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.