Ottawa Rough Riders 4 @ Toronto Argonauts 34

Game Details

  • Week 4
  • 15th Game of Regular Season (24th Overall)
  • Wednesday, Jul 17, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 17,288
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

Following a come from behind win last week, the Ottawa Rough Riders were out to prove their worth to newly appointed CEO Jim Durrell. The Toronto Argonauts, however, proved to be too strong on both offence and defence for the Riders. Toronto scored early when kicker Mike Vanderjagt was successful on a 32 yard field goal attempt. On Toronto’s next possession, QB Doug Flutie engineered a 73 yard drive that climaxed with a 1 yard touchdown run by Flutie. Vanderjagt kicked the convert. With no time on the clock in the first half, Ottawa kicker Wayne Lammle hammered a punt 69 yards into the end zone forcing Jimmy Cunningham to concede the single. The Argos continued on a roll in the second quarter. Outstanding running back Robert Drummond capped a 75 yard drive with a 3 yard touchdown run. Again, Vanderjagt kicked the convert. Ottawa’s Lammle scored 3 more for the Riders on a 25 yard field goal attempt. This turned out to be the last scoring play of the night for Ottawa. Toronto’s first passing TD came early in the third quarter. Flutie hit Tyrone Williams on an 2 yard dump pass play for the major. Vanderjagt’s convert was good. A few minutes later Vanderjagt sent a 36 yard field goal attempt through extending Toronto’s lead. The Argos’ final scoring play of the game was Flutie’s second passing TD of the match. Flutie connected with long time Argo Paul Masotti for an 11 yard touchdown. Vanderjagt’s covert made the final score 34 to 4 in favour of the home side.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Toronto and Ottawa Matchups
1995Week 2OTT 24 @ TOR 37
1996Week BTOR 34 @ OTT 6
Week 4OTT 4 @ TOR 34
Week 8TOR 42 @ OTT 19
Week 9OTT 21 @ TOR 28

Argonauts record vs Rough Riders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Toronto 14–2–0 (0.875)
  • at Ottawa 9–4–0 (0.692)
  • Toronto Total 23–6–0 (0.793)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Toronto 74–46–3 (0.614)
  • at Ottawa 56–62–3 (0.475)
  • Toronto Total 130–108–6 (0.545)

Streaks as of July 17, 1996 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Rough Riders
Argonauts streak overall vs Rough Riders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rough Riders 1 3 0 0 4
Argonauts 10 7 10 7 34

Player of the Game Offence

Doug Flutie TOR (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Tim Cofield TOR (DE)

Rough Riders coach: John Payne (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Rough Riders (1-3-0) Next vs Eskimos Jul 25
Argonauts (3-1-0) Next @ Roughriders Jul 27

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

July 17th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 27.9°C NNE (300°) at 19 km/h 45% 32 100.91 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 26.1°C NNE (290°) at 11 km/h 50% 30 100.91 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.1°C NNE (280°) at 11 km/h 63% 28 100.98 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 21.6°C NNE (180°) at 4 km/h 70% 26 101.01 kPa
Toronto Island A 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 21.3°C N (50°) at 6 km/h 72% 26 101.01 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 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 OTT @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)