Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23 @ Montreal Alouettes 21

Game Details

  • Week 4
  • 13th Game of Regular Season (21st Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 23, 1998 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 16,149
    • Capacity: 18,027

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a battle of the top two teams in the Eastern Division as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats traveled to Molson Stadium play the Montreal Alouettes. Hamilton jumped out to an early lead 5:25 into the game when K Paul Osbaldiston nailed a 36-yard FG. Osbaldiston increased Hamilton’s lead to 4-0 when scoring a single on the ensuing kickoff. Osbaldiston continued to wield a hot foot connecting on a 31-yard FG at 14:35 of the quarter. He followed that up with 12-yard effort at 3:33 of the second stanza giving the Tabbies a 10-0 lead. Montreal got on the board at 7:49 of the second quarter when WR Mac Cody hauled in a 11-yard pass from QB Tracy Ham for the major. K Terry Baker’s convert cut the score to 10-7. Osbaldiston rounded out the first half scoring with a 51-yard FG giving the Tiger-Cats a 13-7 halftime lead. Montreal started strong in the second half driving down the field in their first possession which culminated with a 21-yard TD pass from Ham to FB Michael Soles 3:36 into play. Baker’s convert was good putting the Als in front by a 14-10 score. Hamilton regained the lead late in the third quarter when SB Mike Morreale caught an 11-yard pass from Danny McManus at 12:25. Osbaldiston’s convert gave Hamilton a 17-14 lead. Osbaldiston added to that lead at 3:58 of the final quarter when he nailed a 39-yard FG. Montreal attempted a late comeback as SB Eddie Brown found the end zone for 29-yard reception with 5:55 left to play. Baker’s convert made the score 23-21 in favour of the visitors but that was all the scoring Montreal could muster after Baker’s 27-yard FG attempt to win the game with minutes remaining was blocked. Hamilton’s win propelled them to a first place tie with Montreal in the East Division.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Montreal and Hamilton Matchups
1997Week AMTL 30 @ HAM 14
Week 1HAM 17 @ MTL 27
Week 8HAM 26 @ MTL 36
Week 11MTL 38 @ HAM 18
1998Week 4HAM 23 @ MTL 21
Week 11HAM 30 @ MTL 9
Week 12MTL 31 @ HAM 31 OT
Week 18MTL 22 @ HAM 11
Division FinalMTL 20 @ HAM 22

Alouettes record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Montreal 4–2–0 (0.667)
  • at Hamilton 2–1–1 (0.625)
  • Montreal Total 6–3–1 (0.650)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Montreal 43–24–4 (0.634)
  • at Hamilton 23–42–3 (0.360)
  • Montreal Total 66–66–7 (0.500)

Streaks as of July 23, 1998 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Alouettes streak overall vs Tiger-Cats


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 7 6 7 3 23
Alouettes 0 7 7 7 21

Tiger-Cats coach: Ron Lancaster (W)
Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (L)

Tiger-Cats (3-1-0) Next vs Roughriders Jul 30
Alouettes (3-1-0) Next @ Eskimos Aug 01

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

July 23rd Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
McTavish 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.2°C NNE (170°) at 4 km/h 93% 27 100.53 kPa
McTavish 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.5°C NNE (220°) at 4 km/h 93% 100.48 kPa
McTavish 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.4°C NNE (250°) at 9 km/h 92% 100.44 kPa
McTavish 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.0°C NNE (270°) at 2 km/h 92% 100.46 kPa
McTavish 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.2°C NNE (190°) at 6 km/h 94% 100.47 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 HAM @ MTL
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)