Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 @ Toronto Argonauts 27

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 33rd Game of Regular Season (41st Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 21, 1997 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 17,330
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Toronto Argonauts played host this week to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, one of only two teams that had beaten the Boatmen this season. The game started as a tight defensive battle with Saskatchewan posting the only points of the opening quarter as K Paul McCallum’s 34-yard FG attempt sailed wide at 10:04 for a single point. Toronto’s first points of the game came on the first play of the second quarter when K Mike Vanderjagt’s 26-yard FG was good giving Toronto a 3-1 advantage. The Argos added to their lead at 12:17 of that same quarter as Vanderjagt’s second 26-yard FG split the uprights. Both defences played exceptionally during the first half, minimizing each others offensive contributions. The half ended with Toronto on top by a 6-1 margin. Toronto SB, Derrell Mitchell, scored the first major of the night, hauling in a 60-yard pass from QB Doug Flutie at 1:09 of the third quarter. Vanderjagt’s convert was good increasing the Toronto lead to 13-1.The Toronto offence continued to roll, as Toronto RB Robert Drummond scored the teams second TD when he busted in from 1-yard out against the tiring Saskatchewan defenders. Vanderjagt’s convert at 14:14 was successful making the score 20-1 in favour of the Double Blue. The fourth quarter began with Saskatchewan QB Kevin Mason replacing Reggie Slack in an attempt to jump-start the Saskatchewan attack. However, the ’Riders’ offence was unable to get on track while Toronto scored the only points in the quarter when Flutie teamed up with WR Paul Masotti for a 22-yard TD score at 5:35 of the fourth. Vanderjagt’s convert rounded out the evening’s scoring making the final score 27-1 in favour of the Argonauts. The win was Toronto’s 13th consecutive at home breaking the previous club record of 12. The win also dropped Saskatchewan below the .500 mark for the first time this season.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Toronto and Saskatchewan Matchups
1996Week 5TOR 40 @ SSK 16
Week 11SSK 13 @ TOR 31
1997Week 3TOR 23 @ SSK 27
Week 9SSK 1 @ TOR 27
The Grey CupTOR 47 vs SSK 23

Argonauts record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Toronto 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • at Saskatchewan 3–6–0 (0.333)
  • Toronto Total 8–10–0 (0.444)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Toronto 14–12–0 (0.538)
  • at Saskatchewan 10–15–1 (0.404)
  • Toronto Total 24–27–1 (0.471)

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

Argonauts streak at home vs Roughriders
Argonauts streak overall vs Roughriders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 1 0 0 0 1
Argonauts 0 6 14 7 27

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Roughriders (4-5-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Aug 31
Argonauts (7-2-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Sep 01

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

August 21st Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.8°C NNE (250°) at 26 km/h 73% 99.50 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.1°C NNE (240°) at 19 km/h 79% 99.53 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.6°C NNE (240°) at 22 km/h 79% 99.53 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Overcast 16.9°C NNE (220°) at 28 km/h 84% 99.53 kPa
Toronto Island A 11:00 PM Overcast 16.3°C NNE (230°) at 30 km/h 83% 99.53 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 SSK @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)