Saskatchewan Roughriders 30 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20

Game Details

  • Week 7
  • 27th Game of Regular Season (35th Overall)
  • Friday, Aug 8, 1997 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 12,582
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

“Friday Night Football” this week featured a pair of teams looking to move up the ladder in their division. Scoring began when Hamilton K Paul Osbaldiston punted a ball into touch for the single point. Two costly penalties by the home team led to the first major of the night as Saskatchewan QB Reggie Slack scrambled into the end zone from 8 yards out. K Paul McCallum was good on the convert and the ’Riders were up by 6. With just 16 seconds left in the quarter, Osbaldiston struck on a 49-yard FG to reduce the Saskatchewan lead to three. Early In the second frame, Osbaldiston’s 41-yard FG that sailed wide but the single point trimmed the Roughies’ lead to 2. The first passing TD of the game came when Slack found WR Curtis Mayfield for an 86-yard TD, increasing the Roughrider lead to 9 following the McCallum convert. Slack struck again this time taking it in himself from 1 yard out with just 51 seconds remaining in the first half. The TD, coupled with the ensuing McCallum convert, gave Saskatchewan a 21-5 half-time lead. Saskatchewan’s Paul McCallum opened up the second half scoring when his 45-yard FG attempt sailed through the uprights increasing their lead to 19. QB Mike Cawley, who replaced Anthony Calvillo to start the second half, led a drive that culminated in a 6-yard rushing TD by RB Archie Amerson. Osbaldiston’s convert was good and the ’Cats trailed by 12. 4:26 into the final quarter of play McCallum nailed a 39-yard FG to increase the Saskatchewan lead to 15. He then hit from 28 yards out at 8:11 to up their lead to 18. The Hamilton defence rounded out the home team scoring forcing Saskatchewan to take a safety, closing the gap to 16 points. Later, DB Frank West recovered a fumble and ran it in 41 yards for the score. The 2-point conversion failed when Calvillo, replacing an injured Cawley, failed to connect with veteran WR Earl Winfield. The final score in the game was 30-20 in favour of the ’Riders who moved into a second place tie in the Western Division.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Hamilton and Saskatchewan Matchups
1996Week 3SSK 24 @ HAM 27
Week 15HAM 26 @ SSK 37
1997Week 7SSK 30 @ HAM 20
Week 17HAM 19 @ SSK 22

Tiger-Cats record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Hamilton 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • at Saskatchewan 3–6–0 (0.333)
  • Hamilton Total 8–10–0 (0.444)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Hamilton 15–9–2 (0.615)
  • at Saskatchewan 11–13–2 (0.462)
  • Hamilton Total 26–22–4 (0.538)

Streaks as of Aug. 8, 1997 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 7 14 3 6 30
Tiger-Cats 4 1 7 8 20

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)
Tiger-Cats coach: Don Sutherin (L)

Roughriders (4-3-0) Next vs Lions Aug 16
Tiger-Cats (1-6-0) Next @ Alouettes Aug 17

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

August 8th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 25.1°C NNE (180°) at 11 km/h 51% 29 102.20 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 24.7°C NNE (190°) at 9 km/h 50% 28 102.17 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 22.9°C NNE (250°) at 7 km/h 59% 27 102.15 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 22.2°C NNE (230°) at 7 km/h 69% 27 102.15 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 21.4°C NNE (210°) at 7 km/h 79% 27 102.15 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 SSK @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Pass – Play -- -- 86 yards Reggie Slack
to Curtis Mayfield (TD)
Longest Reception – Play -- -- 86 yards Curtis Mayfield
from Reggie Slack (TD)


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)