Montreal Alouettes 25 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 18

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 68th Game of Regular Season (77th Overall)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, Oct 14, 1996 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 14,080
    • Capacity: 30,960
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Rough Riders were hoping for a repeat performance of their last home outing against the Alouettes. In that game, the Riders came away with a 17-6 victory much to the delight of the almost 28,000 fans in attendance. The 14,080 which came to see their hometown team on this Thanksgiving Monday saw K Wayne Lammle put the home side up by 3 early when his 19 yard chip shot split the uprights 3:09 into the opening frame. Montreal P/K Terry Baker got under a punt which was conceded in the end zone for a single. The Riders took a 3-1 lead into the second quarter. Ottawa added to this lead at 9:04 of the second stanza when RB Dave Dinnall electrified the crowd with a dazzling 69 yard rushing TD increasing the Rider lead to 10-1. The fans hardly had a chance to sit down when DB Kenny Wilhite corralled a Baker missed field goal and fought his way through a sea of would be Montreal tacklers 117 yards for the major score. This was the second longest unsuccessful field goal return in CFL history. With the Riders now up by a 17-1 margin, veteran Alouette pivot Tracy Ham took matters into his own hands capping a drive with a 26 yard TD gallop with just 16 seconds remaining in the half. This rounded out the first half scoring sending the teams into the locker room with Ottawa holding a 17-8 lead. The Alouettes came out smokin’ in the third quarter and got on the board at 9:23 when RB Mike Pringle broke through the line for a 31 yard rushing major. This was followed by a 9 yard passing TD from Tracy Ham to Chris Armstrong giving the Alouettes a 22-17 lead, their first of the game. Baker added an early fourth quarter field goal to increase their lead to 35-17. The Alouettes defence then held the Riders to just a single preserving a 25-18 victory.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Ottawa and Montreal Matchups
1996Week AOTT 7 @ MTL 38
Week 10MTL 6 @ OTT 17
Week 16MTL 25 @ OTT 18
Week 17OTT 25 @ MTL 39

Rough Riders record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Ottawa 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • at Montreal 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Ottawa Total 1–2–0 (0.333)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Ottawa 52–21–3 (0.704)
  • at Montreal 32–40–1 (0.445)
  • Ottawa Total 84–61–4 (0.577)

Streaks as of Oct. 14, 1996 (Regular Season)

Rough Riders streak at home vs Alouettes
Rough Riders streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 1 7 14 3 25
Rough Riders 3 14 0 1 18

Player of the Game Offence

Mike Pringle MTL (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Tracy Gravely MTL (LB)

Alouettes coach: Bob Price (W)
Rough Riders coach: John Payne (L)

Alouettes (9-6-0) Next vs Rough Riders Oct 19
Rough Riders (3-12-0) Next @ Alouettes Oct 19

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

October 14th Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 9.0°C NNE (320°) at 30 km/h 48% 100.33 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 3:00 PM Mainly Clear 8.8°C NNE (310°) at 32 km/h 47% 100.36 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 4:00 PM Mainly Clear 7.5°C NNE (330°) at 28 km/h 44% 100.43 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 5:00 PM Clear 5.9°C NNE (320°) at 28 km/h 46% 100.53 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)