Saskatchewan Roughriders 26 @ BC Lions 19

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 61st Game of Regular Season (69th Overall)
  • Friday, Oct 10, 1997 11:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 22,399
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was another entertaining weekend of football last Friday evening in Vancouver as the hometown Lions entertained the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Much to the delight of the 22,399 in attendance, the Lions struck first when WR Alfred Jackson teamed up with QB Damon Allen for a 49-yard TD two minutes into the game. K Lui Passaglia added the convert rounding out the first quarter scoring. Passaglia would increase the Leos’ lead 0:43 into the second stanza when he connected on a 27-yard FG. He followed this up just over five minutes later with a 17-yard chip shot increasing their lead to 13-0. Saskatchewan K Paul McCallum got the ’Riders on the board with just 0:25 seconds left on the clock when he booted a 52-yard FG. The score after one half of play had the Lions on top by a 13-3 margin. The Roughriders trimmed that lead to 4 when SB Dan Farthing corralled a QB Reggie Slack pass for a 26-yard TD. The ensuing McCallum convert cut the Lion’s lead to just 3. Passaglia restored the six-point margin on the final play of the third quarter when his 15-yard FG attempt sailed through the uprights. Passaglia then opened up the fourth quarter scoring with a 46-yard FG putting the Lions in front by a 19-10 score. However, the ’Riders followed this up with 16 straight points beginning with a McCallum single off a missed FG at 10:33. Slack then found WR Curtis Mayfield in the open for a 53-yard major score. Slack then completed a 5-yard pass to RB Shawn Daniels for the 2-point convert. Daniels followed this up with a 1-yard TD run at 13:53 making the score 25-19. McCallum’s convert attempt was good and the ’Riders left B.C. Place Stadium with a 26-19 victory. The win improved the Roughriders’ record to 7-9, while the Lions fell to 8-8.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 BC and Saskatchewan Matchups
1996Week 13SSK 10 @ BC 22
Week 17BC 19 @ SSK 27
1997Week 1SSK 24 @ BC 23
Week 8BC 39 @ SSK 26
Week 11BC 12 @ SSK 46
Week 16SSK 26 @ BC 19

Lions record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at BC 5–8–0 (0.385)
  • at Saskatchewan 8–7–0 (0.533)
  • BC Total 13–15–0 (0.464)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at BC 28–35–2 (0.446)
  • at Saskatchewan 28–36–2 (0.439)
  • BC Total 56–71–4 (0.443)

Streaks as of Oct. 10, 1997 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Roughriders
Lions streak overall vs Roughriders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 0 3 7 16 26
Lions 7 6 3 3 19

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)
Lions coach: Adam Rita (L)

Roughriders (7-9-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Oct 19
Lions (8-8-0) Next @ Eskimos Oct 19

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

October 10th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 9.8°C NNE (160°) at 24 km/h NA 100.87 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.0°C NNE (150°) at 22 km/h NA 100.87 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 9.3°C NNE (140°) at 16 km/h NA 100.88 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 9.3°C NNE (130°) at 18 km/h NA 100.92 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Wind speed, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in SSK @ BC
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)