Memphis Mad Dogs 18 @ Calgary Stampeders 24

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 2nd Game of Regular Season (15th Overall)
  • Thursday, June 29, 1995 9 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,071
    • Capacity: 37,317
  • Broadcaster:
    • ESPN2

Game Notes

Game Summary

This game marked the first regular season CFL game for the expansion team from Memphis. Although the final outcome did not go in their favour, a message was sent to the rest of the CFL, “Beware of the Dogs”. Led by former Edmonton Eskimo QB Damon Allen, the Mad Dogs came up a TD short, dropping a 24-18 decision to the Stampeders in front of 25,071 faithful fans at McMahon Stadium. K Chris Gardner recorded Memphis’ first CFL point with a 40 yard single off a missed FG. The 1-point lead however was short-lived as Calgary QB Doug Flutie hooked up with SB Dave Sapunjis for a 3 yard TD strike at 8:27 of the opening frame. The Mark McLoughlin convert made it 7-1. Gardner redeemed himself, booting a 26 yard FG 3:00 minutes later to narrow the gap to just three at the end of a quarter of play. Allen then went to work connecting for a 50 yard pass and run play to WR Joe Horn. The Gardner convert gave the Mad Dogs their first lead of the game. A Tony Martino single narrowed the gap to 3 before McLoughlin would then tie it up with 8:36 gone in the second frame, this one from 33 yards out. He would then put the Stamps up with a 47 yarder, before Gardner and he traded FGs to bring the first half to a close with the Stamps clinging to a slim 3-point lead at 17-14. Calgary opened the second half scoring with another McLoughlin FG, this one from 49 yards out 2:29 into the third quarter. Gardner connected for his third FG of the night, a 25 yarder with 9:01 left in the third. Martino rounded out the third quarter scoring with a 40 yard punting single. McLoughlin booted his 5th FG of the night 4:26 into the fourth before Gardner added a single with 2:05 left to round out the scoring giving the Stamps a 24-18 victory.

Source: Game Review, 1995 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

Calgary and Memphis Matchups

1994 and 1995 Matchups
1995Week 1MPH 18 @ CGY 24

Stampeders record vs Mad Dogs
(Regular Season)

Last decade 1986 to 1995
  • at Calgary 1–0–0
  • Calgary Total 1–0–0
All-time (through 1995)
  • at Calgary 1–0–0
  • Calgary Total 1–0–0

Streaks as of June 29, 1995
(Regular Season)

Stampeders streak at home vs Mad Dogs
  • 1W — June 29, 1995
Stampeders streak overall vs Mad Dogs
  • 1W — June 29, 1995


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Mad Dogs 4 10 3 1 18
Stampeders 7 10 4 3 24

Mad Dogs coach: Jack Pardee (L)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)

Mad Dogs (0-1-0) Next vs Lions Jul 08
Stampeders (1-0-0) Next @ Pirates Jul 09

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

June 29th Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 16.1°C NNE (150°) at 20 km/h 60% 102.77 kPa
COP Upper 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 14.8°C NNE (160°) at 11 km/h 67% 102.74 kPa
COP Upper 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 13.4°C NNE (190°) at 28 km/h 79% 102.65 kPa
COP Upper 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 13.3°C NNE (170°) at 24 km/h 76% 102.61 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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