Edmonton Eskimos 1 @ BC Lions 27

Game Details

  • Week 12
  • 46th Game of Regular Season (54th Overall)
  • Saturday, Sep 13, 1997 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,088
    • Capacity: 40,800

Game Notes

Game Summary

The West Division leading Edmonton Eskimos traveled to B.C. Place Stadium this week for a match against the second place B.C. Lions. The game started as a tight defensive battle with neither team scoring in the first quarter. The defensive battle continued until 2:26 of the second quarter when B.C. QB Damon Allen found wide-out Larry Thompson in the end zone for a 15-yard TD. K Lui Passaglia’s convert was good giving the Lions a 7- point advantage. The Lions’ lead was doubled later in the quarter when Allen scrambled into the end zone from 6 yards out at 10:53. Passaglia’s convert was good putting sending the Lions into the locker room with a 14-0 half-time lead. Edmonton finally got on the board in the third quarter when K Sean Fleming’s 44‐yard FG attempt sailed wide right scoring the single point. An interception by CB Leonard Humphries set up a Passaglia 10-yard FG at 8:51. Passaglia increased the Lions’ lead to 19 points in the final stanza of play when his 41-yard FG was successful at 3:31 of the fourth quarter. The Lions continued to dominate and were rewarded with another major when RB Cory Philpot busted in from the 1-yard line at 9:20. Passaglia’s third convert of the game was good closing out the games scoring giving the Lions a 27-1 victory. The win draws the Lions to within one game of the Eskimos in the very tough Western Division.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 BC and Edmonton Matchups
1996Week 1EDM 28 @ BC 14
Week 14BC 12 @ EDM 32
Week 16EDM 34 @ BC 31
1997Week AEDM 15 @ BC 32
Week 3BC 41 @ EDM 31
Week 12EDM 1 @ BC 27
Week 17BC 7 @ EDM 41

Lions record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at BC 4–11–0 (0.267)
  • at Edmonton 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • BC Total 11–19–0 (0.367)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at BC 24–39–3 (0.386)
  • at Edmonton 23–43–1 (0.351)
  • BC Total 47–82–4 (0.368)

Streaks as of Sept. 13, 1997 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Eskimos
Lions streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 0 0 1 0 1
Lions 0 14 3 10 27

Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)
Lions coach: Adam Rita (W)

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

September 13th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
West Vancouver AUT 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.5°C N (40°) at 4 km/h 88% 100.96 kPa
West Vancouver AUT 8:00 PM Overcast 13.2°C NE (360°) at 2 km/h 93% 100.90 kPa
West Vancouver AUT 9:00 PM Overcast 12.1°C N (10°) at 7 km/h 100% 100.81 kPa
West Vancouver AUT 10:00 PM Overcast 12.5°C N (70°) at 7 km/h 100% 100.73 kPa
West Vancouver AUT 11:00 PM Breezy and Overcast 13.0°C N (70°) at 7 km/h 97% 100.65 kPa

Conditions at West Vancouver AUT (10.42 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

League Records Set and Approached in EDM @ BC
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)