Hamilton Tiger-Cats 8 @ Edmonton Eskimos 35

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 39th Game of Regular Season (48th Overall)
  • Friday, Aug 23, 1996 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 27,202
    • Capacity: 60,081

Game Notes

Originally scheduled to be televised by TSN.

Game Summary

The ailing Hamilton Tiger-Cats traveled to Commonwealth Stadium to face the Edmonton Eskimos this week. With the Hamilton offence hurting and the Edmonton defence as powerful as ever, the Tiger-Cats had their work cut out for them. Hamilton took an early lead when newly acquired QB Marvin Graves hit Mac Cody with a 49 yard touchdown bomb. Paul Osbaldiston kicked the convert. This accounted for all of the first quarter scoring. Edmonton took over in the second recording 27 points. QB Danny McManus carried the ball in from the 1-yard line just 1:16 into the quarter and K Sean Fleming kicked the convert. Minutes later Fleming sent a 46 yard field goal attempt through to take the lead for the Eskimos. At 8:13, following an Edmonton interception by Glenn Rogers Jr., the Eskimos called on LB Willie Pless to cap a 69 yard drive with a 1 yard touchdown plunge. Again, Fleming kicked the convert. Edmonton’s next possession proved to be their fourth scoring drive of the quarter. Following a 50 yard punt return by Shalon Baker, Eric Blount took the ball in from the 17-yard line to score Edmonton’s third TD of the quarter. Fleming kicked the convert and was called upon once more before the end of the half to send a 15 yard chip shot through the uprights for a 20 point Edmonton lead heading into the locker room. Edmonton continued to move the ball well in the second half. McManus connected with SB Eddie Brown over 31 yards for the fourth Edmonton major of the game. Fleming kicked the convert. Punting was the key in the fourth quarter as both defences held the opposing offence in check. Glenn Harper recorded a 60 yard punting single for the Eskimos and Paul Osbaldiston hammered a 64 yard single for Hamilton. The win for Edmonton moved them into sole possession of second place in the West giving them a lot of confidence heading into back-to-back meetings with the Calgary Stampeders.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Edmonton and Hamilton Matchups
1995Week 5EDM 26 @ HAM 18
1996Week 9HAM 8 @ EDM 35
Week 12EDM 14 @ HAM 20

Eskimos record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Edmonton 7–2–0 (0.778)
  • at Hamilton 6–4–0 (0.600)
  • Edmonton Total 13–6–0 (0.684)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Edmonton 19–6–0 (0.760)
  • at Hamilton 16–9–1 (0.635)
  • Edmonton Total 35–15–1 (0.696)

Streaks as of Aug. 23, 1996 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Eskimos streak overall vs Tiger-Cats


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 7 0 0 1 8
Eskimos 0 27 7 1 35

Player of the Game Offence

Danny McManus EDM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Singor Mobley EDM (DB)

Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Tiger-Cats (4-5-0) Next vs Argonauts Sep 02
Eskimos (6-3-0) Next @ Stampeders Sep 02

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

August 23rd Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Clear 22.6°C N (10°) at 9 km/h 58% 26 93.65 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Clear 20.9°C N (10°) at 13 km/h 66% 93.74 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Clear 19.2°C N (30°) at 17 km/h 74% 93.81 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Clear 17.7°C N (30°) at 11 km/h 78% 93.90 kPa
City Centre A 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.0°C N (20°) at 9 km/h 78% 93.96 kPa

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

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)