BC Lions 12 @ Edmonton Eskimos 32

Game Details

  • Week 14
  • 61st Game of Regular Season (70th Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 29, 1996 4:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 28,784
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Lions entered this game needing a win to remain in the hunt for a playoff position, meanwhile the Eskimos were hot on the trail of the Calgary Stampeders for the Western Division title. The Eskimos got the ball rolling at 8:16 of the opening frame with as P Glenn Harper recorded a 62 yard punting single. The Eskimos added to their lead at 12:31 when SB Darren Flutie corralled a QB Danny McManus pass for a 25 yard TD. K Sean Fleming added the convert giving Edmonton a 8-0 lead after one quarter of play. They kept the momentum going early in the second frame when RB Eric Blount scored from 8 yards out just 59 seconds into the quarter. Fleming’s convert attempt was good. Flutie increased the Eskimos lead at 4:33 when he scored his second major of the game, this one a 48 yard catch. The Fleming convert made the score 22-0. A B.C. safety and single would account for all of their first half scoring as the Eskimos went to the locker room on top by 19. B.C. K Lui Passaglia accounted for all of the third quarter scoring as he booted FGs of 49,17 and 41 yards to cut the Eskimo lead to 13 after three periods of play. The Green and Gold rebounded at 7:47 of the fourth quarter when Flutie was on the receiving end a QB Cody Ledbetter 10 yard TD pass. This was Flutie’s third TD of the game. Fleming added the convert and connected on a 45 yard FG with just 32 seconds remaining to make the final from Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton 32, B.C. 12.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Edmonton and BC Matchups
1995Week ABC 22 @ EDM 23
Week 13EDM 33 @ BC 18
Week 14BC 36 @ EDM 39 OT
Division Semi-FinalBC 15 @ EDM 26
1996Week 1EDM 28 @ BC 14
Week 14BC 12 @ EDM 32
Week 16EDM 34 @ BC 31

Eskimos record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Edmonton 7–7–0 (0.500)
  • at BC 11–4–0 (0.733)
  • Edmonton Total 18–11–0 (0.621)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Edmonton 42–22–1 (0.654)
  • at BC 39–23–3 (0.623)
  • Edmonton Total 81–45–4 (0.638)

Streaks as of Sept. 29, 1996 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Lions
Eskimos streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 0 3 9 0 12
Eskimos 8 14 0 10 32

Player of the Game Offence

Darren Flutie EDM (SB)

Player of the Game Defence

Willie Pless EDM (LB)

Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Lions (4-10-0) Next vs Eskimos Oct 12
Eskimos (9-5-0) Next @ Alouettes Oct 04

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

September 29th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 2:00 PM Cloudy 4.3°C NE (360°) at 28 km/h 81% 93.84 kPa
City Centre A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.4°C NE (360°) at 30 km/h 73% 93.90 kPa
City Centre A 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.1°C N (10°) at 19 km/h 72% 93.93 kPa
City Centre A 5:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.0°C N (20°) at 11 km/h 73% 93.93 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)