Saskatchewan Roughriders 10 @ BC Lions 22

Game Details

  • Week 13
  • 56th Game of Regular Season (65th Overall)
  • Saturday, Sep 21, 1996 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 22,221
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

For both the Roughriders and the Lions, this game was categorized as a must win. Both teams entered this match with identical 3-9 records and a win was critical to any playoff hopes that either team may have. The 21,221 in attendance saw the Lions jump out to a 7-0 first quarter lead when RB Sean Millington plunged in from 1 yard out at 7:10. K Lui Passaglia added the convert to round out the first quarter scoring. Passaglia was a busy man in the second quarter as he accounted for all 5 of the Lions’ points in the form of 2 singles and a 25 yard field goal. At the end of the first half the Lions were on top by a 12-0 margin. Saskatchewan finally got on the scoreboard at 7:47 of the third frame when K Frank Jagas booted a 37 yard field goal. RB Robert Mimbs got the ’Riders closer when he rambled 34 yards for a TD at 10:57. The Jagas convert trimmed the Lions’ lead to just 2 after three quarters of play. However, this was as close as Saskatchewan would get. Passaglia wasted no time getting the Lions back on track in the fourth quarter connecting from 45 yards out to increase their lead to 5. LB Virgil Robertson put the game out of reach at 8:57 when he stepped in front of a QB Heath Rylance pass and returned it 41 yards for the major score. Passaglia’s convert rounded out the scoring giving the Lions a well deserved 22-10 victory and in turn, keeping their playoffs hopes alive.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 BC and Saskatchewan Matchups
1995Week 7BC 43 @ SSK 25
Week 18SSK 25 @ BC 30
1996Week 13SSK 10 @ BC 22
Week 17BC 19 @ SSK 27

Lions record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at BC 7–6–0 (0.538)
  • at Saskatchewan 7–7–0 (0.500)
  • BC Total 14–13–0 (0.519)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at BC 28–33–2 (0.460)
  • at Saskatchewan 27–35–2 (0.438)
  • BC Total 55–68–4 (0.449)

Streaks as of Sept. 21, 1996 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Roughriders
Lions streak overall vs Roughriders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 0 0 10 0 10
Lions 7 5 0 10 22

Player of the Game Offence

Larry Thompson BC (WR)

Player of the Game Defence

Greg Battle SSK (LB)

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)
Lions coach: Joe Paopao (W)

Roughriders (3-10-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Sep 29
Lions (4-9-0) Next @ Eskimos Sep 29

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

September 21st Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Overcast 11.8°C NNE (170°) at 1 km/h NA 101.75 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Overcast 11.6°C NNE (240°) at 11 km/h NA 101.72 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 11.2°C Calm NA 101.67 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 11.3°C NNE (230°) at 12 km/h NA 101.66 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.8°C NNE (220°) at 9 km/h NA 101.64 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.

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

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)