Calgary Stampeders 55 @ BC Lions 9

Game Details

  • Week 8
  • 30th Game of Regular Season (38th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 20, 1998 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 15,008
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The West Division leading Calgary Stampeders were in B.C. this week to take on the Lions in an important divisional match-up. Calgary entered the contest with one of the League’s highest ranked offences and it did not take long for that explosive firepower to get rolling as FB Duane Forde hooked up with QB Jeff Garcia for a 25-yard TD reception at 3:54 of the first quarter. At 9:24 Garcia threw his second TD pass to WR Travis Moore for a 19-yard play. K Mark McLoughlin was good on both converts pacing the Stampeders to a 14-0 lead at the end of the first period. In the second quarter, Calgary picked up where they left off as Garcia found WR Terry Vaughn for a 43-yard scoring play at 1:57. McLoughlin’s convert gave the Stamps a 21-point lead until 3:37, when K Lui Passaglia put the Lions on the board with 51-yard FG. McLoughlin re-established Calgary’s 21-point cushion with 27-yard FG at 8:15. BC quickly responded, however, as Passaglia nailed his second FG of the quarter, a 14-yard attempt at 12:13. With exactly 1 minute remaining in the half Garcia threw his third TD of the night, this time a 5-yard toss to SB Vince Danielsen. McLoughlin’s convert was good. Passaglia rounded out the scoring in the half kicking a 51-yard FG to make the score 31-9 for the visitors. In the third quarter, Calgary continued to pull away from BC as McLoughlin nailed a 30-yard FG at 3:14. This was followed by a 42-yard TD reception by SB Allen Pitts at 10:26. McLoughlin’s convert gave the Stamps a 32-point lead at the conclusion of the quarter. Calgary’s offence continued to click in the final stanza of play when Pitts hauled in in his second TD reception at 5:15 from Dave Dickenson who replaced Garcia at QB in the fourth quarter. Dickenson also hooked up with rookie wide-out Aubrey Cummings at 12:42 for a 67-yard scoring strike to complete the game’s scoring. McLoughlin was good on both convert attempts making the final from McMahon Stadium Calgary 55, BC 9. The win ensures the Stampeders first in the West Division with a 6-2 record while dropping the Lions to 3-5 on the season.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 BC and Calgary Matchups
1997Week BBC 18 @ CGY 30
Week 2CGY 16 @ BC 17
Week 9CGY 23 @ BC 37
Week 18BC 9 @ CGY 43
1998Week ABC 6 @ CGY 12
Week 8CGY 55 @ BC 9
Week 14BC 22 @ CGY 11
Week 18CGY 22 @ BC 31

Lions record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at BC 4–11–1 (0.281)
  • at Calgary 3–9–0 (0.250)
  • BC Total 7–20–1 (0.268)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at BC 32–33–3 (0.493)
  • at Calgary 22–43–1 (0.341)
  • BC Total 54–76–4 (0.418)

Streaks as of Aug. 20, 1998 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Stampeders
Lions streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 14 17 10 14 55
Lions 0 9 0 0 9

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)
Lions coach: Greg Mohns (L)

Stampeders (6-2-0) Next @ Alouettes Aug 28
Lions (3-5-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Aug 27

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

August 20th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.9°C NNE (260°) at 7 km/h NA 101.63 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.8°C NNE (240°) at 11 km/h NA 101.60 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.6°C NNE (250°) at 11 km/h NA 101.57 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.5°C NNE (240°) at 9 km/h NA 101.53 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.0°C NNE (240°) at 9 km/h NA 101.51 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)