Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24 @ Edmonton Eskimos 28

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 34th Game of Regular Season (42nd Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 21, 1997 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 26,960
    • Capacity: 60,081

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Tiger-Cats visited Commonwealth Stadium this week to meet an injury riddled Eskimo team that was missing both its leading receiver, SB Darren Flutie, and starting QB, Danny McManus. However, it was Edmonton who opened the scoring as K Sean Fleming nailed a 26-yard FG 5:13 into play. The Eskimos jumped out to a 6-0 lead when Fleming connected for his second FG of the game, this one a 30 yarder at 8:38. The Hamilton offence got on track when QB Anthony Calvillo teamed up with SB Prince Wimbley for a 69-yard TD score at 12:24 in the first quarter. K Paul Osbaldiston convert attempt was good making the score 7-6 in favour of the Tabbies after one period of play. Hamilton increased their slim lead in the 9:06 into the second quarter when Calvillo hit veteran WR Earl “The Pearl” Winfield for a 10-yard TD strike. The Osbaldiston convert at 9:16 upped the Hamilton lead to 14-6. The Eskimos then countered back when Edmonton RB Tony Burse powered into the end zone from 1-yard out at 12:52. Edmonton attempted a 2-point conversion, however QB Jimmy Kemp’s pass to WR Shannon Myers was incomplete leaving the Esks with a two-point deficit. Three plays later, however, Hamilton conceded a safety touch to tie the game at 14 with under 2 minutes remaining in the second quarter. Then with just six seconds left in the second quarter, Edmonton took the lead when Burse scored his second 1-yard rushing TD of the match. Fleming’s convert was good and the Eskimos went into the dressing room with a 21-14 lead. The Edmonton offence picked up where it left in the second quarter as Kemp threw his first TD pass of the night, an 11-yard strike to wide-out Robert Gordon. Fleming’s convert was good at 2:23 increasing the Edmonton lead to 14. However, Hamilton rallied back later in the third quarter and at 8:07 Calvillo hooked up with Winfield for the second time in the game for a 10-yard TD reception. The TD, coupled with the ensuing Osbaldiston convert, left the Tabbies just 7 points behind. Hamilton continued to claw their way back into the game in the fourth quarter when Osbaldiston struck for a 32-yard FG bringing the Tabbies to within 4 points of the Edmonton score. Unfortunately, that was as close as Hamilton would get as Edmonton went on to win by a final score of 28-24.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Edmonton and Hamilton Matchups
1996Week 9HAM 8 @ EDM 35
Week 12EDM 14 @ HAM 20
1997Week 9HAM 24 @ EDM 28
Week 18EDM 30 @ HAM 19

Eskimos record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Edmonton 8–1–0 (0.889)
  • at Hamilton 6–4–0 (0.600)
  • Edmonton Total 14–5–0 (0.737)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Edmonton 20–6–0 (0.769)
  • at Hamilton 17–9–1 (0.648)
  • Edmonton Total 37–15–1 (0.708)

Streaks as of Aug. 21, 1997 (Regular Season)

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


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (26 yards) 5:13
2. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (30 yards) 8:38
3. HAM: Touchdown WIMBLEY (69 yard pass from CALVILLO) 12:24

2nd Quarter

4. HAM: Touchdown WINFIELD (10 yard pass from CALVILLO) 9:06
5. EDM: Touchdown BURSE (1 yard) 12:52
  EDM: 2-point convert by KEMP failed 12:52
6. EDM: Safety touch WILHITE conceded 13:18
7. EDM: Touchdown BURSE (1 yard) 14:54
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING 14:54

3rd Quarter

8. EDM: Touchdown GORDON (11 yard pass from KEMP) 2:05
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
9. HAM: Touchdown WINFIELD (10 yard pass from CALVILLO) 8:07

4th Quarter

10. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (32 yards) 5:21

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 7 7 7 3 24
Eskimos 6 15 7 0 28
Yardsticks (Team Statistics)
First Downs2023
Total Offence410360
Team Losses2913
Net Offence381347
Pass Comp-Att16-3518-37
Interceptions by-yards3-241-7
Punts-Net Avg.9-4.38-5.4
Time of Possession28:3931:21

HAMCALVILLO: 16/35, 306 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT; EDMKEMP: 18/37, 238 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT;


HAMAMERSON: 13/52 YDS, 0 TD; CALVILLO: 5/44 YDS, 0 TD; KNIGHT: 2/8 YDS, 0 TD; EDMBLOUNT: 11/53 YDS, 0 TD; KEMP: 4/43 YDS, 0 TD; BURSE: 5/26 YDS, 2 TD;


HAMWINFIELD: 5/122 YDS, 2 TD; WIMBLEY: 2/80 YDS, 1 TD; ALFORD: 2/33 YDS, 0 TD; AMERSON: 3/30 YDS, 0 TD; EVRAIRE: 2/19 YDS, 0 TD; GRIGG: 1/11 YDS, 0 TD; MORREALE: 1/11 YDS, 0 TD; EDMBLAIR: 4/73 YDS, 0 TD; BURSE: 4/51 YDS, 0 TD; GORDON: 3/43 YDS, 1 TD; FLEMING: 1/25 YDS, 0 TD; BLOUNT: 3/21 YDS, 0 TD; MYERS: 2/15 YDS, 0 TD; TOBERT: 1/10 YDS, 0 TD;

Tiger-Cats coach: Urban Bowman, Jr. (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Tiger-Cats (1-8-0) Next vs Argonauts Sep 01
Eskimos (7-2-0) Next @ Stampeders Sep 01

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 5
  • Times HAM held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 3
  • Times EDM held lead: 2
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+8 / -14+14 / -8
Time in Lead15:5406:4937:17
Consecutive Points
HAM 14 10
EDM6 22 

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

August 21st Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.2°C N (60°) at 9 km/h 90% 93.62 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Cloudy 14.5°C NE (350°) at 6 km/h 96% 93.58 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.9°C NNE (320°) at 7 km/h 97% 93.62 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 14.4°C NNE (250°) at 6 km/h 96% 93.62 kPa
City Centre A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.5°C NNE (240°) at 4 km/h 100% 93.58 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 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 HAM @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)