Saskatchewan Roughriders 8 @ Edmonton Eskimos 25

Game Details

  • Week 8
  • 36th Game of Regular Season (45th Overall)
  • Saturday, Aug 17, 1996 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 36,011
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

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.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Edmonton and Saskatchewan Matchups
1995Week 2EDM 26 @ SSK 19 OT
Week 8SSK 13 @ EDM 32
1996Week BEDM 18 @ SSK 23
Week 3EDM 24 @ SSK 27
Week 8SSK 8 @ EDM 25

Eskimos record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Edmonton 12–2–0 (0.857)
  • at Saskatchewan 4–9–0 (0.308)
  • Edmonton Total 16–11–0 (0.593)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Edmonton 49–27–2 (0.641)
  • at Saskatchewan 36–41–0 (0.468)
  • Edmonton Total 85–68–2 (0.555)

Streaks as of Aug. 17, 1996 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Roughriders
Eskimos streak overall vs Roughriders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 0 0 0 8 8
Eskimos 13 9 0 3 25

Player of the Game Offence

Eddie Brown EDM (WR)

Player of the Game Defence

Kavis Reed EDM (DB)

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Roughriders (2-6-0) Next @ Alouettes Aug 23
Eskimos (5-3-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Aug 24

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

August 17th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 5:00 PM Mainly Clear 17.5°C NNE (310°) at 17 km/h 54% 93.23 kPa
City Centre A 6:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.8°C NNE (320°) at 6 km/h 58% 93.23 kPa
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.4°C NNE (280°) at 11 km/h 58% 93.30 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Rain Showers 15.5°C NNE (250°) at 13 km/h 62% 93.33 kPa

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

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)