Saskatchewan Roughriders 24 @ Montreal Alouettes 30

Game Details

  • Week 2
  • 6th Game of Regular Season (14th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 9, 1998 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 14,338
    • Capacity: 18,027

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Montreal Alouettes opened their home schedule at Molson Stadium on the campus of McGill University against the 1997 Western Division Champion Saskatchewan Roughriders. This game marked the first time that a regular season Alouettes game has been played at the stadium since October 1972. Last year’s Most Outstanding Canadian player from the Eastern Division, SB Jock Climie, got Montreal on the board early hauling in an 11-yard Tracy Ham pass at 4:10. K Terry Baker’s convert gave the Als the early 7-point advantage. Saskatchewan answered back when wide-out Shannon Baker caught a 67-yard TD pass from QB Reggie Slack 49 seconds into the second quarter pulling the Green ’Riders to within one. K Paul McCallum’s convert the tied the score at 7. Montreal recaptured the lead when Baker’s 23-yard FG at 4:44 of the opening stanza split the uprights. This was followed by a 19-yard TD strike by Ham to newly acquired WR Mac Cody at 8:49. Baker added his second convert of the game and the lead was increased to 17-7. Baker then missed a 27-yard FG attempt scoring a 41-yard single giving Montreal an 18-7 halftime lead. Baker opened the second half scoring with a 54-yard punting single at 2:39. McCallum go the ’Rider back on the board at 5:37 with a 40-yard FG cutting the lead to 19-10. Saskatchewan continued to press and at 11:50 Slack found WR Curtis Mayfield in the end zone for a 41-yard TD reception. McCallum’s convert was good and the Alouettes’ lead was cut to just 2. K Wayne Lammle opened the fourth quarter scoring at 34-seconds with a 54-yard punting single bringing Saskatchewan to within 1 point. However, Montreal added to their lead at 4:35 of the final frame when WR Eddie Brown caught a 15-yard TD pass at 4:35. Baker’s convert increased the Montreal advantage to 26-18. Saskatchewan continued to fight back and at 12:30, Slack called his own number plunging in from 1-yard out. The two-point convert attempt failed. Terry Baker added another single making the final 30-24 Montreal.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Montreal and Saskatchewan Matchups
1997Week 13MTL 24 @ SSK 22
Week 15SSK 29 @ MTL 30
1998Week 2SSK 24 @ MTL 30
Week 8MTL 13 @ SSK 12

Alouettes record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Montreal 3–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Saskatchewan 3–0–0 (1.000)
  • Montreal Total 6–0–0 (1.000)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Montreal 9–10–0 (0.474)
  • at Saskatchewan 8–10–1 (0.447)
  • Montreal Total 17–20–1 (0.461)

Streaks as of July 9, 1998 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Roughriders
Alouettes streak overall vs Roughriders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 0 7 11 6 24
Alouettes 7 11 1 11 30

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)
Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)

Roughriders (1-1-0) Next vs Eskimos Jul 17
Alouettes (2-0-0) Next @ Stampeders Jul 17

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

July 9th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
McTavish 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.7°C NNE (190°) at 6 km/h 77% 27 100.88 kPa
McTavish 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.4°C NNE (260°) at 9 km/h 75% 25 100.85 kPa
McTavish 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.1°C N (20°) at 13 km/h 73% 100.95 kPa
McTavish 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.1°C NNE (180°) at 4 km/h 93% 100.86 kPa
McTavish 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.5°C NNE (290°) at 7 km/h 84% 100.82 kPa

Conditions at McTavish (0.57 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 SSK @ MTL
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)