Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 @ Edmonton Eskimos 25

Game Details

  • Week 8
  • 31st Game of Regular Season (39th Overall)
  • Friday, Aug 21, 1998 9:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 29,123
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers travelled west to Commonwealth Stadium this week still searching for their elusive first win of the 1998 season. The Edmonton Eskimos on the other hand were also desperate for a win after dropping two straight to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Things looked good for Winnipeg early when CFL Combined Yards leader RB Eric Blount scored on a 28-yard rush at 4:26 of the first quarter. K Troy Westwood’s convert was good, as was his 43-yard FG at 8:10 pacing Winnipeg to an early 10-0 lead. Edmonton responded before the end of the quarter, however, when QB Jimmy Kemp, starting in place of an injured Dave Archer, found WR Myron Wise for a 1-yard TD pass at 13:38. K Sean Fleming’s convert was good. In the second quarter, Westwood added to Winnipeg’s lead by hoofing a 13-yard FG at 1:04. Seventeen seconds later, however, Kemp threw his second TD pass of the night, this time a 3-yard strike to wide-out Joseph Rogers, tying the game. Fleming’s convert was good, as was his 29-yard FG at 14:35, giving Edmonton a 17-13 lead going into the locker room at the half. A turnover accounted for the first score in the third period of play when Edmonton DB Dwayne Provo intercepted an errant pass by QB T.J. Rubley and returned it 49 yards for the major at 4:34. Fleming’s convert was good. Fleming also added to Edmonton’s total when his 64-yard punt bounced through the end zone scoring a single point. Westwood rounded out the scoring in the third quarter by nailing a 34-yard FG at 13:34. Neither team could manage to score in the final stanza of play making the game final 25-16 in favour of the Edmonton Eskimos. Edmonton’s victory solidifies their second place position in the West Division while keeping the Winnipeg winless 8 games into the 1998 season.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Edmonton and Winnipeg Matchups
1997Week 7WPG 11 @ EDM 45
Week 16EDM 20 @ WPG 2
1998Week 8WPG 16 @ EDM 25
Week 15EDM 40 @ WPG 20

Eskimos record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Edmonton 6–3–0 (0.667)
  • at Winnipeg 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • Edmonton Total 11–7–0 (0.611)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Edmonton 45–29–1 (0.607)
  • at Winnipeg 34–41–1 (0.454)
  • Edmonton Total 79–70–2 (0.530)

Streaks as of Aug. 21, 1998 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Eskimos streak overall vs Blue Bombers

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. WPG: Touchdown BLOUNT (28 yards) 4:26
  WPG: Convert Kick WESTWOOD
2. WPG: Field Goal WESTWOOD (43 yards) 8:10
3. EDM: Touchdown WISE (1 yard pass from KEMP) 13:38
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING

2nd Quarter

4. WPG: Field Goal WESTWOOD (13 yards) 1:04
5. EDM: Touchdown ROGERS (3 yard pass from KEMP) 8:57
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
6. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (29 yards) 14:35

3rd Quarter

7. EDM: Touchdown PROVO (49 yard Interception return) 4:34
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
8. EDM: Single FLEMING (64 yards off a Punt) 7:24
9. WPG: Field Goal WESTWOOD (34 yards) 13:34

4th Quarter

No scoring

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 10 3 3 0 16
Eskimos 7 10 8 0 25
Statistics
WPGEDM
First Downs1519
Net Rushing13452
Net Passing171278
Net Offence305316
Pass Att/Com19/33
57.6%
18/29
62.1%
Interceptions by02
Fumbles Lost02
Punts/Net Avg.7/44.310/42.0
Penalties/Yards7/546/20
Time of Possession31:0328:57
Individual
PASSING

WPGRUBLEY: 19/33, 171 YDS, 0 TD, 2 INT; EDMKEMP: 18/29, 278 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT;

RUSHING

WPGBLOUNT: 8/59 YDS, 1 TD; MCCULLOUGH: 10/58 YDS, 0 TD; MILLINGTON: 4/12 YDS, 0 TD; RUBLEY: 3/5 YDS, 0 TD; EDMWILLIAMS: 18/36 YDS, 0 TD; KEMP: 3/16 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

WPGBAILEY: 7/84 YDS, 0 TD; BLOUNT: 6/47 YDS, 0 TD; COTTON: 2/31 YDS, 0 TD; MCLENNAN: 1/11 YDS, 0 TD; GAMBLE: 1/7 YDS, 0 TD; MILLINGTON: 1/-2 YDS, 0 TD; MCCULLOUGH: 1/-7 YDS, 0 TD; EDMMILLS: 4/106 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 4/58 YDS, 0 TD; BLAIR: 3/41 YDS, 0 TD; ROGERS: 3/36 YDS, 1 TD; WISE: 3/35 YDS, 1 TD; WILLIAMS: 1/2 YDS, 0 TD;


Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)
Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (W)

Blue Bombers (0-8-0) Next vs Argonauts Aug 28
Eskimos (5-3-0) Next vs Roughriders Aug 28

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 3
  • Times WPG held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 2
  • Times EDM held lead: 1
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
WPGEDM
Largest Lead / Deficit+10 / -12+12 / -10
Final-9+9
WPGTiedEDM
Time in Lead19:3104:2636:03
Consecutive Points
WPG10 3 3
EDM 7 18 

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

August 21st Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.8°C NNE (190°) at 11 km/h 64% 26 93.42 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.0°C NNE (180°) at 9 km/h 67% 25 93.46 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.2°C NNE (170°) at 11 km/h 74% 93.49 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 19.7°C NNE (180°) at 17 km/h 65% 93.49 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in WPG @ EDM
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)