Montreal Alouettes 31 @ Toronto Argonauts 40

Game Details

  • Week 6
  • 24th Game of Regular Season (33rd Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 1, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 20,302
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Not originally scheduled for broadcast.

Game Summary

Coming off two consecutive wins, the Montreal Alouettes traveled into Toronto’s SkyDome looking to make it three in a row. However, waiting for them was an Argonaut team who, after dropping their opening match to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, had notched victories in their last 4 games. The Als jumped out to an early 3-0 lead at 4:51 of the opening quarter when K Terry Baker connected on a 38 yard field goal. They added to their lead when RB Norm Bradford scampered in from 6 yards out. Baker added the convert to make the score 10-1 after one quarter of play. Toronto countered 12 seconds into the second quarter when QB Doug Flutie plunged in from 1 yard away. K Mike Vanderjagt added the convert to cut the deficit to three. Bradford scored his second TD of the game, a 3 yard run at 5:10 of the second frame. The Baker convert returned the Als lead to 10 points. Vanderjagt then connected on his longest FG of the year, a 51 yarder at 7:18 but Montreal answered right back as QB Jimmy Kemp hooked up with RB Michael Soles for a 44 yard TD. The Baker convert made the score 24-10 in favour of the Alouettes. Toronto closed out the first half scoring when Flutie took it in himself for his second major of the game, this one a 1 yard run at 14:50 of the second frame. Montreal went to the locker room at half-time sporting a 24-17 lead. Vanderjagt opened up the third quarter with a 42 yard single off a missed field goal at 4:42 and then added a convert at 12:58 after Flutie had teamed up with WR Paul Masotti for a 6 yard TD giving the Argos a 25-24 lead after three quarters. The Argos clung to that 1 point lead after Baker and Vanderjagt traded singles but increased it to 8 when RB Robert Drummond lugged the ball 75 yards for the major. The Vanderjagt convert increased Toronto’s lead to 9. The Alouettes closed the gap when Bradford scored his third TD of the game, a 2 yard run. However, the two-point convert attempt failed leaving the Alouettes with a 1-point deficit with just 4:37 to play. Toronto put the game out of reach with 25 seconds remaining when RB Mike “Pinball” Clemons carried it in from 4 yards out. Vanderjagt added his fifth convert of the game sending the 20,302 fans home content that their Argos had notched their fifth victory of the season.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Toronto and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 1TOR 27 @ MTL 24
Week 6MTL 31 @ TOR 40
Division FinalMTL 7 @ TOR 43

Argonauts record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Toronto 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Montreal 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • Toronto Total 2–0–0 (1.000)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Toronto 37–35–1 (0.514)
  • at Montreal 31–39–2 (0.444)
  • Toronto Total 68–74–3 (0.479)

Streaks as of Aug. 1, 1996 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Alouettes
Argonauts streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 10 14 0 7 31
Argonauts 0 17 8 15 40

Player of the Game Offence

Doug Flutie TOR (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Rob Waldrop TOR (DT)

Alouettes coach: Bob Price (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Alouettes (2-4-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Aug 07
Argonauts (5-1-0) Next vs Eskimos Aug 08

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

August 1st Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.2°C NNE (150°) at 11 km/h 76% 25 100.41 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.1°C NNE (140°) at 0 km/h 89% 100.44 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.0°C NE (340°) at 6 km/h 88% 100.47 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.9°C N (20°) at 0 km/h 96% 100.47 kPa
Toronto Island A 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.7°C NNE (230°) at 4 km/h 95% 100.47 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.

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

League Records Set and Approached in MTL @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Rushing Yards – Game -- -- 184 yards Norman Bradford



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