Ottawa Rough Riders 23 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 4th Game of Regular Season (13th Overall)
  • Friday, Jun 28, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 19,179
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The second game of the week in the East saw Ottawa travel to Hamilton to take on the 1996 Grey Cup host. Paul Osbaldiston capped Hamilton’s first possession of the game with a 20 yard field goal. Minutes later, Osbaldiston was forced to concede the safety as he wasn’t able to get a punt away out of his own end zone. Ottawa took over the lead less than a minute later when David Archer connected with Joseph Rogers for a 90 yard touchdown pass. Wayne Lammle kicked the convert. Matt Dunigan put the first major of the season for the Tiger-Cats just seconds into the second quarter hitting Maclin Cody on a 25 yard passing play. Osbaldiston kicked the convert. Hamilton made up the safety they allowed as Lammle was forced to concede on a punt attempt. Osbaldiston made good on two more field goals before the half to give the Tabbies an 6 point lead. Lammle opened the scoring in the third quarter hitting a 17 yard field goal. Hamilton took control of the game at this point. Osbaldiston made his fourth field goal of the game, this time from 18 yards out. Minutes later Dunigan hooked up with Ted Long for a 31 yard TD to move further ahead of the Riders. Following a time count violation, Osbaldiston’s convert attempt failed. With no time remaining in the quarter, Dunigan and Cody connected again to give the Tiger-Cats a commanding lead. The 7 yard TD pass was converted by Osbaldiston. Osbaldiston then cranked a 93 yard kickoff to record a single. Ottawa fought back late in the game scoring a single and a touchdown. The single came on a 45 yard punt by Lammle. The TD was a 25 yard passing play between Archer and Billy Hess. Lammle converted the touchdown. The late drive was too little, too late for the Eastern Riders as they trailed the Tabbies by 12 as the final gun sounded.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Hamilton and Ottawa Matchups
1995Week 17HAM 9 @ OTT 30
1996Week 1OTT 23 @ HAM 35
Week 13HAM 24 @ OTT 21

Tiger-Cats record vs Rough Riders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Hamilton 6–7–0 (0.462)
  • at Ottawa 9–5–0 (0.643)
  • Hamilton Total 15–12–0 (0.556)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Hamilton 74–42–2 (0.636)
  • at Ottawa 54–61–1 (0.470)
  • Hamilton Total 128–103–3 (0.553)

Streaks as of June 28, 1996 (Regular Season)

Tiger-Cats streak at home vs Rough Riders
Tiger-Cats streak overall vs Rough Riders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rough Riders 9 3 3 8 23
Tiger-Cats 3 15 16 1 35

Player of the Game Offence

Matt Dunigan HAM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Don Robinson HAM (DB)

Rough Riders coach: Jim Gilstrap (L)
Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (W)

Rough Riders (0-1-0) Next vs Roughriders Jul 03
Tiger-Cats (1-0-0) Next @ Argonauts Jul 04

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

June 28th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.3°C N (30°) at 6 km/h 78% 101.35 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.8°C N (30°) at 7 km/h 78% 101.33 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 9:00 PM Overcast 16.9°C N (20°) at 9 km/h 77% 102.10 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.7°C N (50°) at 9 km/h 83% 101.32 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.7°C N (50°) at 6 km/h 81% 101.34 kPa

Conditions at Burlington Piers (AUT) (5.75 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

League Records Set and Approached in OTT @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Rush – Play -- -- 56 yards Tony Stewart


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)