Toronto Argonauts 46 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 40th Game of Regular Season (48th Overall)
  • Labour Day
  • Monday, Sep 1, 1997 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 18,377
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was game two of the annual Labour Day doubleheader as the 7-2 Argos traveled down the highway to meet the Hamilton Tiger-Cats who were in search of their second win of the season and first against Toronto. In front of a season high crowd of 18,377, the hometown side recorded the only scoring of the first quarter as Paul Osbaldiston’s 26-yard FG was good. However, this as close as they would get as the Toronto offensive machine rounded into form in the second quarter. It began at 3:43 when QB Doug Flutie found WR Derrell Mitchell alone for a 16-yard major. Vanderjagt added his first of what would turnout to be his first of six converts. The Flutie-Mitchell team connected again at 7:12, this time for a 55-yard TD, putting the Boatmen ahead by a 14-3 score. Vanderjagt then hoofed an 80‐yard punting single upping the lead to 15-3. Toronto rounded out the first half scoring with just 20 seconds remaining as the “Pinball” corralled a 16-yard Flutie pass sending them into the locker room with a 22-3 halftime lead. The Toronto offensive barrage continued early in the third quarter and at 2:22, Clemons teamed up with Flutie for his second 16-yard major of the game. The convert increased Toronto’s lead to 29-3. The Argonauts’ defence got into the action at 5:22 of the third when DB Marcello Simmons stepped in front of an errant Hamilton pass and returned it 65 yard for the TD. Toronto increased their lead to 42-3 when Adrion Smith scooped up a loose ball following a blocked punt and rambled into the end zone for a 16-yard TD. The ensuing convert upped the lead to 43-3. Vanderjagt would add a 15-yard FG making the final, Toronto 46, Hamilton 3.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Hamilton and Toronto Matchups
1996Week AHAM 37 @ TOR 27 OT
Week 2HAM 38 @ TOR 36
Week 10TOR 38 @ HAM 7
Week 19TOR 47 @ HAM 14
1997Week AHAM 14 @ TOR 18
Week 2TOR 20 @ HAM 15
Week 4HAM 20 @ TOR 27
Week 10TOR 46 @ HAM 3
Week 12HAM 9 @ TOR 34

Tiger-Cats record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Hamilton 9–8–0 (0.529)
  • at Toronto 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • Hamilton Total 16–16–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Hamilton 80–42–2 (0.653)
  • at Toronto 61–61–5 (0.500)
  • Hamilton Total 141–103–7 (0.576)

Streaks as of Sept. 1, 1997 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 0 22 21 3 46
Tiger-Cats 3 0 0 0 3

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Tiger-Cats coach: Urban Bowman, Jr. (L)

Argonauts (8-2-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Sep 07
Tiger-Cats (1-9-0) Next vs Alouettes Sep 06

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

September 1st Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.9°C N (50°) at 6 km/h 92% 102.26 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.9°C N (80°) at 2 km/h 93% 102.24 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.8°C N (60°) at 4 km/h 93% 102.23 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.2°C N (70°) at 10 km/h 92% 27 102.19 kPa

Conditions at Burlington Piers (AUT) (5.75 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Wind speed, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in TOR @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)