Montreal Alouettes 22 @ Calgary Stampeders 43

Game Details

  • Week 14
  • 56th Game of Regular Season (64th Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 28, 1997 4:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 27,153
    • Capacity: 37,317

Game Notes

Game Summary

27,153 Stampeder faithful turned out on Sunday afternoon in hopes that their hometown squad would notch their eighth victory of the season. The Alouettes however opened the games scoring at 11:08 of the first quarter when WR Nigel Williams teamed up with QB Tracy Ham for a 15-yard TD. K Terry Baker added the extra point putting Montreal up by a 7-0 score after one period of play. The Alouettes added to their lead at 5:21 of the second when DB Charles Gordon stepped in front of an errant Jeff Garcia pass and returned it 15 yards for the major. Baker’s second convert of the game upped the Montreal lead to 14-0. Baker increased their lead to 15-0 when on the ensuing kickoff his kick sailed into the end zone for an 86-yard single. However, the Stamps battled back and got on the score sheet at 9:04 when Garcia found WR Travis Moore alone for a 23-yard TD. K Mark McLoughlin added the convert cutting the Alouettes’ lead to 8 points. The Stamps continued to battle and with just 45 seconds left in the half, RB Kelvin Anderson plunged into the end zone from 2 yards out. The McLoughlin convert cut the Montreal lead to just one point after one half of play. Baker added an 18-yard FG and a 73-yard punting single to open the second half scoring increasing the Montreal lead to 5 once again, but this was short lived as the Stampeders pulled some special teams tricks out of their hat. The antics occurred at 12:59 of the third quarter as the Stamps lined up in FG position. Backup QB, Dave Dickenson pulled up and found OL Ron Meyer alone in the end zone for a 21-yard TD pass. McLoughlin added the convert giving the Stamps their first lead of the game. They added to this lead less than a minute later when FB Farell Duclair scooped up a fumble and took it into the end zone for a 36-yard TD. The McLoughlin convert rounded out the third quarter scoring with the Stamps on top by a 28-19 score. Baker trimmed Calgary’s lead to 6 at 5:39 of the fourth quarter when he split the uprights from 14 yards out. However, the Stampeders would go on to score 15 unanswered points thanks to a 12-yard Anderson rushing TD and a 38-yard Allen Pitts receiving major. These majors scores, added with a 2-point convert and a 1-point convert, equated into a 43-22 Calgary win. The win, coupled with the Eskimos’ loss placed the Red and White into the three-way tie for first in the Western Division.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Calgary and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 3CGY 62 @ MTL 22
Week 12MTL 25 @ CGY 23
1997Week 3CGY 28 @ MTL 34
Week 14MTL 22 @ CGY 43

Stampeders record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Calgary 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • at Montreal 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • Calgary Total 2–2–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Calgary 12–5–1 (0.694)
  • at Montreal 8–10–0 (0.444)
  • Calgary Total 20–15–1 (0.569)

Streaks as of Sept. 28, 1997 (Regular Season)

Stampeders streak at home vs Alouettes
Stampeders streak overall vs Alouettes


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. MTL: Touchdown WILLIAMS (15 yard pass from HAM) 11:08
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER

2nd Quarter

2. MTL: Touchdown GORDON (15 yard Interception return) 5:21
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER
3. MTL: Single BAKER (86 yards off a Kickoff) 5:38
4. CGY: Touchdown MOORE (23 yard pass from GARCIA) 9:04
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN
5. CGY: Touchdown ANDERSON (2 yards) 14:15
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN 14:15

3rd Quarter

6. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (18 yards) 4:49
7. MTL: Single BAKER (73 yards off a Punt) 7:25
8. CGY: Touchdown MEYER (21 yard pass from DICKENSON) 13:00
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN
9. CGY: Touchdown DUCLAIR (36 yard Fumble return) 13:21
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN

4th Quarter

10. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (14 yards) 5:39
11. CGY: Touchdown ANDERSON (12 yards) 9:31
  CGY: 2-point convert GARCIA (5 yards)
12. CGY: Touchdown PITTS (38 yard pass from GARCIA) 12:26
  CGY: Convert Kick MCLOUGHLIN 12:26

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 7 8 4 3 22
Stampeders 0 14 14 15 43
First Downs2428
Net Rushing149157
Net Passing180267
Net Offence323418
Pass Att/Com19/33
Interceptions by11
Fumbles Lost20
Punts/Net Avg.6/7.73/12.3
Time of Possession29:4530:15

MTLHAM: 19/33, 180 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT; CGYGARCIA: 19/28, 239 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT; DICKENSON: 2/2, 28 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT;


MTLPRINGLE: 16/93 YDS, 0 TD; HAM: 7/56 YDS, 0 TD; CGYANDERSON: 14/71 YDS, 2 TD; GARCIA: 9/63 YDS, 0 TD; DUCLAIR: 4/23 YDS, 0 TD;


MTLCLIMIE: 7/71 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 4/62 YDS, 1 TD; SOLES: 2/21 YDS, 0 TD; ARMSTRONG: 3/18 YDS, 0 TD; COLEMAN: 2/8 YDS, 0 TD; PRINGLE: 1/0 YDS, 0 TD; CGYDANIELSEN: 7/90 YDS, 0 TD; MOORE: 4/54 YDS, 1 TD; VAUGHN: 4/40 YDS, 0 TD; PITTS: 1/38 YDS, 1 TD; MEYER: 1/21 YDS, 1 TD; ANDERSON: 3/17 YDS, 0 TD; FORDE: 1/7 YDS, 0 TD;

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (L)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)

Alouettes (10-4-0) Next vs Roughriders Oct 03
Stampeders (8-6-0) Next @ Eskimos Oct 05

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 2
  • Times MTL held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times CGY held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+15 / -21+21 / -15
Time in Lead31:5211:0817:00
Consecutive Points
MTL15 4 3 
CGY 14 14 15

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

September 28th Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 2:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 19.0°C NNE (280°) at 39 km/h 21% 100.97 kPa
COP Upper 3:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.7°C NNE (270°) at 37 km/h 20% 100.99 kPa
COP Upper 4:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 18.3°C NNE (270°) at 28 km/h 20% 100.95 kPa
COP Upper 5:00 PM Windy and Partly Cloudy 17.1°C NNE (260°) at 35 km/h 20% 100.95 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 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 MTL @ CGY
Including known plays over 55 yards

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