Montreal Alouettes 13 @ Edmonton Eskimos 16

Game Details

  • Week 2
  • 8th Game of Regular Season (17th Overall)
  • Friday, Jul 5, 1996 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 26,211
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

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.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Edmonton and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 2MTL 13 @ EDM 16
Week 15EDM 18 @ MTL 32

Eskimos record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Edmonton 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Montreal 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Edmonton Total 1–1–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Edmonton 15–2–0 (0.882)
  • at Montreal 9–6–2 (0.588)
  • Edmonton Total 24–8–2 (0.735)

Streaks as of July 5, 1996 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Alouettes
Eskimos streak overall vs Alouettes


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (36 yards) 15:00

2nd Quarter

2. EDM: Single JAGAS (38 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 12:47
3. EDM: Touchdown BURSE (2 yards) 14:31
  EDM: Convert Kick JAGAS 14:31

3rd Quarter

4. EDM: Single HARPER (50 yards off a Punt) 3:21
5. MTL: Touchdown KEMP (1 yard) 9:43
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER
6. EDM: Single JAGAS (47 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 11:54

4th Quarter

7. EDM: Touchdown BAKER (22 yard pass from MCMANUS) 8:09
  EDM: Convert Kick JAGAS failed
8. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (28 yards) 13:01

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 3 0 7 3 13
Eskimos 0 8 2 6 16
Yardsticks (Team Statistics)
First Downs1323
Total Offence226428
Team Losses6720
Net Offence159408
Pass Comp-Att12-2722-40
Interceptions by-yards4-501-0
Punts-Net Avg.12-42.06-44.0
Time of Possession25:0534:55

MTLKEMP: 12/27, 155 YDS, 0 TD, 1 INT; EDMMCMANUS: 22/40, 286 YDS, 1 TD, 4 INT;


MTLSAUNDERS: 11/40 YDS, 0 TD; KEMP: 5/16 YDS, 1 TD; SOLES: 3/15 YDS, 0 TD; EDMBLOUNT: 19/134 YDS, 0 TD; BURSE: 3/8 YDS, 1 TD;


MTLSOLES: 4/55 YDS, 0 TD; SAUNDERS: 3/38 YDS, 0 TD; JAUCH: 3/37 YDS, 0 TD; ARMSTRONG: 2/25 YDS, 0 TD; EDMBROWN: 6/87 YDS, 0 TD; MAZZOLI: 5/79 YDS, 0 TD; BAKER: 3/53 YDS, 1 TD; FLUTIE: 4/45 YDS, 0 TD; BLOUNT: 5/18 YDS, 0 TD; BURSE: 1/4 YDS, 0 TD;

Player of the Game Offence

Eric Blount EDM (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Bennie Goods EDM (DT)

Alouettes coach: Bob Price (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Alouettes (0-2-0) Next vs Stampeders Jul 10
Eskimos (2-0-0) Next @ Roughriders Jul 11

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 6
  • Times MTL held lead: 2
  • Times tied: 3
  • Times EDM held lead: 2
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+3 / -6+6 / -3
Time in Lead13:1818:4527:57
Consecutive Points
MTL3 7 3
EDM 9 7 

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

July 5th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 14.0°C NE (340°) at 17 km/h 59% 93.49 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 14.1°C NNE (300°) at 11 km/h 57% 93.52 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.7°C NNE (310°) at 9 km/h 58% 93.49 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.9°C NNE (250°) at 9 km/h 58% 93.52 kPa
City Centre A 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 13.5°C NNE (250°) at 11 km/h 61% 93.52 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR



  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)