BC Lions 16 @ Montreal Alouettes 22

Game Details

  • Week 6
  • 21st Game of Regular Season (29th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 6, 1998 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 14,050
    • Capacity: 18,027

Game Notes

Game Summary

The BC Lions arrived at Molson Stadium on the McGill University campus looking to extend their 2-game winning streak while the Alouettes were attempting to halt a 2-game losing streak after starting the season 3-0. QB Damon Allen got the Lions on the scoreboard early when he teamed up with veteran wide-out Jim Sandusky for a 6-yard TD reception. K Lui Passaglia’s convert made the score 7-0, 4:12 into the game. Montreal quickly countered, however, under the leadership of QB Anthony Calvillo who started in place of an injured Tracy Ham. At 9:35 of the first quarter, Calvillo found newly acquired WR Chris Armstrong for an 8-yard TD reception. K Terry Baker chipped in the convert to tie the score at 7. On Baker’s ensuing kickoff, Montreal took the lead by a point when the BC returner caught the ball in the end zone and opted not to attempt a runback, conceding a single. Baker padded their 1-point cushion with 5 seconds remaining in the quarter, nailing a 44-yard FG giving the Als a 4-point advantage. In the second quarter, both defences played solidly with the only points coming off the foot Passaglia who was successful on FGs of 14 and 34 yards respectively, pacing BC to a 13-11 score at the conclusion of the half. As in the first quarter, Montreal quickly responded to BC’s offensive output by retaking the lead when Baker’s 10-yard FG 2:24 into the third quarter put the Als up by one. Baker added a punting single at 10:35 giving the hometown team a 2-point lead heading into the final stanza of play. In the fourth quarter, Montreal continued to pull away when Calvillo called his own number, sneaking in the ball from 1-yard out at 7:10. Baker’s convert made the score 22-13 in favour of the Alouettes. BC attempted a late game rally but were turned back by a strong goal line stand by the Montreal defence, settling for a 9-yard FG by Passaglia at 12:02. That’s all the scoring that would occur making the final from Molson Stadium, Montreal 22, BC 16.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Montreal and BC Matchups
1997Week 7MTL 45 @ BC 31
Week 10BC 33 @ MTL 34
Division Semi-FinalBC 35 @ MTL 45
1998Week 6BC 16 @ MTL 22
Week 10MTL 26 @ BC 15

Alouettes record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Montreal 3–0–0 (1.000)
  • at BC 3–0–0 (1.000)
  • Montreal Total 6–0–0 (1.000)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Montreal 13–6–0 (0.684)
  • at BC 6–12–1 (0.342)
  • Montreal Total 19–18–1 (0.513)

Streaks as of Aug. 6, 1998 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Lions
Alouettes streak overall vs Lions


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 7 6 0 3 16
Alouettes 11 0 4 7 22

Lions coach: Greg Mohns (L)
Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)

Lions (2-4-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Aug 15
Alouettes (4-2-0) Next vs Argonauts Aug 13

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

August 6th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
McTavish 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 23.3°C NE (350°) at 4 km/h 69% 29 102.18 kPa
McTavish 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 22.6°C NE (350°) at 2 km/h 72% 28 102.15 kPa
McTavish 9:00 PM Overcast 22.0°C NE (350°) at 2 km/h 75% 27 102.16 kPa
McTavish 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 21.8°C NNE (240°) at 0 km/h 75% 27 102.16 kPa

Conditions at McTavish (0.57 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)