Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 21

Game Details

  • Week 13
  • 57th Game of Regular Season (66th Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 22, 1996 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 26,813
    • Capacity: 30,960
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

A huge crowd filled Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa to support their hometown Rough Riders who had won their last two games. The visiting Tiger-Cats were looking to put some distance between themselves and the Rough Riders as the playoffs quickly approach. Ottawa QB David Archer got the Rough Riders moving early when he drove the team down field to score following the opening kickoff. WR Joseph Rogers capped the drive snagging a 4 yard pass from Archer for the major. K Wayne Lammle’s convert gave Ottawa an early 7-0 lead. Hamilton battled back later in the quarter with QB Anthony Calvillo at the helm after missing four weeks to injury. K Paul Osbaldiston kicked a 32 yard field goal cutting Ottawa’s lead to 4 heading into the second quarter. Similar to the first quarter, Archer moved the troops down field on Ottawa’s first possession capping the drive with an 11 yard touchdown pass to James “Duke” Ellingson. Lammle kicked the convert. Hamilton made up six points of the deficit before half-time as Osbaldiston launched field goals from 35 and 32 yards respectively. “Ozzy” gave Hamilton the lead in the third sending two more blasts through the uprights. The first came early in the quarter from 41 yards and the second late in the quarter from 48 yards (his longest of the season). Ottawa regained the lead at 3:26 of the fourth when RB Troy Mills muscled his way in from the 1-yard line. Lammle’s convert put Ottawa in front by six. Hamilton called on Osbaldiston again to bite into the Ottawa lead at 10:15. His 14 yard field goal left the Tabbies down by 3. Minutes later Hamilton capitalized on an interception by Rob Hitchcock which set up a 23 yard field goal attempt. Osbaldiston split the uprights setting a new club record for most field goals in a single game with seven. With time running out, and the game tied, Archer threw another interception. This time it was Gonzalo Floyd who put the ball into his offence’s hands. Calvillo moved the ball 15 yards on two plays setting up a Hamilton field goal attempt with 0:00 on the clock. Osbaldiston made good from 32 yards out for his eight field goal of the night. Not only did this blast win the game for the Tiger-Cats, it tied a CFL record as Osbaldiston became the fourth man in CFL history to score 8 field goals in a single game.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Ottawa and Hamilton Matchups
1995Week 17HAM 9 @ OTT 30
1996Week 1OTT 23 @ HAM 35
Week 13HAM 24 @ OTT 21

Rough Riders record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Ottawa 5–9–0 (0.357)
  • at Hamilton 7–6–0 (0.538)
  • Ottawa Total 12–15–0 (0.444)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Ottawa 61–54–1 (0.530)
  • at Hamilton 42–74–2 (0.364)
  • Ottawa Total 103–128–3 (0.447)

Streaks as of Sept. 22, 1996 (Regular Season)

Rough Riders streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Rough Riders streak overall vs Tiger-Cats


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. OTT: Touchdown ROGERS (4 yard pass from ARCHER) 3:58
  OTT: Convert Kick LAMMLE
2. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (32 yards) 10:55

2nd Quarter

3. OTT: Touchdown ELLINGSON (11 yard pass from ARCHER) 2:50
  OTT: Convert Kick LAMMLE
4. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (34 yards) 10:27
5. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (32 yards) 15:00

3rd Quarter

6. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (41 yards) 2:50
7. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (48 yards) 14:20

4th Quarter

8. OTT: Touchdown MILLS (1 yard) 2:26
  OTT: Convert Kick LAMMLE
9. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (14 yards) 10:15
10. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (23 yards) 13:14
11. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (33 yards) 15:00

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 3 6 6 9 24
Rough Riders 7 7 0 7 21
Yardsticks (Team Statistics)
First Downs2120
Total Offence452297
Team Losses210
Net Offence431297
Pass Comp-Att25-4319-28
Interceptions by-yards4-201-11
Punts-Net Avg.8-38.08-44.0
Time of Possession31:5928:01

HAMCALVILLO: 25/43, 381 YDS, 0 TD, 1 INT; OTTARCHER: 19/28, 220 YDS, 2 TD, 4 INT;




HAMTHORNTON: 5/121 YDS, 0 TD; CODY: 7/106 YDS, 0 TD; LONG: 5/53 YDS, 0 TD; PHILLIPS: 3/46 YDS, 0 TD; WINFIELD: 3/46 YDS, 0 TD; SAUNDERS: 2/9 YDS, 0 TD; OTTROGERS: 5/64 YDS, 1 TD; MILLS: 5/52 YDS, 0 TD; BOLDUC: 4/42 YDS, 0 TD; GORDON: 2/40 YDS, 0 TD; ELLINGSON: 1/11 YDS, 1 TD; DANIELS: 1/7 YDS, 0 TD; HINCHCLIFF: 1/4 YDS, 0 TD;

Player of the Game Offence

Paul Osbaldiston HAM (K)

Player of the Game Defence

Joe Montford HAM (DE)

Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (W)
Rough Riders coach: John Payne (L)

Tiger-Cats (6-7-0) Next vs Alouettes Sep 29
Rough Riders (3-9-0) Next @ Stampeders Sep 28

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 5
  • Times HAM held lead: 2
  • Times tied: 2
  • Times OTT held lead: 2
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+3 / -11+11 / -3
Time in Lead41:5409:1608:50
Consecutive Points
HAM 3 12 9
OTT7 7 7 

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

September 22nd Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 1:00 PM Cloudy 14.6°C N (50°) at 28 km/h 49% 99.29 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 2:00 PM Cloudy 14.1°C N (60°) at 22 km/h 49% 99.29 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 3:00 PM Cloudy 14.5°C N (70°) at 22 km/h 48% 99.26 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 4:00 PM Cloudy 13.9°C N (60°) at 20 km/h 53% 99.26 kPa

Conditions at Ottawa MacDonald Int'l A (8.47 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in HAM @ OTT
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)