Toronto Argonauts 34 @ BC Lions 20

Game Details

  • Week 5
  • 18th Game of Regular Season (26th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 24, 1997 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 23,330
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The B.C. Lions played host to the Eastern Division leading Toronto Argonauts in one of the marquee match-ups of the young CFL season. Toronto opened the scoring when K Mike Vanderjagt’s 34-yard FG attempt was wide scoring a single. He made up for the miss however, as later in the quarter, his 12-yard FG was perfect. A 55‐yard kickoff return by Lion SB Al Shipman gave the Lions excellent field position resulting in veteran K Lou Passaglia’s 36-yard FG at 14:26 of the first quarter. Toronto wasted no time in adding to their slim lead in the second quarter when Vanderjagt connected on a 42-yard FG just 56 seconds into play. The Lions responded with a FG of their own off the foot of Passaglia to bring the Argo lead back to one. Later Vanderjagt’s 4th FG attempt of the night was good from to 27 yards out to once again put the boatman ahead by 4. The Argos started to pull away after two fumble recoveries led to TDs as QB Doug Flutie paired up with RB Robert Drummond for a 6‐yard TD reception and then hooked up with another RB, Mike Clemons to make the score 24-6 following Vanderjagt’s two converts. Vanderjagt added to his scoring totals with a 26-yard FG to close the half with Toronto ahead by a 27-6 score. The only scoring in the third quarter was a TD by Lions FB Sean Millington. Passaglia’s convert was good to close the Argo lead to 14 points. The teams exchanged TDs in the final quarter of play when Drummond busted in from 1-yard out at 11:38. Vanderjagt’s convert was good staking the Argos to a commanding 21 point lead. A late B.C. rally led to a TD when Lion pivot, Damon Allen, hooked up with WR Alfred Jackson with a minute left in the game. Passaglia struck the convert, but it was not enough as the Lions fell to the Argos 34-20. The win, accompanied by Montreal’s loss, gave the Argos sole possession of first place in the eastern Division.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 BC and Toronto Matchups
1996Week 12TOR 11 @ BC 35
Week 18BC 21 @ TOR 25
1997Week 5TOR 34 @ BC 20
Week 15BC 3 @ TOR 46

Lions record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at BC 7–3–0 (0.700)
  • at Toronto 3–7–0 (0.300)
  • BC Total 10–10–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at BC 17–8–2 (0.667)
  • at Toronto 13–14–0 (0.481)
  • BC Total 30–22–2 (0.574)

Streaks as of July 24, 1997 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Argonauts
Lions streak overall vs Argonauts

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. TOR: Single VANDERJAGT (34 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 3:56
2. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (13 yards) 9:38
3. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (36 yards) 14:26

2nd Quarter

4. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (42 yards) 0:56
5. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (37 yards) 9:22
6. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (27 yards) 10:45
7. TOR: Touchdown DRUMMOND (6 yard pass from FLUTIE) 13:56
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT 13:56
8. TOR: Touchdown CLEMONS (7 yard pass from FLUTIE) 14:15
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT 14:15
9. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (26 yards) 14:52

3rd Quarter

10. BC: Touchdown MILLINGTON (1 yard) 7:45
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA

4th Quarter

11. TOR: Touchdown DRUMMOND (1 yard) 11:37
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
12. BC: Touchdown JACKSON (8 yard pass from ALLEN) 14:15
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA 14:15

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 4 23 0 7 34
Lions 3 3 7 7 20
Yardsticks (Team Statistics)
TORBC
First Downs2214
Rushing12561
Passing310183
Total Offence435244
Team Losses64
Net Offence429240
Pass Comp-Att25-3723-33
Interceptions by01
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Punts-Net Avg.6-8.09-4.7
Penalties-Yards11-744-25
Time of Possession34:4525:15
Individual
PASSING

TORFLUTIE: 25/37, 310 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT; BCALLEN: 23/33, 183 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT;

RUSHING

TORDRUMMOND: 15/100 YDS, 1 TD; FLUTIE: 4/24 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 2/1 YDS, 0 TD; BCALLEN: 5/43 YDS, 0 TD; PHILPOT: 5/16 YDS, 0 TD; MILLINGTON: 4/2 YDS, 1 TD;

RECEIVING

TORDRUMMOND: 8/79 YDS, 1 TD; KIRWAN: 2/77 YDS, 0 TD; MITCHELL: 5/72 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 7/52 YDS, 1 TD; SAUNDERS: 3/30 YDS, 0 TD; BCSHIPMAN: 7/58 YDS, 0 TD; JACKSON: 4/45 YDS, 1 TD; THOMPSON: 6/41 YDS, 0 TD; MILLINGTON: 3/18 YDS, 0 TD; ENGLISH: 1/16 YDS, 0 TD; TREVATHAN: 1/6 YDS, 0 TD; PHILPOT: 1/-1 YDS, 0 TD;


Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Lions coach: Adam Rita (L)

Argonauts (4-1-0) Next vs Alouettes Jul 31
Lions (3-2-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Aug 02

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times TOR held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times BC held lead: 0
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
TORBC
Largest Lead / Deficit+21 / NoneNone / -21
Final+14-14
TORTiedBC
Time in Lead48:5611:0400:00
Consecutive Points
TOR4 3 20 7 
BC 3 3 7 7

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

July 24th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.3°C NNE (290°) at 16 km/h NA 102.03 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.7°C NNE (290°) at 16 km/h NA 102.02 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.1°C NNE (280°) at 18 km/h NA 102.00 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.3°C NNE (290°) at 18 km/h NA 101.97 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 16.6°C NNE (290°) at 25 km/h NA 101.96 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)