Calgary Stampeders 33 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 13

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 1st Game of Regular Season (10th Overall)
  • Sunday, Jun 23, 1996 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 20,311
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

Last year's North Division winners, the Calgary Stampeders returned to the site of the 1995 Grey Cup to open the 1996 season. Twenty thousand fans filed into Taylor Field in Regina to see how their ’Riders would fare against the new look Stampeders. Saskatchewan opened the scoring at the mid-point of the first quarter. Quarterback Warren Jones led a march to the Calgary 20-yard line that ended with a 27 yard field goal by rookie kicker Darcy Dahlem. The Stamps fought back in the second quarter scoring on their first possession. Quarterback Jeff Garcia connected with Terry Vaughn for a 104 yard passing touchdown. Mark McLoughlin kicked the convert. Saskatchewan battled back capitalizing on a fumble recovery by Aaron Ruffin. Dahlem kicked his second field goal of the game, this time from 32 yards out. Not to be out done, Calgary marched back up the field taking full advantage of the 0:53 seconds remaining in the half. McLoughlin hit his first field goal of the game with no time left on the clock. The third quarter belonged to the Stampeders. Garcia threw his second TD pass of the game early in the quarter, this time to Travis Moore. Again McLoughlin made the convert. McLoughlin got the call twice more in the quarter, making field goals from the 29 and 13-yard lines to give the Stampeders a 17 point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Calgary, again, opened the quarter strongly. McLoughlin capped the Stamp’s first possession with an 11 yard field goal. Saskatchewan continued to struggle, but did manage to put a major on the board. Willie Latta carried the ball in from the 1-yard line to take advantage of an interception by Terryl Ulmer. Dahlem kicked the convert. With Danny Barrett in the game for Calgary, the Stampeders put one more touchdown on the board. Barrett hit Dave Sapunjis with a 40 yard pass and McLoughlin made the convert to end the scoring for the game. The Stampeders open their season with a strong performance and a convincing victory 33 to 13 over the Western ’Riders.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Saskatchewan and Calgary Matchups
1995Week 16CGY 20 @ SSK 25
Week 17SSK 15 @ CGY 18
1996Week ASSK 15 @ CGY 28
Week 1CGY 33 @ SSK 13
Week 6SSK 11 @ CGY 38
Week 19SSK 23 @ CGY 46

Roughriders record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Saskatchewan 8–5–0 (0.615)
  • at Calgary 2–14–0 (0.125)
  • Saskatchewan Total 10–19–0 (0.345)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 43–36–3 (0.543)
  • at Calgary 28–52–4 (0.357)
  • Saskatchewan Total 71–88–7 (0.449)

Streaks as of June 23, 1996 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Stampeders
Roughriders streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 0 10 13 10 33
Roughriders 3 3 0 7 13

Player of the Game Offence

Jeff Garcia CGY (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Marvin Coleman CGY (DB)

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)

Stampeders (1-0-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Jun 30
Roughriders (0-1-0) Next @ Rough Riders Jul 03

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

June 23rd Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 5:00 PM Cloudy 10.2°C Calm 85% 94.64 kPa
Regina Int'l A 6:00 PM Cloudy 10.9°C NE (340°) at 6 km/h 82% 94.67 kPa
Regina Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 11.0°C NNE (330°) at 11 km/h 85% 94.70 kPa
Regina Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.6°C NE (360°) at 11 km/h 84% 94.70 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Pass – Play 22nd 22nd 104 yards Jeff Garcia
to Terry Vaughn (TD)
Longest Reception – Play 22nd 22nd 104 yards Terry Vaughn
from Jeff Garcia (TD)
Passing Yards – Game -- -- 435 yards Jeff Garcia



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