BC Lions 24 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22

Game Details

  • Week 7
  • 28th Game of Regular Season (36th Overall)
  • Friday, Aug 14, 1998 8:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 20,293
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The BC Lions travelled west this week to take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a cloudy day in Manitoba. K Lui Passaglia accounted for first score of the match when he nailed a 17-yard FG for the Lions at 1:52 of the initial quarter. Winnipeg K Troy Westwood answered back for the Blue Bombers with a 31-yard FG at 7:55 tying the game at three. At 11:29, RB Eric Blount found the end zone from 10-yards out giving Winnipeg a 10-3 lead after Westwood’s convert. Passaglia rounded out the scoring in the quarter, hoofing a 18-yard FG cutting Winnipeg’s lead to four. Special teams accounted for the first score in the second quarter when SB Rod Harris fumbled a punt return in the end zone, the ball was recovered by S John Kalin, putting 6 points on the board for the home team at 5:53. Westwood’s convert was successful, as was his 21-yard FG at 11:35 extending Winnipeg’s lead to 14 points. BC responded to the pressure before the end of the half, however, when Passaglia’s 43-yard FG at 12:56 was followed by 9-yard TD reception from QB Damon Allen to veteran wide-out Jim Sandusky 14:41. The ensuing two-point convert attempt failed leaving the score 20-15 for the Blue Bombers heading into the second half. P Bob Cameron’s 68-yard punting single at 7:33 opened the scoring in the third quarter, but Passaglia’s 24-yard FG at 12:45 cut the Blue Bomber lead to 3 points as the Lions continued to claw their way back into the game. Cameron’s second punting single of the night rounded out the scoring in the quarter. Passaglia’s fourth FG of the match was a 30-yard attempt at 6:18 of the final quarter bringing the Lions to within 1-point of Winnipeg. Then with 17 seconds remaining in the game Passaglia nailed a 23-yard FG, giving the Lions the their first lead in the match and the win. The exciting come from behind victory vaults the Lions into third place in the West Division while keeping the Blue Bombers winless in the 1998 season.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

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

Blue Bombers record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 8–3–0 (0.727)
  • at BC 3–6–0 (0.333)
  • Winnipeg Total 11–9–0 (0.550)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Winnipeg 40–22–2 (0.641)
  • at BC 30–34–0 (0.469)
  • Winnipeg Total 70–56–2 (0.555)

Streaks as of Aug. 14, 1998 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 6 9 3 6 24
Blue Bombers 10 10 2 0 22

Lions coach: Greg Mohns (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)

Lions (3-4-0) Next vs Stampeders Aug 21
Blue Bombers (0-7-0) Next @ Eskimos Aug 22

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

August 14th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 19.2°C N (50°) at 7 km/h 63% 98.72 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 16.7°C Calm 73% 98.72 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 14.9°C Calm 82% 98.72 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Clear 12.2°C Calm 89% 98.72 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)