Montreal Alouettes 21 @ Toronto Argonauts 28

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 62nd Game of Regular Season (70th Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct 11, 1997 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 17,355
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Montreal Alouettes visited the Toronto Argonauts in SkyDome this week in a pivotal East Division match‐up. The Argos, undefeated at home this season could wrap up the Division crown with a win over the Als. It was the Als who got on the board first however, as K Terry Baker nailed a 46-yard FG just 2 minutes into play. Toronto responded quickly to the Montreal score when QB Doug Flutie completed a 9-yard TD pass to wide‐out Jack Jackson at 10:32. K Mike Vanderjagt’s convert gave Toronto a 7-3 lead. The see-saw battle continued into the second quarter as Baker struck for his second FG of the game from 52-yards out trimming the Argonaut lead to 1 with no time remaining on the clock. In the third quarter the Toronto offence finally got on track as RB Mike “Pinball” Clemons ran the ball in from 1-yard out. Vanderjagt’s convert was good. A forced fumble by Flutie lead to the game's next score as LB Tracy Gravely scooped up the loose ball and returned it 20 yards for the TD at 9:20. Montreal elected to go for the 2-point conversion but QB Tracy Ham’s pass to SB Chris Armstrong fell incomplete keeping the score at 14-12 in favour of Toronto. Toronto increased their lead during their next series when Flutie teamed up with SB Derrell Mitchell for a 38-yard major. Vanderjagt’s convert stretched Toronto’s lead to 9-points. In the fourth quarter Clemons opened the scoring with his second rushing TD of the night, a 2-yard run at 1:15 bringing Toronto’s point total up to 28 after Vanderjagt sailed the convert through the uprights. A 45-yard FG attempt by Baker sailed wide but still scored a single during Montreal’s next possession cutting Toronto’s lead to 28-13. That’s the way the score would remain until Ham found Armstrong in the end zone for a 26-yard TD. The 2-point convert attempted by Montreal was successful this time as Ham teamed up with RB Mike Pringle with 5 seconds remaining in the game making the final score 28-21 in favour of the Double Blue. The win secures the East Division tittle for the Boatmen for the second consecutive year while regulating the Alouettes to a second place finish. Also of note in the game was Mike Clemons eclipsing his own CFL record for most combined yards in a regular season (3,300 yards). His 213 total yardage for the game gave him 3,399 yards for the season with 2 games still remaining.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Toronto and Montreal Matchups
1996Week 1TOR 27 @ MTL 24
Week 6MTL 31 @ TOR 40
Division FinalMTL 7 @ TOR 43
1997Week BTOR 40 @ MTL 0
Week 6MTL 8 @ TOR 46
Week 16MTL 21 @ TOR 28
Week 18TOR 38 @ MTL 43
Division FinalMTL 30 @ TOR 37

Argonauts record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Toronto 3–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Montreal 1–1–0 (0.500)
  • Toronto Total 4–1–0 (0.800)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Toronto 39–35–1 (0.527)
  • at Montreal 31–40–2 (0.438)
  • Toronto Total 70–75–3 (0.483)

Streaks as of Oct. 11, 1997 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Alouettes
Argonauts streak overall vs Alouettes

Boxscore

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 3 3 6 9 21
Argonauts 7 0 14 7 28

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Alouettes (11-5-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Oct 19
Argonauts (14-2-0) Next vs Stampeders Oct 18

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

October 11th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Clear 12.4°C N (80°) at 13 km/h 71% 101.99 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Clear 12.3°C N (90°) at 11 km/h 68% 101.95 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Clear 12.4°C N (100°) at 6 km/h 63% 101.88 kPa
Toronto Island A 5:00 PM Clear 11.9°C N (70°) at 11 km/h 63% 101.85 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)