Calgary Stampeders 17 @ Toronto Argonauts 48

Game Details

  • Week 17
  • 65th Game of Regular Season (73rd Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct 18, 1997 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 24,083
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcasters:
    • RDS
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Stampeders rode into Toronto this weekend searching for a win to keep them in the hunt for first place in the West Division. However, they were facing a Toronto team that is undefeated at home this season. Toronto jumped to the early lead when RB Mike Clemons hauled in a 2-yard pass from QB Doug Flutie 6:00 into the opening frame. K Mike Vanderjagt’s convert attempt was good. Flutie then hooked up with Canadian wide-out Duane Dmytryshyn for a 23-yard score at 12:10 of the first stanza. Vanderjagt’s convert gave Toronto an early 14-0 lead. However, the Stampeders cut into that lead before the end of the quarter when K Mark McLoughlin nailed a 49-yard FG at 14:59 to put 3 points up on the board on the visitors side. Toronto responded quickly when Flutie found Clemons for the second time for a 54-yard TD reception 0:50 seconds into the quarter. Vanderjagt hit the convert and then followed with a 29-yard FG at 8:31 giving the Boatmen a commanding 24-3 lead. McLoughlin rebounded with a FG of his own from 52 yards out but Toronto continued to click offensively as Flutie threw his third TD pass of the afternoon to WR Paul Masotti. The 24-yard TD toss came at 14:37. Vanderjagt connected on the convert attempt and then followed it with a 33-yard FG attempt with no time on the clock sending Toronto into the locker room with a 34-6 lead. Calgary’s defence tightened up in the third quarter holding Toronto scoreless while their offence managed to move the ball culminating in a 51-yard FG by McLoughlin that cut the Argonaut lead to 25 points. The final stanza of play took a turn for the worse for the Red and White after Toronto LB Reggie Givens recovered a fumble and rumbled 91 yards for the major. Vanderjagt’s convert split the uprights. Calgary QB Dave Dickenson threw his first TD pass of the game at 11:08 to SB Allen Pitts. A successful 2-point conversion pass followed the 26-yard pass to Pitts. QB Andre Ware came in to replace Doug Flutie and quickly found Mitchell open for a 71-yard score at 13:10. Vanderjagt’s convert closed out the scoring for the afternoon to make the final from SkyDome Toronto 48, Calgary 17. The win made Toronto’s Don Matthews the CFL’s regular season all-time winningest Coach eclipsing Frank Clair’s 147 career victories.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Toronto and Calgary Matchups
1996Week 13CGY 22 @ TOR 23
Week 16TOR 23 @ CGY 30
1997Week 7TOR 35 @ CGY 45
Week 17CGY 17 @ TOR 48

Argonauts record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Toronto 6–4–0 (0.600)
  • at Calgary 1–8–0 (0.111)
  • Toronto Total 7–12–0 (0.368)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Toronto 15–11–1 (0.574)
  • at Calgary 9–17–0 (0.346)
  • Toronto Total 24–28–1 (0.462)

Streaks as of Oct. 18, 1997 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Stampeders
Argonauts streak overall vs Stampeders


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. TOR: Touchdown CLEMONS (3 yard pass from FLUTIE)
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
2. TOR: Touchdown DMYTRYSHYN (23 yard pass from FLUTIE)
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
3. CGY: Field Goal MCLOUGHLIN (49 yards)

2nd Quarter

4. TOR: Touchdown CLEMONS (56 yard pass from FLUTIE)
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
5. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (29 yards)
6. CGY: Field Goal MCLOUGHLIN (52 yards)
7. TOR: Touchdown MASOTTI (24 yard pass from FLUTIE)
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
8. TOR: Field Goal VANDERJAGT (33 yards)

3rd Quarter

9. CGY: Field Goal MCLOUGHLIN (51 yards)

4th Quarter

10. TOR: Touchdown GIVENS (91 yard Fumble return)
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT
11. CGY: Touchdown PITTS (26 yard pass from DICKENSON)
  CGY: 2-point convert PITTS (5 yard pass from DICKENSON)
12. TOR: Touchdown MITCHELL (71 yard pass from WARE)
  TOR: Convert Kick VANDERJAGT

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 3 3 3 8 17
Argonauts 14 20 0 14 48
First Downs1718
Net Rushing1788
Net Passing298336
Net Offence262408
Pass Att/Com27/40
Interceptions by01
Fumbles Lost20
Punts/Net Avg.7/5.37/6.9
Time of Possession33:0826:52

CGYDICKENSON: 27/40, 298 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT; TORFLUTIE: 16/28, 265 YDS, 4 TD, 0 INT; WARE: 1/1, 71 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT;




CGYPITTS: 6/85 YDS, 1 TD; DANIELSEN: 6/66 YDS, 0 TD; VAUGHN: 5/52 YDS, 0 TD; MOORE: 6/45 YDS, 0 TD; IZQUIERDO: 2/31 YDS, 0 TD; CRYSDALE: 1/10 YDS, 0 TD; FORDE: 1/9 YDS, 0 TD; TORMITCHELL: 4/149 YDS, 1 TD; CLEMONS: 8/112 YDS, 2 TD; KIRWAN: 2/36 YDS, 0 TD; MASOTTI: 1/24 YDS, 1 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 1/23 YDS, 1 TD; JACKSON: 2/2 YDS, 0 TD;

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Stampeders (9-8-0) Next vs Lions Oct 26
Argonauts (15-2-0) Next @ Alouettes Oct 26

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times CGY held lead: 0
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times TOR held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / DeficitNone / -32+32 / None
Time in Lead00:0006:0054:00
Consecutive Points
CGY 3 3 3 8 
TOR14 10 10 7 7

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

October 18th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Clear 11.3°C NNE (150°) at 19 km/h 63% 101.14 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Clear 11.1°C NNE (150°) at 15 km/h 62% 101.08 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Clear 11.2°C NNE (170°) at 13 km/h 61% 101.08 kPa
Toronto Island A 5:00 PM Clear 10.5°C NNE (150°) at 9 km/h 63% 101.04 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 CGY @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR



  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)