Toronto Argonauts 37 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16

Game Details

  • Week 9
  • 34th Game of Regular Season (42nd Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 27, 1998 8:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 20,102
    • Capacity: 33,675

Game Notes

Game Summary

The surging Toronto Argonauts travelled west to take on the winless Winnipeg Blue Bombers, hosts of the 1998 Grey Cup. The Argo’s, still riding high from last weeks victory over Hamilton, jumped to an early lead when Winnipeg P Bob Cameron conceded a two-point safety at 7:13 of the first quarter. K Arek Bigos nailed a 37-yard FG at 9:44 to extend Toronto’s advantage. QB Kerwin Bell added to Toronto’s lead tossing a 12-yard pass to RB Mike Clemons at 13:37. Bigos’ convert was good making the score 12-0 for the Argonauts. The ensuing 77-yard kickoff by Bigos sailed into the end zone where it was conceded for a single point giving Toronto a 13-point lead at the conclusion of the first quarter. In the second quarter, K Troy Westwood ended Toronto’s shutout when his 17-yard FG at 4:35 split the uprights. Toronto responded quickly, however, when WR Nigel Williams was on the receiving end of Bell’s 13-yard TD pass at 10:24. At 14:04 Bell threw his third TD pass of the night, this time an 8-yard strike to veteran wide-out Paul Masotti. Bigos was good on both converts pacing Toronto to a 26-3 lead. Winnipeg rallied before the end of the half, however, as QB Kevin Mason, who replaced starter T.J. Rubley midway through the second quarter, threw an 8-yard bullet to WR Mario Bailey for Winnipeg’s first major. Westwood’s convert was successful making the score 27-10 for the Boatmen going into the locker room at halftime. Winnipeg scored the only points in the third quarter when Westwood’s 45-yard FG cut into Toronto’s lead by three at 13:37. Westwood also scored the first points of the fourth quarter, hoofing a 33-yard FG at 4:14. Bigos responded to Westwood’s challenge by nailing a 22-yard FG at 9:21. A turnover accounted for the final score in the game when DB Antonio Bonner intercepted an errant Kevin Mason pass returning it 58 yards for the major. The convert by Bigos made the final score 37-16 for the Toronto Argonauts bringing their record above .500 for the season at 5-4. The loss for Winnipeg, however, means the Bombers are still looking for their first win at the midway point of the 1998 campaign.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Winnipeg and Toronto Matchups
1997Week 1WPG 23 @ TOR 38
Week 11TOR 66 @ WPG 25
Week 14TOR 41 @ WPG 9
1998Week 6WPG 14 @ TOR 29
Week 9TOR 37 @ WPG 16
Week 12WPG 22 @ TOR 46
Week 18TOR 12 @ WPG 31

Blue Bombers record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 10–5–0 (0.667)
  • at Toronto 3–10–0 (0.231)
  • Winnipeg Total 13–15–0 (0.464)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Winnipeg 23–10–0 (0.697)
  • at Toronto 10–21–1 (0.328)
  • Winnipeg Total 33–31–1 (0.515)

Streaks as of Aug. 27, 1998 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Argonauts
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 13 14 0 10 37
Blue Bombers 0 10 3 3 16

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)

Argonauts (5-4-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Sep 07
Blue Bombers (0-9-0) Next @ Roughriders Sep 06

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

August 27th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 21.6°C NNE (320°) at 15 km/h 59% 25 98.12 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 18.2°C NNE (290°) at 9 km/h 75% 98.19 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 17.6°C NNE (270°) at 11 km/h 77% 98.25 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 16.5°C NNE (270°) at 11 km/h 86% 98.29 kPa

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)