Toronto Argonauts 27 @ Montreal Alouettes 24

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 2nd Game of Regular Season (11th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jun 27, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 24,653
    • Capacity: 56,245
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

The first game played at Olympic Stadium since November 9, 1986 turned out to be a barn burner. Twenty-five thousand Alouette fans came to see what turned out to be an extremely exciting game that was not decided until the final seconds of the game. The Argonauts opened the scoring at the 6:27 mark of the first quarter. Mike Vanderjagt capitalized on an interception by Dan Murphy splitting the uprights from 18 yards out. Toronto scored seconds into the second quarter with Vanderjagt again hitting from 18 yards. With Tracy Ham injured in the first quarter, Jimmy Kemp stepped in. Kemp connected with Joey Jauch for a 12 yard passing touchdown early in the second quarter. Terry Baker kicked the convert. The Argos regained their lead seven minutes later when Doug Flutie marched the team all the way from their own 10-yard line in for the score. Robert Drummond carried the ball in from the 5 to count 6. Vanderjagt kicked the convert. Montreal fought back with a 38 yard field goal by Baker to go into the break trailing by three. Montreal cut the Argo’s lead by one on a 69 yard punt by Baker. The Als regained the lead later in the quarter when Nigel Williams took a Kemp pass 9 yards for the score. Baker kicked the convert. Drummond scored his second TD of the game with no time left in the first half on a 7 yard reception from Flutie. Baker continued to put points on the board for the Alouettes. Two more field goals in the first eleven minutes of the fourth gave the Als a 4 point lead with 3:37 remaining in the game. Not to be denied, the Argo’s Doug Flutie took the team 75 yards to take the lead. Paul Masotti caught a 6 yard pass to take the lead. Vanderjagt’s convert put the Argos ahead by 3. Time ran out on the Alouettes as they attempted to tie the game. The Argos look strong opening the season with a win over a powerful Alouettes squad.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Montreal and Toronto Matchups
1996Week 1TOR 27 @ MTL 24
Week 6MTL 31 @ TOR 40
Division FinalMTL 7 @ TOR 43

Alouettes record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Montreal 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • at Toronto 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Montreal Total 0–2–0 (0.000)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Montreal 39–31–2 (0.556)
  • at Toronto 35–37–1 (0.486)
  • Montreal Total 74–68–3 (0.521)

Streaks as of June 27, 1996 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Argonauts
Alouettes streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 3 10 7 7 27
Alouettes 0 10 8 6 24

Player of the Game Offence

Doug Flutie TOR (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Reggie Givens TOR (LB)

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Alouettes coach: Bob Price (L)

Argonauts (1-0-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Jul 04
Alouettes (0-1-0) Next @ Eskimos Jul 06

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

June 27th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
McTavish 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.9°C NNE (240°) at 6 km/h 76% 101.93 kPa
McTavish 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.3°C NNE (260°) at 4 km/h 80% 101.90 kPa
McTavish 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.6°C NNE (330°) at 6 km/h 87% 101.83 kPa
McTavish 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 15.2°C NNE (330°) at 6 km/h 91% 101.84 kPa
McTavish 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 14.7°C NNE (330°) at 7 km/h 94% 101.84 kPa

Conditions at McTavish (6.26 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

League Records Set and Approached in TOR @ MTL
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR



  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)