Hamilton Tiger-Cats 9 @ Toronto Argonauts 34

Game Details

  • Week 12
  • 47th Game of Regular Season (55th Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 14, 1997 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 20,234
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats took the bus up the QEW highway this week to visit the Toronto Argonauts, who sported the best record in the CFL and are undefeated this season in front of their hometown crowd. Toronto jumped out to an early lead when RB Robert Drummond ran the ball in from the 3-yard line for his League leading 17th TD of the season at 4:49 of the first quarter. K Mike Vanderjagt’s convert was good. Vanderjagt added to their lead at 12:32 of the first when his 16-yard FG split the uprights. Hamilton scored their first points of the game when K Paul Osbaldiston booted a 43-yard FG closing out the first quarter scoring. The FG cut the Toronto lead to 10-3. In the second quarter Toronto continued to apply pressure to the Hamilton defence and at 3:39, increased the Toronto lead to 13-3 with a 43-yard FG. He further added to this lead with FGs from 17 and 13 yards closing out the first-half scoring with Toronto on top by a 19-3 margin. Toronto continued to light up the scoreboard in the third quarter as QB Doug Flutie hit SB Derrell Mitchell from 5 yards out for the first passing major of the game. Vanderjagt’s convert was successful. Flutie was also involved in the games next score when he found SB Duane Dmytryshyn in the end zone for a 16-yard major. Vanderjagt’s convert attempt was good increasing the Toronto lead to 30 points. In the fourth quarter Hamilton scored their first major of the night when QB Rickey Foggie teamed up with WR Burt Thornton for a 45-yard reception. The ensuing two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful keeping the score at 33-9 in favour of Toronto. Vanderjagt closed out the games scoring with a 59-yard punting single. The final from Toronto was the Argonauts 34, the Tiger-Cats 9.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Toronto and Hamilton 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

Argonauts record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Toronto 8–7–0 (0.533)
  • at Hamilton 8–9–0 (0.471)
  • Toronto Total 16–16–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Toronto 61–61–5 (0.500)
  • at Hamilton 42–80–2 (0.347)
  • Toronto Total 103–141–7 (0.424)

Streaks as of Sept. 14, 1997 (Regular Season)

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

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. TOR: Touchdown DRUMMOND (3 yards) 4:49
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
2. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (16 yards) 12:32
3. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (22 yards) 14:44

2nd Quarter

4. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (43 yards) 3:39
5. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (17 yards) 12:35
6. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (13 yards) 15:00

3rd Quarter

7. TOR: Touchdown MITCHELL (5 yard pass from FLUTIE) 5:02
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
8. TOR: Touchdown DMYTRYSHYN (16 yard pass from FLUTIE) 10:18
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT

4th Quarter

9. HAM: Touchdown THORNTON (45 yard pass from FOGGIE)
  HAM: 2-point convert failed
10. TOR: Single VANDERJAGT (61 yards off a Punt) 13:43

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 3 0 0 6 9
Argonauts 10 9 14 1 34
Statistics
HAMTOR
First Downs1329
Net Rushing43197
Net Passing189309
Net Offence198496
Pass Att/Com16/32
50.0%
20/37
54.1%
Interceptions by13
Fumbles Lost01
Punts/Net Avg.8/5.65/8.6
Penalties/Yards9/605/43
Time of Possession25:1634:44
Individual
PASSING

HAMFOGGIE: 16/32, 189 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT; TORFLUTIE: 19/35, 303 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT; WARE: 1/2, 6 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT;

RUSHING

HAMFOGGIE: 6/41 YDS, 0 TD; AMERSON: 4/2 YDS, 0 TD; TORDRUMMOND: 21/168 YDS, 1 TD; FLUTIE: 4/20 YDS, 0 TD; WARE: 1/9 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

HAMTHORNTON: 6/82 YDS, 1 TD; LONG: 2/43 YDS, 0 TD; SMITH: 3/20 YDS, 0 TD; KNIGHT: 1/14 YDS, 0 TD; KNOX: 1/12 YDS, 0 TD; AMERSON: 1/12 YDS, 0 TD; GRIGG: 1/4 YDS, 0 TD; NOEL: 1/2 YDS, 0 TD; TORMITCHELL: 5/82 YDS, 1 TD; KIRWAN: 2/72 YDS, 0 TD; MASOTTI: 5/59 YDS, 0 TD; DRUMMOND: 2/43 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 5/37 YDS, 0 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 1/16 YDS, 1 TD;


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

Tiger-Cats (1-11-0) Next vs Stampeders Sep 21
Argonauts (10-2-0) Next @ Eskimos Sep 21

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times HAM held lead: 0
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times TOR held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
HAMTOR
Largest Lead / DeficitNone / -30+30 / None
Final-25+25
HAMTiedTOR
Time in Lead00:0004:4955:11
Consecutive Points
HAM 3 6 
TOR10 23 1

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

September 14th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.5°C NNE (180°) at 13 km/h 78% 101.08 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.8°C NNE (170°) at 15 km/h 73% 100.98 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.1°C NNE (170°) at 9 km/h 80% 100.94 kPa
Toronto Island A 5:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.5°C NNE (170°) at 9 km/h 68% 100.91 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 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 HAM @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)