Toronto Argonauts 47 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14

Game Details

  • Week 19
  • 79th Game of Regular Season (88th Overall)
  • Saturday, Nov 2, 1996 1:00 PM EST ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 23,001
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

With both teams having qualified for post-season play, you may have thought that both teams would take it easy, rest their starters and just play out the string. Wrong! Such is not the case anytime these two clubs hook up, especially in Hamilton. The Tiger-Cats, you will remember, handed the Argos their inaugural loss of the season, and while they gained revenge on Labour Day, it was as if they still had business to attend to. What transpired was an amazing offensive display of power. RB Robert Drummond got things jump started at 4:45 of the first quarter when he scored the first of four TDs, this one a 3 yard rush. This was followed by a WR Paul Masotti 5 yard receiving TD which made the score 14-0 after one quarter of play. Toronto K Mike Vanderjagt opened up the second quarter scoring with a single which was followed by Drummond’s second major of the day, this one a 1 yard plunge. Drummond got into the act once again at 13:55 following Vanderjagt’s second FG of the game when he bulled his way into the end zone from 6 yards away. This would account for all of the first half scoring as the Argonauts took a decisive 32-0 lead into the locker room. The Toronto offensive machine continued to roll along as Drummond scored from 2 yards out for his fourth TD of the day. Then at 6:58 the Tabbies accounted for their first TD as WR Burt Thornton grabbed a Mike Kerrigan pass for a 17 yard TD. Kerrigan was in the game in place of starter Anthony Calvillo who left with an injury. Thornton got into the act again following a Vanderjagt single, this time he teamed up with Kerrigan for a 30 yard TD. This would account for all of Hamilton’s scoring but reserve Toronto pivot, Marquel Fleetwood went airborne to cap off a 28 yard run making the final from Ivor Wynne, Toronto 47, Hamilton 14.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Hamilton and Toronto Matchups
1995Week ATOR 17 @ HAM 33
Week 6HAM 20 @ TOR 16 OT
Week 11TOR 27 @ HAM 33
1996Week AHAM 37 @ TOR 27 OT
Week 2HAM 38 @ TOR 36
Week 10TOR 38 @ HAM 7
Week 19TOR 47 @ HAM 14

Tiger-Cats record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Hamilton 9–8–0 (0.529)
  • at Toronto 8–7–0 (0.533)
  • Hamilton Total 17–15–0 (0.531)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Hamilton 80–40–2 (0.664)
  • at Toronto 61–59–5 (0.508)
  • Hamilton Total 141–99–7 (0.585)

Streaks as of Nov. 2, 1996 (Regular Season)

Tiger-Cats streak at home vs Argonauts
Tiger-Cats streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 14 18 7 8 47
Tiger-Cats 0 0 7 7 14

Player of the Game Offence

Robert Drummond TOR (RB)

Player of the Game Defence

Don Wilson TOR (LB)

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (L)

Argonauts (15-3-0) Next vs Alouettes Nov 17
Tiger-Cats (8-10-0) Next @ Alouettes Nov 10

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

November 2nd Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 2.6°C NNE (280°) at 22 km/h 51% 101.80 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 2.8°C NNE (280°) at 19 km/h 53% 101.09 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 3.0°C NNE (260°) at 17 km/h 51% 101.09 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 3.0°C NNE (250°) at 19 km/h 51% 101.09 kPa

Conditions at Burlington Piers (AUT) (5.75 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)