Montreal Alouettes 10 @ Edmonton Eskimos 22

Game Details

  • Week 5
  • 20th Game of Regular Season (28th Overall)
  • Friday, Jul 31, 1998 9:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 30,813
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a battle of division leaders this week at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton as the Eskimos hosted the visiting Alouettes. Special teams accounted for Edmonton’s early lead as kick return specialist Henry “Gizmo ” Williams returned K Terry Baker’s punt 86 yards for the major 1:44 into the game making the score 7-0 after K Sean Fleming’s convert. At 13:40 DB Malcolm Frank blocked Baker’s punt attempt. The ball was kicked along the ground 61 yards and a scramble ensued until FB Michael Soles smothered it in the Montreal end zone conceding the two-point safety and giving Edmonton a 9-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Baker got Montreal on the scoreboard when his 42-yard FG attempt sailed wide scoring a single point at 4:40. However, Edmonton padded their lead later in the half when Fleming was perfect on a 48-yard FG at 10:58. Then 4:28 later, Canadian SB Marc Tobert was on the receiving end of a 16-yard throw from QB Jimmy Kemp for the game’s first passing TD. Fleming’s convert made the score 19-1 for the green and gold heading into the locker room at halftime. In the second half, the tight defensive battle continued. Edmonton added to their lead when Fleming chipped a 9-yard FG through the uprights at 11:52 of the third period. With no time remaining in the quarter, Montreal responded when QB Tracy Ham hooked up with wide-out Millard Coleman for a 10-yard TD pass reception. Baker’s convert cut the lead to 14 points heading into the final stanza of play. In the fourth quarter, Montreal’s offence could not put any points on the board despite sustaining long drives. Instead it was the defence that rounded out the scoring, forcing Fleming to concede a safety at 14:33 and making the final score from Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton 22, Montreal 10. The win, coupled with Calgary’s loss, puts the Eskimos alone atop the West Division standings while Montreal slips to second place in the East.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Edmonton and Montreal Matchups
1997Week 4MTL 0 @ EDM 32
Week 5EDM 34 @ MTL 24
1998Week 5MTL 10 @ EDM 22
Week 14EDM 3 @ MTL 34

Eskimos record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Edmonton 3–0–0 (1.000)
  • at Montreal 1–2–0 (0.333)
  • Edmonton Total 4–2–0 (0.667)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Edmonton 17–2–0 (0.895)
  • at Montreal 10–7–2 (0.579)
  • Edmonton Total 27–9–2 (0.737)

Streaks as of July 31, 1998 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Alouettes
Eskimos streak overall vs Alouettes

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. EDM: Touchdown WILLIAMS (86 yard Punt return)
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
2. EDM: Safety touch DEFENCE

2nd Quarter

3. MTL: Single BAKER (37 yards off a Missed Field Goal)
4. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (48 yards)
5. EDM: Touchdown TOBERT (16 yard pass from KEMP)
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING

3rd Quarter

6. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (9 yards)
7. MTL: Touchdown COLEMAN (10 yard pass from HAM)
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER

4th Quarter

8. MTL: Safety touch FLEMING conceded

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 0 1 7 2 10
Eskimos 9 10 3 0 22
Statistics
MTLEDM
First Downs3015
Net Rushing180120
Net Passing300151
Net Offence382251
Pass Att/Com24/38
63.2%
11/17
64.7%
Interceptions by02
Fumbles Lost00
Punts/Net Avg.4/44.28/42.0
Penalties/Yards12/9512/93
Time of Possession32:2527:35
Individual
PASSING

MTLHAM: 23/37, 289 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT; CALVILLO: 1/1, 11 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT; EDMKEMP: 11/17, 151 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT;

RUSHING

MTLPRINGLE: 19/121 YDS, 0 TD; HAM: 5/54 YDS, 0 TD; HASKINS: 1/5 YDS, 0 TD; EDMMILLS: 23/82 YDS, 0 TD; KEMP: 2/38 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

MTLCLIMIE: 6/78 YDS, 0 TD; COLEMAN: 6/72 YDS, 1 TD; CODY: 4/54 YDS, 0 TD; CAHOON: 3/40 YDS, 0 TD; BROWN: 3/36 YDS, 0 TD; HASKINS: 1/13 YDS, 0 TD; PRINGLE: 1/7 YDS, 0 TD; EDMTOBERT: 3/57 YDS, 1 TD; ROGERS: 3/27 YDS, 0 TD; BLAIR: 1/25 YDS, 0 TD; MYERS: 2/20 YDS, 0 TD; MILLS: 1/16 YDS, 0 TD; DEIBERT: 1/6 YDS, 0 TD;


Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (L)
Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (W)

Alouettes (3-2-0) Next vs Lions Aug 06
Eskimos (4-1-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Aug 08

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times MTL held lead: 0
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times EDM held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
MTLEDM
Largest Lead / DeficitNone / -21+21 / None
Final-12+12
MTLTiedEDM
Time in Lead00:0001:4458:16
Consecutive Points
MTL 1 9
EDM9 13 

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

July 31st Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Cloudy 22.4°C NE (360°) at 6 km/h 69% 27 93.39 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Cloudy 21.9°C NE (340°) at 4 km/h 85% 29 93.49 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.2°C N (10°) at 4 km/h 87% 28 93.55 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.6°C NNE (320°) at 11 km/h 87% 27 93.55 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in MTL @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)