Saskatchewan Roughriders 26 @ BC Lions 33 OT

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 3rd Game of Regular Season (12th Overall)
  • Friday, Jul 9, 1993 10:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,849
    • Capacity: 59,478
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

An outstanding performance by the B.C. Lion defence was the major contributor to the team’s victory on Friday night at B.C. Place Stadium as 25,849 spectators watched their home team defeat the ’Riders in overtime. A total of 24 of the 33 B.C. points were scored as a result of turnovers as the Lions intercepted one pass (Tracy Gravely), knocked down 6 passes, blocked a punt and recovered the ball (Sean Millington), and sacked Saskatchewan QB Kent Austin 6 times throughout the night. Leo pivot Danny Barrett showed his stuff as he completed 28 of 47 passes for 368 yards and 2 TDs, including a 20-yard pass to Ray Alexander in the 1st O/T period after rookie punter Mike Vanderjagt was tackled on 3rd down by veteran Less Browne to give up the ball on his own 39-yard line. Barrett opened the scoring by tossing a 12-yarder to Matt Clark and 18-year veteran K Lui Passaglia counted his first 3-pointer of the night to the make the score 10-0 after the 1st quarter. Saskatchewan K Dave Ridgway connected on a boot from 36 yards out and one from 17 yards to give his team their first points in the 2nd period while B.C. RB Chris Skinner completed a 25-yard with 1-yard TD to give the Lions a 17-6 edge at the half. After exchanging FGs in the 3rd quarter, Passaglia scored his 3rd FG on the night, before Jeff Fairholm caught a spectacular pass from Austin for a 75-yard major. Another exchange of FGs brought the score to 26-19. With less than 2 minutes left in the game. Austin again found his receiver, this time CFL Outstanding Canadian Ray Elgaard, to send the game into extra innings. Over 900 yards of offence contributed to a wide open contest as the Lions got off to a better start than expected after their 3-15 record of last season.

Source: Game Review, 1993 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1992 and 1993 BC and Saskatchewan Matchups
1992Week 6SSK 46 @ BC 43 OT
Week 8BC 36 @ SSK 47
Week 16BC 22 @ SSK 41
1993Week 1SSK 26 @ BC 33 OT
Week 12SSK 31 @ BC 16
Week 13BC 50 @ SSK 28

Lions record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1983 to 1992)
  • at BC 6–7–0 (0.462)
  • at Saskatchewan 9–5–0 (0.643)
  • BC Total 15–12–0 (0.556)
All-time (through 1993)
  • at BC 25–33–2 (0.433)
  • at Saskatchewan 26–33–2 (0.443)
  • BC Total 51–66–4 (0.438)

Streaks as of July 9, 1993 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Roughriders
Lions streak overall vs Roughriders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 Final
Roughriders 0 6 3 17 0 26
Lions 10 7 3 6 7 33

Roughriders coach: Don Matthews (L)
Lions coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)

Roughriders (0-1-0) Next vs Eskimos Jul 16
Lions (1-0-0) Next @ Argonauts Jul 14

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

July 9th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Int'l A 7:00 PM Clear 18.3°C NNE (140°) at 13 km/h 62% 101.67 kPa
Vancouver Int'l A 8:00 PM Clear 17.0°C N (100°) at 11 km/h 67% 101.71 kPa
Vancouver Int'l A 9:00 PM Clear 15.1°C N (90°) at 9 km/h 77% 101.74 kPa
Vancouver Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 14.2°C N (80°) at 11 km/h 80% 101.74 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Int'l A (10.84 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in SSK @ BC
Including known plays over 55 yards

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Pass – Play -- -- 78 yards Kent Austin
to Jeff Fairholm (TD)
Longest Reception – Play -- -- 78 yards Jeff Fairholm
from Kent Austin (TD)


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)