Birmingham Barracudas 29 @ Shreveport Pirates 28

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 102nd Game of Regular Season (115th Overall)
  • Friday, Oct. 13, 1995 8:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 21,117
    • Capacity: 40,000
  • Broadcaster:
    • ESPN2

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Shreveport Pirates put on a show at home this Friday in front of 21,000 fans but came up short to the Birmingham Barracudas who are in the middle of a playoff race. Shreveport opened scoring in the game with a 14 yard field goal by Bjorn Nittmo. Birmingham answered back with a 32 yard field goal by Luis Zendejas. The ’Cudas took the lead when Matt Dunigan threw a 31 yard pass to Marcus Grant. Zendejas booted the convert. Shreveport fought back in the second quarter. Nittmo kicked a 39 yard field goal. Norman Bradford took a 39 yard pass from B.J. Tolliver into the end zone later in the quarter to give Shreveport the lead. Nittmo kicked the convert. Nittmo’s hot foot continued as he sent his third field goal through to extend the Shreveport lead. Dunigan tied the game up just before the half throwing a 49 yard pass to Keith Woodside for a TD. Zendejas’ convert gave the ’Cudas a 1 point lead going in to the locker room. The teams exchanged field goals in the third quarter with Nittmo hitting from 36 yards out for his fourth of the game. Zendejas’ attempt was from 32 yards out for the Barracudas. Nittmo regained the lead for the Pirates just seconds into the fourth quarter on a 12 yard field goal attempt. He extended the margin at the 10:00 mark with a 26 yard kick, Nittmo’s sixth FG of the game. Birmingham regained the lead from Shreveport when Dunigan threw a 14 yard pass to Schredrick Austin. Dunigan’s two-point convert attempt failed. Shreveport took a two point lead with only 0:55 seconds to play in the game. Nittmo scored his seventh FG on a 43 yard attempt. With no time on the clock, Birmingham kicker Luis Zendejas was called upon to win the game. His 42 yard attempt split the uprights taking the win away from Shreveport. For Birmingham, the win kept them in a tie for second place in the South Division with the San Antonio Texans. It looks as though the final playoff positions won’t be determined until the final game of the season between Birmingham and San Antonio.

Source: Game Review, 1995 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1994 and 1995 Shreveport and Birmingham Matchups
1995Week ABRM 28 @ SHR 31
Week 14SHR 20 @ BRM 34
Week 16BRM 29 @ SHR 28

Pirates record vs Barracudas (Regular Season)

Last decade (1985 to 1994)
  • at Shreveport 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • at Birmingham 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Shreveport Total 0–2–0 (0.000)
All-time (through 1995)
  • at Shreveport 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • at Birmingham 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Shreveport Total 0–2–0 (0.000)

Streaks as of Oct. 13, 1995 (Regular Season)

Pirates streak at home vs Barracudas
Pirates streak overall vs Barracudas
  • 1L — Oct. 1, 1995


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Barracudas 10 7 3 9 29
Pirates 3 13 3 9 28

Barracudas coach: Pepper Rodgers (W)
Pirates coach: Forrest Gregg (L)

Barracudas (10-6-0) Next vs Eskimos Oct 20
Pirates (5-12-0) Next @ Texans Oct 20

Game Time Weather in Shreveport, LA

October 13th Hourly Weather Summary for Shreveport
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 23.8°C NE (350°) at 1 km/h 88% 101.31 kPa
8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 22.9°C NNE (320°) at 5 km/h 91% 101.36 kPa
9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 22.6°C NNE (310°) at 7 km/h 91% 101.39 kPa
10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 22.3°C NNE (220°) at 6 km/h 93% 101.40 kPa
11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.3°C NNE (140°) at 6 km/h 97% 101.42 kPa

Data from Dark Sky. Estimated conditions.

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)