BC Lions 27 @ Montreal Alouettes 28

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 47th Game of Regular Season (56th Overall)
  • Saturday, Sep 7, 1996 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 15,161
    • Capacity: 56,245
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

Montreal’s Olympic Stadium was the site of this match-up between the Alouettes and Lions. The Lions came into this game fresh off a bye week looking to upset the Alouettes who came into the game wanting to get over the .500 mark. Montreal kicker Terry Baker and B.C. hoofer Lui Passaglia traded field goals of 42 and 17 yards respectively to open up the scoring. Baker gave the Als their first lead at 10:52 with a 64 yard single. The Lions then roared back with just 41 seconds remaining in the first quarter when RB Sean Millington plunged over from 1 yard away. The Passaglia convert made the score 10 to 4 in favour of the Lions after one period of play. Montreal RB Mike Pringle tied the game at 10 just thirty five seconds into the second quarter when he galloped into the end zone for a 13 yard TD. Baker’s convert gave the Als a slim one point lead. The Lions then countered back with a touchdown of their own at 14:28 when Millington scored his second TD of the game, yet another 1 yard rush. Passaglia added the convert to make the score 17 to 11 in favour of the Lions at the half. The Lions added to that lead early in the third quarter as Allen scrambled out of the pocket and took off for a 15 yard rushing major. However, the Alouettes would not give in. Pringle scored his second rushing TD of the game at 6:14, a 65 yard run. The Baker convert cut the Lions’ lead to just 6. The Lions increased that lead to 9 when Passaglia hit on a 25 yard FG on the final play of the third quarter. The fourth quarter belonged to the Alouettes. After a Baker 44 yard FG at 3:06, the Als hung tough and at 11:53 tied the game when RB Michael Soles scored an 11 yard rushing TD. Baker added the convert and Montreal hung on to record a 28 to 27 win.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Montreal and BC Matchups
1996Week 4MTL 44 @ BC 24
Week 11BC 27 @ MTL 28

Alouettes record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Montreal 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • at BC 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • Montreal Total 2–0–0 (1.000)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Montreal 11–6–0 (0.647)
  • at BC 4–12–1 (0.265)
  • Montreal Total 15–18–1 (0.456)

Streaks as of Sept. 7, 1996 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Lions
Alouettes streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 10 7 10 0 27
Alouettes 4 7 7 10 28

Player of the Game Offence

Michael Soles MTL (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Elfrid Payton MTL (LB)

Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)
Alouettes coach: Bob Price (W)

Lions (2-9-0) Next vs Argonauts Sep 15
Alouettes (6-5-0) Next @ Stampeders Sep 14

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

September 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
McTavish 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 25.7°C N (30°) at 9 km/h 36% 27 101.75 kPa
McTavish 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 26.9°C N (30°) at 11 km/h 33% 28 101.71 kPa
McTavish 3:00 PM Overcast 26.7°C N (50°) at 11 km/h 35% 28 101.67 kPa
McTavish 4:00 PM Overcast 26.1°C N (10°) at 11 km/h 38% 28 101.63 kPa

Conditions at McTavish (6.26 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 BC @ MTL
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)