Calgary Stampeders 32 @ Edmonton Eskimos 41

Game Details

  • Week 18
  • 77th Game of Regular Season (86th Overall)
  • Sunday, Oct 27, 1996 4:00 PM EST ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 27,332
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

The rubber match for 1996 season’s version of the battle of Alberta was held in Edmonton in front of 27,000 enthusiastic fans. Even with playoff positions solidified, the battle of Alberta always generates an intense, physical game. Edmonton K Sean Fleming scored the only points of the first quarter on a 12 yard field goal. Both offences exploded in the second scoring two touchdowns each. Edmonton’s came first as QB Danny McManus hit Marc Tobert from 13 yards out and Eddie Brown from 3 yards out to increase their lead to 17. Calgary fought back as QB Jeff Garcia threw 7 yards to Vince Danielsen and 17 yards to Terry Vaughn to cut the Edmonton lead to 3 at the half. Edmonton continued on a roll in the third with WR Jim Sandusky hauling in a 29 yard pass from McManus for the major. Fleming notched his second field goal of the day with a 20 yard chip shot followed by a 1 yard TD plunge by RB Tony Burse. Calgary was able to make up some of the deficit before the end of the quarter. Garcia hit SB Allen Pitts for an 11 yard passing touchdown. CFL leading scorer K Mark McLoughlin got the call for his first attempt of the night early in the fourth and his 21 yard shot split the uprights. Edmonton extended their lead minutes later as McManus threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game, this time a 16 yard toss to Darren Flutie. Calgary’s defence got on the scoreboard counting a safety at the 12:25 mark of the fourth. However, a late charge by the Stamps fell short. QB Danny Barrett hit SB Dave Sapunjis for a 7 yard touchdown but time ran out before the Calgary comeback was complete. The reign within Alberta lies with Edmonton.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Edmonton and Calgary Matchups
1995Week BEDM 34 @ CGY 42 OT
Week 10EDM 26 @ CGY 51
Week 11CGY 33 @ EDM 17
Division FinalEDM 4 @ CGY 37
1996Week 10EDM 13 @ CGY 31
Week 11CGY 19 @ EDM 20
Week 18CGY 32 @ EDM 41
Division FinalEDM 15 @ CGY 12

Eskimos record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Edmonton 13–2–0 (0.867)
  • at Calgary 6–8–0 (0.429)
  • Edmonton Total 19–10–0 (0.655)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Edmonton 54–25–1 (0.681)
  • at Calgary 45–33–2 (0.575)
  • Edmonton Total 99–58–3 (0.628)

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

Eskimos streak at home vs Stampeders
Eskimos streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 0 14 7 11 32
Eskimos 3 14 17 7 41

Player of the Game Offence

Danny McManus EDM (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Bennie Goods EDM (DT)

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Stampeders (12-5-0) Next vs Roughriders Nov 03
Eskimos (11-7-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Nov 10

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

October 27th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 9.3°C NNE (280°) at 7 km/h 46% 93.65 kPa
City Centre A 3:00 PM Cloudy 9.0°C NNE (260°) at 4 km/h 49% 93.62 kPa
City Centre A 4:00 PM Cloudy 8.8°C NNE (190°) at 7 km/h 52% 93.52 kPa
City Centre A 5:00 PM Cloudy 8.0°C NNE (130°) at 4 km/h 57% 93.46 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in CGY @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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