Winnipeg Blue Bombers 43 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 12

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 38th Game of Regular Season (46th Overall)
  • Labour Day Sunday
  • Sunday, Aug 31, 1997 4:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 29,788 (Sellout)
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

They were wedged into every nook and cranny of Taylor Field Sunday afternoon as the ’Riders took on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in their annual Labour Day grudge match. Unfortunately for the 29,788 in attendance, the final score was not exactly what they were looking to take away as the Bombers handed the hometown side a convincing 43-12 loss. The only points of the first quarter came off the foot of Winnipeg K Troy Westwood when his 30-yard FG attempt sailed wide for a single point. The ’Riders responded at 2:41 of the second frame when K Paul McCallum, hoofed a 29-yard FG. Westwood accounted for his earlier mishap at 6:57 when his 19-yard chip shot split the uprights giving the Bombers a 4-1 lead. They added to this lead at 12:31 when QB Kevin McDougal teamed up with SB Bruce Boyko for a 10-yard major score. Westwood’s convert attempt was good and the Blue and Gold were up by an 11-3 score. McCallum rounded out the first half scoring at 14:10 when he split the uprights from 47 yards out. The score at the half read, Winnipeg 11, Saskatchewan 6. The Bombers opened up the second half scoring when RB Ronald Williams scampered into the end zone from 17 yards out just 29 seconds into the second half. Westwood’s convert increased Winnipeg’s lead to 18-6. WR Dexter Dawson added to that lead at 5:38 when he corralled a Paul McCallum punt and returned it 92-yards for the major. Westwood added his third convert of the afternoon and the Bombers were up by a 25-6 score. Westwood increased their lead to 28-6 with a 25-yard FG at 9:42, closing out the third quarter scoring. The fourth quarter began in the same manner as the third ended, with a Westwood FG, this one from 56 yards out just 18 seconds into the final frame. The Winnipeg onslaught continued at 3:53 when WR Milt Stegall and McDougal hooked up for a 68-yard TD. Westwood added his fourth convert of the game running to the Winnipeg lead 38-6. Westwood would increase Winnipeg’s lead at 12:29 with his fourth FG of the game, this one from 17 yards out. Saskatchewan pivot, Kevin Mason, teamed up with WR Don Narcisse at 13:34 for the teams only major of the game, a 19-yard pass. Their two-point convert was good but it was too little, to late as the Bombers came away the victors by a 43-12 margin.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Matchups
1996Week 10WPG 23 @ SSK 41
Week 14WPG 37 @ SSK 15
Week 16SSK 14 @ WPG 20
1997Week BWPG 21 @ SSK 39
Week 10WPG 43 @ SSK 12
Week 18SSK 9 @ WPG 55

Roughriders record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 8–4–0 (0.667)
  • at Winnipeg 2–9–0 (0.182)
  • Saskatchewan Total 10–13–0 (0.435)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Saskatchewan 47–48–3 (0.495)
  • at Winnipeg 33–64–1 (0.342)
  • Saskatchewan Total 80–112–4 (0.418)

Streaks as of Aug. 31, 1997 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Roughriders streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 1 10 17 15 43
Roughriders 0 6 0 6 12

Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (W)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)

Blue Bombers (2-8-0) Next vs Argonauts Sep 07
Roughriders (4-6-0) Next vs Lions Sep 07

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

August 31st Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Regina Int'l A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 26.4°C NNE (180°) at 26 km/h 30% 27 94.29 kPa
Regina Int'l A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 25.5°C NNE (170°) at 19 km/h 31% 26 94.26 kPa
Regina Int'l A 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 25.3°C NNE (160°) at 15 km/h 33% 26 94.22 kPa
Regina Int'l A 5:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 24.9°C NNE (150°) at 7 km/h 41% 26 94.19 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)