BC Lions 21 @ Toronto Argonauts 25

Game Details

  • Week 18
  • 76th Game of Regular Season (85th Overall)
  • Sunday, Oct 27, 1996 1:00 PM EST ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 20,657
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

Toronto native Giulio Caravatta got the nod as starting quarterback for the B.C. Lions this week against his hometown Argonauts. Caravatta took advantage of some great field position on B.C.’s second possession as he hit RB Cory Philpot with a 38 yard touchdown pass at 3:45. Toronto battled back minutes later capping a 71 yard drive with a 1 yard Robert Drummond touchdown plunge. B.C. regained their lead before the end of the quarter when K Lui Passaglia kicked a 37 yard field goal. Toronto tied the game just seconds into the second frame when K Mike Vanderjagt sent a 29 yard boot through the uprights. Toronto’s first lead came when Vanderjagt’s 40 yard field goal attempt sailed wide scoring a single for the Boatmen. It was Vanderjagt who got the call again as time ran out in the half. His 12 yard field goal attempt split the uprights sending the Argos to their locker room ahead by 4. A lacklustre third quarter saw only 3 points scored as Vanderjagt sent a 50 yard blast through for his third field goal of the day. However, the pace picked up in the fourth. B.C. opened the scoring barrage with a 21 yard field goal by Passaglia. For the Argos, Vanderjagt missed his fifth field goal attempt of the day as his 41 yard attempt sailed wide. They did manage to score a single as Philpot conceded deep in his own end zone. Toronto sealed the victory at 13:19 when QB Doug Flutie hit a wide open Mike “Pinball” Clemons who scampered in from 13 yards out. The convert took Toronto to 25 points for the afternoon. B.C. managed a small comeback when RB Ron Williams dove into the end zone from the 1-yard line. Damon Allen and Mike Trevathan hooked up for a 2-point convert but it was all too late as the Argos improved to 14-3 tying a team record for wins in a single season.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Toronto and BC Matchups
1995Week 3TOR 34 @ BC 35
Week 8BC 19 @ TOR 6
1996Week 12TOR 11 @ BC 35
Week 18BC 21 @ TOR 25

Argonauts record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Toronto 7–3–0 (0.700)
  • at BC 2–8–0 (0.200)
  • Toronto Total 9–11–0 (0.450)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Toronto 13–13–0 (0.500)
  • at BC 7–17–2 (0.308)
  • Toronto Total 20–30–2 (0.404)

Streaks as of Oct. 27, 1996 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Lions
Argonauts streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 10 0 0 11 21
Argonauts 7 7 3 8 25

Player of the Game Offence

Doug Flutie TOR (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Demetrious Maxie TOR (DE)

Lions coach: Joe Paopao (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Lions (4-13-0) Next vs Rough Riders Nov 03
Argonauts (14-3-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Nov 02

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

October 27th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 1:00 PM Overcast 11.8°C NNE (270°) at 11 km/h 100% 101.08 kPa
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 12.3°C NNE (160°) at 6 km/h 99% 100.94 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Overcast 13.1°C NNE (230°) at 4 km/h 100% 100.91 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Overcast 13.9°C NNE (220°) at 9 km/h 99% 100.88 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)