BC Lions 19 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 27

Game Details

  • Week 17
  • 72nd Game of Regular Season (81st Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996 4 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,155
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was “Rider Pride” day in Saskatchewan as the hometown Roughriders hosted the B.C. Lions. 25,155 showed up to show their support of a squad which had struggled for most of the year. ’Rider K, Frank Jagas put the Green and White on the board early when his 54 yard field goal split the uprights just 1:26 into the opening frame, accounting for all of the first quarter scoring. The Lions scored safety touch trimmed the lead to one but WR Curtis Mayfield padded it further with a 22 yard receiving TD. Lion WR, Mike Trevathan’s 38 yard TD at 7:58 pulled them to within 1 after two quarters of play. With both Damon Allen and Chris Vargas out of the game with injuries, third stringer Giulio Caravatta stepped in and romped the Lions down field capping the drive with a 1 yard TD plunge. B.C. hoofer, Lui Passaglia added to their new found lead with a 25 yard field goal at 11:21, but with just 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter, WR Don Narcisse, who surpassed Rocky DiPietro and moved into second place on the CFL’s All-Time Pass Receiving chart, corralled a 30 yard pass trimming the B.C. lead to just 2 after three frames. Jagas opened up the fourth quarter scoring with a 20 yard field goal restoring the ’Riders lead. QB Jimmy Kemp sewed up the victory with a 1 yard TD run at 9:10 sending the ’Rider faithful home content with a victory.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Saskatchewan and BC Matchups
1995Week 7BC 43 @ SSK 25
Week 18SSK 25 @ BC 30
1996Week 13SSK 10 @ BC 22
Week 17BC 19 @ SSK 27

Roughriders record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Saskatchewan 7–7–0 (0.500)
  • at BC 6–7–0 (0.462)
  • Saskatchewan Total 13–14–0 (0.481)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 35–27–2 (0.563)
  • at BC 33–28–2 (0.540)
  • Saskatchewan Total 68–55–4 (0.551)

Streaks as of Oct. 19, 1996 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Lions
Roughriders streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 0 9 10 0 19
Roughriders 3 7 7 10 27

Player of the Game Offence

Robert Mimbs SSK (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Dan Rashovich SSK (LB)

Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)

Lions (4-12-0) Next @ Argonauts Oct 27
Roughriders (5-12-0) Next @ Stampeders Nov 03

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

October 19th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 3.6°C NNE (330°) at 32 km/h 62% 93.49 kPa
Regina Int'l A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 2.6°C NE (350°) at 30 km/h 69% 93.58 kPa
Regina Int'l A 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 1.4°C NE (350°) at 30 km/h 75% 93.61 kPa
Regina Int'l A 5:00 PM Cloudy 1.1°C NE (360°) at 30 km/h 75% 93.74 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)