BC Lions 10 @ Edmonton Eskimos 15

Game Details

  • Week 2
  • 8th Game of Regular Season (16th Overall)
  • Friday, Jul 10, 1998 9:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 31,582
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

In a rematch of last week’s contest the Edmonton Eskimos hosted the BC Lions at Commonwealth Stadium. The Lions went into the game still smarting from last weeks 20-12 loss while Eskimo veterans still remember BC spoiling last year’s home opener with a victory over the Green and Gold. The match was a low scoring affair with the first points coming off the foot of K Lui Passaglia who paced the Leo’s to a 3-point lead at 9:12 of the second quarter with a 24-yard FG. Edmonton K Sean Fleming quickly replied with a 44-yard FG at 12:15 sending the teams to the dressing room tied at 3. In the third quarter, the Edmonton defence upped their lead to 6-3 when they tackled BC QB Damon Allen in the end zone for a safety. The Eskimo offence then got on track when QB David Archer found Canadian SB Don Blair for a 51-yard pass receiving TD at 10:07. Fleming’s convert rounded out the third quarter scoring with Edmonton on top. At 7:27 of the fourth quarter Fleming padded the lead with a 28-yard FG but BC made it interesting when return specialist Jimmy “The Jet ” Cunningham returned a punt 89 yards for the major at 11:35. Passaglia’s convert cut the lead to 5 points but that was as close as BC would get as they dropped their second straight match to Edmonton by a 15-10 score.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Edmonton and BC Matchups
1997Week AEDM 15 @ BC 32
Week 3BC 41 @ EDM 31
Week 12EDM 1 @ BC 27
Week 17BC 7 @ EDM 41
1998Week 1EDM 20 @ BC 12
Week 2BC 10 @ EDM 15
Week 12EDM 27 @ BC 21
Week 16BC 31 @ EDM 7
Division Semi-FinalBC 33 @ EDM 40

Eskimos record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Edmonton 8–7–0 (0.533)
  • at BC 13–2–0 (0.867)
  • Edmonton Total 21–9–0 (0.700)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Edmonton 44–24–1 (0.645)
  • at BC 41–24–3 (0.625)
  • Edmonton Total 85–48–4 (0.635)

Streaks as of July 10, 1998 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Lions
Eskimos streak overall vs Lions

Boxscore

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 0 3 0 7 10
Eskimos 0 3 9 3 15

Lions coach: Adam Rita (L)
Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (W)

Lions (0-2-0) Next vs Argonauts Jul 17
Eskimos (2-0-0) Next @ Roughriders Jul 17

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

July 10th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 25.5°C NNE (150°) at 11 km/h 61% 31 93.11 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 25.0°C NNE (120°) at 9 km/h 67% 31 93.08 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.2°C NNE (140°) at 7 km/h 71% 31 93.14 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 23.6°C NNE (140°) at 7 km/h 72% 30 93.17 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in BC @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)