Ottawa Rough Riders 27 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26

Game Details

  • Week 18
  • 79th Game of Regular Season (88th Overall)
  • Sunday, Nov 7, 1993 1:00 PM EST ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 17,032
    • Capacity: 29,123
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

It came down to the last weekend of the year, but finally the Ottawa Rough Riders were able to take a win and claim a playoff spot ahead of the Argonauts as they defeated the Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton before 17,032 fans. Hamilton opened the scoring at 6:57 of the first quarter with a 28-yard FG by K Paul Osbaldiston. Bruce Perkins then ran in from the 1-yard line as the gun sounded to end the 1st period to put his team up 10-0. Ottawa managed to put some points on the board when QB Tom Burgess found Rob Crifo for a 15-yard TD catch, which was followed by a missed 2-point convert attempt. The ’Cats came back 3 minutes later as QB Todd Dillon, back with his former team after a one-year layoff, passed a 13-yard TD to Earl Winfield. Down 20-6 (Osbaldiston added another FG before the end of the half and a team safety was added), the Riders began their comeback, scoring 2 touchdowns by SB Jock Climie (24-yard and 17-yard catches). Hamilton kept its lead as Osbaldiston booted another 3-pointer, this one from 39 yards out, but things started to go Ottawa’s way when Dexter Manley and Maurice Henry teamed up to knock the ball out of Dillon’s hands to cause the fumble, which was recovered by Manley. That led to another Rider TD, a 47-yard catch by Wayne Walker to make the count 27-25 with less than 5 minutes to go. Hamilton could have gone ahead again but a 51-yard FG attempt by Osbaldiston went wide, and Ottawa held on to win their fourth game of the season and assure themselves of an additional game against the Tiger-Cats next week in the Eastern Semi-Final.

Source: Game Review, 1993 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1992 and 1993 Hamilton and Ottawa Matchups
1992Week 10HAM 31 @ OTT 44
Week 11OTT 54 @ HAM 25
Week 16OTT 31 @ HAM 9
Division Semi-FinalOTT 28 @ HAM 29
1993Week AOTT 15 @ HAM 19
Week 2HAM 21 @ OTT 20
Week 18OTT 27 @ HAM 26
Division Semi-FinalOTT 10 @ HAM 21

Tiger-Cats record vs Rough Riders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1983 to 1992)
  • at Hamilton 8–7–0 (0.533)
  • at Ottawa 9–5–0 (0.643)
  • Hamilton Total 17–12–0 (0.586)
All-time (through 1993)
  • at Hamilton 73–41–2 (0.638)
  • at Ottawa 52–60–1 (0.465)
  • Hamilton Total 125–101–3 (0.552)

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

Tiger-Cats streak at home vs Rough Riders
Tiger-Cats streak overall vs Rough Riders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rough Riders 0 6 14 7 27
Tiger-Cats 10 10 5 1 26

Rough Riders coach: Ron Smeltzer (W)
Tiger-Cats coach: John Gregory (L)

Rough Riders (4-14-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Nov 14
Tiger-Cats (6-12-0) Next vs Rough Riders Nov 14

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

November 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Hamilton A 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 1.6°C NNE (250°) at 26 km/h 59% 99.12 kPa
Hamilton A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 2.3°C NNE (220°) at 33 km/h 61% 99.12 kPa
Hamilton A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 1.9°C NNE (240°) at 26 km/h 62% 99.15 kPa
Hamilton A 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 1.3°C NNE (250°) at 24 km/h 65% 99.18 kPa

Conditions at Hamilton A (12.01 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)