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

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (48 yards)
2. SSK: Touchdown FARTHING (56 yard pass from SLACK)
  SSK: Convert Kick MCCALLUM
3. SSK: Field Goal MCCALLUM (40 yards)
4. BC: Touchdown ALLEN (1 yard)
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA
5. BC: Touchdown ALLEN (24 yards)
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA

2nd Quarter

6. BC: Single PASSAGLIA (39 yards off a Missed Field Goal)
7. BC: Touchdown SHIPMAN (2 yards)
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA
8. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (22 yards)

3rd Quarter

9. SSK: Field Goal MCCALLUM (40 yards)
10. BC: Touchdown TREVATHAN (9 yard pass from ALLEN)
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA

4th Quarter

11. SSK: Touchdown HARRIS (14 yard pass from MASON)
  SSK: Convert Kick MCCALLUM
12. BC: Single PASSAGLIA (52 yards off a Punt)
13. SSK: Touchdown MASON (7 yards)
  SSK: 2-point convert by MASON failed
14. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (47 yards)

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 17 11 7 4 39
Roughriders 10 0 3 13 26
Statistics
BCSSK
First Downs2713
Net Rushing24274
Net Passing308236
Net Offence542287
Pass Att/Com25/33
75.8%
16/35
45.7%
Interceptions by10
Fumbles Lost21
Punts/Net Avg.8/5.210/4.1
Penalties/Yards8/6410/89
Time of Possession36:0123:59
Individual
PASSING

BCALLEN: 25/33, 308 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT; SSKMASON: 10/19, 139 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT; SLACK: 6/16, 97 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT;

RUSHING

BCMILLINGTON: 26/212 YDS, 0 TD; ALLEN: 6/20 YDS, 2 TD; SHIPMAN: 4/10 YDS, 1 TD; SSKMASON: 5/49 YDS, 1 TD; MIMBS: 4/19 YDS, 0 TD; SLACK: 2/6 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

BCTREVATHAN: 7/123 YDS, 1 TD; THOMPSON: 5/75 YDS, 0 TD; JACKSON: 5/62 YDS, 0 TD; SHIPMAN: 4/27 YDS, 0 TD; ENGLISH: 2/11 YDS, 0 TD; MILLINGTON: 2/10 YDS, 0 TD; SSKFARTHING: 7/142 YDS, 1 TD; NARCISSE: 4/37 YDS, 0 TD; HARRIS: 2/26 YDS, 1 TD; WALTERS: 1/24 YDS, 0 TD; MAYFIELD: 1/7 YDS, 0 TD; GRIER: 1/0 YDS, 0 TD;


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 Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 4
  • Times BC held lead: 2
  • Times tied: 2
  • Times SSK held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
BCSSK
Largest Lead / Deficit+22 / -7+7 / -22
Final+13-13
BCTiedSSK
Time in Lead46:3207:0206:26
Consecutive Points
BC3 25 7 1 3
SSK 10 3 7 6 

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
CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Rushing Yards – Game 22nd 22nd 212 yards Sean Millington

Sources

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)