Montreal Alouettes 6 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 17

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 42nd Game of Regular Season (51st Overall)
  • Labour Day Weekend
  • Friday, Aug 30, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 28,451
    • Capacity: 30,960
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

In a time when the Rough Riders desperately needed the support, they got it as 28,451 enthusiastic fans converged on Frank Clair Stadium to watch their team win their second game of the season. The opponents were no pushovers either as the Alouettes entered the game with three straight wins in their pockets. Ottawa opened the scoring at 12:45 when LB Ray Bernard blocked a Terry Baker punt attempt deep in Montreal territory. DB Frank West hopped on the loose ball and scrambled 6 yards for the TD. K Wayne Lammle added the convert. The Riders were able to add to this lead at 7:28 of the second quarter when Lammle connected on a 36 yard FG attempt. WR Wayne Walker would round out the first half scoring at 13:37 when he hooked up with QB David Archer for a 33 yard receiving TD. Neither team was able to put a point on the board in the third quarter. Montreal finally got going early in the fourth quarter when K Terry Baker booted a 24 yard FG just 42 seconds into the final frame. He would add another FG at 6:08, this time from 32 yards away, but this was as close as the Alouettes would get as the Riders hung on and defeated the Als by a 17-6 count.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Ottawa and Montreal Matchups
1996Week AOTT 7 @ MTL 38
Week 10MTL 6 @ OTT 17
Week 16MTL 25 @ OTT 18
Week 17OTT 25 @ MTL 39

Rough Riders record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Ottawa 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • at Montreal 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Ottawa Total 1–2–0 (0.333)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Ottawa 52–21–3 (0.704)
  • at Montreal 32–40–1 (0.445)
  • Ottawa Total 84–61–4 (0.577)

Streaks as of Aug. 30, 1996 (Regular Season)

Rough Riders streak at home vs Alouettes
Rough Riders streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 0 0 0 6 6
Rough Riders 7 10 0 0 17

Player of the Game Offence

David Archer OTT (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

DeWayne Knight OTT (LB)

Alouettes coach: Bob Price (L)
Rough Riders coach: John Payne (W)

Alouettes (5-5-0) Next vs Lions Sep 07
Rough Riders (2-8-0) Next @ Roughriders Sep 15

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

August 30th Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 7:00 PM Cloudy 18.6°C NNE (220°) at 9 km/h 56% 100.33 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.8°C NNE (230°) at 9 km/h 60% 100.36 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.6°C NNE (230°) at 11 km/h 67% 100.36 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.2°C NNE (220°) at 7 km/h 68% 100.36 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 11:00 PM Cloudy 15.0°C NNE (200°) at 6 km/h 72% 100.36 kPa

Conditions at Ottawa MacDonald Int'l A (8.47 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in MTL @ OTT
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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