Edmonton Eskimos 13 @ Calgary Stampeders 31

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 45th Game of Regular Season (54th Overall)
  • Labour Day
  • Monday, Sep 2, 1996 4:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 35,314
    • Capacity: 37,317
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

For both of these teams, this is the biggest game of the regular season. The annual Labour Day match-up between the Stampeders and Eskimos is always a classic that is played in front of a packed house. This years game was no exception as the 6-3 Eskimos gave the 8-1 Stampeders all they could handle. Calgary K Mark McLoughlin got the ball rolling at 9:00 of the opening frame when he booted a 12 yard FG. This accounted for all of the scoring in the first quarter. The Eskimos grabbed the lead at 4:43 of the second quarter when DB Kavis Reed stepped in front of an errant Jeff Garcia pass and returned it 38 yards for the major. K Sean Fleming added the convert to put the Esks up by a 7-3 count. Calgary P Tony Martino would cut that lead to 6 when he put a 46 yard punt into the end zone for a single. Fleming and Calgary K Mark McLoughlin would trade FGs to round out the first half scoring with Edmonton on top by a 10-7 margin. Fleming increased the Edmonton lead to 13-7 at 3:32 of the third quarter when he connected from 31 yards out. After this however, it was all Stampeders. Garcia finally got the offence on track at 9:43 when he executed the quarterback draw perfectly from 7 yards out. McLoughlin added the convert to put the Stamps in front by 1 after three quarters of play. Calgary added to that lead at 0:13 into the final frame when Garcia hooked up with SB Vince Danielsen for a 14 yard receiving TD. The McLoughlin convert made the score 21-13. CB Marvin Coleman sealed the Calgary victory at 8:33 when he picked off a Danny McManus pass and returned it 78 yards for the TD. McLoughlin added his third convert of the game. He rounded out the scoring at 12:26 when he was good from 29 yards out making the final 31-13 in favour of the Stampeders. The Eskimos will have a chance to avenge this loss on home turf when these two teams hook up again this Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Calgary and Edmonton Matchups
1995Week BEDM 34 @ CGY 42 OT
Week 10EDM 26 @ CGY 51
Week 11CGY 33 @ EDM 17
Division FinalEDM 4 @ CGY 37
1996Week 10EDM 13 @ CGY 31
Week 11CGY 19 @ EDM 20
Week 18CGY 32 @ EDM 41
Division FinalEDM 15 @ CGY 12

Stampeders record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Calgary 8–6–0 (0.571)
  • at Edmonton 2–13–0 (0.133)
  • Calgary Total 10–19–0 (0.345)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Calgary 33–45–2 (0.425)
  • at Edmonton 25–54–1 (0.319)
  • Calgary Total 58–99–3 (0.372)

Streaks as of Sept. 2, 1996 (Regular Season)

Stampeders streak at home vs Eskimos
Stampeders streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 0 10 3 0 13
Stampeders 3 4 7 17 31

Player of the Game Offence

Dave Sapunjis CGY (SB)

Player of the Game Defence

Marvin Coleman CGY (DB)

Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)

Eskimos (6-4-0) Next vs Stampeders Sep 07
Stampeders (9-1-0) Next @ Eskimos Sep 07

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

September 2nd Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 14.9°C N (80°) at 7 km/h 44% 101.44 kPa
COP Upper 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.2°C Calm 41% 101.46 kPa
COP Upper 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.9°C N (80°) at 6 km/h 38% 101.48 kPa
COP Upper 5:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.5°C NNE (160°) at 6 km/h 39% 101.49 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)