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Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Ottawa Redblacks could be a record breaker

Hamilton Tiger Cats receiver Brandon Banks (16) can set a new career high in receptions against the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday.
Hamilton Tiger Cats receiver Brandon Banks (16) can set a new career high in receptions against the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

It could be a record breaking day for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats when they host the Ottawa Redblacks Saturday afternoon.

Kickoff at Tim Hortons Field is at 4 p.m. After the game, listen to The 5th Quarter on 900 CHML and watch it on CHML’s Facebook page.

Coming off their bye week, in which Hamilton (12-3) clinched first place in the CFL’s East Division, the Ticats are seeking their franchise record 13th win of the season and fourth victory in a row.

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With the record within reach, the Cats are dressing all of their usual starters as they attempt to complete a two-game season sweep of last place Ottawa.

Fans can be assured that one streak will be broken on Saturday.

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The Ticats are aiming to go 8-0 at home for the first time in team history while the Redblacks (3-12) have won their last five games at Tim Hortons Field.

Ottawa’s last regular season loss in Hamilton came in 2014.

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Brandon Banks, one of the favourite’s to win the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award in 2019, is one reception away from setting a new career high and six catches away from 100 on the season.

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Ottawa quarterback Will Arndt made his first Canadian Football League start last week and threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 loss against the Toronto Argonauts.

The Redblacks have lost eight games in a row, one shy of their longest losing streak since their expansion year in 2014.