Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28 @ BC Lions 24

Game Details

  • Week 5
  • 22nd Game of Regular Season (31st Overall)
  • Saturday, Jul 27, 1996 11:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 12,761
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The B.C. Lions signed outstanding QB Damon Allen in hopes of rejuvenating the club from their early season slump. Although Allen made a big difference, throwing for 282 yards and 3 touchdowns, the Lions came up short against the Tiger-Cats whose dominating air attack has them atop the East Division. Allen started off strong taking advantage of a blown coverage by the Tiger-Cat defence. Allen hit a wide open Mike Trevathan for a 33 yard passing touchdown. Lui Passaglia kicked the convert. Not to be out done, Matt Dunigan moved the ball back up field and connected with Earl Winfield for an 18 yard touchdown. Paul Osbaldiston kicked the convert. The Tabbies took a slim lead before the end of the quarter as Osbaldiston missed a 48 yard field goal attempt but scored a single. Osbaldiston made sure of his next attempt, sending a 26 yard attempt through early in the second for Hamilton. The Lions battled back getting Passaglia into field goal range and he capitalized by hitting a 49 yard attempt. Ahead by 1, the Tabbies looked to gain some ground before half time. Osbaldiston sent a 22 yard kick through the uprights extending Hamilton’s lead. Minutes later, Dunigan hooked up with WR Jason Phillips for a 15 yard major. Osbaldiston kicked the convert. B.C. scored the only points of the third quarter on a 5 yard touchdown pass from Allen to Mario Bailey. Passaglia’s convert narrowed the gap to 5 points in Hamilton’s favour. B.C.’s Trevathan notched his second TD of the game putting the Lions into the lead early in the final quarter. Passaglia’s convert attempt was good. Dunigan promptly moved the ball back into the Lions end zone regaining the lead for the Tiger-Cats. Dunigan capped the drive by carrying the ball in himself from the 2-yard line. Osbaldiston kicked the convert. The game was sealed minutes later when Sam Rogers intercepted a pass intended for Trevathan in the Hamilton end zone.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 BC and Hamilton Matchups
1995Week 12HAM 14 @ BC 49
Week 16BC 14 @ HAM 43
1996Week 5HAM 28 @ BC 24
Week 6BC 30 @ HAM 25

Lions record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at BC 6–4–0 (0.600)
  • at Hamilton 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • BC Total 11–8–0 (0.579)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at BC 14–9–3 (0.596)
  • at Hamilton 11–14–0 (0.440)
  • BC Total 25–23–3 (0.520)

Streaks as of July 27, 1996 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 8 13 0 7 28
Lions 7 3 7 7 24

Player of the Game Offence

Matt Dunigan HAM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Sam Rogers, Jr. HAM (DB)

Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (W)
Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)

Tiger-Cats (4-1-0) Next vs Lions Aug 02
Lions (0-5-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Aug 02

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

July 27th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 22.4°C NNE (300°) at 11 km/h NA 101.44 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 22.0°C NNE (300°) at 11 km/h NA 101.39 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.0°C NNE (300°) at 9 km/h NA 101.37 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.9°C NNE (300°) at 7 km/h NA 101.35 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)