Winnipeg Blue Bombers 38 @ BC Lions 13

Game Details

  • Week 8
  • 34th Game of Regular Season (43rd Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug. 15, 1996 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 15,531
    • Capacity: 40,800

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Lions entered the game with a 1-6 record and desperately needed a win to stay in the playoff hunt in the Western Division. Meanwhile, the Bombers sat in a second place tie with the Edmonton Eskimos at 4-3. The Lions looked impressive early as K Lui Passaglia got them on the score board with a 29 yard FG at 2:45 of the opening frame. The Lions added to their lead at 6:47 when SB Matt Clark hooked up with QB Damon Allen for a 13 yard TD putting the Leo’s up by 10 after one quarter. The Bombers cut into that lead at 7:14 of the second period when WR Myron Wise ran under QB Kent Austin’s 35 yard pass. K Troy Westwood added the convert making the score 10-7 in favour of the Lions. Passaglia hit his second FG of the game at 11:48, this one from 33 yards away to increase B.C.’s lead to 6. However, with just 16 seconds remaining in the first half, LB Darnell Small picked off an errant Damon Allen pass and scampered 34 yards for the major. Westwood would add the convert sending the Bombers’ into the locker room with a slim 14-13 lead. The only scoring in the third quarter came at 11:37 when RB Michael Richardson came out of the backfield and hooked up with Austin for a 15 yard TD strike. Westwood added the convert to increase the Bombers’ lead to 21-13. Winnipeg continued their second half domination when Richardson plunged in from 1 yard out. Westwood added his third convert of the night to run the lead to 28-13. Wise then added his second TD of the game, this one a 10 yard TD pass from QB Reggie Slack. Westwood added the convert and would go on to close out the scoring with a 19 yard FG making the final 38-13 in favour of the Bombers. With the win the Bombers improved their record to 5-3, while the Lions dropped to 1-7.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 BC and Winnipeg Matchups
1995Week 8BC 6 @ WPG 11
1996Week ABC 35 @ WPG 29
Week 2BC 22 @ WPG 25
Week 8WPG 38 @ BC 13
Week 9BC 22 @ WPG 20

Lions record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at BC 8–3–0 (0.727)
  • at Winnipeg 2–10–0 (0.167)
  • BC Total 10–13–0 (0.435)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at BC 32–30–0 (0.516)
  • at Winnipeg 21–39–2 (0.355)
  • BC Total 53–69–2 (0.435)

Streaks as of Aug. 15, 1996 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Lions streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 0 14 7 17 38
Lions 10 3 0 0 13

Player of the Game Offence

Myron Wise WPG (WR)

Player of the Game Defence

Angelo Snipes WPG (LB)

Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (W)
Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)

Blue Bombers (5-3-0) Next vs Lions Aug 27
Lions (1-7-0) Next @ Stampeders Aug 22

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

August 15th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.2°C NNE (150°) at 14 km/h NA 102.14 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.8°C NNE (160°) at 12 km/h NA 102.11 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.7°C NNE (160°) at 12 km/h NA 102.08 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.9°C NNE (160°) at 7 km/h NA 102.03 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.2°C NNE (140°) at 12 km/h NA 101.97 kPa

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

Powered by Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Wind speed, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions at this location.

League Records Set and Approached in WPG @ BC

ValuePersonTeamRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)