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.