Birmingham Barracudas 23 @ BC Lions 30 OT

Game Details

  • Week 6
  • 37th Game of Regular Season (50th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 3, 1995 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 21,948
    • Capacity: 40,800

Game Notes

Game Summary

The second overtime game of the night was played at B.C. Place Thursday night. The battle pitted two of the Leagues hottest quarterbacks facing off for the first time this season. Fans were not disappointed as they witnessed over 800 yards passing from the two QBs. The Lions opened the scoring on their first drive of the game. Sean Millington ran the ball in from the 1-yard line for a touchdown. League all-time leading scorer Lui Passaglia kicked the convert. On B.C.’s next possession, Passaglia booted a 45 yard field goal to give the Lions an early 10 to 0 lead. With no time left on the clock in the first quarter, ’Cuda quarterback Matt Dunigan threw a 26 yard pass to Marcus Grant for a touchdown. Birmingham kicker Franco Grilla converted the play. Passaglia kicked his second field goal of the game at 6:35 of the second quarter from 33 yards out to extend B.C.’s lead. Late in the half, Millington ran in his second TD of the night, this time from the 12-yard line. Passaglia again kicked the convert. The scoring slowed in the third quarter with only one point being put on the board. Barracuda kicker Grilla missed wide on a 35 yard field goal attempt to record the single. Passaglia made good on his third of three attempts for the game to give B.C. what seemed to be a commanding lead. Birmingham mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter. Marcus Grant capped an 11 play drive that covered 95 yards with a 20 yard touchdown reception. Jason Phillips caught a pass from Dunigan to record a two-point convert. The ’Cudas next scoring drive took 11 plays and covered 69 yards. Dunigan ran the ball in from the 1-yard line for the touchdown. Grilla’s one-point convert kick sent the game to overtime. The play belonged to B.C. in overtime. Cory Philpot took the ball in from the 2-yard line to score a touchdown. Passaglia’s point after gave the Lions a 7 point lead. Dunigan and the powerful ’Cuda offence was shut down the rest of the way by a tough B.C. Lion defence. The victory game the Lions sole possession of second place in the Northern Division at the end of week six.

Source: Game Review, 1995 CFL Weekly Statistical Package
1994 and 1995 BC and Birmingham Matchups
1995Week 6BRM 23 @ BC 30 OT

Lions record vs Barracudas (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 OT2 Final
Barracudas 7 0 1 15 0 0 23
Lions 10 10 0 3 7 0 30

Barracudas coach: Pepper Rodgers (L)
Lions coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)

Barracudas (3-3-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Aug 13
Lions (5-1-0) Next @ Roughriders Aug 10

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

August 3rd Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 22.3°C NNE (230°) at 9 km/h NA 101.92 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.8°C NNE (230°) at 12 km/h NA 101.91 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.7°C NNE (300°) at 12 km/h NA 101.95 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.2°C NNE (240°) at 10 km/h NA 101.87 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.4°C NNE (240°) at 9 km/h NA 101.83 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Wind speed, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)