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.