Edmonton Eskimos 14 @ Toronto Argonauts 38

Game Details

  • Week 8
  • 29th Game of Regular Season (37th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 14, 1997 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 18,031
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

Edmonton visited Toronto this week in a rematch of last years Grey Cup. The game was also one of the marquee match-ups of the season with both teams were leading their respective divisions coming into the game. Toronto scored first when WR Paul Masotti hauled in a 6-yard TD pass from QB Doug Flutie. The score came at 11:40 of the first quarter giving Toronto a 7-0 lead after K Mike Vanderjagt’s convert was good for the extra point. Edmonton answered the Toronto challenge during their next drive when QB Danny McManus completed a 47-yard TD pass to sophomore SB Don Blair. K Sean Fleming’s convert split the uprights, tying the score at 7 with 1:09 remaining in the quarter. Toronto opened the second quarter scoring when Flutie threw a 27-yard strike to RB Mike Saunders 2:15 into play. Vanderjagt was good for the extra point. The see-saw battle continued as McManus connected on his second aerial TD of the night, a 8-yard toss to WR Shannon Myers. The Fleming convert was good. Toronto then recaptured the lead just before half-time when Vanderjagt’s first FG attempt of the game split the uprights from 21 yards out giving a 17-14 advantage to the Argonauts. The only scoring in the third quarter came on another Vanderjagt FG from a distance of 14 yards at 10:57. The final stanza of play saw Toronto pull away from the Eskimos as Flutie connected with RB Mike Saunders for a 4-yard score. Vanderjagt was good on the convert. Then, Toronto RB Robert Drummond won a 78-yard footrace for his League leading 12th TD of the season at 9:35. The convert gave the Boatmen a 24-point lead. The final scoring play of the match was Vanderjagt’s third FG of the game, a 35-yard attempt that made the final score 38-14 in favour of the Double Blue. The win kept Toronto’s undefeated home record intact, but decreased the Eskimo lead in the West to only one game after the B.C. Lions defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Toronto and Edmonton Matchups
1996Week 7EDM 21 @ TOR 24
Week 17TOR 24 @ EDM 17
The Grey CupEDM 37 vs TOR 43
1997Week 8EDM 14 @ TOR 38
Week 13TOR 25 @ EDM 24

Argonauts record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Toronto 7–3–0 (0.700)
  • at Edmonton 2–8–0 (0.200)
  • Toronto Total 9–11–0 (0.450)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Toronto 18–9–0 (0.667)
  • at Edmonton 7–19–1 (0.278)
  • Toronto Total 25–28–1 (0.472)

Streaks as of Aug. 14, 1997 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Eskimos
Argonauts streak overall vs Eskimos

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. TOR: Touchdown MASOTTI (6 yard pass from FLUTIE) 11:40
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
2. EDM: Touchdown BLAIR (47 yard pass from MCMANUS) 13:39
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING

2nd Quarter

3. TOR: Touchdown SAUNDERS (27 yard pass from FLUTIE) 2:15
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
4. EDM: Touchdown MYERS (8 yard pass from MCMANUS) 12:44
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING 12:44
5. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (21 yards) 15:00

3rd Quarter

6. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (14 yards) 10:57

4th Quarter

7. TOR: Touchdown SAUNDERS (4 yard pass from FLUTIE) 5:21
  TOR: 2-point convert CLEMONS (5 yard pass from FLUTIE)
8. TOR: Touchdown DRUMMOND (78 yards) 9:35
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
9. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (35 yards) 12:54

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 7 7 0 0 14
Argonauts 7 10 3 18 38
Statistics
EDMTOR
First Downs1830
Net Rushing64193
Net Passing268312
Net Offence330505
Pass Att/Com20/38
52.6%
29/47
61.7%
Interceptions by23
Fumbles Lost00
Punts/Net Avg.10/3.27/6.7
Penalties/Yards6/518/40
Time of Possession27:2732:33
Individual
PASSING

EDMMCMANUS: 12/21, 169 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT; KEMP: 8/17, 99 YDS, 0 TD, 3 INT; TORFLUTIE: 29/45, 312 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT; SAUNDERS: 0/1, 0 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT; WARE: 0/1, 0 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT;

RUSHING

EDMBLOUNT: 9/28 YDS, 0 TD; KEMP: 3/18 YDS, 0 TD; BURSE: 4/18 YDS, 0 TD; PLESS: 1/0 YDS, 0 TD; TORDRUMMOND: 12/133 YDS, 1 TD; FLUTIE: 9/54 YDS, 0 TD; MITCHELL: 1/6 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

EDMBLAIR: 3/64 YDS, 1 TD; MYERS: 4/53 YDS, 1 TD; GORDON: 4/51 YDS, 0 TD; BOLDUC: 1/41 YDS, 0 TD; FLUTIE: 3/26 YDS, 0 TD; TOBERT: 2/23 YDS, 0 TD; BURSE: 2/7 YDS, 0 TD; BLOUNT: 1/3 YDS, 0 TD; TORDRUMMOND: 6/79 YDS, 0 TD; MITCHELL: 5/68 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 7/60 YDS, 0 TD; SAUNDERS: 5/54 YDS, 2 TD; MASOTTI: 5/46 YDS, 1 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 1/5 YDS, 0 TD;


Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Eskimos (6-2-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Aug 22
Argonauts (6-2-0) Next vs Roughriders Aug 21

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 5
  • Times EDM held lead: 0
  • Times tied: 3
  • Times TOR held lead: 3
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
EDMTOR
Largest Lead / DeficitNone / -24+24 / None
Final-24+24
EDMTiedTOR
Time in Lead00:0017:3242:28
Consecutive Points
EDM 7 7 
TOR7 7 24

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

August 14th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.0°C NNE (270°) at 13 km/h 46% 100.51 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.4°C NE (340°) at 13 km/h 53% 100.51 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Clear 18.5°C NNE (330°) at 11 km/h 52% 100.51 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.2°C NNE (320°) at 7 km/h 61% 100.51 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

Regular Season
CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Rush – Play -- -- 78 yards Robert Drummond (TD)

Sources

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)