Edmonton Eskimos 28 @ BC Lions 14

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 3rd Game of Regular Season (12th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jun 27, 1996 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 29,425
    • Capacity: 40,800

Game Notes

Game Summary

The B.C. Lions opened the season at home hosting a veteran Edmonton Eskimo team. The Lions scored first when all-time scoring leader Lui Passaglia sent a 47 yard field goal attempt through the uprights. Edmonton tied the game mid-way through the second quarter with a 16 yard Frank Jagas field goal. Passaglia gave the Lions a one point lead heading into the locker room for half-time with a 61 yard punting single. The Eskimos exploded in the third quarter scoring three unanswered TDs. Fullback Tony Burse scored two of the touchdowns on runs of 18 and 1 yards. The other major was scored as Danny McManus scampered in from the 5-yard line. Jagas converted all three touchdowns for the Eskimos. Facing a huge deficit, the Lions managed put a field goal on the board early in the fourth. Passaglia hit from 46 yards out for the Lions. Jagas scored his second field goal as a CFL kicker with a 35 yard field goal for the Eskimos. The Lions Andre Ware threw his first TD pass as a Lions with Mike Trevathan on the receiving end of the 12 yard play. Passaglia kicked the convert. Edmonton punter Glenn Harper rounded out the scoring for the game with a 58 yard single. The point gave the Eskimos a decisive 28 to 14 win over the Lions.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 BC and Edmonton Matchups
1995Week ABC 22 @ EDM 23
Week 13EDM 33 @ BC 18
Week 14BC 36 @ EDM 39 OT
Division Semi-FinalBC 15 @ EDM 26
1996Week 1EDM 28 @ BC 14
Week 14BC 12 @ EDM 32
Week 16EDM 34 @ BC 31

Lions record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at BC 4–11–0 (0.267)
  • at Edmonton 7–7–0 (0.500)
  • BC Total 11–18–0 (0.379)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at BC 23–39–3 (0.377)
  • at Edmonton 22–42–1 (0.346)
  • BC Total 45–81–4 (0.362)

Streaks as of June 27, 1996 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Eskimos
Lions streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 0 3 21 4 28
Lions 3 1 0 10 14

Player of the Game Offence

Danny McManus EDM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Trent Brown EDM (DB)

Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)
Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

June 27th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.2°C NNE (120°) at 18 km/h NA 101.24 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.5°C NNE (170°) at 2 km/h NA 101.71 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.2°C NNE (130°) at 16 km/h NA 101.24 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.9°C NNE (150°) at 22 km/h NA 101.34 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.8°C NNE (150°) at 20 km/h NA 101.34 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 EDM @ BC
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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