Sacramento Gold Miners 23 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 32

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 2nd Game of Regular Season (11th Overall)
  • Wednesday, Jul 7, 1993 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 23,916
    • Capacity: 30,927
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The first-ever CFL regular season game to be played by a team based outside of Canada was seen by 23,916 fans at the newly-renamed Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa. The Rough Riders, who finished third in the East last season, demonstrated that they would be a team to contend with this year as the defence reached QB David Archer seven times throughout the night and picked him off twice to close down the visiting team’s offence. Ottawa QB Tom Burgess was outstanding as he completed 21-of-41 attempts for 373 yards and 3 TDs, including an 11-yard toss to Stephan Jones, a 61-yarder to Jock Climie in the first half and a 44-yard throw to W. Walker at the start of the third quarter. The Gold Miners could not get things rolling until the end of the 2nd frame when Archer found Mike Oliphant open from 8 yards out for the team’s first points of the night. Oliphant then opened the second half scoring with his second major, and 8-yard run. An 18-yard toss from Archer to Bouyer made the score 28-22 for the home team before Miner K Jim Crouch added a single on a 47-yard missed FG attempt for a single. Ottawa kicker Terry Baker completed the Ottawa scoring with a FG and a single while Crouch missed his 3rd FG try of the night for another single but it was all Ottawa as they spoiled Sacramento’s initiation into the League on this history-making night.

Source: Game Review, 1993 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1992 and 1993 Ottawa and San Antonio Matchups
1993Week 1SAC 23 @ OTT 32
Week 10OTT 15 @ SAC 47

Rough Riders record vs Gold Miners (Regular Season)

Last decade (1983 to 1992)
  • at Ottawa 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • at San Antonio 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Ottawa Total 1–1–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1993)
  • at Ottawa 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • at San Antonio 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Ottawa Total 1–1–0 (0.500)


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Gold Miners 0 7 15 1 23
Rough Riders 14 7 7 4 32

Gold Miners coach: Kay Stephenson (L)
Rough Riders coach: Ron Smeltzer (W)

Gold Miners (0-1-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Jul 10
Rough Riders (1-0-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Jul 16

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

July 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 28.1°C NNE (210°) at 7 km/h 67% 37 99.90 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 26.5°C NNE (190°) at 4 km/h 73% 35 99.90 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 25.7°C NNE (190°) at 4 km/h 77% 34 100.00 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 10:00 PM Clear 24.9°C NNE (200°) at 6 km/h 80% 33 100.04 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 11:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.0°C NNE (200°) at 7 km/h 85% 33 100.04 kPa

Conditions at Ottawa MacDonald Int'l A (8.47 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in SAC @ OTT
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)