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Sports Johnny who? Ticats QB Masoli earns top performer nod for second straight week

17:36  04 july  2018
17:36  04 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is a CFL top performer for the second week in a row. Masoli finished second in voting for Week 3 on Tuesday, after guiding the Ticats to a win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last week .

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a man in a black and yellow ball: Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli (8) throws during the second half.© Peter Power/The Canadian Press Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli (8) throws during the second half.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is a CFL top performer for the second week in a row.

Masoli finished second in voting for Week 3 on Tuesday, after guiding the Ticats to a win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last week.

Masoli threw for 369 yards and a touchdown in the win. He leads the league in passing after three weeks.

Edmonton Eskimos running back CJ Gable, a former Ticat, was voted top performer of the week. He ran for a CFL season-high 105 yards and a touchdown in the Eskimos' come-from-behind win over the B.C. Lions.

Tasker, Timmis power Ticats past Eskimos

  Tasker, Timmis power Ticats past Eskimos EDMONTON - Jeremiah Masoli continues to prove he deserves to be ranked with the CFL's top quarterbacks. Luke Tasker and Mercer Timmis each recorded a pair of touchdowns as Hamilton picked up its first win of the season, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos 38-21 on Friday. Masoli completed 19-of-29 pass attempts for three touchdowns, an interception and 332 yards for the Tiger-Cats. "Hats off to our defence and how good they were," Masoli said. "All I Luke Tasker and Mercer Timmis each recorded a pair of touchdowns as Hamilton picked up its first win of the season, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos 38-21 on Friday. Masoli completed 19-of-29 pass attempts for three touchdowns, an interception and 332 yards for the Tiger-Cats.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is a CFL top performer for the second week in a row. Masoli finished second in voting for Week 3 on Tuesday, after guiding the Ticats to a win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last week .

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel looks on from the sideline during the second half. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press). Johnny who ? Ticats QB Masoli earns top performer nod for second straight week .

Montreal Alouettes kicker Boris Bede finished third in the voting after nailing all five of his field-goal attempts in a win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Ticats head coach June Jones isn't at all surprised with how much confidence Masoli is playing with, despite former NFL quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel sitting on the bench behind him.

"I've been saying it and nobody seems to believe me," Jones said after Masoli led the Ticats to a 38-21 win over Edmonton on June 22. "He has been pretty spectacular for as long as I have been here, 12 games.

Manziel, 25, signed with the Ticats after a failed NFL career amid reports of attitude problems and off-field partying. He hasn't yet made his debut in the CFL regular season.

Masoli chases CFL record facing Riders .
It's been an impressive start to the season for Jeremiah Masoli. The veteran quarterback will chase a record 10th straight 300-yard passing performance Thursday night when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-2) host the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-2). Masoli is currently tied with Sam Etcheverry and former Ticats coach/GM Kent Austin for the league mark.

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