Shreveport Pirates 29 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37

Game Details

  • Week 3
  • 15th Game of Regular Season (28th Overall)
  • Thursday, July 13, 1995 8:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 20,449
    • Capacity: 33,675

Game Notes

Game Summary

It has been quite some time since the Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened up a CFL campaign with two straight losses. For the Shreveport Pirates, this was a chance for them to do something that many teams before them have had trouble with, coming away with a win at Winnipeg Stadium. The 20,449 fans in attendance were treated to a fine football game and as an added bonus, watched as their Bombers walked away with a 37-39 victory. It was the Bombers who got on the board first as PK Troy Westwood split the uprights from 15 yards out at 4:46 of the opening quarter. The Pirates bounced back with a field goal of their own as K Bjorn Nittmo was good from 55 yards away. The Bombers rounded out the first quarter scoring as Shreveport QB Billy Joe Tolliver was unable to elude the tough Winnipeg pass rush and was dumped for a sack in the Pirates end zone. Shreveport P Robbie Keen drew his team to within 1 as his 65 yard punt went through the end zone for a single. Nittmo then connected from 40 yards away to put the Pirates ahead by 2 at 7:43 of the second period. Winnipeg then regained the lead as Jason Mallett pounced on a Shreveport fumble in the end zone at 12:36. The Troy Westwood convert made the score 12-7 in favour of the Bombers. The Bombers added a Westwood MFG single to their lead before Tolliver and WR Freeman Baysinger hooked up for a 6 yard TD at 14:32. The Nittmo convert put Shreveport up 14-13 at the half. The Blue Bombers opened up the second half scoring at 3:05 as QB Sammy Garza hooked up with RB Mike Oliphant from 25 yards away for his first TD as a Bomber. However, as they had done in the first half, the Pirates came right back with a TD of their own as RB Martin Patton plunged in from 1 yard out at 6:02. Mallett then scooped up a Shreveport fumble and returned it 6 yards for his second such TD of the game. The Westwood convert made the score 27-21 in favour of the Bombers after 3 quarters. The Bombers widened the margin 3:52 into the final frame as Oliphant scored his second TD of the game, this one a 2 yard run. Following a Keen 58 yard punting single, the Pirates got a fumble recovery TD of their own as Mario Perry picked up an errant Winnipeg fumble and scampered 49 yards for the major score. This was as close as they would get however as Westwood rounded out the scoring at 12:44 with a 15 yard chip shot to make the final 37-29 Winnipeg.

Source: Game Review, 1995 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1994 and 1995 Winnipeg and Shreveport Matchups
1994Week 13SHR 21 @ WPG 39
Week 14WPG 38 @ SHR 22
1995Week 3SHR 29 @ WPG 37
Week 6WPG 17 @ SHR 65

Blue Bombers record vs Pirates (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Winnipeg 2–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Shreveport 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • Winnipeg Total 3–1–0 (0.750)
All-time (through 1995)
  • at Winnipeg 2–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Shreveport 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • Winnipeg Total 3–1–0 (0.750)

Streaks as of July 13, 1995 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Pirates
  • 1W — Oct. 1, 1994
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Pirates
  • 2W — Oct. 1, 1994 to Oct. 8, 1994


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Pirates 3 11 7 8 29
Blue Bombers 5 8 14 10 37

Pirates coach: Forrest Gregg (L)
Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (W)

Pirates (0-3-0) Next @ Eskimos Jul 18
Blue Bombers (1-2-0) Next @ Stallions Jul 22

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

July 13th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 25.2°C NE (340°) at 17 km/h 51% 29 98.35 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.6°C NE (340°) at 13 km/h 63% 25 98.35 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 19.8°C NE (350°) at 11 km/h 70% 98.39 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 17.4°C NE (360°) at 9 km/h 81% 98.45 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 11:00 PM Mainly Clear 17.5°C N (20°) at 13 km/h 86% 98.45 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in SHR @ WPG

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)