Toronto Argonauts 38 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 44th Game of Regular Season (53rd Overall)
  • Labour Day
  • Monday, Sep 2, 1996 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 27,517
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

After losing their opening game to the Tiger-Cats earlier this year, the Toronto Argonauts traveled down the highway to Hamilton’s Ivor Wynne Stadium with a definite score to settle. To many, this is more than just a game. It has been a semi-regular Labour Day tradition for many years and for Tiger-Cat fans, there is nothing they hate more than the Toronto Argonauts. 27,517 patrons jammed into Ivor Wynne on a beautiful late summer afternoon. The Argonauts got on the board first when K Mike Vanderjagt connected from 30 yards away at 6:43. They added to their lead at 9:42 of the opening frame when RB Mike “Pinball” Clemons was on the receiving end of a QB Doug Flutie pass from 6 yards away. Vanderjagt added the convert to put the Boatmen up by 10 after one quarter of play. The Argos would go up by 13 when Vanderjagt connected from 46 yards away at 3:18. The Tabbies finally got on the scoreboard on the very last play of the first half when QB Marvin Graves found WR Mac Cody alone in the end zone from 20 yards out. K Paul Osbaldiston added the convert to trim the lead to 6 after two quarters of play. Toronto dominated from this point on. Flutie upped Toronto’s lead to 12 when he plunged in from 1 yard out at 3:25. The Vanderjagt convert made the score 20-7 in favour of Toronto. Following a Vanderjagt 83 yard single, the Argo’s put the game out of reach when DB Adrion Smith stepped in front of a Graves pass and returned it 44 yards for the TD to make the score 27-7. A couple of Tiger-Cat miscues led to a Toronto safety and single and then the Argonauts would close out the scoring at 11:16 of the third quarter when Flutie found Clemons alone in the end zone for a 5 yard TD. The Vanderjagt convert made the final 38-7 in favour of Toronto. The win improved the Boatmen’s record to 9-1.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Hamilton and Toronto Matchups
1995Week ATOR 17 @ HAM 33
Week 6HAM 20 @ TOR 16 OT
Week 11TOR 27 @ HAM 33
1996Week AHAM 37 @ TOR 27 OT
Week 2HAM 38 @ TOR 36
Week 10TOR 38 @ HAM 7
Week 19TOR 47 @ HAM 14

Tiger-Cats record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Hamilton 9–8–0 (0.529)
  • at Toronto 8–7–0 (0.533)
  • Hamilton Total 17–15–0 (0.531)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Hamilton 80–40–2 (0.664)
  • at Toronto 61–59–5 (0.508)
  • Hamilton Total 141–99–7 (0.585)

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

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 10 3 25 0 38
Tiger-Cats 0 7 0 0 7

Player of the Game Offence

Doug Flutie TOR (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Rob Waldrop TOR (DT)

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (L)

Argonauts (9-1-0) Next vs Roughriders Sep 08
Tiger-Cats (4-6-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Sep 08

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

September 2nd Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 1:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.0°C N (80°) at 13 km/h 60% 27 101.88 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 23.1°C N (70°) at 15 km/h 64% 28 101.91 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 3:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.4°C N (90°) at 11 km/h 66% 28 101.90 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 4:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.6°C N (90°) at 13 km/h 65% 29 101.85 kPa

Conditions at Burlington Piers (AUT) (5.75 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 TOR @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR



  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)