BC Lions 39 @ Edmonton Eskimos 23

Game Details

  • Week 5
  • 25th Game of Regular Season (34th Overall)
  • Saturday, Aug 7, 1993 8:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 25,236
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The B.C. Lions, who are clearly the most improved team in the CFL this season, came into Commonwealth Stadium and accomplished something a number of teams have not been able to do: come away with a victory. The Lions scored 24 second quarter points and added another 15 in the second half to come away with a 39-23 victory and sole possession of second place in the Western Division. The only scoring in the first quarter was a Sean Fleming single at 10:49 of the first quarter. It didn’t take long for the Lions to reply as Lui Passaglia connected on a 25-yard FG to give B.C. a 3-1 lead. The Eskimos went ahead for the only time in the game as Kasey Dunn was on the receiving end of a 28-yard Damon Allen pass. B.C. pivot Danny McManus, who was making his first start of the season hooked up with Cory Philpot for an 11-yard TD strike to give the Lions a 10-8 lead. This tandem joined forces again, this time from 17 yards out putting the Lions up 17-8. The Eskimos climbed back to within 2 as Rickey Foggie, who was in in relief of starter Damon Allen, took it in himself from 1-yard out. McManus found WR Ray Alexander in the open for a 14-yard TD pass to send the Lions in to the locker room with a 24-15 lead at the half. B.C. opened up the 2nd half scoring as Passaglia connected from 13 yards out then Bruce Plummer caught Eddie Brown in the end zone for a safety giving the Lions a 29-15 lead. The Eskimos replied with a 3-yard TD run by Damon Allen to narrow the gap to 7 after 3 periods of play. Mike Trevathan opened up the 4th quarter scoring as McManus spotted him in the open for a 28-yard TD. The kicker rounded out the scoring as Glenn Harper added a single while Passaglia connected on his 3rd FG of the day, this one from 46 yards out making the final 39-23 in front of 25,236 fans at B.C. Place.

Source: Game Review, 1993 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1992 and 1993 Edmonton and BC Matchups
1992Week 1EDM 37 @ BC 26
Week 10BC 34 @ EDM 20
Week 15BC 17 @ EDM 43
Week 18EDM 37 @ BC 33 OT
1993Week BEDM 27 @ BC 20
Week 5BC 39 @ EDM 23
Week 17EDM 54 @ BC 14

Eskimos record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1983 to 1992)
  • at Edmonton 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • at BC 8–6–0 (0.571)
  • Edmonton Total 15–14–0 (0.517)
All-time (through 1993)
  • at Edmonton 40–21–1 (0.653)
  • at BC 35–23–3 (0.598)
  • Edmonton Total 75–44–4 (0.626)

Streaks as of Aug. 7, 1993 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Lions
Eskimos streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 0 24 5 10 39
Eskimos 1 14 7 1 23

Lions coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

August 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 6:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.6°C NNE (240°) at 13 km/h 73% 92.71 kPa
City Centre A 7:00 PM Moderate Rain Showers,Fog 14.6°C NNE (320°) at 22 km/h 89% 92.71 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Rain Showers 13.8°C NNE (290°) at 24 km/h 89% 92.71 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Rain Showers 13.2°C NNE (280°) at 19 km/h 92% 92.74 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)