Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 41

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 43rd Game of Regular Season (52nd Overall)
  • Labour Day Sunday
  • Sunday, Sep 1, 1996 4:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,876
    • Capacity: 27,732

Game Notes

Game Summary

For Saskatchewan football fans, this is “the biggest” game of the year. Fans from across the province jam into every nook and cranny of Taylor Field to watch their beloved Roughriders battle the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This season 25,876 went home happy as their ’Riders posted a convincing 41-23 victory. The Green and White got the ball rolling at 2:05 when CFL rushing leader, RB Robert Mimbs, carried it in from 14 yards out for the major. K Frank Jagas would add what would tum out to be his first of five converts on the day making the score Saskatchewan 7, Winnipeg 0. Winnipeg K Troy Westwood got the “blue and gold” on the scoreboard at 10:35 when he connected from 18 yards out. The ’Riders bounced right back at 14:34 when QB Kevin Mason hooked up with WR Curtis Mayfield for a spectacular 87 yard TD making the score after one quarter of play 14-3 in favour of Saskatchewan. The Bombers came out firing on all cylinders in the second period as RB Michael Richardson and QB Reggie Slack connected for a 39 yard TD. The Westwood convert made the score 14-10 for Saskatchewan. Jagas would increase the lead to seven again when he put a 13 yard chip shot through the uprights. However, the Bombers unwillingness to back down showed as Slack and Richardson hooked up for the second time, this one a 15 yarder at 7:57. The Westwood convert would tie the score at 17. The ’Riders regained the lead at 13:54 when Mason found Mayfield for another big-time TD, this one a 95 yard pass and run TD. They would then add to that lead at 14:09 when LB Tommie Smith stepped in front of an errant Slack pass and then took it 36 yards down field for the major. This rounded out the second quarter scoring with the ’Riders on top by 14. Mason put Saskatchewan up by 20 when he carried it in himself from 6 yards out. The Jagas convert made the score 38-17 after three quarters of play. Jagas would boot his second FG of the game at 4:40 of the final frame, this one from 45 yards away. The Bombers were stymied offensively in the final quarter and not until 13:40 did they put up any points. WR Milt Stegall, hooked up with reserve pivot, Kevin McDougal, for a 22 yard TD. The 2-point convert attempt failed making the final 41-23 for the Western ’Riders.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Matchups
1995Week AWPG 30 @ SSK 27
Week 10WPG 4 @ SSK 56
Week 11SSK 24 @ WPG 25
1996Week 10WPG 23 @ SSK 41
Week 14WPG 37 @ SSK 15
Week 16SSK 14 @ WPG 20

Roughriders record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Saskatchewan 8–4–0 (0.667)
  • at Winnipeg 2–9–0 (0.182)
  • Saskatchewan Total 10–13–0 (0.435)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 47–47–3 (0.500)
  • at Winnipeg 33–63–1 (0.345)
  • Saskatchewan Total 80–110–4 (0.423)

Streaks as of Sept. 1, 1996 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Roughriders streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 3 14 0 6 23
Roughriders 14 17 7 3 41

Player of the Game Offence

Curtis Mayfield SSK (WR)

Player of the Game Defence

Tim Edwards SSK (DT)

Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (L)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)

Blue Bombers (5-5-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Sep 08
Roughriders (3-7-0) Next @ Argonauts Sep 08

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

September 1st Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 2:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.1°C NNE (240°) at 19 km/h 33% 93.81 kPa
Regina Int'l A 3:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.4°C NNE (280°) at 19 km/h 30% 93.74 kPa
Regina Int'l A 4:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.1°C NNE (260°) at 24 km/h 32% 93.74 kPa
Regina Int'l A 5:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.0°C NNE (300°) at 24 km/h 34% 93.71 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)