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    With one team destined to be winless after the first two games of the 2013 CFL campaign, both the Edmonton Eskimos and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats try to prevent that from happening today when they get together at Guelph Alumni Stadium. Jonathan Ogden Jersey . You can watch the game live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV at 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Granted, there is a possibility that the teams could play to a tie this weekend, but that hasnt happened in a number of years now and shouldnt be much of a possibility given how wild the scoring opportunities were during the first week of the season. In fact, the 277 points scored in the four games during the first week, an average of just over 69 per game, made it the third- highest Week 1 scoring effort in league history. The Ticats played a major role in the scoring outburst, putting up 34 points against Toronto on the road, but even that was not enough to upset the defending Grey Cup Champions in their own building. Hamilton ended up suffering the five-point loss mainly because the offense went to sleep in the second half, scoring a grand total of just three points. The leagues leading passer from a year ago, Henry Burris, who was coming off a campaign in which he completed close to 65 percent of his passes for 5,367 yards and 43 touchdowns, tried to pick up where he left off by hitting 24- of-37 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns, but it simply wasnt enough to keep the team from falling into the loss column. But you cant fault the signal-caller for his efforts because, with only seconds to play down the stretch he nearly pulled off a remarkable win. Burris initially thought his desperation pass at the end of regulation was completed for what could have been the game-winning touchdown, but clearly the ball bounced off the turf and into the hands of Andy Fantuz. Despite not coming up with the critical reception, Fantuz still had a standout performance with 10 catches for 155 yards and a score.  Unfortunately for the Ticats, Fantuz was placed on the one-game injured list. Hamilton kick returner Lindsey Lamar was named the special teams player of the week in the CFL after posting 224 yards -- including a 104-yard TD return -- on six kickoffs along with four punt returns for 18 yards. Lamars scoring run came just minutes into the first quarter, part of a 21-point eruption by the Ticats in the frame. Hamilton was one of three teams to go without a turnover in the first week of play, the others being Toronto and Saskatchewan. However, what made the Ticats stand out is that they bucked the trend that says clubs that are error-free should come out on top more than 88 percent of the time since 1996. As mentioned earlier, the first week of action in the CFL was heavily offensive by nature, but the one team that didnt follow suit was Edmonton. Had it not been for a 12-point burst in the final 15 minutes, the Eskimos would have been left with single digits for the contest. Edmonton, which is trying to find a worthy and deserving starting quarterback, put Mike Reilly in the cross hairs in the first week and the result was less than favorable. Reilly finished the meeting against Saskatchewan, a 39-18 defeat, 17-of-35 for 259 yards and a score, but he was also picked off three times and suffered three sacks. The Eskimos brought in second-stringer Jonathan Crompton, a product of Tennessee, and he responded by going 6-of-11 for 70 yards. Edmonton scored just a single major, a 19-yard pass to Fred Stamps. Kicker Grant Shaw did all he could for the club by hitting three of his four field goal attempts. The Esks managed to generate 417 yards of total offense but turnovers, as well as 15 penalties for a loss of 90 yards, didnt help matters. On a positive note for Edmonton, JC Sherritt came out and showed that his record-setting performance from last season was no fluke as he tallied a game- high seven stops and registered a sack in the losing cause. Sherritt, who logged a record 130 defensive tackles a year ago, is now 16th on the teams all-time tackles list with 206 stops. Dating back to 1950 and taking into account only games that have been played during the regular season, Edmonton owns a 53-29-1 advantage over the Ticats. The Eskimos won the most recent meeting last Oct. 5 by a final of 35-20 at home, which means the club has now taken three of the last four and five of the last seven matchups overall. The squads will face off against each other in Edmonton on Aug. 2. Michael Pierce Jersey . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. Chris Wormley Jersey . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. AMES, Iowa -- The focus for Matt Campbell in his first season at Iowa State was about stability more than victories.The Cyclones didnt win much this season. But there were plenty of signs that they might start winning more as soon as 2017.Iowa State (3-9, 2-7) finished the year with a 30-point home loss to West Virginia , a game that got away from the Cyclones in the second half. But Iowa States improvement from September to November was impressive enough for its long-suffering fans to feel some sense of hope heading into next season.Weve made incredible progress from when we came in here to where were at. Those things about records and scores are all -- again, I get it. Thats what were measured by. But the reality for me is where we were and where were at. Campbell said. I saw us get better week in and week out.After just two games, it looked like the Cyclones might not win a game at all. A home loss to FCS school Northern Iowa was followed by a brutal 42-3 defeat at Iowa, the worst result in a long history of bad results for the Cyclones in that series.Iowa State finally broke through with a win over San Jose State, revealing something about both Campbell and the Cyclones. Campbell played two quarterbacks extensively in Joel Lanning and Jacob Park, defying the long-standing logic that a team with two quarterbacks is a team in trouble.Park emerged as the primary signal-caller. Lanning shifted from a starter to a run-first backup, and instead of dividing the Cyclones it made them better and the team backed their young coach.Behind Parrk and Lanning, Iowa State scored more average points (29. Mike Wallace Jersey. 4) in Big 12 games than it ever had, even if the wins were scarce. Still, the Cyclones beat Kansas and Texas Tech before the loss to the Mountaineers.The reality for this team is (that) some of the foundations weve laid of attitude, effort, playing hard all the time, consistency of those things are really important to me. Because I know that without that, youre building a program on falsehoods, Campbell said.Park, Lanning, 1,00-yard receiver Allen Lazard and running backs David Montgomery, Mike Warren and Kene Nwangwu all return next season, as does much of a talented secondary. Campbell has also recruited well, with a 2017 class set to be the best the program has had in recent memory.Iowa State will lose six starters from a defense that allowed 31 points a game. But with 10 underclassmen listed on the depth chart for the finale, help should be on the way.The offensive and defensive lines will need work. A bowl game in 2017 isnt out of question, though, and that would bring the once-downtrodden Cyclones one step closer to fulfilling Campbells bold proclamation after losing to the Mountaineers.At the end of this, were going to win a championship in the Big 12, Campbell said. I look forward to it. 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