Saskatchewan Roughriders 8 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26

Game Details

  • Week 5
  • 17th Game of Regular Season (25th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 30, 1998 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 18,276
    • Capacity: 29,183

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was an overcast day in Hamilton as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats took to the field against the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders in this east/west match-up. The game began as a defensive affair with the only scoring in the first quarter coming off the foot of K Paul Osbaldiston as his 70-yard punt sailed into the end zone for a single at 12:33 giving Hamilton a 1-point lead. Osbaldiston added to their lead at 10:48 of the second quarter when his 46-yard FG attempt sailed wide at 10:48 scoring another single. However, he made up for his miss less then 2 minutes later by nailing a 44-yard FG giving Hamilton a 4-0 advantage. Saskatchewan got on the board on the last play of the first half as punter Wayne Lammle missed a 42-yard FG attempt scoring a single. In the third quarter, Saskatchewan grabbed an 8-5 lead four minutes into play when FB Chris Szarka blocked an Osbaldistan punt at Hamilton’s 11-yard line. The ball bounced into the end zone where Szarka completed the play by falling on it scoring the game’s first TD. K Paul McCallum’s convert was good. Hamilton responded later in the quarter as C Frank Rocca caught the first TD pass of his CFL career from 6 yards out at 13:11. Osbaldiston’s convert restored Hamilton’s 3-point cushion as both teams prepared for the final stanza of play. Four minutes into the fourth quarter QB Danny McManus scored a rare rushing TD for the Tabbies to increase Hamilton’s lead to 11 points after the Osbaldiston convert. The Saskatchewan offence just could not get things going in the second half going pointless while Hamilton rounded out the scoring with a 3-yard TD run by RB Ronald Williams at 12:57. Osbaldiston’s convert gave Hamilton a 26-8 victory over Saskatchewan and an enviable 4-1 record, best in the East.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Hamilton and Saskatchewan Matchups
1997Week 7SSK 30 @ HAM 20
Week 17HAM 19 @ SSK 22
1998Week 5SSK 8 @ HAM 26
Week 16HAM 34 @ SSK 31

Tiger-Cats record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Hamilton 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • at Saskatchewan 4–5–0 (0.444)
  • Hamilton Total 9–9–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Hamilton 16–9–2 (0.630)
  • at Saskatchewan 12–13–2 (0.481)
  • Hamilton Total 28–22–4 (0.556)

Streaks as of July 30, 1998 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 0 1 7 0 8
Tiger-Cats 1 4 7 14 26

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)
Tiger-Cats coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Roughriders (2-3-0) Next vs Stampeders Aug 08
Tiger-Cats (4-1-0) Next @ Eskimos Aug 08

Game Time Weather in Hamilton, ON

July 30th Hourly Weather Summary for Hamilton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Burlington Piers (AUT) 7:00 PM Overcast 17.0°C N (40°) at 7 km/h 92% 101.47 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.4°C N (80°) at 6 km/h 93% 101.41 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.5°C N (30°) at 4 km/h 93% 101.41 kPa
Burlington Piers (AUT) 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.2°C N (50°) at 2 km/h 86% 101.42 kPa

Conditions at Burlington Piers (AUT) (5.75 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 SSK @ HAM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)