BC Lions 25 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 20

Game Details

  • Week 4
  • 16th Game of Regular Season (24th Overall)
  • Friday, Jul 24, 1998 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 25,055
    • Capacity: 27,732

Game Notes

Game Summary

The winless BC Lions traveled east to Taylor Field to play the defending Western Division champion Saskatchewan Roughriders under cloudy skies. Saskatchewan jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on the first play of the game when K Wayne Lammle’s kickoff sailed into the end zone for a single. K Paul McCallum put the ’Riders up by four with a 49-yard FG attempt at 11:13. BC K Lui Passaglia got the Lions on the board 0:16 into the second period with a 32-yard FG. The Lions then grabbed the lead when QB Damon Allen hooked up with newly acquired receiver Rod Harris for an 85-yard TD reception. Passaglia’s convert was good and the Lions were out in front by a 10-1 margin. Passaglia increased their lead to 13-1 at 14:33 when his 34-yard FG attempt was good. Wide-out Jim Sandusky rounded out the first-half scoring with a 57-yard punting single off a broken play making the score 14-4 for the Lions at the half. The see saw battle continued into the second half as the teams exchanged FGs from 28 and 32 yards respectively. Passaglia’s 69-yard punting single at 8:57 of the final stanza of play increased the Lions lead to 11 points. That lead was short lived, however, as FB Shawn Daniels hauled in an 8-yard pass from QB Reggie Slack at 6:00 for the game’s second major. McCallum’s convert cut the Lions lead to just 5 points. However, RB Robert Drummond quickly re-established the 12-point cushion for the Lions with a 66-yard rushing TD. Passaglia’s convert was successful. A late TD reception by WR Curtis Mayfield would not be enough for Saskatchewan as the Roughriders fell to the Lions by a score of 25-20. The win gives the Lions their first victory of the season while dropping the Saskatchewan out of first place in the East.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Saskatchewan and BC Matchups
1997Week 1SSK 24 @ BC 23
Week 8BC 39 @ SSK 26
Week 11BC 12 @ SSK 46
Week 16SSK 26 @ BC 19
1998Week BSSK 18 @ BC 24
Week 4BC 25 @ SSK 20
Week 15SSK 14 @ BC 31
Week 17BC 42 @ SSK 37

Roughriders record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Saskatchewan 6–10–0 (0.375)
  • at BC 7–6–0 (0.538)
  • Saskatchewan Total 13–16–0 (0.448)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Saskatchewan 36–30–2 (0.544)
  • at BC 35–29–2 (0.545)
  • Saskatchewan Total 71–59–4 (0.545)

Streaks as of July 24, 1998 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Lions
Roughriders streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 0 14 3 8 25
Roughriders 4 0 7 9 20

Lions coach: Adam Rita (W)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)

Lions (1-3-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Jul 31
Roughriders (2-2-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Jul 30

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

July 24th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Regina Int'l A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 24.9°C NNE (130°) at 19 km/h 49% 28 94.90 kPa
Regina Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 23.1°C NNE (120°) at 20 km/h 53% 26 94.86 kPa
Regina Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 20.9°C NNE (120°) at 22 km/h 60% 94.90 kPa
Regina Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 20.3°C NNE (130°) at 26 km/h 61% 94.96 kPa
Regina Int'l A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.4°C NNE (140°) at 24 km/h 68% 95.02 kPa

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

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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Pass – Play -- -- 85 yards Damon Allen
to Rod Harris (TD)
Longest Rush – Play -- -- 66 yards Robert Drummond (TD)
Longest Reception – Play -- -- 85 yards Rod Harris
from Damon Allen (TD)



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