BC Lions 25 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 24

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 42nd Game of Regular Season (51st Overall)
  • Labour Day Weekend
  • Saturday, Sep 4, 1993 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 21,567
    • Capacity: 30,927
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

In another 1 point affair, the B.C. Lions travelled to Ottawa to take on the Rough Riders at Frank Clair Stadium in front of 21,567 and came out victorious 25-24. The Lions opened the scoring at the 15-minute mark of the first quarter when Sean Millington barrelled in from 15 yards out for his first of two majors on the day. Ottawa then followed with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Tom Burgess to Wayne Walker who had 5 catches for 125 yards in the game. Millington then went in for his 2nd TD on a run from 3 yards out to put B.C. back out in front. Ottawa followed with a 28-yard field goal from Terry Baker and a single from Jock Climie to come within 3 points at the half. In the third quarter they regained the lead on a 44-yard field goal and single on a wide field goal, both by Baker who had another of 22 yards to start off the 4th and give Ottawa an 18-14 lead. In what would prove to be a costly piece of misfortune, Ottawa RB Darren Joseph was tackled in the end zone by Tyrone Jones for a safety touch to give B.C. 2 points and the ball back. B.C. then added a 25 yard field goal by Lui Passaglia to give them a 19-18 lead with just under half the quarter remaining. With less than a minute and a half remaining, Ottawa seemed to take control when Jones rambled in from 1 yard out yet they attempted a 2-point convert and failed so it was up to the defence. Unfortunately the B.C. offence proved to be too strong in the remaining minute and marched down the field for a TD of their own when Danny Barrett took it in from 1 yard out to make the final score 25-24 for the Lions.

Source: Game Review, 1993 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1992 and 1993 Ottawa and BC Matchups
1992Week ABC 36 @ OTT 43
Week 9OTT 27 @ BC 33
Week 12BC 23 @ OTT 27
1993Week 4OTT 24 @ BC 28
Week 9BC 25 @ OTT 24

Rough Riders record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1983 to 1992)
  • at Ottawa 2–8–0 (0.200)
  • at BC 1–9–0 (0.100)
  • Ottawa Total 3–17–0 (0.150)
All-time (through 1993)
  • at Ottawa 12–11–0 (0.522)
  • at BC 5–16–2 (0.261)
  • Ottawa Total 17–27–2 (0.391)

Streaks as of Sept. 4, 1993 (Regular Season)

Rough Riders streak at home vs Lions
Rough Riders streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 6 8 0 11 25
Rough Riders 0 11 4 9 24

Lions coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Rough Riders coach: Ron Smeltzer (L)

Lions (7-3-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Sep 12
Rough Riders (2-8-0) Next @ Gold Miners Sep 12

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

September 4th Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 7:00 PM Clear 18.1°C NNE (240°) at 6 km/h 78% 99.57 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 8:00 PM Clear 17.1°C NNE (180°) at 6 km/h 82% 99.60 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 9:00 PM Clear 16.5°C NNE (180°) at 7 km/h 86% 99.60 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 15.8°C NNE (200°) at 6 km/h 88% 99.60 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)