Montreal Alouettes 38 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39

Game Details

  • Week 14
  • 60th Game of Regular Season (69th Overall)
  • Hall of Fame Game
  • Sunday, Sep 29, 1996 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 17,740
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

With the Playoffs approaching, every game could mean a difference between making the playoffs or not. A win in this game by the Tiger-Cats would tie them with the Alouettes for second place in the East. Montreal got on the scoreboard in the first quarter when QB Tracy Ham connected with RB Michael Soles for a 36 yard touchdown passing play. K Terry Baker kicked the convert. The Alouettes dominated the first quarter and carried their momentum into the second. Just 0:56 in, Ham and Soles hooked up again, this time for a 5 yard passing touchdown. Baker’s convert put the Als up by 14. Hamilton fought back on their next possession scoring in just four plays. Former Alouette RB Mike Saunders capped the drive with a 1 yard run. K Paul Osbaldiston kicked the convert. Montreal extended their lead finishing their next possession with a 15 yard field goal off the foot of Terry Baker. The fast pace continued in the second as both teams moved the ball effectively. Following the Baker field goal, Calvillo marched the troops back up field connecting with Saunders for a 1 yard passing touchdown. Osbaldiston kicked the convert and, minutes later, sent a punt 72 yards through the end zone for a single. Hamilton trailed Montreal by 2 at half-time. Following a celebration in honour of the 1996 Hall of Fame Inductees, the Alouettes took control of the game in the third quarter. SB Jock Climie caught a short pass from Ham on Montreal’s second play from scrimmage and tiptoed 54 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. Baker kicked the convert and blasted the ensuing kickoff 76 yards forcing Hamilton to concede the single. Montreal continued to control the ball. At 9:01 of the third, Ham topped a 57 yard drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. With the score 32-15 in favour of the Alouettes, the Tiger-Cats began to take over. Calvillo hooked up with WR Jason Phillips on a 28 yard passing touchdown with only 1:47 remaining in the third. The Osbaldiston convert left the ’Cats trailing by 10 with one quarter to play. Hamilton continued to put points on the board as Calvillo threw his third TD pass of the game, this one a 4 yard toss to Saunders. Osbaldiston kicked the convert. Minutes later Baker kicked a 22 yard field goal for the Alouettes putting them ahead by 3. Hamilton took their first lead of the game at the 8:12 mark of the fourth quarter when Osbaldiston converted a passing touchdown from Calvillo to Cody over 10 yards. Montreal regained the lead as Baker sent a 26 yard field goal through the uprights. Hamilton got the ball with 2:28 remaining. Calvillo again marched the ball down field setting up a 32 yard field goal attempt by Osbaldiston with no time on the clock. “Ozzy” split the uprights winning the second game In two weeks on the last play. Hamilton moved into a tie for second place in the East with the win.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package
1995 and 1996 Hamilton and Montreal Matchups
1996Week BMTL 43 @ HAM 39
Week 7HAM 22 @ MTL 29
Week 14MTL 38 @ HAM 39
Week 18HAM 41 @ MTL 45 OT
Division Semi-FinalHAM 11 @ MTL 22

Tiger-Cats record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Hamilton 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Montreal 0–2–0 (0.000)
  • Hamilton Total 1–2–0 (0.333)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Hamilton 42–21–2 (0.662)
  • at Montreal 22–41–4 (0.358)
  • Hamilton Total 64–62–6 (0.508)

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

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


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. MTL: Touchdown SOLES (36 yard pass from HAM) 8:32
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER

2nd Quarter

2. MTL: Touchdown SOLES (5 yard pass from HAM) 0:56
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER
3. HAM: Touchdown SAUNDERS (1 yard) 3:11
4. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (15 yards) 7:40
5. HAM: Touchdown SAUNDERS (1 yard pass from CALVILLO) 9:45
6. HAM: Single OSBALDISTON (72 yards off a Punt) 12:25

3rd Quarter

7. MTL: Touchdown CLIMIE (54 yard pass from HAM) 0:54
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER
8. MTL: Single BAKER (75 yards off a Kickoff) 1:12
9. MTL: Touchdown HAM (1 yard) 9:01
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER
10. HAM: Touchdown PHILLIPS (28 yard pass from CALVILLO) 13:13

4th Quarter

11. HAM: Touchdown SAUNDERS (4 yard pass from CALVILLO) 2:15
12. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (22 yards) 5:49
13. HAM: Touchdown CODY (10 yard pass from CALVILLO) 7:57
14. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (26 yards) 12:32
15. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (32 yards) 15:00

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 7 10 15 6 38
Tiger-Cats 0 15 7 17 39
Yardsticks (Team Statistics)
First Downs2828
Total Offence573477
Team Losses00
Net Offence573477
Pass Comp-Att20-2927-36
Interceptions by-yards0-00-0
Punts-Net Avg.4-35.05-40.0
Time of Possession34:0225:58

MTLHAM: 19/28, 362 YDS, 3 TD, 0 INT; CROWLEY: 1/1, 3 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT; HAMCALVILLO: 27/36, 443 YDS, 4 TD, 0 INT;


MTLPRINGLE: 19/150 YDS, 0 TD; HAM: 6/38 YDS, 1 TD; WETMORE: 1/13 YDS, 0 TD; SOLES: 2/7 YDS, 0 TD; HAMCALVILLO: 5/20 YDS, 0 TD; SAUNDERS: 11/14 YDS, 1 TD;


MTLCLIMIE: 6/117 YDS, 1 TD; SOLES: 7/111 YDS, 2 TD; WILLIAMS: 4/76 YDS, 0 TD; PRINGLE: 1/33 YDS, 0 TD; ARMSTRONG: 1/25 YDS, 0 TD; MCLENNAN: 1/3 YDS, 0 TD; HAMWINFIELD: 7/122 YDS, 0 TD; CODY: 6/110 YDS, 1 TD; SAUNDERS: 4/82 YDS, 2 TD; PHILLIPS: 4/62 YDS, 1 TD; THORNTON: 2/34 YDS, 0 TD; LONG: 4/33 YDS, 0 TD;

Player of the Game Offence

Anthony Calvillo HAM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Gonzalo Floyd HAM (DE)

Alouettes coach: Bob Price (L)
Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (W)

Alouettes (7-6-0) Next vs Eskimos Oct 04
Tiger-Cats (7-7-0) Next @ Roughriders Oct 06

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 5
  • Times MTL held lead: 2
  • Times tied: 2
  • Times HAM held lead: 2
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+17 / -1+1 / -17
Time in Lead46:5308:3204:35
Consecutive Points
MTL14 3 15 3 3 
HAM 7 8 14 7 3

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

September 29th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 1:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.5°C NNE (190°) at 24 km/h 45% 101.69 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 2:00 PM Breezy and Mostly Cloudy 18.8°C NNE (200°) at 24 km/h 45% 101.72 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 3:00 PM Breezy and Mostly Cloudy 18.5°C NNE (190°) at 22 km/h 45% 101.68 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.3°C NNE (200°) at 19 km/h 49% 101.66 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 MTL @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)