TORONTO — The same must happen to the matchup between the Ticats and Argonauts, too. The Argos are first. They take home home-field advantage with them. That means the Ticats, who are using 11 different starters in three games, will move back to A.V. McMahon Stadium and host the first game of the season, which will be mostly meaningless. The Argos, who are looking at a perfect record, will win and a trip to Toronto is guaranteed. You have to figure it’s a good thing that the Ticats players are a confident bunch after their trade for quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who scored all four touchdowns in a 27-25 win over the Argos last week. “That win put a lot of life into our team,” said quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. “It was a great way to come off a loss, a disappointing loss. We were riding on some momentum and we took care of business. It was a great way to get out of a little slump and start to turn the tides a little bit.”
The Ticats are in better shape than last year after six games of moving parts. They’ve been missing their best offensive lineman (Luke Tasker), their star running back (CJ Gable) and their sackmaster (eighth-leading tackler Jovan Santos-Knox). Tasker, who moved into the starting lineup and had a pair of touchdowns against the Argos, said this year feels like a simpler group. They’re back together now after dealing with injury and getting into the mix in the trade for Masoli. “It’s a different attitude, a different vibe when we go out there,” said Tasker. “Last year we were always looking around at who’s next. We were always wondering about our next offensive line because for every person there was like one piece. This year, the same, same, same. No one’s hunkering down. No one’s worried about what’s coming next.”
You can hear Kyle Lowman’s report from the game on Friday afternoon on Canada AM.