Toronto Argonauts 15 @ Calgary Stampeders 14

Game Details

  • Week 5
  • 18th Game of Regular Season (26th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 30, 1998 10:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 26,061
    • Capacity: 37,317
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

Tied for the lead in the West Division the Calgary Stampeders played host to the struggling Toronto Argonauts. The Argos were welcoming back starting QB Kerwin Bell who was injured during pre-season and looked to improve on their 1-3 record. Both offences had trouble moving the ball early in the game as kickers Noel Prefontaine and Mark McLoughlin exchanged FGs from 26 and 31 yards respectfully in the first stanza of play. At 2:25 of the second quarter Prefontaine’s 47-yard FG attempt at 2:25 missed but still scored a single giving Toronto 1-point cushion. That lead was short lived, however, as Calgary QB Jeff Garcia scrambled into the end zone from 2 yards out at 7:13. McLoughlin’s convert gave Calgary a 9-4 advantage over the visitors. Toronto answered back before the end of the half when Bell threw his first 1998 regular season TD pass, hooking up with SB Derrell Mitchell for a 16-yard play. Prefontaine’s convert made the score 11-10 for the Boatmen at the half. The tight defensive game continued into the second half with the only scoring in the third quarter coming off the foot of Prefontaine when his 41-yard FG attempt at 4:28 sailed wide scoring a single. The see-saw battle continued as Calgary recaptured the lead in the final stanza of play after McLoughlin’s 17-yard FG at 8:28 was successful. Toronto quickly countered when Prefontaine nailed a 8-yard FG at 12:23 restoring Toronto’s 2-point advantage. McLoughlin had a chance to win the game for the Stamps with a 26-yard FG attempt with 4 seconds remaining. The kick hooked wide left scoring a single point and handing Toronto a 15-14 victory while sending the 26,061 Calgary faithful home disappointed. The loss drops Calgary out of first place in the West Division while solidifying Toronto’s third place standing in the East.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Calgary and Toronto Matchups
1997Week 7TOR 35 @ CGY 45
Week 17CGY 17 @ TOR 48
1998Week 2CGY 22 @ TOR 19
Week 5TOR 15 @ CGY 14

Stampeders record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Calgary 8–1–0 (0.889)
  • at Toronto 5–5–0 (0.500)
  • Calgary Total 13–6–0 (0.684)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Calgary 17–10–0 (0.630)
  • at Toronto 12–15–1 (0.446)
  • Calgary Total 29–25–1 (0.536)

Streaks as of July 30, 1998 (Regular Season)

Stampeders streak at home vs Argonauts
Stampeders streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 3 8 1 3 15
Stampeders 3 7 0 4 14

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (L)

Argonauts (2-3-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Aug 06
Stampeders (3-2-0) Next @ Roughriders Aug 08

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

July 30th Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.7°C NNE (150°) at 15 km/h 79% 101.58 kPa
COP Upper 9:00 PM Breezy and Mostly Cloudy 17.6°C NNE (150°) at 17 km/h 86% 101.43 kPa
COP Upper 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.6°C NNE (150°) at 19 km/h 88% 101.39 kPa
COP Upper 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.8°C NNE (150°) at 17 km/h 87% 101.35 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 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 TOR @ CGY
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR



  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)