Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14 @ Toronto Argonauts 29

Game Details

  • Week 6
  • 22nd Game of Regular Season (30th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 6, 1998 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 15,712
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a battle of two Eastern teams at the SkyDome this week as the Toronto Argonauts played host to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. After squeaking out a win in Calgary last week the Argonauts were looking to reach the elusive .500 mark with a victory. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers on the other hand arrived in Toronto still searching for their first win of the season. Things looked good for Winnipeg early when K Troy Westwood broke up a tight defensive battle booting a 52-yard FG attempt with 4:11 remaining in the first quarter. In the second quarter, K Noel Prefontaine got the Argonauts on the board when his 57-yard punt sailed into the end zone and was conceded for a single by Winnipeg RB Eric Blount at 1:50. Westwood restored Winnipeg’s 3-point cushion at 8:19 of the quarter, when his 34-yard FG attempt went wide scoring a single point. Toronto clawed back within a point shortly afterward when P Bob Cameron conceded a 2-point safety by kneeling in the end zone. Winnipeg took an 11-3 lead with 2:01 remaining in the first half when DB Reggie Carthon intercepted QB Kerwin Bell’s pass and ran it back 53 yards for the score. Westwood’s convert was good. In a big momentum shift, however, the Argonauts closed the gap to 1-point at the half when Bell hit RB Mike Clemons for a 33-yard scoring strike with 16 seconds remaining in the quarter. Prefontaine’s convert was successful. Toronto, building on the energy of their late first half rally, started to pull away from the visiting Blue Bombers in the third quarter. First Bell found wide-out Nigel Williams for an 18-yard score at 5:04. Prefontaine’s convert coupled with Cameron’s second conceded safety at 10:00 gave Toronto a 8-point advantage. Prefontaine’s 22-yard FG at 12:14 rounded out the scoring in the quarter with the Boatmen ahead by a 22-11 margin. In the final period of play Westwood cut into Toronto’s lead by nailing a 38-yard FG at 9:25. But Toronto put the game out of reach by scoring on a 1-yard TD run by Clemons with 1:36 remaining in the match. Prefontaine’s convert made the final score 29-14 in favour of the Argonauts. The victory evened Toronto’s record at 3-3 while leaving Winnipeg still waiting for win #1 of the 1998 CFL season.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and Winnipeg Matchups
1997Week 1WPG 23 @ TOR 38
Week 11TOR 66 @ WPG 25
Week 14TOR 41 @ WPG 9
1998Week 6WPG 14 @ TOR 29
Week 9TOR 37 @ WPG 16
Week 12WPG 22 @ TOR 46
Week 18TOR 12 @ WPG 31

Argonauts record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 10–3–0 (0.769)
  • at Winnipeg 5–10–0 (0.333)
  • Toronto Total 15–13–0 (0.536)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 21–10–1 (0.672)
  • at Winnipeg 10–23–0 (0.303)
  • Toronto Total 31–33–1 (0.485)

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

Argonauts streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Argonauts streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 3 8 0 3 14
Argonauts 0 10 12 7 29

Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Blue Bombers (0-6-0) Next vs Lions Aug 15
Argonauts (3-3-0) Next @ Alouettes Aug 13

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

August 6th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Overcast 21.5°C N (60°) at 35 km/h 99% 30 101.01 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Rain 21.2°C N (70°) at 39 km/h 100% 30 101.04 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.1°C N (60°) at 37 km/h 98% 29 101.04 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.0°C N (60°) at 37 km/h 99% 29 101.01 kPa
Toronto Island A 11:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 21.1°C N (60°) at 33 km/h 97% 29 101.01 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)