Saskatchewan Roughriders 33 @ Calgary Stampeders 30

Game Details

  • West Division Semi-final
  • 82nd Game of 1997
  • Sunday, Nov 2, 1997 3:45 PM EST ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 20,369
    • Capacity: 37,317
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

This week in the West Division Semi-Final to see who meet Edmonton next Sunday. Saskatchewan opened the scoring off the foot of K Paul McCallum who nailed a 18-yard FG at 9:39 of the first quarter. Then in the second quarter FB Shawn Daniels rumbled in from the 1-yard line at 4:51. McCallum was good on the convert pacing the ’Riders to an early 10-0 lead. Calgary however, battled back as K Mark McLoughlin struck a 21-yard FG to put the Stamps on the board. Wide-out Donald Narcisse ended any thoughts of a Calgary rally in the first half as he hooked up with QB Reggie Slack for a 39-yard TD reception at 14:45. McCallum’s convert made the score 17-3 in favour of the visitors going into the dressing rooms at half‐time. The second half in contrast was a high scoring affair as McLoughlin hit an 11-yard FG at 4:21. Then McCallum nailed a 35-yard FG at 7:29. Calgary’s first TD of the night was a 3-yard toss by QB Dave Dickenson, replacing an injured Jeff Garcia, to SB Vince Danielsen at 12:06. McLoughlin’s convert made the score 20-13 in favour of the ’Riders entering the final period of play. Just 17 seconds in RB Mike Saunders found the end zone at the conclusion of a 3-yard run. McCallum was good on the convert. The see-saw battle continued as Pitts hauled in a 21-yard TD pass at 3:50. McLoughlin nailed the convert but later missed a 53-yard FG attempt scoring only a single. Dickenson later called his own number on a 14-yard rushing play that put the Stamps ahead by one after McLoughlin’s convert at 12:15. Slack re-established the Saskatchewan lead as he ran ball in from the 17-yard line with under a minute to play in the game. The ensuing 2-point convert play went awry however, as CB Alfred Jordan intercepted Slack’s pass and carried 115-yards for the 2-point score to bring the Red and White within a FG of tying the game. The Stamps were unable to move the ball in final minutes of play however, leaving Saskatchewan with a 33-30 lead as the final buzzer sounded.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Calgary and Saskatchewan Matchups
1996Week ASSK 15 @ CGY 28
Week 1CGY 33 @ SSK 13
Week 6SSK 11 @ CGY 38
Week 19SSK 23 @ CGY 46
1997Week 4SSK 13 @ CGY 22
Week 5CGY 19 @ SSK 21
Week 12SSK 24 @ CGY 28
Division Semi-FinalSSK 33 @ CGY 30

Stampeders record vs Roughriders (Playoffs)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Calgary 1–2–0 (0.333)
  • Calgary Total 1–2–0 (0.333)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Calgary 9–6–0 (0.600)
  • at Saskatchewan 7–4–1 (0.625)
  • Calgary Total 16–10–1 (0.611)

1 – All-time game results for playoffs allow ties, as record is for games, not series.

Streaks as of Nov. 2, 1997 (Playoffs)

Stampeders streak at home vs Roughriders
Stampeders streak overall vs Roughriders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 3 14 3 13 33
Stampeders 0 3 10 17 30

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (L)

Roughriders Next @ Eskimos Nov 09

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

November 2nd Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.5°C NNE (200°) at 4 km/h 42% 103.08 kPa
COP Upper 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.6°C NNE (140°) at 4 km/h 42% 103.03 kPa
COP Upper 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.3°C NNE (180°) at 0 km/h 42% 103.01 kPa
COP Upper 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.2°C NNE (140°) at 6 km/h 43% 102.97 kPa
COP Upper 5:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 4.2°C NNE (150°) at 7 km/h 43% 102.94 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL Facts, Figures and Records, 1998 Edition


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