Calgary Stampeders 19 @ Edmonton Eskimos 20

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 46th Game of Regular Season (55th Overall)
  • Friday, Sep 6, 1996 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 40,727
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Joined in progress. Not originally scheduled to be broadcast.

Game Summary

It was the re-match the CFL fans in Edmonton had been waiting for, their hometown Eskimos avenging their loss to the arch rival Calgary just one week prior in Calgary. The 40,727 fans in attendance at Commonwealth Stadium saw their Eskimos jump out to an early 8-0 lead after the first quarter of play thanks to a P Glenn Harper 61 yard punting single at 7:18 and an RB Eric Blount 35 yard rushing TD at 11:34. The Stampeders opened up the second quarter scoring at 1:16 when QB Jeff Garcia hooked up with SB Allen Pitts for a 28 yard TD. K Mark McLoughlin added the convert cutting the Eskimos lead to just 1. However, Fleming extended the Edmonton lead following two Eskimo singles with a 33 yard FG running the score to 13 to 7 with just 2:05 to play in the half. Calgary K McLoughlin cut into the lead once again when he hit on an 11 yard chip shot on the final play of the first half. The score after two quarters of play had the Eskimos up by 3, 13-10. McLoughlin tied the game at 11:17 of the third period when he was good on a 31 yard field goal. This turned out to be the only scoring of the third quarter. McLoughlin accounted for all of the Stampeder fourth quarter scoring as he booted field goals of 39 and 43 yards putting the Stamps up by 6. This set up the climatic finish. Reserve QB Cody Ledbetter, who was in the game replacing the injured starter, Danny McManus, drove the team down field finally hooking up with SB Darren Flutie with no time remaining to tie the game. Fleming added the convert giving the Eskimos a well deserved 20-19 victory. The win improved the Esks record to 7-4 while the Stamps dropped to 9-2.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Edmonton and Calgary 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

Eskimos record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Edmonton 13–2–0 (0.867)
  • at Calgary 6–8–0 (0.429)
  • Edmonton Total 19–10–0 (0.655)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Edmonton 54–25–1 (0.681)
  • at Calgary 45–33–2 (0.575)
  • Edmonton Total 99–58–3 (0.628)

Streaks as of Sept. 6, 1996 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Stampeders
Eskimos streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 0 10 3 6 19
Eskimos 8 5 0 7 20

Player of the Game Offence

Cody Ledbetter EDM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Stu Laird CGY (LB)

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

Stampeders (9-2-0) Next vs Alouettes Sep 14
Eskimos (7-4-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Sep 15

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

September 6th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.9°C N (20°) at 6 km/h 68% 93.36 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.4°C N (60°) at 11 km/h 72% 93.36 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 9.1°C N (80°) at 17 km/h 74% 93.39 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 7.8°C N (60°) at 13 km/h 78% 93.39 kPa
City Centre A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 7.4°C N (90°) at 11 km/h 78% 93.42 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 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 CGY @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)