Ottawa Rough Riders 21 @ Toronto Argonauts 28

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 40th Game of Regular Season (49th Overall)
  • Saturday, Aug 24, 1996 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 17,186
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

On a magnificent late August afternoon, the Ottawa Rough Riders invaded Toronto’s SkyDome to take on the powerful Toronto Argonauts. The Argonauts, fresh off a victory over the same Rough Riders just a week previous, knew they were in a football game from the opening gun. The Argonauts drew first blood 3:55 into the opening frame when QB Doug Flutie carried it in himself from 8 yards out. K Mike Vanderjagt added the convert giving the Boatmen a 7-0 lead. That lead doubled at 11:51 when RB Robert Drummond plunged over from 1 yard out. The Vanderjagt convert closed out the first quarter scoring with Toronto up by 14. The Riders countered back with a TD of their own 12:33 into the second frame when newly acquired WR Wayne Walker hooked up with QB David Archer for a 24 yard TD strike. K Wayne Lammle added the first of his three converts on the day. Powerful Argo RB Drummond then scored his second TD of the day, this one a 26 yard TD reception from Flutie. With the convert, Toronto were well on their way with a 21-7 lead. Ottawa once again fought back, this time it was Archer connecting with SB Robert Gordon for the 8 yard major. The score at the end of two quarters saw the Argonauts up by 7 at 21-14. Toronto WR Paul Masotti, who later would have to leave the game with an ankle injury, extended their lead to 14 when he ran under a Flutie pass for a 7 yard TD. Ottawa once again however showed their grit and determination when Archer found SB Andre Bolduc for a 6 yard TD pass. However, this would be as close as they would come as both teams failed to put up any fourth quarter points making the final 28-21 In favour of the Argonauts.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Toronto and Ottawa Matchups
1995Week 2OTT 24 @ TOR 37
1996Week BTOR 34 @ OTT 6
Week 4OTT 4 @ TOR 34
Week 8TOR 42 @ OTT 19
Week 9OTT 21 @ TOR 28

Argonauts record vs Rough Riders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Toronto 14–2–0 (0.875)
  • at Ottawa 9–4–0 (0.692)
  • Toronto Total 23–6–0 (0.793)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Toronto 74–46–3 (0.614)
  • at Ottawa 56–62–3 (0.475)
  • Toronto Total 130–108–6 (0.545)

Streaks as of Aug. 24, 1996 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Rough Riders
Argonauts streak overall vs Rough Riders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rough Riders 0 14 7 0 21
Argonauts 14 7 7 0 28

Player of the Game Offence

Robert Drummond TOR (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Adrion Smith TOR (DB)

Rough Riders coach: John Payne (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Rough Riders (1-8-0) Next vs Alouettes Aug 30
Argonauts (8-1-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Sep 02

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

August 24th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 1:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.6°C NNE (210°) at 20 km/h 72% 30 101.08 kPa
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.8°C NNE (190°) at 17 km/h 72% 30 101.04 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Partly Cloudy 24.0°C NNE (190°) at 19 km/h 75% 31 101.01 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.3°C NNE (190°) at 17 km/h 73% 29 100.98 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 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 OTT @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)