Edmonton Eskimos 30 @ Toronto Argonauts 27 OT

Game Details

  • Week 4
  • 14th Game of Regular Season (22nd Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 23, 1998 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 15,106
    • Capacity: 52,595

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Eskimos came into Toronto in a 3-way tie for first place in the West while the Boatmen where looking to improve on 1-2 record that had them placed third in the East. The game started as a tight defensive battle with neither team scoring until 9:57 into play when K Sean Fleming’s 23-yard FG gave Edmonton a 3-point advantage. Toronto responded quickly as DB Marcello Simmons scooped up a blocked punt and rambled 9-yards into the end zone for the Boatmen’s third punt return TD in as many games. K Noel Prefontaine’s convert made the score 7-3 after one period of play. However, the second quarter was all Eskimos. QB Jimmy Kemp called his own number and plunged into the end zone from 1-yard out at 2:50. Fleming’s convert was good and the Eskimos were out in front by a 10-7 margin. Prefontaine’s 45-yard FG attempt at 10:37 was wide, however, the single cut the Edmonton lead to 10-8. Kemp then orchestrated the game’s first arial TD when finding SB Joseph Rogers in the end zone for a 23-yard TD with just under a minute to play in the first half. Fleming’s convert split the uprights increasing their lead to 17-8. However, the Argonauts were determined to answer right back. QB Jay Barker marched his team downfield capping off the drive with a 2-yard rushing TD. Prefontaine’s convert was good and the two teams went into the locker room with the Eskimos out in front by a 17-15 margin. Fleming put the Eskimos up by a 20-15 thanks to a 41-yard FG. Prefontaine responded with an 80-yard punting single cutting the lead once again to 20-16. Prefontaine got the Boatmen to within one 0:40 into the final stanza when his 15-yard FG attempt split the uprights. Just under four minutes later, he tied the game with a at 20 when his 48-yard FG attempt was unsuccessful. The game stayed that way until 13:28 when Kemp threw his second TD pass of the game, a 10-yard bullet to WR Jamie Richardson. Fleming’s convert gave the Eskimos a late 7-point lead. That lead was short lived, however, as Jay Barker one again called his own number with no time left on the clock for a thrilling 3-yard rush. Prefontaine nailed the convert sending the game into overtime. In the extra period, Fleming won the game on the last play of the second overtime quarter striking a 21-yard FG giving the Eskimos a 30-27 victory.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and Edmonton Matchups
1997Week 8EDM 14 @ TOR 38
Week 13TOR 25 @ EDM 24
1998Week 4EDM 30 @ TOR 27 OT
Week 13TOR 30 @ EDM 29

Argonauts record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 6–4–0 (0.600)
  • at Edmonton 3–7–0 (0.300)
  • Toronto Total 9–11–0 (0.450)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 18–10–0 (0.643)
  • at Edmonton 8–19–1 (0.304)
  • Toronto Total 26–29–1 (0.473)

Streaks as of July 23, 1998 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Eskimos
Argonauts streak overall vs Eskimos


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (23 yards)
2. TOR: Touchdown SIMMONS (7 yard Punt return)

2nd Quarter

3. EDM: Touchdown KEMP (1 yard)
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
4. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (49 yards off a Missed Field Goal)
5. EDM: Touchdown ROGERS (23 yard pass from KEMP)
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
6. TOR: Touchdown BARKER (2 yards)

3rd Quarter

7. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (41 yards)
8. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (80 yards off a Punt)

4th Quarter

9. TOR: Field Goal PREFONTAINE (15 yards)
10. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (56 yards off a Punt)
11. EDM: Touchdown RICHARDSON (10 yard pass from KEMP)
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
12. TOR: Touchdown BARKER (3 yards)

Overtime 1st Half

No scoring

Overtime 2nd Half

13. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (21 yards)

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 OT2 Final
Eskimos 3 14 3 7 0 3 30
Argonauts 7 8 1 11 0 0 27
First Downs2326
Net Rushing202114
Net Passing219271
Net Offence411355
Pass Att/Com13/23
Interceptions by00
Fumbles Lost00
Punts/Net Avg.11/40.09/51.0
Time of Possession35:2134:39

EDMKEMP: 12/22, 193 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT; FLEMING: 1/1, 26 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT; TORBARKER: 23/43, 271 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT;


EDMMILLS: 21/121 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 11/45 YDS, 0 TD; KEMP: 7/36 YDS, 1 TD; TORCLEMONS: 14/69 YDS, 0 TD; BARKER: 9/42 YDS, 2 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 1/3 YDS, 0 TD;


EDMROGERS: 2/51 YDS, 1 TD; MILLS: 3/43 YDS, 0 TD; BLAIR: 1/43 YDS, 0 TD; DENIS: 1/26 YDS, 0 TD; DEIBERT: 2/26 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 1/12 YDS, 0 TD; RICHARDSON: 1/10 YDS, 1 TD; TOBERT: 1/5 YDS, 0 TD; HAMILTON: 1/3 YDS, 0 TD; TORWILLIAMS: 4/92 YDS, 0 TD; MITCHELL: 8/67 YDS, 0 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 4/51 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 3/27 YDS, 0 TD; KIRWAN: 2/20 YDS, 0 TD; MASOTTI: 2/14 YDS, 0 TD;

Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (W)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)

Eskimos (3-1-0) Next vs Alouettes Aug 01
Argonauts (1-3-0) Next @ Stampeders Jul 31

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 7
  • Times EDM held lead: 4
  • Times tied: 3
  • Times TOR held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+9 / -4+4 / -9
Time in Lead37:0718:5004:03
Consecutive Points
EDM3 7 7 3 7 3
TOR 7 1 7 5 7 

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

July 23rd Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 24.3°C NNE (320°) at 26 km/h 49% 27 99.93 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 23.1°C NNE (300°) at 28 km/h 52% 26 100.00 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 21.1°C NNE (320°) at 32 km/h 63% 100.17 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 19.8°C NNE (320°) at 15 km/h 51% 100.24 kPa
Toronto Island A 11:00 PM Breezy and Mostly Cloudy 18.7°C NNE (320°) at 17 km/h 52% 100.27 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)