Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22 @ Calgary Stampeders 40

Game Details

  • Week 4
  • 18th Game of Regular Season (27th Overall)
  • Saturday, Jul 20, 1996 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 22,271
    • Capacity: 37,317

Game Notes

Game Summary

The final match up of week four saw two undefeated teams square off for the rights to sole possession of the CFL’s best win-loss record. In the end, Calgary’s offence proved to be too much for the Hamilton defence as the Stampeders won by a margin of 18 points setting up a battle royal when the two powerhouses meet again on August 16. Calgary’s defence opened the scoring for the Stampeders. Hamilton super-back Tony Stewart’s fumble was recovered by Eddie Davis and returned 37 yards for the touchdown. CFL scoring leader Mark McLoughlin kicked the convert. Hamilton got on the board in the first by means of a 63 yard punting single by CFL punting average leader Paul Osbaldiston. McLoughlin extended the Stamps’ lead before the end of the first quarter with a 24 yard field goal. McLoughlin again got the call early in the second and capitalized with a 29 yard field goal. The struggling Tiger-Cats put another single up with a 56 yard Osbaldiston punt. Hamilton’s first major of the game came minutes later following an interception by Tiger-Cat CB Don Robinson. Tony Stewart carried the ball in from the 1 to count six for the Tabbies. Osbaldiston kicked the convert. The two teams swapped field goals before the end of the half. McLoughlin’s came from 19 yards out and Osbaldiston’s from 35 yards with no time left in the half. Calgary controlled the ball for the first part of the third quarter. Calgary QB Jeff Garcia decided to carry the ball in himself for the first time this year and did so from the 29-yard line. McLoughlin’s convert extended the Stamp’s lead to 11. At the 9:00 mark of the quarter, McLoughlin sent his fourth (and final) field goal through the uprights. This blast coming from 24 yards out. Hamilton’s Osbaldiston countered before the end of the quarter with a 29 yard boot of his own. To open the final stanza of the game, Garcia counted his second rushing TD of the night with a 4 yard run for the major. McLoughlin’s point after was good. Tiger-Cat running back Tony Stewart marked his second rushing TD of the night later in the quarter carrying the ball in from the 12. Osbaldiston’s convert brought Hamilton to 22 points on the night, trailing the Stamps by 11 with under ten minutes to play. Calgary iced the game on a 3 yard rushing TD by Kelvin Anderson with 1:15 to play. The Stamps controlled the ball for eight minutes before the scoring play. Hamilton could not come back in the last minute leaving the Stampeders’ alone atop the CFL standings with the League’s only undefeated record.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Calgary and Hamilton Matchups
1995Division Semi-FinalHAM 13 @ CGY 30
1996Week 4HAM 22 @ CGY 40
Week 8CGY 47 @ HAM 10

Stampeders record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Calgary 8–1–0 (0.889)
  • at Hamilton 8–2–0 (0.800)
  • Calgary Total 16–3–0 (0.842)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Calgary 18–7–0 (0.720)
  • at Hamilton 14–12–0 (0.538)
  • Calgary Total 32–19–0 (0.627)

Streaks as of July 20, 1996 (Regular Season)

Stampeders streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Stampeders streak overall vs Tiger-Cats


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. CGY: Touchdown DAVIS (37 yard Fumble return) 5:39
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN
2. HAM: Single OSBALDISTON (63 yards off a Punt) 7:42
3. CGY: Field Goal MCLOUGHLIN (24 yards) 12:00

2nd Quarter

4. CGY: Field Goal MCLOUGHLIN (29 yards) 0:42
5. HAM: Single OSBALDISTON (58 yards off a Punt) 4:41
6. HAM: Touchdown STEWART (1 yard) 6:19
7. CGY: Field Goal MCLOUGHLIN (19 yards) 12:07
8. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (35 yards) 14:55

3rd Quarter

9. CGY: Touchdown GARCIA (29 yards) 2:26
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN
10. CGY: Field Goal MCLOUGHLIN (24 yards) 9:00
11. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (29 yards) 13:54

4th Quarter

12. CGY: Touchdown GARCIA (4 yards) 2:24
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN
13. HAM: Touchdown STEWART (12 yards) 5:20
14. CGY: Touchdown ANDERSON (3 yards) 13:45
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN 13:45

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 1 11 3 7 22
Stampeders 10 6 10 14 40
Yardsticks (Team Statistics)
First Downs1229
Total Offence228481
Team Losses233
Net Offence205478
Pass Comp-Att12-3120-34
Interceptions by-yards2-172-34
Punts-Net Avg.7-49.06-36.0
Time of Possession19:4840:12

HAMDUNIGAN: 10/25, 137 YDS, 0 TD, 2 INT; CALVILLO: 2/6, 47 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT; CGYGARCIA: 20/34, 245 YDS, 0 TD, 2 INT;


HAMSTEWART: 6/23 YDS, 2 TD; CALVILLO: 1/10 YDS, 0 TD; DUNIGAN: 2/8 YDS, 0 TD; CGYANDERSON: 25/132 YDS, 1 TD; GARCIA: 13/100 YDS, 2 TD; VAUGHN: 1/4 YDS, 0 TD;


HAMCODY: 2/59 YDS, 0 TD; LONG: 5/57 YDS, 0 TD; PHILLIPS: 3/36 YDS, 0 TD; WINFIELD: 1/31 YDS, 0 TD; GRANT: 1/1 YDS, 0 TD; CGYSAPUNJIS: 6/93 YDS, 0 TD; DANIELSEN: 5/67 YDS, 0 TD; PITTS: 3/46 YDS, 0 TD; ANDERSON: 4/21 YDS, 0 TD; VAUGHN: 1/11 YDS, 0 TD; MOORE: 1/7 YDS, 0 TD;

Player of the Game Offence

Kelvin Anderson CGY (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Rodney Harding CGY (DT)

Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (L)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)

Tiger-Cats (3-1-0) Next @ Lions Jul 28
Stampeders (4-0-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Jul 30

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times HAM held lead: 0
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times CGY held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / DeficitNone / -18+18 / None
Time in Lead00:0009:2150:39
Consecutive Points
HAM 1 8 3 3 7 
CGY7 6 3 10 7 7

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

July 20th Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 7:00 PM Windy and Mostly Cloudy 16.2°C NNE (260°) at 26 km/h 38% 101.05 kPa
COP Upper 8:00 PM Windy and Mostly Cloudy 14.8°C NNE (260°) at 24 km/h 39% 101.03 kPa
COP Upper 9:00 PM Breezy and Mostly Cloudy 13.1°C NNE (250°) at 24 km/h 42% 101.10 kPa
COP Upper 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 11.7°C NNE (270°) at 17 km/h 47% 101.49 kPa
COP Upper 11:00 PM Windy and Mostly Cloudy 11.3°C NNE (260°) at 0 km/h 47% 101.09 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in HAM @ CGY
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Data is verified (Data Complete)