Ottawa Rough Riders 2 @ Edmonton Eskimos 30

Game Details

  • Week 6
  • 26th Game of Regular Season (35th Overall)
  • Saturday, Aug 3, 1996 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 25,773
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was not a classic by any means, but for the Edmonton Eskimos is was a must needed win at home. The Eskimos entered the game with a 1-1 record at Commonwealth Stadium but sent the 25,773 in attendance home content this night by recording a 30-2 win over the Ottawa Rough Riders. It was the Riders who got on the score sheet first when K Wayne Lammle booted the opening kickoff into the end zone for an 80 yard single just 4 seconds into the match. The Eskimos got on the scoreboard at 2:51 when K Sean Fleming, who was making his first appearance as an Eskimo this season after spending time in the Washington Redskins camp, connected from 38 yards away. This rounded out the first quarter scoring. SB Darren Flutie, who was returning from the lineup after an injury, teamed up with QB Danny McManus for a 26 yard TD at 12:41 of the second frame. Fleming added the convert giving the Esks a 10-1 lead. McManus then found SB Eddie Brown in the open for a 44 yard TD strike at 13:48. Once again Fleming added the convert making the score 17-1 in favour of Edmonton. Fleming then rounded out the first half scoring with a 40 yard FG with 5 ticks remaining on the clock. Lammle added his second single of the game at 6:53 of the third quarter when a 51 yard FG attempt went astray. McManus padded the Edmonton lead on the final play of the third frame when he found WR Nick Mazzoli in the open for a 21 yard TD toss. The Fleming convert made the score 27-2 after three quarters of play. Fleming added his third FG of the game, this one from 28 yards out to round out the scoring and improve the Eskimos’ record to 4 and 2.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

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

Eskimos record vs Rough Riders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Edmonton 11–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Ottawa 6–3–0 (0.667)
  • Edmonton Total 17–3–0 (0.850)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Edmonton 20–7–0 (0.741)
  • at Ottawa 10–13–2 (0.440)
  • Edmonton Total 30–20–2 (0.596)

Streaks as of Aug. 3, 1996 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rough Riders 1 0 1 0 2
Eskimos 3 17 7 3 30

Player of the Game Offence

Eddie Brown EDM (WR)

Player of the Game Defence

Bennie Goods EDM (DT)

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

Rough Riders (1-5-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Aug 10
Eskimos (4-2-0) Next @ Argonauts Aug 08

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

August 3rd Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 14.3°C NNE (300°) at 17 km/h 94% 92.12 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Rain Showers 14.1°C NNE (310°) at 24 km/h 96% 92.09 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Rain Showers 13.8°C NNE (300°) at 24 km/h 99% 92.09 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Rain 13.8°C NNE (300°) at 22 km/h 99% 92.06 kPa
City Centre A 11:00 PM Rain 13.3°C NNE (300°) at 20 km/h 97% 92.06 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)