manny Arceneaux, who is now just 18 yards from becoming only the 30th player in CFL history with 9,000 career receiving yards.

Kevin Brown is another key member of the Elks offence who is approaching a milestone. Coming off a season-high 98 rushing yards against Winnipeg, the second-year running back is 74 yards from 1,000.

On the other side of the ball, AC Leonard leads an Elks defence that looks to bring the heat on the Ti-Cats under centre. Leonard is currently tied for second in the CFL this season with eight sacks.

It was just over a year ago on Canada Day that in Ford’s first career start, the Green and Gold rallied from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Ti-Cats. The victory was extra special for Ford, who grew up and went to university not far from Hamilton.

This is the second meeting between the Elks and Ti-Cats this season. Hamilton defeated Edmonton 37-29 at Commonwealth Stadium on July 13.


Be there when the Elks host the Ottawa Redblacks on Aug. 27 as Terry Vaughn becomes the 42nd player inducted to the EE Wall of Honour. As part of the festivities, the Green and Gold will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 2003 Grey Cup championship team.  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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