Montreal Alouettes 27 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 1st Game of Regular Season (9th Overall)
  • Canada Day
  • Wednesday, Jul 1, 1998 3:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 22,013
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was fitting that the launch of the 1998 CFL season took place on Canada Day as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosted the Montreal Alouettes. Over 22,000 fans cheered wildly as newly acquired RB Sean Millington opened the scoring with a 1-yard power run at 7:14 of the first quarter. K Troy Westwood’s convert was good pacing the Bombers to the early lead. Rookie QB T.J. Rubley threw the first TD pass of his CFL career when he spotted WR Larry Thompson down the field for a 49-yard completion at 9:11 of the second stanza. Westwood was good on the convert. Montreal dominated the rest of the quarter as K Terry Baker opened the scoring for Montreal with a 50-yard FG at 11:06. This was followed by a 40-yard TD run by RB Mike Pringle at 12:58. Baker was good on the convert and added 46-yard FG at the end of the quarter making the score 14-13 at the half for the home team. In the third, Pringle scored his second TD of the afternoon scampering in from 1-yard out. Baker was good on the convert and then proceeded to nail a 32-yard FG at 13:36. In the final quarter of play Westwood split the uprights from 24-yards out closing the gap to 6 points. At 10:36 Baker scored a 58 yard punting single and then hoofed a 29-yard FG at 12:07. Winnipeg attempted a late rally as Rubley found SB Chris Armstrong for a 20-yard TD reception. Westwood’s convert made the final score 27-24 in favour of the Alouettes.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Winnipeg and Montreal Matchups
1997Week 2MTL 27 @ WPG 24
Week 9MTL 26 @ WPG 21
Week 12WPG 28 @ MTL 29
Week 17WPG 34 @ MTL 41
1998Week BWPG 18 @ MTL 44
Week 1MTL 27 @ WPG 24
Week 13MTL 23 @ WPG 34
Week 17WPG 44 @ MTL 58

Blue Bombers record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 1–4–0 (0.200)
  • at Montreal 0–4–0 (0.000)
  • Winnipeg Total 1–8–0 (0.111)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Winnipeg 12–9–0 (0.571)
  • at Montreal 8–10–2 (0.450)
  • Winnipeg Total 20–19–2 (0.512)

Streaks as of July 1, 1998 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Alouettes
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Alouettes

Boxscore

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 0 13 10 4 27
Blue Bombers 7 7 0 10 24

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)

Alouettes (1-0-0) Next vs Roughriders Jul 09
Blue Bombers (0-1-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Jul 08

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

July 1st Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 2:00 PM Mainly Clear 27.4°C NNE (270°) at 7 km/h 46% 31 98.68 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 3:00 PM Mainly Clear 27.5°C NNE (250°) at 9 km/h 52% 33 98.65 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 4:00 PM Mainly Clear 27.5°C NNE (290°) at 4 km/h 52% 33 98.62 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 5:00 PM Thunderstorms 25.9°C NNE (200°) at 11 km/h 60% 32 98.59 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

CategoryCurrent
Rank
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Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)