Montreal and Edmonton battled a treacherous field following a brief but torrential downpour. The rain and wet grass made for a low scoring game. The Alouettes first got on the board with no time left in the first quarter. Terry Baker made a 36 yard field goal to give Montreal a 3 point lead. Edmonton kicker Frank Jagas had a chance to tie the game late in the second quarter. His 26 yard field goal attempt from the slippery turf missed but did score a single. With only 0:29 on the clock in the second quarter, Edmonton scored the first major of the game. Tony Burse carried the ball in from the 2-yard line for the Eskimos. Jagas kicked the convert giving Edmonton a 5 point lead at the half. Punter Glenn Harper added a single to this lead early in the third with a 50 yard punt into the Montreal end zone. Montreal fought back with a long drive that included recovering a fumble on a punt return by Michael Soles. Jimmy Kemp capped the drive carrying the ball in from the 1-yard line for the score. Baker kicked the convert. On Edmonton’s next possession, Jagas had another chance for a field goal but was thrown off by poor footing. Jagas scored a single on a missed 42 yard field goal attempt. With the score tied in the fourth quarter, Danny McManus threw his first touchdown pass as an Eskimo. McManus connected with last year’s Rookie of the Year, Shalon Baker, for a 22 yard touchdown. Jagas’ convert attempt missed the mark. Montreal made some of the points up scoring on a 28 yard field goal by Terry Baker but could not get the ball back from the Edmonton offence for a chance to tie the game. Edmonton sent a soggy crowd home happy with a fourth quarter victory over the Alouettes.