BC Lions 42 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24

Game Details

  • Week 6
  • 24th Game of Regular Season (32nd Overall)
  • Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997 1 PM EDT ( )
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 12,032
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

Hamilton, fresh off its first win of the season last week, hosted the retooled B.C. Lions who entered the game tied for second place in the West. The Lions opened the scoring at 8:48 of the first quarter when RB Cory Philpot scampered into the end zone from 7 yards away. K Lui Passaglia’s convert was good to pace the Lions to the early 7-0 score. The next scoring didn’t come until the first play of the second quarter when Passaglia’s FG sailed wide and DB Kenny Wilhite conceded the single. Passaglia made up for his miss at 2:59 of the same quarter when his 23-yard FG was good to increase the Lion lead to 11. Hamilton’s first points came off the foot of K Paul Osbaldiston who struck a 24-yard FG to make the score 11-3 in favour of the visitors midway through the second quarter. QB Damon Allen, looked sharp as he engineered B.C.’s next scoring drive, giving the ball to FB Sean Millington for a 1-yard rushing TD at 13:39 of the second quarter. Passaglia’s convert was good to increase the Lion lead to 15. During the next drive, Hamilton QB Anthony Calvillo, back in his first game since suffering a concussion in Week #3, threw a 41-yard strike to WR Ashaundai Smith, reducing the Lion lead to 8 after the Osbaldiston convert. Passaglia’s 10-yard FG opened the scoring in the second half, but it was Hamilton who dominated scoring during the third quarter. Calvillo completed a 1-yard pass to DE Gonzalo Floyd, for Hamilton’s second major of the day. The third came on a 26-yard pass from Calvillo to SB Ted Long at 13:27 of the quarter. Osbaldiston was perfect on both converts and Hamilton grabbed their first lead of the night, 24-21 as they entered the final quarter of play. The fourth quarter saw B.C. retake the lead when LB David Maeva returned a fumble recovery 30 yards for the score. Another fumble recovery helped B.C. ice the game when DE Virgil Robertson returned the ball 5 yards for the TD. Passaglia was good on both converts. The final score in the game came on another turnover when Calvillo’s pass for SB Ken Evraire, was intercepted and returned 76 yards for the TD to make the final score 42-24 in favour of the Lions.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Hamilton and BC Matchups
1996Week 5HAM 28 @ BC 24
Week 6BC 30 @ HAM 25
1997Week 6BC 42 @ HAM 24
Week 14HAM 33 @ BC 34

Tiger-Cats record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Hamilton 3–6–0 (0.333)
  • at BC 4–6–0 (0.400)
  • Hamilton Total 7–12–0 (0.368)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Hamilton 14–12–0 (0.538)
  • at BC 9–15–3 (0.389)
  • Hamilton Total 23–27–3 (0.462)

Streaks as of Aug. 2, 1997 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 7 11 3 21 42
Tiger-Cats 0 10 14 0 24

Lions coach: Adam Rita (W)
Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (L)

Lions (4-2-0) Next vs Alouettes Aug 10
Tiger-Cats (1-5-0) Next vs Roughriders Aug 08

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

August 2nd Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 26.4°C NNE (210°) at 13 km/h 56% 32 101.46 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 2:00 PM Overcast 27.0°C NNE (210°) at 15 km/h 55% 32 101.45 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 27.6°C NNE (210°) at 13 km/h 53% 33 101.44 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 4:00 PM Breezy and Mostly Cloudy 27.6°C NNE (200°) at 17 km/h 55% 33 101.43 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)