Edmonton Eskimos 30 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 19

Game Details

  • Week 18
  • 70th Game of Regular Season (78th Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 2 PM EDT ( )
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 16,110
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcasters:
    • RDS
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was the final regular season game for both of these clubs, a chance for the Eskimos to tune up for the playoffs and a chance for the Tiger-Cats to take a look at a few players who may compete for jobs in ’98. The Eskimos got on the scoreboard first at 5:43 of the opening quarter when RB Tony Burse plunged into the end zone from 1-yard out. K Sean Fleming’s convert attempt was successful and the Eskimos were up by 7. Burse then added to their lead at 9:21 scoring his second major of the quarter, this one a 2-yard run. Fleming added his second convert of the game and increased Edmonton’s lead to 14-0. Hamilton K Paul Osbaldiston put the Tabbies on the board at 12:41 with a 32-yard FG. Hamilton opened the second quarter with a little razzle-dazzle as WR Burt Thornton completed an 81-yard pass to WR Andrew Grigg at 2:11. Osbaldiston’s convert attempt was good and the Edmonton lead was cut to 4. The kickers rounded out the first half scoring with Fleming accounting for two and Osbaldiston one sending the teams into the locker room with Hamilton trailing by a 16‐11 score. Fleming broke the seal on the second half scoring a 15-yard FG at 5:33 increasing the Edmonton to 19-11. Osbaldiston trimmed the lead back to 7 with a 55-yard single before Fleming rounded out the third quarter scoring with a 36-yard FG. The Eskimos increased their lead just 0:18 into the final stanza as QB Marcus Crandell teamed up with WR Shannon Myers for a 10-yard pass and catch TD. Fleming’s third convert of the game ballooned the Eskimo lead to 29-12. The Tabbies countered back with their second major of the day when QB Marquel Fleetwood stepped into the end zone from 1-yard out. Osbaldiston’s convert cut the Edmonton lead to 30-19. However, this was as close as Hamilton would get as Fleming rounded out the games scoring with a 60-yard single making the final from Ivor Wynne Stadium, Edmonton 30 and Hamilton 19.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Hamilton and Edmonton Matchups
1996Week 9HAM 8 @ EDM 35
Week 12EDM 14 @ HAM 20
1997Week 9HAM 24 @ EDM 28
Week 18EDM 30 @ HAM 19

Tiger-Cats record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Hamilton 4–6–0 (0.400)
  • at Edmonton 1–8–0 (0.111)
  • Hamilton Total 5–14–0 (0.263)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Hamilton 9–17–1 (0.352)
  • at Edmonton 6–20–0 (0.231)
  • Hamilton Total 15–37–1 (0.292)

Streaks as of Oct. 25, 1997 (Regular Season)

Tiger-Cats streak at home vs Eskimos
Tiger-Cats streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 14 2 6 8 30
Tiger-Cats 3 8 1 7 19

Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)
Tiger-Cats coach: Urban Bowman, Jr. (L)

Eskimos (12-6-0) Next vs Roughriders Nov 09

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

October 25th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 6.3°C N (60°) at 13 km/h 58% 101.90 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 6.5°C N (80°) at 11 km/h 57% 101.95 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 6.8°C N (70°) at 9 km/h 55% 101.96 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 5:00 PM Overcast 6.8°C N (90°) at 7 km/h 59% 101.95 kPa

Conditions at Burlington Piers (AUT) (5.75 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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