Edmonton Eskimos 14 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 28

Game Details

  • Week 3
  • 9th Game of Regular Season (17th Overall)
  • Thursday, July 16, 1998 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 21,686
    • Capacity: 27,732

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a beautiful day in Regina as the Roughriders took to the field against the undefeated Edmonton Eskimos. Following a scoreless first quarter, ’Rider QB Reggie Slack showed why he was the highest rated quarterback in the CFL last week putting the ’Riders on the board with a 25-yard TD pass to veteran wide-out Don Narcisse at 8:18 of the second quarter. He quickly followed this with a 34-yard TD pass to RB Mike Saunders. K Paul McCallum was good on both converts and finished off the first half scoring by nailing a 47-yard FG with no time left on the clock giving Saskatchewan a 17-0 lead going into the dressing room at halftime. McCallum picked up where he left off opening the second half scoring when he connected on a 31-yard FG at 4:44. Edmonton K Sean Fleming got the green and gold on the scoreboard at 9:42 of the third stanza when his 42-yard FG attempt sailed wide scoring a single. McCallum added a single of his own at 14:01 increasing the Saskatchewan lead to 18-1. Saskatchewan continued to build their lead early in the fourth quarter when FB Shawn Daniels scored the game’s first rushing TD, a 3-yard effort at 5:05. McCallum’s convert was good increasing the ’Riders’ lead to 25-1. Under the leadership of QB Jimmy Kemp, who had come in at the half to replace an injured David Archer, the Eskimos attempted to rally late in the quarter. RB Calvin Williams busted into the end zone from the 1-yard line at 9:13 giving Edmonton their first major of the day. Kemp’s two-point convert attempt was unsuccessful but he capped off the next drive with an 18-yard rushing TD at 12:51 after Edmonton had recovered their own kick-off. Fleming’s convert was good capping the game’s scoring with the ’Riders prevailing by a 28-14 margin. Their win handed Edmonton their first loss of the year while bumping Saskatchewan’s record up to 2-1.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Saskatchewan and Edmonton Matchups
1997Week BSSK 17 @ EDM 18
Week 2EDM 24 @ SSK 18
Week 6SSK 34 @ EDM 37
Week 14EDM 15 @ SSK 29
Division FinalSSK 31 @ EDM 30
1998Week AEDM 22 @ SSK 3
Week 3EDM 14 @ SSK 28
Week 9SSK 13 @ EDM 35
Week 18SSK 24 @ EDM 46

Roughriders record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Saskatchewan 9–4–0 (0.692)
  • at Edmonton 2–12–0 (0.143)
  • Saskatchewan Total 11–16–0 (0.407)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Saskatchewan 43–37–0 (0.538)
  • at Edmonton 27–52–2 (0.346)
  • Saskatchewan Total 70–89–2 (0.441)

Streaks as of July 16, 1998 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Eskimos
Roughriders streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 0 0 1 13 14
Roughriders 0 17 4 7 28

Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (L)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)

Eskimos (2-1-0) Next @ Argonauts Jul 23
Roughriders (2-1-0) Next vs Lions Jul 25

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

July 16th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Regina Int'l A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.1°C NNE (120°) at 17 km/h 84% 26 95.18 kPa
Regina Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.3°C N (100°) at 13 km/h 86% 95.22 kPa
Regina Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 18.2°C N (110°) at 11 km/h 89% 95.18 kPa
Regina Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 16.8°C NNE (130°) at 11 km/h 94% 95.22 kPa
Regina Int'l A 11:00 PM Mainly Clear 16.3°C NNE (120°) at 11 km/h 94% 95.22 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)