Calgary Stampeders 31 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 24

Game Details

  • Week 15
  • 64th Game of Regular Season (73rd Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct 5, 1996 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 15,025
    • Capacity: 30,960
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

15,025 gathered at Frank Clair Stadium on this cool October evening to see their hometown Riders give the West Division leading Calgary Stampeders all they could handle. However, in the end the Stamps came away with a 31-24 victory improving their record to 11-4 and increasing their Division lead to 4 points over the Edmonton Eskimos. K Mark McLoughlin put the Stamps on the board first with a 42 yard FG at 2:44 of the opening frame. SB Dave Sapunjis increased their lead to 10 with a 31 yard TD reception. McLoughlin then rounded out the first quarter scoring with a 50 yard single off a missed FG making the score 11-0 in favour of the Stampeders after one period of play. Ottawa K Wayne Lammle cut the lead to 8 with a 38 yard FG but Calgary countered back when RB Kelvin Anderson hooked up with QB Jeff Garcia for a 51 yard receiving TD. RB Dave Dinnall plunged over from 1 yard out for the Riders’ first major of the game cutting the lead to 8 points. McLoughlin restored the Stamps’ 11-point cushion with a 51 yard FG to round out the first half scoring with the Stamps up 21-10. After a scoreless third quarter, the Riders came on strong in the fourth frame. Following a Lammle single, QB David Archer hoisted a 17 yard pass into the end zone where it was hauled in by WR Wayne Walker. Garcia answered right back keeping the ball himself for a 17 yard major. However, Ottawa did not give up WR Willie Hinchcliff recorded a 37 yard receiving major but this was the end of the Rider comeback. McLoughlin rounded out the evening’s scoring with a 13 yard FG, his third of the game making the final Calgary 31, Ottawa 24.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Ottawa and Calgary Matchups
1995Week 3CGY 57 @ OTT 7
1996Week 14OTT 17 @ CGY 24
Week 15CGY 31 @ OTT 24

Rough Riders record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Ottawa 2–8–0 (0.200)
  • at Calgary 0–9–0 (0.000)
  • Ottawa Total 2–17–0 (0.105)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Ottawa 13–13–0 (0.500)
  • at Calgary 5–20–0 (0.200)
  • Ottawa Total 18–33–0 (0.353)

Streaks as of Oct. 5, 1996 (Regular Season)

Rough Riders streak at home vs Stampeders
Rough Riders streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 11 10 0 10 31
Rough Riders 0 10 0 14 24

Player of the Game Offence

Dave Dinnall OTT (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Anthony McClanahan CGY (LB)

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)
Rough Riders coach: John Payne (L)

Stampeders (11-4-0) Next vs Argonauts Oct 14
Rough Riders (3-11-0) Next vs Alouettes Oct 14

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

October 5th Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 7:00 PM Clear 7.5°C NNE (130°) at 6 km/h 54% 101.94 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 8:00 PM Clear 6.7°C NNE (140°) at 4 km/h 55% 101.97 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 5.6°C NNE (150°) at 7 km/h 59% 101.97 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 4.8°C NNE (150°) at 7 km/h 62% 101.90 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 11:00 PM Clear 4.2°C NNE (150°) at 7 km/h 67% 101.83 kPa

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

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)