Calgary Stampeders 32 @ Edmonton Eskimos 42 OT

Game Details

  • Week 15
  • 60th Game of Regular Season (68th Overall)
  • Sunday, Oct 5, 1997 3:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 31,572
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

31,572 Eskimo faithful turned out on Sunday afternoon in hopes that their hometown squad would win the season series against their hated rivals to the south and regain their place at the head of the West Division. Things got under way as planned for the Esks as K Sean Fleming opened the scoring with a 43-yard FG at 5:22 into play. The lead was short lived however, as Calgary QB Jeff Garcia hit SB Vince Danielsen for a 6-yard TD reception at 12:16. K Mark McLoughlin’s convert gave Calgary a 4-point cushion. Fleming brought the Green and Gold back to within one in the second quarter when he struck a 31-yard FG at 11:37. The Stampeders, feeling the pressure, responded with their second aerial TD of the night as Garcia found WR Terry Vaughn with a 14-yard pass. McLoughlin’s convert gave Calgary a 14-6 edge going into half-time. Calgary continued to pour it on in the second half scoring their third TD just 1:35 into the third quarter when Pitts hauled in a 5-yard pass from Garcia. McLoughlin was good on the convert. Then Garcia found Danielsen in the end zone for the second time of the afternoon from the 10-yard line at 7:39 giving Calgary a 28-6 advantage. Edmonton QB Danny McManus sprung SB Darren Flutie loose with a 39-yard TD pass at 9:27. Fleming’s convert was good to cut the Calgary lead to 15. McLoughlin hit for a 25-yard FG attempt to close the third quarter scoring. At 1:57 of the final stanza McManus threw his second TD of the day, this time a 34-yard toss to WR Robert Gordon. McManus was also successful on the ensuing 2-point conversion throw to Flutie to bringing the Esks within 10. McLoughlin’s 47-yard FG attempt that sailed wide for the single at 6:41 was the only scoring play Calgary would have in the quarter, as Edmonton continued their late rally. McManus hit SB Don Blair for both the 14-yard TD and the 2-point convert with 5 minutes remaining in the game. Then Fleming’s 18-yard FG with 2:10 remaining on the clock tied the game at 32. There was no more scoring so it was off to overtime to decide the winner of this pivotal West Division match-up. In overtime it was Edmonton that did all the scoring as McManus hit Blair once again for a 28-yard TD reception at 3:32 of the first overtime half. Then in the second period Edmonton struck once again as Fleming’s 22-yard FG iced the game for the Eskimos making the final score 42-32 for the hometown heroes. The win places Edmonton back atop the West Division standings where they have been for most of the ’97 season and regulates Calgary to a second place tie with BC

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Edmonton and Calgary Matchups
1996Week 10EDM 13 @ CGY 31
Week 11CGY 19 @ EDM 20
Week 18CGY 32 @ EDM 41
Division FinalEDM 15 @ CGY 12
1997Week 1EDM 23 @ CGY 22
Week 10EDM 14 @ CGY 27
Week 11CGY 20 @ EDM 24
Week 15CGY 32 @ EDM 42 OT

Eskimos record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Edmonton 14–2–0 (0.875)
  • at Calgary 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • Edmonton Total 21–10–0 (0.677)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Edmonton 56–25–1 (0.689)
  • at Calgary 46–34–2 (0.573)
  • Edmonton Total 102–59–3 (0.631)

Streaks as of Oct. 5, 1997 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Stampeders
Eskimos streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 Final
Stampeders 7 7 17 1 0 32
Eskimos 3 3 7 19 10 42

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Stampeders (8-7-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Oct 13
Eskimos (9-6-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Oct 12

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

October 5th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 1:00 PM Mainly Clear 8.5°C NNE (270°) at 20 km/h 47% 93.27 kPa
City Centre A 2:00 PM Mainly Clear 9.1°C NNE (240°) at 17 km/h 43% 93.23 kPa
City Centre A 3:00 PM Clear 9.5°C NNE (290°) at 11 km/h 42% 93.23 kPa
City Centre A 4:00 PM Clear 9.9°C NNE (270°) at 13 km/h 37% 93.20 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)