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 PM EDT ( )
  • 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

Ottawa and Montreal Matchups

1995 and 1996 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 1987 to 1996
  • at Ottawa 1–1–0
  • at Montreal 0–1–0
  • Ottawa Total 1–2–0
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Ottawa 52–21–3
  • at Montreal 32–40–1
  • Ottawa Total 84–61–4

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

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 1 7 14 3 25
RedBlacks 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 RedBlacks Oct 19
RedBlacks (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.


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