Toronto Argonauts 11 @ BC Lions 35

Game Details

  • Week 12
  • 51st Game of Regular Season (60th Overall)
  • Saturday, Sep 14, 1996 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 15,323
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a contest pitting David against Goliath as the 10-1 Argonauts traveled west to take on the 2-9 Lions. The Argonauts entered the game sporting the League’s top rated offence and a rock solid defence. However, this Lions are not to be taken lightly as they had shown continual improvement under QB Damon Allen. SB Matt Clark and Allen got the Leo’s on the board 5:39 into the opening quarter when they connected for a 4 yard touchdown pass. Passaglia added the first of five converts for the night. The Argonauts closed the gap to 2 as the Lions conceded a safety at 10:54 and, subsequently, K Mike Vanderjagt booted a 19 yard field goal to round out the first quarter scoring. Clark recorded his second TD of the game at 3:19 into the second quarter, this one a 12 yard strike from Allen. The convert increased B.C.’s lead to 9. Vanderjagt cut the lead to 6 at 11:57 when he was good from 45 yards away. However the Lions’ dominance continued, with just 3 seconds remaining in the first half, WR Ted Alford ran under a 19 yard Allen pass for the touchdown. With the Passaglia convert, the Lions carried a 21-8 lead into the locker room at half-time. Vanderjagt opened up the second half scoring with a 48 yard field goal but the Lions roared back when RB Sean Millington plunged in from 1 yard out. The score after three quarters of play, B.C. 28, Toronto 11. The Lions put the finishing touches on their victory at 9:35 when Millington scored his second major of the second half, this one a 5 yard run. The Passaglia convert made the final a 35-11 upset victory improving the Lions’ record to 3-9 while the Argos fell to 10-2.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 BC and Toronto Matchups
1995Week 3TOR 34 @ BC 35
Week 8BC 19 @ TOR 6
1996Week 12TOR 11 @ BC 35
Week 18BC 21 @ TOR 25

Lions record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at BC 8–2–0 (0.800)
  • at Toronto 3–7–0 (0.300)
  • BC Total 11–9–0 (0.550)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at BC 17–7–2 (0.692)
  • at Toronto 13–13–0 (0.500)
  • BC Total 30–20–2 (0.596)

Streaks as of Sept. 14, 1996 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Argonauts
Lions streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 5 3 3 0 11
Lions 7 14 7 7 35

Player of the Game Offence

Damon Allen BC (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Robert Davis, II BC (DB)

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)
Lions coach: Joe Paopao (W)

Argonauts (10-2-0) Next vs Stampeders Sep 21
Lions (3-9-0) Next vs Roughriders Sep 22

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

September 14th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.7°C NNE (150°) at 20 km/h NA 100.38 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 14.6°C NNE (150°) at 18 km/h NA 100.35 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.9°C NNE (140°) at 12 km/h NA 100.35 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.7°C NNE (160°) at 18 km/h NA 100.35 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.9°C NNE (130°) at 20 km/h NA 100.30 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

League Records Set and Approached in TOR @ BC
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)