Toronto Argonauts 35 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14

Game Details

  • Week 3
  • 12th Game of Regular Season (21st Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 11, 1996 8:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 24,882
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcaster:
    • PPV

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers played host to the Toronto Argonauts in front of an energetic crowd at Winnipeg Stadium. Toronto scored first with an excellent 24 yard run into the end zone by renowned quarterback Doug Flutie. This was followed by a convert from the foot of Mike Vanderjagt. Kent Austin led Winnipeg down the field enabling Westwood to blast a 27 yard field goal putting the Bombers on the scoreboard. Despite the efforts of the Blue Bombers, Toronto found themselves on the scoreboard again with an impressive 79 yard touchdown run by Robert Drummond. This garnished with a single point by Vanderjagt leaves the score at 14 to 3 in favour of Toronto after the first quarter. Toronto came out blasting in the second quarter with a Flutie pass which found its way over 45 yards of turf to be cradled in the arms of receiver Tyrone Williams for another Toronto touchdown. Again Vanderjagt followed with the convert. Despite the apparent Toronto steamroller, Winnipeg does not give up the fight and push their way down field into position for another field goal by Westwood from 19 yards out. An unsuccessful drive by Toronto leaves Winnipeg with possession which returned to Toronto when Austin’s pass is intercepted by Reggie Givens. This turnover results in an explosive 46 yard field goal by Vanderjagt. The half ends with Toronto in the lead 21 to 6. The second half begins with another successful field goal by Vanderjagt followed by another Vanderjagt point seven minutes later from a 69 yard single. Winnipeg drove down the field and was rewarded with a 25 yard run by Milt Stegall and a 2 point convert by Gerald Wilcox. Despite the efforts of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Doug Flutie and his offence is too much to be reckoned with on this particular evening in Winnipeg Stadium leaving the final at 35 to 14 in favour of the Toronto Argonauts.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Winnipeg and Toronto Matchups
1995Week 15WPG 20 @ TOR 31
Week 16TOR 30 @ WPG 44
1996Week 3TOR 35 @ WPG 14
Week 15WPG 12 @ TOR 28

Blue Bombers record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Winnipeg 10–3–0 (0.769)
  • at Toronto 4–9–0 (0.308)
  • Winnipeg Total 14–12–0 (0.538)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 22–7–0 (0.759)
  • at Toronto 10–18–1 (0.362)
  • Winnipeg Total 32–25–1 (0.560)

Streaks as of July 11, 1996 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Argonauts
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 14 7 13 1 35
Blue Bombers 3 3 0 8 14

Player of the Game Offence

Doug Flutie TOR (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Reggie Givens TOR (LB)

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (L)

Argonauts (2-1-0) Next vs Rough Riders Jul 17
Blue Bombers (1-2-0) Next @ Eskimos Jul 18

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

July 11th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.5°C NE (360°) at 4 km/h 65% 97.89 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.7°C N (50°) at 7 km/h 82% 97.99 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.8°C N (50°) at 9 km/h 93% 98.06 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.3°C N (40°) at 7 km/h 93% 98.06 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 11:00 PM Mainly Clear 14.7°C N (30°) at 9 km/h 96% 98.12 kPa

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

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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Rush – Play -- -- 79 yards Robert Drummond (TD)



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