Toronto Argonauts 41 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9

Game Details

  • Week 14
  • 54th Game of Regular Season (62nd Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 28, 1997 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 20,004
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The East Division leading Toronto Argonauts traveled to Winnipeg Stadium this week for a match against the third place Blue Bombers. The game started as a tight defensive battle with neither team scoring until half way through the first quarter when Toronto RB Mike “Pinball” Clemons darted his way into the end zone from the 5-yard line. K Mike Vanderjagt’s convert was good pacing the Boatmen to an early 7-0 lead. Winnipeg countered by scoring a TD of their own 2:28 later when WR Tyrone Montgomery found the end zone at the conclusion of a 39-yard run. Toronto dominated the second quarter scoring just 1:09 into play after QB Doug Flutie threw the games first passing TD, a 10-yard toss to SB Derrell Mitchell making the score 14-7. Vanderjagt’s 11-yard FG at 6:26 increased the lead to 10. Then at 11:51, Flutie called his own number scampering into the end zone from 9 yards out. Vanderjagt’s single point attempt was good giving Toronto a commanding 24-7 lead. In the ensuing kickoff Vanderjagt hoofed the ball into end zone forcing Winnipeg wide-out Milt Stegall to concede a single bringing the Toronto tally to 25. Toronto continued to drive hard against the Winnipeg defence and their persistence resulted in Flutie’s second TD pass to Mitchell at 13:19. The 35-yard throw gave Toronto a 25-point cushion after Vanderjagt’s convert split the uprights. Toronto RB Robert Drummond closed the scoring in the first half carrying the ball 4 yards for his League leading 18th TD at 14:11. Vanderjagt’s convert gave Toronto a convincing 39-7 half-time lead. Vanderjagt’s opening kick off the third stanza of play sailed into the end zone and was conceded for a single by Montgomery for the only score in the quarter. In the fourth quarter, Vanderjagt scored another single for Toronto when his 21-yard FG attempt went wide at 5:52. At 11:23, Vanderjagt conceded a safety touch to round out the scoring in the match. Toronto improved their League best record to 12-2 with a score from Winnipeg Stadium that read Toronto 41, Winnipeg 9.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Winnipeg and Toronto Matchups
1996Week 3TOR 35 @ WPG 14
Week 15WPG 12 @ TOR 28
1997Week 1WPG 23 @ TOR 38
Week 11TOR 66 @ WPG 25
Week 14TOR 41 @ WPG 9

Blue Bombers record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 9–5–0 (0.643)
  • at Toronto 3–9–0 (0.250)
  • Winnipeg Total 12–14–0 (0.462)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 22–9–0 (0.710)
  • at Toronto 10–19–1 (0.350)
  • Winnipeg Total 32–28–1 (0.533)

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

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Argonauts
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 7 32 1 1 41
Blue Bombers 7 0 0 2 9

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)

Argonauts (12-2-0) Next vs Lions Oct 04
Blue Bombers (3-11-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Oct 05

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

September 28th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 1:00 PM Cloudy 14.7°C NNE (300°) at 33 km/h 69% 96.20 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 2:00 PM Cloudy 15.1°C NNE (310°) at 41 km/h 65% 96.17 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 3:00 PM Cloudy 15.3°C NNE (310°) at 32 km/h 67% 96.14 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 4:00 PM Cloudy 15.3°C NNE (300°) at 26 km/h 68% 96.14 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)