Having met in the pre-season, these teams were set to go all out for Montreal’s home opener under new ownership. The revamped Alouettes were looking to get out of the chute early against a more balanced Tiger-Cat attack. The first quarter belonged to the Alouettes as they recorded 14 unanswered points. Their first score came at 3:38 as QB Tracy Ham connected with Jock Climie for a 30-yard touchdown pass. Just before the end of the quarter the 1995 South Division Most Outstanding Rookie exploded with a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown. Terry Baker converted both majors. The struggling Tiger-Cats managed to only score a field goal in the second quarter when Paul Osbaldiston hit from 40 yards out. The Alouettes continued to roll with RB Mike Pringle smashing his way in from the 1-yard line for the major. Baker kicked the convert. Early in the third, Ham found Chris Armstrong for a 10 yard TD pass to further extend the Alouettes lead. The convert attempt failed when a bad snap got by the Alouette holder. Late in the third, Osbaldiston put a single on the board for the Tabbies on a missed 45-yard field goal attempt. The fourth quarter belonged to the Tiger-Cats but their efforts proved to be futile. Anthony Calvillo connected with Ted Long for a 23-yard passing touchdown at the 3:00 mark. Calvillo’s two-point convert attempt failed. Later in the quarter, Calvillo found McMaster University grad Mike Morreale all alone for an 11-yard passing touchdown. Osbaldiston’s convert cut the Montreal lead to 10. It was too little, too late for the Ti-Cats as the remainder of the game was scoreless. The Alouettes held on to record their first victory of the year.
|Site||Local Time||Condition||Temp.||Wind||Humidity||Feels Like||Pressure|
|McTavish||7:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||22.9°C||NNE (160°) at 0 km/h||50%||25||101.54 kPa|
|McTavish||8:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||22.1°C||NNE (190°) at 2 km/h||51%||101.50 kPa|
|McTavish||9:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||21.8°C||NE (350°) at 2 km/h||53%||101.48 kPa|
|McTavish||10:00 PM||Clear||21.4°C||NE (340°) at 6 km/h||55%||101.45 kPa|
|McTavish||11:00 PM||Clear||20.8°C||NE (340°) at 6 km/h||61%||101.48 kPa|
Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.
Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.