Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33

Game Details

  • Week 2
  • 5th Game of Regular Season (13th Overall)
  • Wednesday, Jul 8, 1998 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 17,104
    • Capacity: 29,183
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

17,104 enthusiastic fans turned out to see Hamilton’s home opener against the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Both teams were still smarting from Week 1 losses and were looking forward to getting the first win of the 1998 season under their belts. Hamilton opened the scoring immediately as Winnipeg QB T.J. Rubley’s pass to WR Chris Armstrong was intercepted by DE Gonzalo Floyd and returned 37 yards to the Winnipeg 1-yard line. This set up a 1-yard TD run by QB Danny McManus at 1:23 of the first quarter and was followed by K Paul Osbaldiston’s convert. K Troy Westwood got Winnipeg on the board near the end of the quarter as his 33-yard FG attempt split the uprights at 11:37. Hamilton restored their 7-point cushion, however, as Osbaldiston was successful in his 27-yard FG attempt at 14:58. The second quarter belonged to Winnipeg as Westwood’s 27-yard FG cut the lead to 3 points. Then RB Sean Millington powered in for the TD from 1-yard out at 13:22, despite a valiant goal-line stand by the Hamilton defence. Westwood’s convert made the score 13-10 for the visitors at the half. Hamilton regained the lead in the third quarter after Osbaldiston was good on FGs from 34 and 36 yards respectively. The Tabbies continued to pull away in the final stanza of play as RB Ronald Williams scored his first TD as a Tiger-Cat, running the ball in from 9-yards out at 2:47. This was followed by a 28-yard TD reception from McManus to SB Mike Morreale at 8:58. Osbaldiston was good on both converts. Osbaldiston also rounded out the scoring in the game at 12:44 as his 44-yard FG sailed through the uprights making the final from Ivor Wynn Stadium, Hamilton 33, Winnipeg 13.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Hamilton and Winnipeg Matchups
1997Week 3WPG 33 @ HAM 18
Week 5HAM 36 @ WPG 21
Week 15WPG 25 @ HAM 27
1998Week AHAM 9 @ WPG 17
Week 2WPG 13 @ HAM 33
Week 3HAM 29 @ WPG 7
Week 14WPG 21 @ HAM 35

Tiger-Cats record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Hamilton 8–6–0 (0.571)
  • at Winnipeg 5–9–0 (0.357)
  • Hamilton Total 13–15–0 (0.464)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Hamilton 18–14–0 (0.563)
  • at Winnipeg 12–20–0 (0.375)
  • Hamilton Total 30–34–0 (0.469)

Streaks as of July 8, 1998 (Regular Season)

Tiger-Cats streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Tiger-Cats streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 3 10 0 0 13
Tiger-Cats 10 0 6 17 33

Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)
Tiger-Cats coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Blue Bombers (0-2-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Jul 18
Tiger-Cats (1-1-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Jul 18

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

July 8th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.9°C NNE (320°) at 4 km/h 95% 101.13 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.8°C N (60°) at 6 km/h 95% 28 101.09 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 9:00 PM Overcast 20.4°C NNE (310°) at 6 km/h 94% 27 101.05 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.9°C NNE (140°) at 2 km/h 95% 29 101.07 kPa

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

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)