Toronto Argonauts 23 @ Calgary Stampeders 30

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 69th Game of Regular Season (78th Overall)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, Oct 14, 1996 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 27,436
    • Capacity: 37,317
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

On this beautiful Alberta Thanksgiving Monday, the Stampeders were hoping to feast on an Argonaut squad that had defeated them just three weeks earlier by a single point. As an added incentive, this game marked the return of QB Doug Flutie, who signed as a free agent with Toronto in the off-season. The Argonauts opened up the scoring when K Mike Vanderjagt hoofed a 25 yard field goal at 3:59. Calgary pivot Jeff Garcia hooked up with RB Kelvin Anderson for a 13 yard TD strike to put the Stamps up by a 7-3 margin after one quarter of play. Calgary K Mark McLoughlin added to that lead with a 33 yard field goal but Vanderjagt countered right back with boots of 49 and 28 yards trimming the Stamps’ lead to just 1. However, as they have done many times this season, the Stampeder offence controlled the ball and capped an impressive drive when Garcia found SB Allen Pitts alone in the end zone for a 17 yard TD strike. Vanderjagt added his fourth field goal of the half with no time left but it was the Stamps who carried a 17-12 lead into the locker room at half-time. After an uneventful third quarter which saw McLoughlin add his second field goal of the game, a 36 yard effort and Vanderjagt a single, the Argonaut offence got rolling early in the fourth when RB Mike “Pinball” Clemons bounced in from 3 yards out tying the score at 20. Vanderjagt’s fifth field goal of the game put the Boatmen up once again however their lead was short lived as Pitts scored his second TD of the game, this one from 13 yards away on a pass from Danny Barrett. The Stamps were now up to stay. McLoughlin topped off the Calgary victory with a 37 yard hoof at 13:44 sending the 27,436 Stampeder faithful home content with a 30-23 victory. Would this be the final meeting of these two division leading teams? Stay tuned...

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Calgary and Toronto Matchups
1995Week 14TOR 19 @ CGY 26
Week 18CGY 22 @ TOR 31
1996Week 13CGY 22 @ TOR 23
Week 16TOR 23 @ CGY 30

Stampeders record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Calgary 7–2–0 (0.778)
  • at Toronto 4–6–0 (0.400)
  • Calgary Total 11–8–0 (0.579)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Calgary 16–9–0 (0.640)
  • at Toronto 11–14–1 (0.442)
  • Calgary Total 27–23–1 (0.539)

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

Stampeders streak at home vs Argonauts
Stampeders streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 3 9 1 10 23
Stampeders 7 10 3 10 30

Player of the Game Offence

Michael “Pinball” Clemons TOR (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Al Jordan CGY (DB)

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)

Argonauts (12-3-0) Next @ Eskimos Oct 20
Stampeders (12-4-0) Next @ Eskimos Oct 27

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

October 14th Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 5:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 9.5°C NNE (230°) at 11 km/h 35% 101.67 kPa
COP Upper 6:00 PM Partly Cloudy 6.3°C NNE (200°) at 17 km/h 45% 100.99 kPa
COP Upper 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 5.9°C NNE (210°) at 13 km/h 45% 100.93 kPa
COP Upper 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 5.0°C NNE (250°) at 4 km/h 46% 100.84 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 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 TOR @ CGY
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)