Toronto Argonauts 10 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 19

Game Details

  • Week 1
  • 4th Game of Regular Season (12th Overall)
  • Friday, Jul 3, 1998 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 21,714
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

In a rematch of last years Grey Cup, the Saskatchewan Roughriders played host to the Toronto Argonauts in front of 21,734 enthusiastic fans at Taylor Field for the year’s first edition of TSN Friday Night Football. Toronto opened the scoring with 11:31 remaining in the first quarter when rookie K Noel Prefontaine missed a 33-yard FG but still scored the single. K Paul McCallum replied later that quarter with a 30-yard FG giving the Green ’Riders a 3-1 advantage. Prefontaine hoofed a 79-yard punting single at 12:09 to round out the scoring in the first. Saskatchewan took control of the game in the second quarter holding Toronto scoreless while lighting up the scoreboard with 10 points. McCallum got things rolling with a 26-yard FG at 7:58 followed by the first TD of the game as QB Reggie Slack found wide-out Curtis Mayfield for a 62-yard TD reception with 2:29 remaining in the half. McCallum’s convert was good giving the ’Riders a 13-2 lead going into the locker-room. Things tightened up in the third quarter with the only scoring coming off the foot of Prefontaine as he scored a single off a missed FG attempt from 22 yards out with 4:26 to go. McCallum increased Saskatchewan’s lead nailing a 33-yard FG. Toronto attempted a late rally scoring their first TD of the game as receiver Duane Dmytryshyn scampered in from 1-yard out. Prefontaine’s convert was good. McCallum iced the game, however, when his 27-yard FG with 5:26 remaining in the game split the uprights making the final score from Regina 19-10 in favour of the hometown heroes.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Saskatchewan and Toronto Matchups
1997Week 3TOR 23 @ SSK 27
Week 9SSK 1 @ TOR 27
The Grey CupTOR 47 vs SSK 23
1998Week 1TOR 10 @ SSK 19
Week 14SSK 18 @ TOR 15

Roughriders record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Saskatchewan 7–2–0 (0.778)
  • at Toronto 4–5–0 (0.444)
  • Saskatchewan Total 11–7–0 (0.611)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Saskatchewan 16–10–1 (0.611)
  • at Toronto 13–14–0 (0.481)
  • Saskatchewan Total 29–24–1 (0.546)

Streaks as of July 3, 1998 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Argonauts
Roughriders streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 2 0 1 7 10
Roughriders 3 10 0 6 19

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)

Argonauts (0-1-0) Next vs Stampeders Jul 09
Roughriders (1-0-0) Next @ Alouettes Jul 09

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

July 3rd Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.5°C NNE (130°) at 17 km/h 73% 95.34 kPa
Regina Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.9°C NNE (150°) at 15 km/h 76% 95.34 kPa
Regina Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.3°C NNE (120°) at 11 km/h 86% 95.31 kPa
Regina Int'l A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.6°C NNE (130°) at 11 km/h 89% 95.31 kPa
Regina Int'l A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.2°C NNE (130°) at 15 km/h 89% 95.28 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)