Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28 @ Montreal Alouettes 29

Game Details

  • Week 12
  • 45th Game of Regular Season (53rd Overall)
  • Friday, Sep 12, 1997 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 10,259
    • Capacity: 33,900
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

This week’s edition of Friday Night Football featured the 8-3 Alouettes against the 2-9 Blue Bombers. 10,259 turned out to witness what would turn out to be another exciting CFL game. The Bombers opened the scoring at 1:56 of the first period when K Troy Westwood’s 14-yard FG attempt was successful. Montreal hoofer, Terry Baker, countered at 5:53 when he connected from 24 yards out to tie the game. Montreal retook the lead at 12:27 when Winnipeg P Bob Cameron conceded a safety touch. Then at 14:45 of the first quarter, Montreal pivot, Marvin Graves scampered into the end zone from 7 yards out. Baker’s convert attempt was good, and the first quarter ended with the Alouettes on top by a 12-3 score. The Bombers scored their first major of the game at 3:37 of the second stanza when WR Milt Stegall caught a Chris Vargas pass at his own 5-yard line and turned it into a 105-yard TD. Westwood’s convert trimmed the Montreal lead to just 2. Baker increased it to 3 with a 62-yard punting single before Westwood closed out the first half scoring with FGs of 24 and 49 yards. The field goals sent the Bombers into the locker room with a slim 16-13 half-time lead. The Bombers got on the board early in the third frame when Vargas hooked up with SB Allan Boyko for a 28-yard TD. Westwood’s convert attempt was successful increasing their lead to 10. However, Montreal fought back and at 5:15, Graves found WR Millard Coleman for a 28-yard major. Baker’s convert cut the Winnipeg lead to just 3. Baker and Westwood would trade FGs to close out the third quarter scoring with the Bombers clinging to a 26-23 lead. The Alouettes tied the game at 7:23 of the fourth when Baker split the uprights from 49 yards out. Then at 13:16, he put the Als back in front with a 30-yard effort making the score 29-26. The Bombers would get 2 back via a Tracy Ham safety but this was as close as they would get as Montreal recorded a 29-28 victory running their record to 9-3 while the Bombers fell to 2-10.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Montreal and Winnipeg 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

Alouettes record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Montreal 3–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Winnipeg 3–0–0 (1.000)
  • Montreal Total 6–0–0 (1.000)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Montreal 9–8–2 (0.526)
  • at Winnipeg 8–11–0 (0.421)
  • Montreal Total 17–19–2 (0.474)

Streaks as of Sept. 12, 1997 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 3 13 10 2 28
Alouettes 12 1 10 6 29

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

Blue Bombers (2-10-0) Next vs Lions Sep 20
Alouettes (9-3-0) Next @ Roughriders Sep 21

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

September 12th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
McTavish 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.2°C NNE (240°) at 0 km/h 88% 101.43 kPa
McTavish 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.1°C NNE (270°) at 2 km/h 84% 101.43 kPa
McTavish 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.1°C NNE (220°) at 6 km/h 77% 101.44 kPa
McTavish 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.8°C NNE (220°) at 4 km/h 79% 101.44 kPa
McTavish 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.2°C NNE (180°) at 4 km/h 81% 101.45 kPa

Conditions at McTavish (6.26 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Pass – Play 15th 15th 105 yards Chris Vargas
to Milt Stegall (TD)
Longest Reception – Play 15th 15th 105 yards Milt Stegall
from Chris Vargas (TD)


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)