Toronto Argonauts 20 @ Montreal Alouettes 24

Game Details

  • Week 7
  • 26th Game of Regular Season (34th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 13, 1998 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 21,175 (Sellout)
    • Capacity: 18,027

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Montreal Alouettes hosted the Toronto Argonauts at McGill Stadium in an important East Division match-up. The Alouettes got the start to the game they wanted when K Terry Baker’s 23-yard FG sailed through the uprights giving Montreal an early 3-0 lead 7:23 into the first quarter. In the second quarter, Montreal added to their total when QB Anthony Calvillo, starting in place of an injured Tracy Ham, found SB Jock Climie in the end zone for an 11-yard strike at 5:22. Baker’s convert was good giving Montreal a 10-point advantage. P Noel Prefontaine got the Boatmen on the scoreboard at 9:37 when he hoofed an 86-yard punt that bounced through the end zone scoring a single point. This was followed by a 20-yard TD reception at 13:53 by CFL receiving leader, SB Derrell Mitchell from QB Kerwin Bell. Rookie kicker, Arek Bigos, making his first regular season CFL appearance, was good on the convert as well as a 37-yard FG with no time remaining on the clock giving an 11-10 advantage to Toronto heading into the second half. In the third quarter, both defences tightened up with the only scoring coming off the foot of Baker when his 27-yard FG split the uprights recapturing the lead for the Als by a slim 2-point margin. The see-saw battle continued into the final stanza of play as Bigos’ 21-yard FG put Toronto back out in front. The lead was short lived, however, after RB Mike Pringle scored the game’s first rushing TD when he scampered in from 9 yards out at 9:21. Pringle completed the play by taking the ball to the end zone on the ensuing convert scoring two points. Baker also contributed to the Montreal cause in the fourth quarter, nailing a 47-yard FG at 14:08 giving the Als a commanding 24-14 lead late in the game. With 10 seconds remaining in the match, Bell teamed up with WR Paul Masotti for Toronto’s second TD of the night which was followed by two-point conversion attempt that fell short. The ensuing onside kick attempt failed, ending Toronto’s hopes for a comeback as Montreal went on to defeat the Argonauts by a final score of 24-20. Montreal’s win ensures them at least a second place standing in the very competitive East Division.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Montreal and Toronto Matchups
1997Week BTOR 40 @ MTL 0
Week 6MTL 8 @ TOR 46
Week 16MTL 21 @ TOR 28
Week 18TOR 38 @ MTL 43
Division FinalMTL 30 @ TOR 37
1998Week AMTL 18 @ TOR 21
Week 7TOR 20 @ MTL 24
Week 15TOR 40 @ MTL 13
Week 16MTL 38 @ TOR 28
Division Semi-FinalTOR 28 @ MTL 41

Alouettes record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Montreal 2–2–0 (0.500)
  • at Toronto 1–3–0 (0.250)
  • Montreal Total 3–5–0 (0.375)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Montreal 41–32–2 (0.560)
  • at Toronto 36–39–1 (0.480)
  • Montreal Total 77–71–3 (0.520)

Streaks as of Aug. 13, 1998 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Argonauts
Alouettes streak overall vs Argonauts

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (23 yards) 7:23

2nd Quarter

2. MTL: Touchdown CLIMIE (20 yard pass from CALVILLO) 5:39
  MTL: Convert Kick BAKER
3. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (86 yards off a Punt) 9:35
4. TOR: Touchdown MITCHELL (20 yard pass from BELL) 13:53
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS 13:53
5. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (37 yards) 15:00

3rd Quarter

6. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (27 yards) 4:45

4th Quarter

7. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (21 yards) 0:34
8. MTL: Touchdown PRINGLE (8 yards) 9:21
  MTL: 2-point convert PRINGLE (5 yards)
9. MTL: Field Goal BAKER (47 yards) 14:08
10. TOR: Touchdown MASOTTI (48 yard pass from BELL) 14:50
  TOR: 2-point convert failed 14:50

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 0 11 0 9 20
Alouettes 3 7 3 11 24
Statistics
TORMTL
First Downs3221
Net Rushing79130
Net Passing385252
Net Offence423381
Pass Att/Com34/48
70.8%
15/24
62.5%
Interceptions by10
Fumbles Lost00
Punts/Net Avg.8/49.95/42.2
Penalties/Yards11/1249/45
Individual
PASSING

TORBELL: 34/48, 385 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT; MTLCALVILLO: 15/24, 252 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT;

RUSHING

TORCLEMONS: 11/63 YDS, 0 TD; BARKER: 3/10 YDS, 0 TD; BELL: 1/6 YDS, 0 TD; MTLPRINGLE: 22/107 YDS, 1 TD; CALVILLO: 4/10 YDS, 0 TD; HASKINS: 2/9 YDS, 0 TD; SOLES: 1/4 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

TORMASOTTI: 4/83 YDS, 1 TD; MITCHELL: 10/82 YDS, 1 TD; CLEMONS: 8/81 YDS, 0 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 6/75 YDS, 0 TD; ENGLISH: 4/42 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 2/22 YDS, 0 TD; MTLCLIMIE: 5/88 YDS, 1 TD; CAHOON: 2/54 YDS, 0 TD; ARMSTRONG: 3/53 YDS, 0 TD; SOLES: 3/46 YDS, 0 TD; PRINGLE: 1/6 YDS, 0 TD; COLEMAN: 1/5 YDS, 0 TD;


Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)
Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)

Argonauts (3-4-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Aug 20
Alouettes (5-2-0) Next @ Roughriders Aug 22

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 5
  • Times TOR held lead: 2
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times MTL held lead: 3
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
TORMTL
Largest Lead / Deficit+1 / -10+10 / -1
Final-4+4
TORTiedMTL
Time in Lead13:3207:2339:05
Consecutive Points
TOR 11 3 6
MTL10 3 11 

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

August 13th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
McTavish 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.9°C NE (350°) at 4 km/h 60% 101.97 kPa
McTavish 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.0°C NE (350°) at 2 km/h 63% 101.37 kPa
McTavish 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.9°C NE (350°) at 2 km/h 64% 101.86 kPa
McTavish 10:00 PM Clear 17.9°C NNE (210°) at 4 km/h 65% 101.84 kPa
McTavish 11:00 PM Clear 17.1°C NNE (210°) at 4 km/h 66% 101.80 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.

League Records Set and Approached in TOR @ MTL
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)