Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27

Game Details

  • Week 15
  • 59th Game of Regular Season (67th Overall)
  • Sunday, Oct 5, 1997 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 14,987
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcaster:
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats hosted the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and were looking for their first home victory of the season against their East Division rivals. The game started asa defensive affair with neither team scoring in the first quarter. In the second quarter Hamilton K Paul Osbaldiston conceded a safety touch in his end zone to put Winnipeg ahead by 2-points at a time of 6:22. Winnipeg increased that lead to 5 after K Troy Westwood nailed a 39-yard FG at 9:26 of play. Osbaldiston countered with a 44-yard FG of his own at 11:06 to bring the Tabbies within 2 points of the lead. Then with under a minute remaining QB Rickey Foggie scrambled into the end zone from the 2-yard line for the games first major. Osbaldiston’s convert gave Hamilton a 10-5 edge at the half to the delight of the 14,956 fans in attendance on a beautiful autumn day that was just perfect for a game of football. In the second half Hamilton added to their lead after Osbaldiston was good on his second FG attempt of the night, a 27-yard effort at 4:47 of the third quarter giving the Cats a 8-point cushion. Winnipeg’s next drive however, culminated in a TD as QB Chris Vargas and wide-out Milt Stegall teamed up for a 28-yard pass completion. Westwood’s convert brought the Bombers to within a point of the Black and Gold. With a possible win in sight, Hamilton was going to let the game slip away as WR Andrew Grigg dove on a ball that was fumbled by RB Yonel Jourdain in the end zone at 13:09 to once again giving Hamilton some breathing room over Winnipeg. Osbaldiston’s convert was good making the score 20-12 in favour of the Tiger-Cats. In the fourth quarter, Grigg scored his second TD of the night in a more ordinary fashion hauling in a 55-yard pass from Foggie at 5:20. Osbaldiston upped Hamilton’s lead to 15 points with the single. Winnipeg began a late charge at 8:16 when RB Ronald Williams busted into the end zone from the 1-yard line. Westwood was good on the convert. Then Williams scored from the 2-yard line at 12:46. Winnipeg attempted a 2-point conversion that would have tied the game, but the pass to Turhon O’Bannon fell incomplete. Hamilton then ran out the clock to make the final from Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton 27, Winnipeg 25.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Hamilton and Winnipeg Matchups
1996Week 11HAM 15 @ WPG 33
Week 17WPG 15 @ HAM 25
1997Week 3WPG 33 @ HAM 18
Week 5HAM 36 @ WPG 21
Week 15WPG 25 @ HAM 27

Tiger-Cats record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Hamilton 6–7–0 (0.462)
  • at Winnipeg 4–10–0 (0.286)
  • Hamilton Total 10–17–0 (0.370)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Hamilton 16–14–0 (0.533)
  • at Winnipeg 11–20–0 (0.355)
  • Hamilton Total 27–34–0 (0.443)

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

Tiger-Cats streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Tiger-Cats streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 0 5 7 13 25
Tiger-Cats 0 10 10 7 27

Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)
Tiger-Cats coach: Urban Bowman, Jr. (W)

Blue Bombers (3-12-0) Next vs Eskimos Oct 12
Tiger-Cats (2-13-0) Next @ Stampeders Oct 13

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

October 5th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 2:00 PM Clear 23.2°C NNE (220°) at 7 km/h 33% 101.89 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 3:00 PM Clear 23.0°C NNE (220°) at 13 km/h 35% 101.89 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 4:00 PM Clear 24.2°C NNE (190°) at 15 km/h 31% 101.88 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 5:00 PM Clear 22.9°C NNE (150°) at 17 km/h 33% 101.85 kPa

Conditions at Burlington Piers (AUT) (5.75 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 WPG @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Passing Yards – Game 35th 35th 498 yards Rickey Foggie


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)