Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30 @ Ottawa Rough Riders 29

Game Details

  • Week 18
  • 75th Game of Regular Season (84th Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct 26, 1996 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 15,095
    • Capacity: 30,960
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Original start time 7:30 pm local.

Game Summary

It was a case of severe déjà vu last week for the Ottawa Rough Riders as yet another close one got away from them. The Riders played well for three quarters and entered the final frame with a 22-13 lead over the visiting Blue Bombers. However, 17 fourth quarter points by the Winnipegers erased that lead and with just 12 seconds remaining on the clock, K Troy Westwood split the uprights from 21 yards out giving the Bombers a 30-29 come from behind win. The Riders looked good early and jumped out to a 8-0 lead as RB Dave Dinnall scored a 5 yard TD and K Wayne Lammle chipped in with a single. The Bombers cut into that lead with Westwood FGs of 50 and 38 yards to make the half-time score 8-6 in favour of the Riders. Ottawa added to that lead at 3:16 of the third quarter when QB Steve Taylor scored from 3 yards out. The Bombers countered four minutes later when SB Sean Graham broke through the line and blocked a Lammle punt which was in tum scooped up by DB Bobby Evans and returned 2 yards for the major. The Riders closed out the third quarter scoring when SB Robert Gordon teamed up with Taylor for a 15 yard TD. The fourth quarter belonged to the Bombers and they opened the scoring at 1:25 into the stanza when DB Andrew Henry stepped in front of an errant Taylor pass and returned it 60 yards for the TD. The Winnipeg defence accounted for yet another TD when LB Greg Clark picked off another Taylor pass and scampered into the end zone for a 12 yard TD. The Riders restored their lead at 12:56 when Dinnall scored his second TD of the game, this one a 2 yard plunge. However the victory was not to be as Westwood lined it up from 21 yards out and split the uprights with just 12 seconds left to play making the final, Winnipeg 30, Ottawa 29.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package
1995 and 1996 Ottawa and Winnipeg Matchups
1995Week 1WPG 15 @ OTT 25
Week 18OTT 33 @ WPG 36
1996Week 7OTT 27 @ WPG 31
Week 18WPG 30 @ OTT 29

Rough Riders record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Ottawa 6–9–0 (0.400)
  • at Winnipeg 3–9–0 (0.250)
  • Ottawa Total 9–18–0 (0.333)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Ottawa 14–17–0 (0.452)
  • at Winnipeg 10–17–1 (0.375)
  • Ottawa Total 24–34–1 (0.415)

Streaks as of Oct. 26, 1996 (Regular Season)

Rough Riders streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Rough Riders streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 0 6 7 17 30
Rough Riders 8 0 14 7 29

Player of the Game Offence

Dave Dinnall OTT (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Greg Clark WPG (LB)

Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (W)
Rough Riders coach: John Payne (L)

Blue Bombers (9-8-0) Next vs Alouettes Nov 02
Rough Riders (3-14-0) Next @ Lions Nov 03

Game Time Weather in Ottawa, ON

October 26th Hourly Weather Summary for Ottawa
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
MacDonald Int'l A 2:00 PM Clear 15.0°C NNE (210°) at 4 km/h 56% 101.47 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 3:00 PM Clear 16.0°C Calm 53% 101.47 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 4:00 PM Clear 15.3°C Calm 53% 101.47 kPa
MacDonald Int'l A 5:00 PM Mainly Clear 13.9°C Calm 57% 101.47 kPa

Conditions at Ottawa MacDonald Int'l A (8.47 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in WPG @ OTT
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)