Montreal Alouettes 24 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 22

Game Details

  • Week 13
  • 52nd Game of Regular Season (60th Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 21, 1997 4:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,570
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a beautiful warm September afternoon as 25,570 Roughrider faithful turned out to witness what promised to be a good match-up between these two clubs. The hometown side struck first when K Paul McCallum recorded a 46-yard single. The two teams struggled to get on track offensively in this one until QB Tracy Ham teamed up with WR Chris Armstrong for a 17-yard TD at 13:15 of the opening quarter. K Terry Baker added the convert and the Alouettes took a 7‐1 lead into the second stanza of play. Baker would up the Montreal lead to 9-1 with two singles before McCallum closed out the first half scoring with three consecutive FGs of 47,42 and 37 yards respectively sending the ’Riders into the locker room at half-time with a slim 1-point lead. The Montreal offensive unit came out of the locker room firing on all cylinders and at 3:59, Ham carried it in himself from 9 yards out. Then at 10:07 of the third quarter, Ham hooked up with Armstrong once again, this time from 17 yards out. Baker added both converts and the Alouettes were out in front by a 23-10 count after three-quarters of play. The ’Riders clawed back and at 5:50 recorded their first major of the game as QB Kevin Mason carried it in from 1-yard out. The McCallum convert trimmed the Montreal lead to 7 with 8:53 left to play. The two teams then traded singles but were unable to generate any further offensive drives. Montreal would go on to concede two safety touches making the final from Taylor Field, Montreal 24 and Saskatchewan 22.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Saskatchewan and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 7MTL 32 @ SSK 20
Week 9SSK 16 @ MTL 23 OT
1997Week 13MTL 24 @ SSK 22
Week 15SSK 29 @ MTL 30

Roughriders record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Saskatchewan 0–2–0 (0.000)
  • at Montreal 0–2–0 (0.000)
  • Saskatchewan Total 0–4–0 (0.000)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Saskatchewan 10–7–1 (0.583)
  • at Montreal 10–8–0 (0.556)
  • Saskatchewan Total 20–15–1 (0.569)

Streaks as of Sept. 21, 1997 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Alouettes
Roughriders streak overall vs Alouettes

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. SSK: Single MCCALLUM (46 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 4:12
2. MTL: Touchdown ARMSTRONG (17 yard pass from HAM) 13:15
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER

2nd Quarter

3. MTL: Single BAKER (49 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 0:32
4. MTL: Single BAKER (44 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 6:18
5. SSK: Field Goal MCCALLUM (47 yards) 9:18
6. SSK: Field Goal MCCALLUM (42 yards) 12:35
7. SSK: Field Goal MCCALLUM (37 yards) 14:59

3rd Quarter

8. MTL: Touchdown HAM (7 yards) 3:59
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER
9. MTL: Touchdown ARMSTRONG (17 yard pass from HAM) 10:07
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER

4th Quarter

10. SSK: Touchdown MASON (1 yard) 5:50
  SSK: Convert Kick MCCALLUM
11. SSK: Single MCCALLUM (49 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 8:40
12. MTL: Single BAKER (50 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 10:20
13. SSK: Safety touch BAKER conceded 12:23
14. SSK: Safety touch HAM conceded 14:57

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 7 2 14 1 24
Roughriders 1 9 0 12 22
Statistics
MTLSSK
First Downs2319
Net Rushing15294
Net Passing306305
Net Offence434378
Pass Att/Com20/31
64.5%
19/32
59.4%
Interceptions by40
Fumbles Lost10
Punts/Net Avg.9/4.77/6.4
Penalties/Yards14/1097/45
Time of Possession33:5426:06
Individual
PASSING

MTLHAM: 20/31, 306 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT; SSKMASON: 19/32, 305 YDS, 0 TD, 4 INT;

RUSHING

MTLPRINGLE: 23/121 YDS, 0 TD; HAM: 5/21 YDS, 1 TD; SOLES: 1/10 YDS, 0 TD; SSKSAUNDERS: 15/48 YDS, 0 TD; MASON: 9/46 YDS, 1 TD;

RECEIVING

MTLARMSTRONG: 7/131 YDS, 2 TD; COLEMAN: 6/69 YDS, 0 TD; CLIMIE: 1/43 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 2/37 YDS, 0 TD; SOLES: 3/28 YDS, 0 TD; PRINGLE: 1/-2 YDS, 0 TD; SSKNARCISSE: 4/77 YDS, 0 TD; WALTERS: 5/68 YDS, 0 TD; FARTHING: 4/67 YDS, 0 TD; MAYFIELD: 1/34 YDS, 0 TD; SAUNDERS: 3/33 YDS, 0 TD; SZARKA: 1/18 YDS, 0 TD; HARRIS: 1/13 YDS, 0 TD; MASON: 1/-5 YDS, 0 TD;


Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)

Alouettes (10-3-0) Next @ Stampeders Sep 28
Roughriders (5-8-0) Next vs Eskimos Sep 28

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 4
  • Times MTL held lead: 2
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times SSK held lead: 2
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
MTLSSK
Largest Lead / Deficit+13 / -1+1 / -13
Final+2-2
MTLTiedSSK
Time in Lead42:4504:1213:03
Consecutive Points
MTL 9 14 1 
SSK1 9 8 4

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

September 21st Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Regina Int'l A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 24.6°C NNE (260°) at 19 km/h 32% 25 95.12 kPa
Regina Int'l A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 25.2°C NNE (310°) at 20 km/h 30% 25 95.09 kPa
Regina Int'l A 4:00 PM Mainly Clear 25.2°C NNE (300°) at 6 km/h 29% 25 95.06 kPa
Regina Int'l A 5:00 PM Mainly Clear 25.2°C NNE (300°) at 6 km/h 30% 25 95.02 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in MTL @ SSK
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)