Edmonton Eskimos 34 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 18

Game Details

  • Week 5
  • 20th Game of Regular Season (29th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 25, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 13,323
    • Capacity: 30,960

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Edmonton Eskimos were looking to redeem themselves following a loss to Winnipeg last week — and redeem themselves they did! Edmonton nearly doubled the offensive yardage gained by Ottawa en route to a 34 to 18 victory. Ottawa scored first when David Archer connected with WR Joseph Rogers for a 4 yard passing TD. Wayne Lammle kicked the convert for the Riders. Edmonton only managed to put a field goal on the board in the first frame. A 45 yard shot off the foot of Frank Jagas split the uprights for the Eskimos. The second quarter saw a reversal of the first quarter. Eskimo RB Eric L. Blount carried the ball in from the 8-yard line for Edmonton’s first major of the match. Jagas kicked the convert. Five minutes later, Edmonton QB Danny McManus hit Eddie Brown with a 27 yard touchdown pass to extend the Eskimo’s lead. Jagas’ convert attempt was good. Before the half-time gun went, Lammle kicked a 68 yard punting single for the Riders and Jagas countered the single on a missed 28 yard field goal attempt. Jagas opened the scoring in the second half with a 35 yard field goal for Edmonton. Ottawa reacted minutes later with a 53 yard field goal scored by Lammle. Ottawa’s defence tried to help the cause just 0:27 later. CB Leonard Humphries intercepted a pass by McManus and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. Lammle kicked the convert. The final stanza belonged completely to the Eskimos as they put 13 points on the board to seal the win. McManus threw his second passing TD of the game connecting with Shalon Baker over 5 yards. Jagas kicked the convert. Edmonton continued to roll setting up Jagas for 28 and 36 yard attempts, which he made, bringing his game total to 5 field goals. The win brought Edmonton above 0.500 with a 3 and 2 record.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Ottawa and Edmonton Matchups
1995Week 7EDM 17 @ OTT 18
Week 9OTT 3 @ EDM 63
1996Week 5EDM 34 @ OTT 18
Week 6OTT 2 @ EDM 30

Rough Riders record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Ottawa 3–6–0 (0.333)
  • at Edmonton 0–11–0 (0.000)
  • Ottawa Total 3–17–0 (0.150)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Ottawa 13–10–2 (0.560)
  • at Edmonton 7–20–0 (0.259)
  • Ottawa Total 20–30–2 (0.404)

Streaks as of July 25, 1996 (Regular Season)

Rough Riders streak at home vs Eskimos
Rough Riders streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 3 15 3 13 34
Rough Riders 7 1 10 0 18

Player of the Game Offence

Marc Tobert EDM (WR)

Player of the Game Defence

Willie Pless EDM (LB)

Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)
Rough Riders coach: John Payne (L)

Eskimos (3-2-0) Next vs Rough Riders Aug 04
Rough Riders (1-4-0) Next @ Eskimos Aug 04

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

July 25th Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.0°C NNE (200°) at 6 km/h 82% 99.69 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.9°C Calm 88% 99.72 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.7°C NNE (210°) at 4 km/h 88% 99.76 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.2°C NNE (210°) at 7 km/h 89% 99.76 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.9°C NNE (200°) at 6 km/h 89% 99.76 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)