Montreal Alouettes 42 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24

Game Details

  • Week 19
  • 78th Game of Regular Season (87th Overall)
  • Friday, Nov 1, 1996 8:00 PM EST ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,968
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

For both clubs, this game served as the curtain closer to the regular season and a tune-up for the Division Semi-finals. The Alouettes entered this game knowing that they would take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Division Semi-Final, while the Blue Bombers awaited a date with the Edmonton Eskimos in Edmonton. The Bombers grabbed the early lead as RB Michael Richardson scored from 6 yards out at 4:09. Montreal quickly countered back and scored two consecutive TDs as SB Jock Climie hauled in a 34 yard pass for a major and RB Tyrone Rush, who was filling in for the injured Mike Pringle, plunged over from 1 yard out. Winnipeg punter, Bob Cameron, closed out the first quarter scoring with a 66 yard single. The Als dominated the second quarter of play with both Climie and Rush scoring their second TDs of the game. Alouette kicker, Terry Baker, rounded out the first half scoring with a 40 yard FG sending them into the locker room ahead by 14 at 22-8. The only third quarter scoring was done by Montreal DB Jason Bryant who stepped in front of an errant Winnipeg pass and scampered 89 yards for the major score. The Bombers countered back with an interception return of their own as DB Shannon Garrett picked off a Montreal pass and took it back 102 yards. Baker’s second FG of the game was followed by a Darrius Watson 12 yard receiving TD. Watson was seeing double duty thanks to a rash of Winnipeg injuries which included, LB K.D. Williams and OT Chris Walby. This, however, was the extent of the Winnipeg comeback as the curtain closed at 42-24 for the Montreal Alouettes.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Winnipeg and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 5WPG 10 @ MTL 36
Week 19MTL 42 @ WPG 24

Blue Bombers record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Winnipeg 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • at Montreal 0–1–0 (0.000)
  • Winnipeg Total 0–2–0 (0.000)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 11–6–0 (0.647)
  • at Montreal 8–7–2 (0.529)
  • Winnipeg Total 19–13–2 (0.588)

Streaks as of Nov. 1, 1996 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Alouettes
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 15 17 7 3 42
Blue Bombers 8 0 0 16 24

Player of the Game Offence

Tracy Ham MTL (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

Grant Carter MTL (DE)

Alouettes coach: Bob Price (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (L)

Alouettes (12-6-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Nov 10
Blue Bombers (9-9-0) Next @ Eskimos Nov 10

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

November 1st Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear -11.1°C NNE (300°) at 15 km/h 80% -18 99.21 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear -10.8°C NNE (320°) at 13 km/h 81% -17 99.21 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Clear -12.5°C NNE (310°) at 13 km/h 86% -19 99.21 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Clear -12.6°C NNE (310°) at 13 km/h 86% -19 99.25 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)