BC Lions 22 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25

Game Details

  • Week 2
  • 9th Game of Regular Season (18th Overall)
  • Saturday, Jul 6, 1996 8:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,416
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

Winnipeg’s home opener saw the Blue Bombers pull off a last minute win over the B.C. Lions. B.C. scored first when Andre Strode intercepted a pass from Kent Austin on the Winnipeg 35-yard line and ran it in for a touchdown. Lui Passaglia kicked the convert. Winnipeg put a single on the board early in the second when Bob Cameron sent a punt 73 yards into the B.C. end zone to Clarence Verdin who conceded the point. B.C. extended their lead in the second as Passaglia kicked three field goals before the end of the half. The kicks came from 32, 27, and 34 yards out. Winnipeg came out strongly after the half-time break. Austin hit Dean Lytle with a 12 yard touchdown pass on the Bombers first possession. Troy Westwood’s convert attempt was good. B.C. scored next as Passaglia hit his fourth field goal of the game. This attempt came from 37 yards out and put the Lions in the lead by 11. Winnipeg managed to get 3 points closer the B.C. midway through the third quarter. Westwood kicked a 21 yard field goal. Both teams were scoreless until the 10:24 mark of the fourth quarter. Michael Richardson took advantage of a pass interference call on the previous play carrying the ball in from the 1-yard line for the major. Trailing by 2, Cal Murphy kept his offence in to try the 2 point convert. Austin and Gerald Wilcox connected to tie the game with less than 5 minutes to play. With Chris Vargas in the game at QB, the Lions moved the ball into Passaglia’s field goal range. Passaglia came through again hitting a 12 yard field goal to take the lead. Not to be out done, Winnipeg drove the ball back up field leaving Westwood a 47 yard FG attempt to tie the game. With only 0:27 on the clock, Westwood’s attempt split the uprights. B.C. took possession on their 35-yard line and got stalled by a strong Winnipeg defence. A sack by Angelo Snipes and an incomplete pass by Ware left Passaglia to punt. His attempt was blocked by K.D. Williams and recovered by Leonard Jean-Pierre. The Bombers had a chance to win the game with only 0:04 on the clock. Westwood’s 41 yard attempt again split the uprights sending the 25,000 fans at Winnipeg Stadium into a frenzy.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Winnipeg and BC Matchups
1995Week 8BC 6 @ WPG 11
1996Week ABC 35 @ WPG 29
Week 2BC 22 @ WPG 25
Week 8WPG 38 @ BC 13
Week 9BC 22 @ WPG 20

Blue Bombers record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Winnipeg 10–2–0 (0.833)
  • at BC 3–8–0 (0.273)
  • Winnipeg Total 13–10–0 (0.565)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 39–21–2 (0.645)
  • at BC 30–32–0 (0.484)
  • Winnipeg Total 69–53–2 (0.565)

Streaks as of July 6, 1996 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Lions
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 7 9 3 3 22
Blue Bombers 0 1 10 14 25

Player of the Game Offence

Troy Westwood WPG (K)

Player of the Game Defence

K.D. Williams WPG (LB)

Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)
Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (W)

Lions (0-2-0) Next @ Rough Riders Jul 12
Blue Bombers (1-1-0) Next vs Argonauts Jul 12

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

July 6th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 22.8°C NNE (320°) at 28 km/h 42% 98.22 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 20.6°C NNE (320°) at 11 km/h 55% 98.19 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 16.7°C NNE (270°) at 7 km/h 70% 98.22 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 16.4°C NNE (270°) at 11 km/h 72% 98.22 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.6°C NNE (270°) at 13 km/h 71% 98.22 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in BC @ WPG
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)