Toronto Argonauts 30 @ BC Lions 15

Game Details

  • Week 3
  • 11th Game of Regular Season (19th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 16, 1998 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 15,725
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a battle of 0-2 teams this week as the Toronto Argonauts traveled to beautiful British Columbia. Both teams were looking to get off to a good start with an early score but it was a tight defensive battle with the only points in the first quarter coming off the foot of K Noel Prefontaine who scored 2 singles after missing FGs from 42 and 37 yards respectively. Prefontaine accounted for all the scoring in the second quarter as well, after his 38-yard FG at 8:41 sailed through the uprights. This was followed by his third missed FG attempt, which careened wide at 13:00 scoring a single. Prefontaine made up for his miss when his 20-yard FG split the uprights with 28 seconds remaining in the half giving Toronto a 9-0 lead over the home town team. BC scored first in the second half when QB Damon Allen found RB Robert Drummond for a 33-yard TD reception for the game’s first major score at 3:18 of the third quarter. K Lui Passaglia’s convert split the uprights cutting the Toronto lead to 3 points. This was followed by a spectacular 72-yard TD punt return by Toronto RB Kato Hitson at 6:16. This marked the second time in two games that Hitson has performed this feat. Prefonataine’s convert gave Toronto a 16-7 advantage. In the final stanza of play the Boatmen continued to add to their lead as QB Jay Barker threw his fist CFL TD pass to RB Mike Clemons at 2:11. Barker then followed up with his second TD pass, a bullet to wide-out Andre Batson, his first professional TD, at 5:48. Prefontaine was good on both convert attempts. BC attempted a late rally as Allen threw his second TD pass of the night to WR Jimmy Cunningham at 8:46. Passaglia was good on the convert and then proceeded to kick a 64-yard punting single at 12:20 to finish off the scoring in the game making the final from B.C. Place, Toronto 30, BC 15.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 BC and Toronto Matchups
1997Week 5TOR 34 @ BC 20
Week 15BC 3 @ TOR 46
1998Week 3TOR 30 @ BC 15
Week 11BC 28 @ TOR 37

Lions record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at BC 7–3–0 (0.700)
  • at Toronto 3–7–0 (0.300)
  • BC Total 10–10–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at BC 17–9–2 (0.643)
  • at Toronto 13–15–0 (0.464)
  • BC Total 30–24–2 (0.554)

Streaks as of July 16, 1998 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Argonauts
Lions streak overall vs Argonauts

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (60 yards off a Punt) 8:56
2. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (56 yards off a Punt) 12:35

2nd Quarter

3. TOR: Field Goal PREFONTAINE (38 yards) 8:41
4. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (47 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 13:00
5. TOR: Field Goal PREFONTAINE (20 yards) 14:32

3rd Quarter

6. BC: Touchdown DRUMMOND (33 yard pass from ALLEN) 3:18
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA
7. TOR: Touchdown HITSON (72 yard Punt return) 6:16
  TOR: Convert Kick PREFONTAINE

4th Quarter

8. TOR: Touchdown CLEMONS (17 yard pass from BARKER) 2:11
  TOR: Convert Kick PREFONTAINE
9. TOR: Touchdown BATSON (15 yard pass from BARKER) 5:48
  TOR: Convert Kick PREFONTAINE
10. BC: Touchdown CUNNINGHAM (24 yard pass from ALLEN) 8:44
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA
11. BC: Single PASSAGLIA (64 yards off a Punt) 12:20

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 2 7 7 14 30
Lions 0 0 7 8 15
Statistics
TORBC
First Downs2211
Net Rushing8123
Net Passing355248
Net Offence341233
Pass Att/Com24/35
68.6%
18/36
50.0%
Interceptions by21
Fumbles Lost01
Punts/Net Avg.6/46.010/46.0
Penalties/Yards11/7513/110
Time of Possession35:4424:16
Individual
PASSING

TORBARKER: 24/35, 355 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT; BCALLEN: 18/36, 248 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT;

RUSHING

TORCLEMONS: 15/46 YDS, 0 TD; BARKER: 3/15 YDS, 0 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 2/12 YDS, 0 TD; PREFONTAINE: 1/8 YDS, 0 TD; BCALLEN: 3/13 YDS, 0 TD; SHIPMAN: 1/5 YDS, 0 TD; DRUMMOND: 5/5 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

TORMITCHELL: 8/121 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 6/106 YDS, 1 TD; MASOTTI: 4/49 YDS, 0 TD; KIRWAN: 1/31 YDS, 0 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 3/20 YDS, 0 TD; BATSON: 1/15 YDS, 1 TD; WILLIAMS: 1/13 YDS, 0 TD; BCSHIPMAN: 6/73 YDS, 0 TD; DRUMMOND: 6/73 YDS, 1 TD; CUNNINGHAM: 4/63 YDS, 1 TD; SANDUSKY: 2/39 YDS, 0 TD;


Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Lions coach: Adam Rita (L)

Argonauts (1-2-0) Next vs Eskimos Jul 23
Lions (0-3-0) Next @ Roughriders Jul 25

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times TOR held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times BC held lead: 0
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
TORBC
Largest Lead / Deficit+23 / NoneNone / -23
Final+15-15
TORTiedBC
Time in Lead51:0408:5600:00
Consecutive Points
TOR9 21 
BC 7 8

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

July 16th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 6:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 23.9°C NNE (280°) at 9 km/h NA 101.84 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 22.0°C NNE (270°) at 3 km/h NA 101.83 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.4°C NNE (140°) at 11 km/h NA 101.82 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.6°C NNE (230°) at 12 km/h NA 101.80 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.8°C NNE (200°) at 7 km/h NA 101.79 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

League Records Set and Approached in TOR @ BC
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)