A huge crowd enjoyed a beautiful summer night in Edmonton as their Eskimos moved into a tie with Winnipeg for second place in the West. Saskatchewan’s offence just couldn’t put points on the board while their defence was outstanding in getting opportunities for them. The Edmonton offence dominated the first half scoring putting 22 points on the board. K Sean Fleming got the ball rolling for the Esks with two field goals mid way through the first from 45 and 50 yards respectively. On Edmonton’s next possession following Fleming’s 50 yard shot, SB Eddie Brown took a 31 yard pass from Danny McManus in for the major. Fleming kicked the convert. Just 1:09 into the second DB Kavis Reed intercepted Warren Jones and took the ball 106 yards for a touchdown. Reed’s return is the longest so far this season. Fleming split the uprights for the extra point. Edmonton notched their final 2 points of the half when Saskatchewan punter Brent Matich was forced to concede the safety late in the period. Saskatchewan woke up following a scoreless third quarter when newly acquired QB Kevin Mason scampered in from the 11-yard line for 6 points. Frank Jagas kicked the convert. Minutes later, Jagas was in position to attempt a 33 yard field goal. His attempt went wide but he managed to score a single. With the win securely in hand, Edmonton added their only 3 points of the second half on a 31 yard field goal by Sean Fleming. The win for Edmonton put some distance between themselves and the Roughriders in a tight Western Division.