Saskatchewan Roughriders 14 @ Birmingham Barracudas 24

Game Details

  • Week 4
  • 25th Game of Regular Season (38th Overall)
  • Saturday, July 22, 1995 8 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Legion Field in Birmingham, AL
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,321
    • Capacity: 75,017

Game Notes

Game Summary

This game was a must win situation for both clubs. Birmingham needed the win to stay tied on top of the South Division while Saskatchewan was feeling the pressure of still looking for their first win after the third week of league play. Saskatchewan came out strongly moving the ball from their own 35-yard line in for a touchdown on the first possession of the game. The drive was capped by a 1 yard run by running back Darren Joseph. Dave Ridgway converted the play. On the ensuing drive Birmingham kicker Franco Grilla hit a 25 yard field goal to bring the ’Cudas within four. Ridgway countered with a field goal later in the quarter to give the Western ’Riders a 10 to 3 lead at quarter time. Birmingham QB Matt Dunigan engineered two drives in the second quarter to give them the lead. Wide receiver Jason Phillips capped both these drives with touchdown catches of 6 and 23 yards. Grilla converted both touchdowns. In between ’Cuda drives Ridgway hit a 15 yard field goal. After a strange play that included a forward pass, punt, punt reception, fumble, fumble return time ran out in the half with Birmingham leading Saskatchewan 17 to 13. The score remained 17 to 13 until there was only 4:29 left in the fourth quarter. At this point Ridgway missed a field goal attempt but scored the single leaving the ’Riders trailing the ’Cudas by a field goal. With 1:05 left in the game Dunigan and Keith Woodside hooked up to cap a four play drive with a 28 yard touchdown pass reception. Grilla’s convert made the final 24 to 14 for the home town Barracudas.

Source: Game Review, 1995 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1994 and 1995 Birmingham and Saskatchewan Matchups
1995Week 4SSK 14 @ BRM 24

Barracudas record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1985 to 1994)
  • at Birmingham 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • Birmingham Total 1–0–0 (1.000)
All-time (through 1995)
  • at Birmingham 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • Birmingham Total 1–0–0 (1.000)


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 10 3 0 1 14
Barracudas 3 14 0 7 24

Roughriders coach: Ray Jauch (L)
Barracudas coach: Pepper Rodgers (W)

Roughriders (0-4-0) Next vs Texans Jul 30
Barracudas (3-1-0) Next vs Stallions Jul 30

Game Time Weather in Birmingham, AL

July 22nd Hourly Weather Summary for Birmingham
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 33.2°C NNE (230°) at 17 km/h 50% 101.30 kPa
8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 31.7°C NNE (230°) at 12 km/h 55% 101.22 kPa
9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 30.0°C NNE (190°) at 12 km/h 65% 101.27 kPa
10:00 PM Clear 29.1°C NNE (200°) at 10 km/h 69% 101.37 kPa

Data from Dark Sky. Estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in SSK @ BRM
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)