Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13 @ BC Lions 20

Game Details

  • Week 5
  • 19th Game of Regular Season (27th Overall)
  • Thursday, Jul 30, 1998 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 15,726
    • Capacity: 40,800

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers traveled west this week to take on the BC Lions. Both teams have struggled early in the season and were looking to turn things around with a win. The game started slowly with the only scoring in the first quarter coming off the foot of veteran K Lui Passaglia when he struck a 31-yard FG at 6:59. The scoring increased in the second quarter as RB Robert Drummond scored his third TD of the season powering in from 1-yard out at 7:28. Passaglia’s convert was good. Then on the ensuing kickoff, SB Ted Long fumbled the return which was scooped up by CB Steve Muhammed and carried 16 yards for the major. Passaglia hit the convert pacing the Lions to an early 17-0 advantage. Winnipeg rallied late in the quarter when K Troy Westwood’s 35-yard FG attempt missed wide but was conceded for a single at 10:40. However, Westwood was perfect on a 16-yard attempt making the score 17-4 for BC at the half. Both defences continued their solid work in the third quarter not allowing either team extended offensive drives. Westwood’s 54-yard FG at 5:44 marked the only scoring in the quarter. In the final period of play Passaglia extended BC’s lead to 13 points with a 42-yard FG 39 seconds into play. Westwood answered back for Winnipeg with FGs from 52 and 25 yards respectively, but it was too little, too late as the Lions went on to defeat the Blue Bombers by a 20-13 score. The win brings BC closer to that elusive .500 mark while keeping Winnipeg winless in the 1998 CFL season.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 BC and Winnipeg Matchups
1997Week 4WPG 17 @ BC 21
Week 13BC 14 @ WPG 26
1998Week 5WPG 13 @ BC 20
Week 7BC 24 @ WPG 22

Lions record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at BC 6–3–0 (0.667)
  • at Winnipeg 3–8–0 (0.273)
  • BC Total 9–11–0 (0.450)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at BC 34–30–0 (0.531)
  • at Winnipeg 22–40–2 (0.359)
  • BC Total 56–70–2 (0.445)

Streaks as of July 30, 1998 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Lions streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 0 4 3 6 13
Lions 3 14 0 3 20

Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)
Lions coach: Adam Rita (W)

Blue Bombers (0-5-0) Next @ Argonauts Aug 06
Lions (2-3-0) Next @ Alouettes Aug 06

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

July 30th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.1°C NNE (140°) at 14 km/h NA 101.22 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.6°C NNE (140°) at 18 km/h NA 101.24 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Overcast 20.4°C NNE (150°) at 20 km/h NA 101.26 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Overcast 20.3°C NNE (140°) at 11 km/h NA 101.26 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.1°C N (110°) at 16 km/h NA 101.23 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)