Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6 @ Toronto Argonauts 42

Game Details

  • Week 8
  • 29th Game of Regular Season (37th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 20, 1998 7:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 23,368
    • Capacity: 52,595

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats made the short trip east to SkyDome this week to write the latest chapter in one of the oldest rivalries in professional sport. The Tiger-Cats entered the game on a 6-game winning streak, but it was Toronto that scored first when K Arek Bigos hoofed a 40-yard FG at 9:06 of the first quarter. QB Kerwin Bell followed this with a 24-yard TD strike to SB Derrell Mitchell with 36 seconds remaining. Bigos’s convert was good making the score 10-0 Toronto heading into the second stanza. Bigos opened the scoring in the second quarter as he did in the first, hoofing a 25-yard FG at 2:31. K Paul Osbaldiston got the Hamilton on the board when his 34-yard FG sailed through the uprights at 6:41. Bigos answered right back, however, hitting FGs from 47 and 42 yard respectively. K Noel Prefontaine also chipped in for Toronto adding a 68-yard punting single. Osbaldiston finished the scoring in the first half with a 38-yard FG making the score 20-6 for the Boatmen heading into the locker room. Toronto continued to pull away from the Tabbies in the third quarter as RB Mike “Pinball ” Clemons was on the receiving end of a 20-yard toss by Bell at 4:09. The dynamic duo also hooked up later at 5:51 later, this time for an 11-yard major. Bigos was good on both converts giving Toronto a 28-point lead going into the final stanza of play. Toronto’s defence continued their impressive outing keeping Hamilton’s offensive unit off-balanced. Prefontaine’s 66-yard punting single at 6:34 opened the scoring in the final quarter and was followed by Clemons’ third TD of the night when he bounced into the end zone from 1-yard out at 11:09. Bigos’s convert completed the scoring in the match. Toronto’s 42-6 victory over their rivals in the East evens their record at 4-4 while dropping Hamilton to 6-2.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and Hamilton Matchups
1997Week AHAM 14 @ TOR 18
Week 2TOR 20 @ HAM 15
Week 4HAM 20 @ TOR 27
Week 10TOR 46 @ HAM 3
Week 12HAM 9 @ TOR 34
1998Week BTOR 22 @ HAM 14
Week 8HAM 6 @ TOR 42
Week 10TOR 7 @ HAM 26
Week 17HAM 45 @ TOR 8

Argonauts record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • at Hamilton 8–8–0 (0.500)
  • Toronto Total 15–16–0 (0.484)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 62–62–5 (0.500)
  • at Hamilton 42–81–2 (0.344)
  • Toronto Total 104–143–7 (0.423)

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

Argonauts streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Argonauts streak overall vs Tiger-Cats

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (30 yards) 9:06
2. TOR: Touchdown MITCHELL (25 yard pass from BELL) 14:24
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS

2nd Quarter

3. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (25 yards) 2:31
4. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (34 yards) 6:41
5. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (47 yards) 9:41
6. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (32 yards) 12:35
7. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (68 yards off a Punt) 13:43
8. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (38 yards) 14:46

3rd Quarter

9. TOR: Touchdown CLEMONS (20 yard pass from BELL) 4:09
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS
10. TOR: Touchdown CLEMONS (11 yard pass from BELL) 9:42
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS

4th Quarter

11. TOR: Single PREFONTAINE (66 yards off a Punt) 6:34
12. TOR: Touchdown CLEMONS (1 yard) 11:09
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 0 6 0 0 6
Argonauts 10 10 14 8 42
Statistics
HAMTOR
First Downs825
Net Rushing1670
Net Passing179449
Net Offence187477
Pass Att/Com22/43
51.2%
24/35
68.6%
Interceptions by12
Fumbles Lost00
Punts/Net Avg.11/42.56/46.0
Penalties/Yards11/549/55
Time of Possession24:0036:00
Individual
PASSING

HAMMCMANUS: 19/38, 166 YDS, 0 TD, 2 INT; CAWLEY: 3/5, 13 YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT; TORBELL: 24/35, 449 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT;

RUSHING

HAMWILLIAMS: 3/9 YDS, 0 TD; AMERSON: 2/7 YDS, 0 TD; TORCLEMONS: 14/49 YDS, 1 TD; BARKER: 2/14 YDS, 0 TD; BELL: 1/8 YDS, 0 TD; PREFONTAINE: 1/-1 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

HAMFLUTIE: 4/52 YDS, 0 TD; MORREALE: 4/52 YDS, 0 TD; AMERSON: 7/33 YDS, 0 TD; OLIVE: 3/20 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 2/10 YDS, 0 TD; GRIGG: 1/8 YDS, 0 TD; SMITH: 1/4 YDS, 0 TD; TORMITCHELL: 10/170 YDS, 1 TD; WILLIAMS: 3/158 YDS, 0 TD; ENGLISH: 3/38 YDS, 0 TD; MASOTTI: 3/37 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 4/33 YDS, 2 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 1/13 YDS, 0 TD;


Tiger-Cats coach: Ron Lancaster (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Tiger-Cats (6-2-0) Next vs Lions Aug 27
Argonauts (4-4-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Aug 28

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times HAM held lead: 0
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times TOR held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
HAMTOR
Largest Lead / DeficitNone / -36+36 / None
Final-36+36
HAMTiedTOR
Time in Lead00:0009:0650:54
Consecutive Points
HAM 3 3 
TOR13 7 22

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

August 20th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.2°C NNE (190°) at 20 km/h 71% 29 101.04 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 24.0°C NNE (230°) at 24 km/h 59% 28 101.04 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.6°C NNE (240°) at 19 km/h 57% 27 101.08 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.3°C NNE (240°) at 13 km/h 55% 27 101.11 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 HAM @ TOR
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)