This low scoring defensive battle held at Independence Stadium before thirteen thousand fans featured only one touchdown. Kent Austin made an attempt to comeback from injury but was only able to play the first quarter. The lone touchdown was scored early in the game as Austin threw a 9 yard pass to Robert Crifo. Wayne Lammle converted the touchdown. The Pirates got on the board in the first quarter when Bjorn Nittmo hit a 25 yard field goal. Lammle added a single, punting 54 yards into the Shreveport end zone. Robbie Keen countered for the Pirates launching a 60 yard punt into the Argo end zone. Nittmo got on the board again hitting a field goal, this time from 30 yards out. The half-time score, Toronto 8 – Shreveport 7. Nittmo missed a field goal attempt from 40 yards and recorded a single to tie the game. Shreveport earned their first lead of the game late in the third quarter as Nittmo made good this time on a 49 yard attempt. Shreveport punter Keen conceded a safety with 4:34 left in the game bringing Toronto within one point of Shreveport. Late in the fourth quarter Lammle punted the ball through the end zone seemingly tying Shreveport at eleven only to have the play called back because of an illegal procedure penalty. On the ensuing punt Freeman Baysinger was able to avoid a Toronto score. Shreveport managed to hold on to victory only scoring eleven points.
|3:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||35.4°C||NNE (230°) at 20 km/h||48%||101.30 kPa|
|4:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||35.8°C||NNE (220°) at 19 km/h||46%||101.23 kPa|
|5:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||35.4°C||NNE (220°) at 20 km/h||46%||101.19 kPa|
|6:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||35.5°C||NNE (210°) at 17 km/h||44%||101.13 kPa|
Data from Dark Sky. Estimated conditions.