HAMILTON, Ont.—The Winnipeg Blue Bombers bring out the best in Emanuel Davis.
Davis returned two interceptions for touchdowns yesterday afternoon as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beat Winnipeg 38-8 to remain unbeaten at Tim Hortons Field. Davis has returned three interceptions for TDs this season and all have come against the Bombers.
Davis had a 35-yard interception return TD in Hamilton’s 52-26 road win over Winnipeg on July 2.
What’s more, his two TD performance came on his 26th birthday but the four-year veteran shouldn’t expect anything special from Ticats receiver Bakari Grant.
“He already got his presents,” Grant said, referring to Davis’s two TDs. “I’ll take that for a birthday gift.”
Hamilton head coach/GM Kent Austin deadpanned that maybe he should consider trying to cash in on Davis’s brilliance.
“I told him after the game I have to take him to Vegas,” Austin said with a chuckle. “And it was on his birthday which was really awesome.
“I’m really proud of that young man.”
Davis downplayed his accomplishment, saying he was the recipient of a Hamilton pass rush that made life miserable for Winnipeg quarterbacks, registering seven sacks.