BC Lions 39 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 26

Game Details

  • Week 8
  • 31st Game of Regular Season (39th Overall)
  • Friday, Aug 15, 1997 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 28,556 (Sellout)
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

This weeks version of “Friday Night Football” featured a pair of teams deadlocked for second place in the Western Division standings as the Roughriders hosted the B.C. Lions. K Lui Passaglia paced the Lions to the early lead when his 49-yard FG attempt split the uprights. The lead was short lived however, as Saskatchewan QB Reggie Slack teamed up with SB Dan Farthing for a 56-yard TD reception. K Paul McCallum was good on the convert. Saskatchewan added to their lead with 5:52 remaining in the quarter when McCallum connected on a 46-yard FG making the score 10-3. Lion QB Damon Allen put the Lions ahead at the end of the quarter running the ball in himself from 1 and 24 yards respectively, the second score came with no time remaining on the clock. Passaglia was good on both convert attempts to make the score 17-10 for B.C. In the second quarter Passaglia was wide on a FG attempt from 39 yards but still scored the single. Later, at 11:37 of the quarter, B.C. scored its third rushing TD of the night when SB Al Shipman took the ball in from 2-yards. Passaglia nailed the convert. Again, with no time remaining on the clock, Passaglia hit a 22-yard FG to give the Lions a 28-10 lead entering the dressing room at half-time. Winnipeg scored first in the third period of play with a 40-yard FG 2:31 into play. B.C. halted any momentum the ’Riders might have gained however, when Allen threw his first TD pass of the night to SB Mike Trevathan at 13:11 of the third quarter. Passaglia was good for the convert following the 9-yard play. Saskatchewan QB Kevin Mason, who had replaced Slack in the second half of the game, attempted to rally the ’Riders with his first TD, a 14-yard toss to SB Rod Harris 3:50 into the 4th quarter. McCallum was good on the convert. Passaglia’s 52-yard punt was the next scoring play as it went into the end zone to score a single. A 7-yard run by Mason at 13:45 was to little to late for the Green ’Riders. The 2-point conversion was incomplete and B.C. went on to win by a final score of 39-26 after Passaglia hit a 47-yard FG with no time remaining on the clock.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Saskatchewan and BC Matchups
1996Week 13SSK 10 @ BC 22
Week 17BC 19 @ SSK 27
1997Week 1SSK 24 @ BC 23
Week 8BC 39 @ SSK 26
Week 11BC 12 @ SSK 46
Week 16SSK 26 @ BC 19

Roughriders record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • at BC 8–5–0 (0.615)
  • Saskatchewan Total 15–13–0 (0.536)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Saskatchewan 36–28–2 (0.561)
  • at BC 35–28–2 (0.554)
  • Saskatchewan Total 71–56–4 (0.557)

Streaks as of Aug. 15, 1997 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Lions
Roughriders streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 17 11 7 4 39
Roughriders 10 0 3 13 26

Lions coach: Adam Rita (W)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)

Lions (5-3-0) Next vs Stampeders Aug 23
Roughriders (4-4-0) Next @ Argonauts Aug 21

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

August 15th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 7:00 PM Rain,Fog 13.5°C N (30°) at 33 km/h 92% 93.97 kPa
Regina Int'l A 8:00 PM Cloudy 13.7°C N (40°) at 33 km/h 88% 94.13 kPa
Regina Int'l A 9:00 PM Cloudy 13.6°C N (40°) at 30 km/h 88% 94.26 kPa
Regina Int'l A 10:00 PM Cloudy 13.3°C N (30°) at 20 km/h 86% 94.35 kPa
Regina Int'l A 11:00 PM Cloudy 13.6°C N (40°) at 26 km/h 85% 94.45 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Rushing Yards – Game 22nd 22nd 212 yards Sean Millington


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)