BC Lions 31 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 32

Game Details

  • Week 3
  • 13th Game of Regular Season (22nd Overall)
  • Friday, Jul 12, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 13,489
    • Capacity: 30,960
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

Ottawa’s new Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator John Payne was looking to turn things around for the Rough Riders as they hosted the B.C. Lions Friday night. Ottawa QB David Archer came out strong for the Riders moving them down field for a touchdown on their first possession. Fullback Lee Knight capped the drive with a 10 yard reception. Wayne Lammle kicked the convert. B.C. fought their way back scoring a touchdown with no time left in the first quarter. Andre Ware and Sean Millington connected for the 25 yard passing play. Passaglia kicked the convert. Minutes later, Ottawa regained the lead as Lammle scored a single when his 35 yard field goal attempt went wide. B.C. began to dominate for the rest of the second and third quarters. Millington ran the ball one yard for his second TD of the game to regain the lead for the Lions. Passaglia kicked the convert and later in the quarter booted a 15 yard field goal to put B.C. ahead by 9 at the half. Ottawa did manage two field goal attempts in the third. Lammle missed from 23 yards but did score a single and hit the next attempt from 20 yards out. The final 5 minutes of the quarter belonged to Andre Ware. Millington scored his third TD of the game taking a 38 yard pass into the end zone. Ware then capitalized on a fumble by Archer. On the second play following the fumble recovery Ware hit Mike Trevathan for a 21 yard touchdown. Passaglia converted both TDs. Down by 19 heading into the fourth quarter, the Riders were determined to get a win for their new coach. Lee Knight began the comeback for Ottawa with a 1 yard touchdown run early in the quarter. A bad snap halted the convert attempt. At 9:19, Knight put his third TD on the board for the Riders. Archer hit Knight down the middle for a 46 yard passing touchdown. Lammle’s convert attempt was good. Continuing to dominate on offence and defence, Ottawa scored the tying touchdown with only 0:18 on the clock. Archer sent his third TD pass into the end zone, this time Joe Rogers was on the receiving end. Lammle’s convert game the Riders a 1 point lead. The Lions fought hard for the win during the final seconds of the game. Verdin’s long kickoff return and 6 yard pass gave Passaglia a 51 yard field goal attempt for the win. The kick came up just short giving Ottawa their first win of the season.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Ottawa and BC Matchups
1995Week 5OTT 11 @ BC 48
Week 11BC 43 @ OTT 24
1996Week 3BC 31 @ OTT 32
Week 19OTT 24 @ BC 35

Rough Riders record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Ottawa 3–7–0 (0.300)
  • at BC 1–8–0 (0.111)
  • Ottawa Total 4–15–0 (0.211)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Ottawa 13–13–0 (0.500)
  • at BC 5–18–2 (0.240)
  • Ottawa Total 18–31–2 (0.373)

Streaks as of July 12, 1996 (Regular Season)

Rough Riders streak at home vs Lions
Rough Riders streak overall vs Lions


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. OTT: Touchdown KNIGHT (10 yard pass from ARCHER) 2:38
  OTT: Convert Kick LAMMLE
2. BC: Touchdown MILLINGTON (13 yard pass from WARE) 14:56
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA

2nd Quarter

3. OTT: Single LAMMLE (43 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 4:02
4. BC: Touchdown MILLINGTON (1 yard) 7:55
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA
5. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (15 yards) 13:20

3rd Quarter

6. OTT: Single LAMMLE (31 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 3:10
7. OTT: Field Goal LAMMLE (20 yards) 9:04
8. BC: Touchdown MILLINGTON (38 yard pass from WARE) 10:10
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA
9. BC: Touchdown TREVATHAN (21 yard pass from WARE) 12:57
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA

4th Quarter

10. OTT: Touchdown KNIGHT (1 yard) 2:13
  OTT: 2-point convert by LAMMLE failed
11. OTT: Touchdown KNIGHT (37 yard pass from ARCHER) 9:21
  OTT: Convert Kick LAMMLE
12. OTT: Touchdown ROGERS (5 yard pass from ARCHER) 14:42
  OTT: Convert Kick LAMMLE 14:42

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 7 10 14 0 31
Rough Riders 7 1 4 20 32
First Downs2128
Net Rushing180104
Net Passing236467
Net Offence402541
Pass Att/Com16/28
Interceptions by11
Fumbles Lost11
Punts/Net Avg.7/45.07/38.0
Time of Possession26:0933:51

BCWARE: 16/28, 236 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT; OTTARCHER: 25/40, 467 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT; LAMMLE: 0/1, 0 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT;


BCPHILPOT: 13/86 YDS, 0 TD; MILLINGTON: 9/63 YDS, 1 TD; WARE: 2/29 YDS, 0 TD; BLACKWOOD: 1/2 YDS, 0 TD; OTTBARNES: 13/63 YDS, 0 TD; ARCHER: 4/34 YDS, 0 TD; KNIGHT: 4/7 YDS, 1 TD;


BCCLARK: 5/88 YDS, 0 TD; TREVATHAN: 3/57 YDS, 1 TD; MILLINGTON: 3/56 YDS, 2 TD; FRAZIER: 2/19 YDS, 0 TD; VERDIN: 3/16 YDS, 0 TD; OTTKNIGHT: 6/145 YDS, 2 TD; GORDON: 4/85 YDS, 0 TD; ROGERS: 3/65 YDS, 1 TD; HESS: 2/57 YDS, 0 TD; BARNES: 4/47 YDS, 0 TD; ELLINGSON: 1/35 YDS, 0 TD; BRITTON: 5/33 YDS, 0 TD;

Player of the Game Offence

David Archer OTT (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Ray Bernard OTT (LB)

Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)
Rough Riders coach: John Payne (W)

Lions (0-3-0) Next vs Alouettes Jul 20
Rough Riders (1-2-0) Next @ Argonauts Jul 17

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 6
  • Times BC held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 3
  • Times OTT held lead: 3
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+19 / -7+7 / -19
Time in Lead36:4706:4416:29
Consecutive Points
BC 7 10 14 
OTT7 1 4 20

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

July 12th Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 24.4°C Calm 46% 27 100.53 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 23.4°C Calm 48% 26 100.49 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.7°C NNE (150°) at 4 km/h 54% 100.49 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 22.6°C NNE (140°) at 7 km/h 52% 25 100.49 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 11:00 PM Cloudy 21.6°C NNE (130°) at 6 km/h 57% 100.43 kPa

Conditions at Ottawa MacDonald Int'l A (8.47 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)