Toronto Argonauts 66 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 43rd Game of Regular Season (51st Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 7, 1997 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 21,080
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Argos posted their ninth victory of the season last Sunday, a 66-25 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The 66 points were the third highest single game point total in Club history. In doing so, head coach, Don Matthews tied Frank Clair’s benchmark for regular season victories. The first quarter scoring featured two touchdowns from WR Derrell Mitchell, from 38 and 19 yards. In addition, RB Robert Drummond scored his first of what was to be three TDs, a 75-yard receiving major from QB Doug Flutie. The score after one period of play read, Toronto 21, Winnipeg 0. The second quarter scoring belonged to Winnipeg as K Troy Westwood got them on the board at 8:14 with a 19-yard FG. RB Ronald Williams added a touchdown at 13:28 when he took it into the end zone from 3 yards out. The Westwood convert rounded out the first-half scoring with Toronto on top by a 21-10 margin. Vanderjagt opened up the second half scoring with a 28-yard FG. Drummond’s second TD of the game, a 26-yard pass from Flutie, followed this. At 10:57, OL Jeremy O’Day got into the action lining up as an eligible end, he snuck in behind the Winnipeg defenders and corralled a 5-yard pass from Flutie. Drummond then closed out the third quarter scoring with his third receiving TD of the game, a 12-yard effort making the score 45‐10 in favour of the Boatmen. Winnipeg’s Ronald Williams scored his second TD of the game at 3:51 of the final stanza, a 1-yard run. The Argos responded at 7:11 when QB Andre Ware, who was in to replace Flutie, hooked up with WR Andre Kirwan for a 27-yard TD pass. Ware then scored his first TD of the year at 12:16 scampering in from 39 yards out. Winnipeg WR Milt Stegall teamed up with QB Chris Vargas for a 14-yard TD strike at 13:28 but the Argonaut machine countered right back when DB Adrion Smith stepped in front of a Vargas pass and took it back 37 yards for the major score. Vanderjagt’s convert rounded out the games scoring mercifully for the Bombers. The final from Winnipeg Stadium read, Toronto 66 and Winnipeg 25.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Winnipeg and Toronto Matchups
1996Week 3TOR 35 @ WPG 14
Week 15WPG 12 @ TOR 28
1997Week 1WPG 23 @ TOR 38
Week 11TOR 66 @ WPG 25
Week 14TOR 41 @ WPG 9

Blue Bombers record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 9–5–0 (0.643)
  • at Toronto 3–9–0 (0.250)
  • Winnipeg Total 12–14–0 (0.462)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 22–9–0 (0.710)
  • at Toronto 10–19–1 (0.350)
  • Winnipeg Total 32–28–1 (0.533)

Streaks as of Sept. 7, 1997 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Argonauts
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 21 0 24 21 66
Blue Bombers 0 10 0 15 25

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)

Argonauts (9-2-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Sep 14
Blue Bombers (2-9-0) Next @ Alouettes Sep 12

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

September 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 25.6°C NNE (210°) at 24 km/h 54% 30 98.29 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 25.4°C NNE (210°) at 19 km/h 55% 30 98.22 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 22.2°C NNE (320°) at 30 km/h 67% 27 98.19 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 4:00 PM Cloudy 20.9°C NE (340°) at 13 km/h 75% 26 98.19 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)