Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 15

Game Details

  • Week 14
  • 59th Game of Regular Season (68th Overall)
  • Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996 8 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 19,861
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a typical Prairie autumn day, 7°C, partly cloudy and a strong north-westerly wind blowing at 26 km/h, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders hooked up for the first time since Labour Day. Unfortunately for the 19,861 Roughrider faithful, the outcome was not what they would have liked it to be. The Bombers opened the scoring when they capitalized on a Roughrider miscue at 5:56 of the first quarter. LB Angelo Snipes recovered a fumble in the ’Riders’ end zone for the game’s first major. K Troy Westwood added the convert putting the Blue and Gold up by 7. Following a Westwood FG, Snipes recorded his second fumble return TD of the game when he scooped up a loose ball and returned it 26 yards for the TD. Westwood added the convert giving Winnipeg a 17-0 lead after one quarter of play. The ’Riders finally got on the scoreboard 13 seconds into the second quarter as K Frank Jagas connected from 32 yards out. With turnovers playing such a pivotal role in this game, it seemed fitting that the first, and only, Saskatchewan TD would come when DB Bryce Bevill stepped in front of an errant Reggie Slack pass and returned it 47 yards for the TD. The Jagas convert trimmed the Winnipeg lead to just 7. A Jagas single cut the lead to six but Westwood restored a comfortable 9 point lead with a 27 yard FG at 8:12. Saskatchewan P Brent Matich’s 56 yard punting single rounded out the first half scoring with the Bombers on top by a 20-12 margin. Jagas opened up the third quarter with a 39 yard FG at 4:16 to cut the Bomber lead to five, but this was as close as they would get. RB Blaise Bryant took the ball in from 5 yards out at 13:09, to record his first TD since returning to the Winnipeg line-up after a brief stint in the NFL. The Westwood convert attempt was good to make the score 27-15 after three periods of play. The Bombers accounted for all of the fourth quarter scoring with a Westwood 27 yard FG and another Bryant TD at 13:27. Westwood rounded out the scoring with a convert giving the Blue Bombers a convincing 37-15 victory.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Matchups
1995Week AWPG 30 @ SSK 27
Week 10WPG 4 @ SSK 56
Week 11SSK 24 @ WPG 25
1996Week 10WPG 23 @ SSK 41
Week 14WPG 37 @ SSK 15
Week 16SSK 14 @ WPG 20

Roughriders record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 8–4–0 (0.667)
  • at Winnipeg 2–9–0 (0.182)
  • Saskatchewan Total 10–13–0 (0.435)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 47–47–3 (0.500)
  • at Winnipeg 33–63–1 (0.345)
  • Saskatchewan Total 80–110–4 (0.423)

Streaks as of Sept. 28, 1996 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Roughriders streak overall vs Blue Bombers

Boxscore

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 17 3 7 10 37
Roughriders 0 12 3 0 15

Player of the Game Offence

Blaise Bryant WPG (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Angelo Snipes WPG (LB)


Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (W)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)

Blue Bombers (7-6-0) Next @ Argonauts Oct 05
Roughriders (3-11-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Oct 06

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

September 28th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 6:00 PM Mainly Clear 8.2°C NNE (310°) at 19 km/h 55% 94.93 kPa
Regina Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.5°C NNE (290°) at 15 km/h 71% 94.99 kPa
Regina Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.4°C NNE (300°) at 11 km/h 77% 95.06 kPa
Regina Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 2.0°C NNE (290°) at 13 km/h 85% 95.09 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)