Edmonton Eskimos 24 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 27

Game Details

  • Week 3
  • 11th Game of Regular Season (20th Overall)
  • Wednesday, July 10, 1996 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 21,014
    • Capacity: 27,732

Game Notes

Game Summary

Taylor Field in Regina hosted yet another entertaining and exciting game. Following a pre-season win over the Eskimos the 21,014 fans were looking for another victory. Both teams played very defensively in the first quarter allowing only a field goal by each team. Frank Jagas put an 18 yard shot through to give Edmonton the early lead. Paul McCallum responded sending a 25 yard attempt through to tie the game. Edmonton stepped ahead again early in the second quarter when Danny McManus sent a 12 yard pass to Tony Burse for a touchdown. Jagas kicked the convert. Peter Tuipulotu brought the green ’Riders back with a 4 yard rushing TD. McCallum’s convert tied the game at 10. The ’Riders took a lead into the dressing room after McCallum put a 50 yard field goal through with no time left on the clock. Edmonton battled back in the third quarter. Jagas missed a 38 yard field goal attempt but scored a single but redeemed himself with a 19 yard field goal to regain the lead for the Eskimos. McCallum also missed a field goal in the third quarter but scored the single leave the score tied at the end of the third quarter. Edmonton took the lead for the fourth time in the ball game. Jagas sent a 17 yard field goal through for the Eskimos. Last year’s Rookie of the Year, Shalon Baker, blew open an 86 yard punt return for a touchdown extending Edmonton’s lead. Jagas’ convert put the Esks up by 10 with 10:48 to play in the game. The ’Riders got back into contention scoring field goals on their next two drives. McCallum’s 22 and 14 yard shots left Saskatchewan trailing by 4 with 4:11 remaining to play. Not to be outdone by Shalon Baker, Roughrider return specialist Aaron Ruffin returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown to win the game. The green ’Riders took a 3 point lead on the play with just over a minute to play. Saskatchewan’s defence sealed the win for the home side shutting down McManus and the Eskimos on their final possession. The win pulled Saskatchewan into a tie with Edmonton for second place in the West with 2 and 1 records.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Saskatchewan and Edmonton Matchups
1995Week 2EDM 26 @ SSK 19 OT
Week 8SSK 13 @ EDM 32
1996Week BEDM 18 @ SSK 23
Week 3EDM 24 @ SSK 27
Week 8SSK 8 @ EDM 25

Roughriders record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 9–4–0 (0.692)
  • at Edmonton 2–12–0 (0.143)
  • Saskatchewan Total 11–16–0 (0.407)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 41–36–0 (0.532)
  • at Edmonton 27–49–2 (0.359)
  • Saskatchewan Total 68–85–2 (0.445)

Streaks as of July 10, 1996 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Eskimos
Roughriders streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 3 7 4 10 24
Roughriders 3 10 1 13 27

Player of the Game Offence

Robert Mimbs SSK (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Aaron Ruffin SSK (DB)

Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)

Eskimos (2-1-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Jul 18
Roughriders (2-1-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Jul 14

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

July 10th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 19.7°C NNE (320°) at 32 km/h 73% 94.29 kPa
Regina Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 17.7°C NNE (320°) at 30 km/h 61% 94.32 kPa
Regina Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 15.0°C NNE (310°) at 17 km/h 70% 94.32 kPa
Regina Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 10.8°C NNE (300°) at 13 km/h 88% 94.32 kPa
Regina Int'l A 11:00 PM Mainly Clear 9.3°C NNE (280°) at 13 km/h 92% 94.29 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in EDM @ SSK

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)