Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 37

Game Details

  • Week 15
  • 65th Game of Regular Season (74th Overall)
  • Sunday, Oct 6, 1996 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 22,682
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

Regina’s Taylor Field was the scene as 22,682 Roughrider faithful turned out to catch all of the action on a beautiful bright early October afternoon. The opponent, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, entered the game on a three-game winning streak. Roughrider K Frank Jagas opened the scoring at 2:34 when his 32 yard FG attempt split the uprights. Hamilton SB Mac Cody and Saskatchewan WR Don Narcisse traded TDs to round out the first quarter scoring with the Green ’Riders on top by a 10-7 margin. The ’Riders added to that lead just 18 seconds into the second stanza when SB Bruce Boyko teamed up with QB Jimmy Kemp who came on in relief after starter Heath Rylance left the game with a knee injury. Hamilton countered right back as QB Anthony Calvillo kept the ball himself for a 1 yard TD plunge. Kemp, who completed 22 of 31 passes for 287 yards on the day, found WR Curtis Mayfield alone for a 15 yard TD strike sending the ’Riders to the locker room with a 24-14 lead. The second quarter scoring opened up with a Paul Osbaldiston singe at 3:09. Jagas added his second FG of the day, this one a 39 yard effort and then RB Robert Mimbs scored Saskatchewan’s fourth TD of the game on a 3 yard rush to make the score 34-15 in favour of the ’Riders after three periods of play. An Osbaldiston FG of 47 yards, 2:45 into the final frame was followed by a Jason Phillips major. The Tiger-Cats’ two-point convert was good and cut the Saskatchewan lead to 8 with just over six minutes remaining. This was as close as they would get as Jagas booted his third FG of the game at 12:24 giving the Green and White a well deserved 37-26 victory. The loss dropped the Tabbies’ record to 7-8 and diminished their hopes at finishing second in the East Division. The ’Riders’ win was their fourth of the season as they look to play the roll of the spoiler for the remainder of the season.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Saskatchewan and Hamilton Matchups
1995Week 1HAM 37 @ SSK 16
1996Week 3SSK 24 @ HAM 27
Week 15HAM 26 @ SSK 37

Roughriders record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Saskatchewan 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • at Hamilton 4–5–0 (0.444)
  • Saskatchewan Total 9–9–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 12–11–2 (0.520)
  • at Hamilton 8–15–2 (0.360)
  • Saskatchewan Total 20–26–4 (0.440)

Streaks as of Oct. 6, 1996 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 7 7 1 11 26
Roughriders 10 14 10 3 37

Player of the Game Offence

Anthony Calvillo HAM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Ventson Donelson SSK (DB)

Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (L)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)

Tiger-Cats (7-8-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Oct 18
Roughriders (4-11-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Oct 13

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

October 6th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 12:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 7.8°C NNE (210°) at 7 km/h 81% 95.76 kPa
Regina Int'l A 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 9.7°C NNE (220°) at 4 km/h 71% 95.70 kPa
Regina Int'l A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 11.0°C N (70°) at 6 km/h 66% 95.66 kPa
Regina Int'l A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 11.4°C NNE (140°) at 7 km/h 64% 95.60 kPa

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

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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Passing Yards – Game 22nd 22nd 518 yards Anthony Calvillo


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)