Ottawa Rough Riders 25 @ Montreal Alouettes 39

Game Details

  • Week 17
  • 71st Game of Regular Season (80th Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct 19, 1996 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 18,671
    • Capacity: 56,245
  • Broadcasters:
    • RDS
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

18,671 enthusiastic Alouette fans turned out to see their hometown team take on the Ottawa Rough Riders. The Alouettes, who were winners of their last two, were in need of another in order to maintain their four point cushion over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the race for second place in the East Division. SB Gary Harrell got the crowd out of their seats early when he corralled a Wayne Lammle punt and returned it 74 yards for the major score. Lammle rounded out the first quarter scoring with a single for a 39 yard missed field goal and the first quarter ended with the Alouettes up by 6, 7 to 1. WR Joseph Rogers gave the Riders their first lead of the game when he teamed up with QB Steve Taylor for an 83 yard TD. However, a K Terry Baker field goal, an Anthony Drawhorn 70 yard interception return TD and a RB Mike Pringle 6 yard TD run, erased that lead and sent Montreal into the locker room with a 24-8 half-time lead. Baker opened the second half scoring with field goals of 10 and 34 yards. Lammle added a 52 yard field goal for Ottawa making the score 30-11 after three periods of play. Montreal extended their lead 39 seconds into the final frame when RB Michael Soles carried it in from 13 yards out. Following a Montreal safety, the Rough Riders added TDs from QB Steve Taylor and LB Jermaine Younger, but it was not enough as the Alouettes recorded their 10th victory of the season and maintained their four point lead over the Tiger-Cats.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

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

Alouettes record vs Rough Riders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Montreal 1–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Ottawa 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • Montreal Total 2–1–0 (0.667)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Montreal 40–32–1 (0.555)
  • at Ottawa 21–52–3 (0.296)
  • Montreal Total 61–84–4 (0.423)

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

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rough Riders 1 7 3 14 25
Alouettes 7 17 6 9 39

Player of the Game Offence

Mike Pringle MTL (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Grant Carter MTL (DE)

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

Rough Riders (3-13-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Oct 26
Alouettes (10-6-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Oct 25

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

October 19th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
McTavish 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.0°C NNE (330°) at 7 km/h 39% 101.50 kPa
McTavish 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.2°C NNE (320°) at 7 km/h 39% 101.49 kPa
McTavish 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.6°C NNE (310°) at 7 km/h 36% 101.47 kPa
McTavish 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 14.7°C NNE (310°) at 6 km/h 44% 101.44 kPa

Conditions at McTavish (6.26 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 OTT @ MTL
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)