Calgary Stampeders 20 @ Edmonton Eskimos 24

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 41st Game of Regular Season (49th Overall)
  • Friday, Sep 5, 1997 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 43,913
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a rematch of the Labour Day Classic as Calgary took the field at Commonwealth Stadium looking for their second victory over the Green and Gold in as many weeks. Edmonton opened the scoring with a single after K Sean Fleming’s 35-yard FG attempt missed its mark at 4:36 into play. Edmonton added to that lead later in the quarter when QB Jimmy Kemp teamed up with wide-out Robert Gordon for a 25-yard TD strike. Fleming’s convert was good. In the second quarter Calgary regrouped as QB Jeff Garcia hit SB Allen Pitts for a 4-yard major. K Mark McLoughlin’s convert at 5:10 narrowed the Edmonton lead to just one point. At 9:10 of that same, quarter, Fleming increased the Esks lead to 4 when his FG from 21 yards out split the uprights. Later, Calgary struck a FG of their own as McLoughlin was perfect from 23 yards out making the score 11-10 at half-time in favour of the home team. The close, hard hitting match continued into the third quarter as McLoughlin’s 45-yard FG at 4:34 gave Calgary its first lead of the night. Garcia threw his second TD pass of the night, a 25-yard strike to WR Terry Vaughn at 8:55. The McLoughlin convert gave Calgary a 20-11 advantage entering the final stanza of play. Edmonton battled back in fourth quarter starting with Fleming’s 47-yard FG at 5:15. Then DB Kavis Reed intercepted an errant Garcia pass and returned the ball 59 yards for the major at 8:03. The single point by Fleming allowed Edmonton to retake the lead by a slim one-point margin. Fleming also was good on a 23-yard FG with no time remaining in the game to make the final score 24-20 for the Eskimos. The loss drops Calgary below the Magic .500 mark, but gives Edmonton a 8-3 record, best in the west.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Edmonton and Calgary Matchups
1996Week 10EDM 13 @ CGY 31
Week 11CGY 19 @ EDM 20
Week 18CGY 32 @ EDM 41
Division FinalEDM 15 @ CGY 12
1997Week 1EDM 23 @ CGY 22
Week 10EDM 14 @ CGY 27
Week 11CGY 20 @ EDM 24
Week 15CGY 32 @ EDM 42 OT

Eskimos record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Edmonton 14–2–0 (0.875)
  • at Calgary 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • Edmonton Total 21–10–0 (0.677)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Edmonton 56–25–1 (0.689)
  • at Calgary 46–34–2 (0.573)
  • Edmonton Total 102–59–3 (0.631)

Streaks as of Sept. 5, 1997 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Stampeders
Eskimos streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 0 10 10 0 20
Eskimos 8 3 0 13 24

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Stampeders (5-6-0) Next vs Roughriders Sep 14
Eskimos (8-3-0) Next @ Lions Sep 14

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

September 5th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.6°C N (110°) at 15 km/h 69% 93.27 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.0°C NNE (120°) at 20 km/h 71% 93.17 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.1°C NNE (130°) at 20 km/h 76% 93.14 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Cloudy 14.9°C NNE (120°) at 19 km/h 76% 93.11 kPa
City Centre A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 15.1°C N (110°) at 17 km/h 75% 93.08 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 CGY @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)