Edmonton Eskimos 14 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20

Game Details

  • Week 12
  • 53rd Game of Regular Season (62nd Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 15, 1996 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 17,301
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

With their locker room looking like a M.A.S.H unit, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats were looking to snap their extended losing streak against a very solid Edmonton Eskimos club. The Eskimos, on the other hand, were coming off an impressive win over the Calgary Stampeders. Hamilton’s Paul Osbaldiston and Edmonton’s Sean Fleming traded first quarter field goals before the Tiger-Cats scored the first major of the game, a 7 yard touchdown pass from QB Mike Kerrigan to WR Burt Thornton at 2:40 of the second quarter. Osbaldiston and Fleming again swapped field goals to round out the first half scoring with the Tabbies on top by a 11-6 margin. Osbaldiston opened up the second half scoring with a 36 yard field goal at 10:59 and then Fleming recorded a 46 yard single after a missed FG to make the score 14-7 after three quarters of play. Osbaldiston extended Hamilton’s lead to 13 with two FGs from 29 and 24 yards out. The Eskimos then cut the lead to 7 when QB Cody Ledbetter hooked up with RB Tony Burse for a 5 yard touchdown reception. The Fleming convert cut the lead to 6 but this was as close as the Esks would get. The final from Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton 20, Edmonton 14.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Hamilton and Edmonton Matchups
1995Week 5EDM 26 @ HAM 18
1996Week 9HAM 8 @ EDM 35
Week 12EDM 14 @ HAM 20

Tiger-Cats record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Hamilton 4–6–0 (0.400)
  • at Edmonton 2–7–0 (0.222)
  • Hamilton Total 6–13–0 (0.316)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Hamilton 9–16–1 (0.365)
  • at Edmonton 6–19–0 (0.240)
  • Hamilton Total 15–35–1 (0.304)

Streaks as of Sept. 15, 1996 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 3 3 1 7 14
Tiger-Cats 1 10 3 6 20

Player of the Game Offence

Mike Kerrigan HAM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Jessie Small HAM (LB)

Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)
Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (W)

Eskimos (7-5-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Sep 21
Tiger-Cats (5-7-0) Next @ Rough Riders Sep 22

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

September 15th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.4°C NNE (230°) at 15 km/h 86% 100.95 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.6°C NNE (230°) at 9 km/h 85% 100.93 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.5°C NNE (230°) at 11 km/h 83% 100.95 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 10:00 PM Overcast 15.5°C NNE (230°) at 9 km/h 81% 101.02 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 EDM @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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