Ottawa Rough Riders 26 @ Toronto Argonauts 25

Game Details

  • Week 8
  • 37th Game of Regular Season (46th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 26, 1993 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 21,327
    • Capacity: 53,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

In what was unofficially the battle for sole possession of 3rd place in the CFL East, Toronto was defeated in front of a home crowd of 21,327 by the Ottawa Rough Riders by a score of 26-25. Ottawa started off the scoring in the first minute of the first quarter when John Kropke returned a Toronto fumble 29 yards for the TD. The Riders’ struck again in the 2nd quarter when Terry Baker banged a 15-yard field goal to make the score 10-0 in the early going. Toronto then scored their first points of the game when SB Manny Hazard and QB Reggie Slack connected on a 25-yard pass play. However, Ottawa came back and closed out the first quarter with another Baker field goal, this time from 50 yards. To open up the 2nd half, Toronto found new life and tallied 10 points on the strength of a TD reception again from the duo of Hazard and Slack, this time from 25 yards out. Lance Chomyc then fired a 15-yard FG to give Toronto 10 consecutive points. Ottawa countered with 2 FGs of its own when Baker hit for 2 consecutive 37 yarders. The Slack-Hazard connection then hooked up for a third time for a 61-yard TD bomb to make the score 25-19 with under a minute to play, and it was up to the Argonaut defence to hold the fort but unfortunately, the Riders got the better of the Argo defensive corps and hit for a 56-yard TD when Tom Burgess found Stephan Jones flying solo down the sidelines. The convert made the score 26-25 for the Ottawa Rough Riders and gave them 3rd place alone in the CFL East.

Source: Game Review, 1993 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1992 and 1993 Toronto and Ottawa Matchups
1992Week 1TOR 42 @ OTT 53 OT
Week 8OTT 16 @ TOR 24
Week 15OTT 4 @ TOR 10
Week 17TOR 12 @ OTT 31
1993Week ATOR 25 @ OTT 30
Week 8OTT 26 @ TOR 25
Week 12TOR 22 @ OTT 30
Week 13OTT 16 @ TOR 17

Argonauts record vs Rough Riders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1983 to 1992)
  • at Toronto 13–2–0 (0.867)
  • at Ottawa 9–5–0 (0.643)
  • Toronto Total 22–7–0 (0.759)
All-time (through 1993)
  • at Toronto 71–45–3 (0.609)
  • at Ottawa 54–62–3 (0.466)
  • Toronto Total 125–107–6 (0.538)

Streaks as of Aug. 26, 1993 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Rough Riders
Argonauts streak overall vs Rough Riders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rough Riders 7 6 0 13 26
Argonauts 0 7 10 8 25

Rough Riders coach: Ron Smeltzer (W)
Argonauts coach: Dennis Meyer (L)

Rough Riders (2-7-0) Next vs Lions Sep 04
Argonauts (1-8-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Sep 06

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

August 26th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Pearson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 27.0°C NNE (160°) at 11 km/h 48% 31 99.81 kPa
Pearson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.7°C NNE (140°) at 9 km/h 62% 30 99.84 kPa
Pearson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.3°C NNE (140°) at 6 km/h 68% 30 99.84 kPa
Pearson Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.8°C NNE (220°) at 6 km/h 66% 31 99.87 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Lester B. Pearson Int'l A (19.00 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Receiving Yards – Game 46th 46th 227 yards Manny Hazard


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)