Montreal Alouettes 26 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 35th Game of Regular Season (43rd Overall)
  • Friday, Aug 22, 1997 8:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 19,930
    • Capacity: 33,675

Game Notes

Game Summary

In this battle of Eastern Division rivals, Montreal hoped to continue their winning ways while Winnipeg was hoping to break out of the 5 game losing streak. K Troy Westwood’s 30-yard FG paced Winnipeg to an early 3-0 lead at 4:18 of the first quarter. Montreal K Terry Baker responded with a 51-yard FG of his own at 6:46 of the same quarter, tying the game at three. At 9:13, Baker gave Montreal a 1-point lead when his punt sailed through the end zone scoring a single point. Winnipeg opened the second quarter scoring on their first play when Westwood was good on his second FG attempt of the night, a 53-yard attempt, giving the Bombers a slim 2-point lead. Winnipeg scored their first major of the night in an unorthodox play in which WR Dexter Dawson threw a 53-yard strike to fellow wide-out Milt Stegall at 1:41 of the second. Westwood’s convert was good making the score 13-4 in favour of the Bombers. Winnipeg later increased their lead to 11 when Baker conceded a safety at 8:28. Winnipeg continued to move the ball well against Montreal and where rewarded at 12:50 of the second quarter when Westwood connected on a FG from 52 yards out. Veteran QB Tracy Ham then rallied his Montreal team in the closing minutes of the first half, scampering into the end zone from the 12 yards out with 1:03 remaining in the quarter. Baker’s convert attempt was successful to decrease the Winnipeg half-time advantage to 18-11. In the third quarter Montreal continued to cut into the Winnipeg lead. Baker was successful on his second FG attempt of the night, this time from 31 yards away at 6:52. The only other scoring in the quarter was a 2-point safety conceded by P Bob Cameron on the final play making the score 18-16 in favour of the Bombers. Montreal took the lead in the fourth quarter after FB Michael Soles powered into the end zone from the 1-yard line at 5:19. Baker was good on the convert. The see-saw battle continued after Westwood’s 42-yard FG split the uprights at 9:48 to cut the Montreal advantage to 2. Montreal responded when Baker connected on a 13-yard chip shot with 2:22 left to play. A valiant attempt by the Winnipeg offence fell short and the Alouettes posted a 26-21 win.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Winnipeg and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 5WPG 10 @ MTL 36
Week 19MTL 42 @ WPG 24
1997Week 2MTL 27 @ WPG 24
Week 9MTL 26 @ WPG 21
Week 12WPG 28 @ MTL 29
Week 17WPG 34 @ MTL 41

Blue Bombers record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 0–3–0 (0.000)
  • at Montreal 0–3–0 (0.000)
  • Winnipeg Total 0–6–0 (0.000)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 11–8–0 (0.579)
  • at Montreal 8–9–2 (0.474)
  • Winnipeg Total 19–17–2 (0.526)

Streaks as of Aug. 22, 1997 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Alouettes
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 4 7 5 10 26
Blue Bombers 3 15 0 3 21

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)

Alouettes (6-3-0) Next vs Lions Aug 30
Blue Bombers (1-8-0) Next @ Roughriders Aug 31

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

August 22nd Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.4°C NNE (150°) at 15 km/h 57% 98.78 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.7°C NNE (150°) at 17 km/h 59% 98.78 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.2°C NNE (140°) at 19 km/h 65% 98.72 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.7°C NNE (150°) at 22 km/h 66% 98.68 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.0°C NNE (160°) at 20 km/h 68% 98.65 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in MTL @ WPG
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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