Montreal Alouettes 26 @ BC Lions 15

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 37th Game of Regular Season (45th Overall)
  • Labour Day Weekend
  • Saturday, Sep 5, 1998 10:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 14,408
    • Capacity: 40,800
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

The BC Lions hosted the Montreal Alouettes this week in an important east/west match up. Montreal grabbed the early lead at 5:57 of the first quarter when FB Michael Soles hauled in a 10-yard pass from QB Tracy Ham in the end zone for the major. K Terry Baker’s convert was good giving the Als a 7-point lead. BC responded quickly, however, as newly activated RB Juan Johnson matched Soles TD catch with a 10-yard pass of his own from Lions pivot Damon Allen at 10:45. Passaglia’s convert evened the score at 7. On the ensuing kick-off, Passaglia gave the Lions their first lead of the game hoofing the ball into the end zone scoring a single point. Baker chipped in a 39-yard FG at 13:04 to round out the first quarter scoring with Montreal holding a slim 10-8 advantage. In the second quarter, kickers continued to set the scoring pace. Passaglia opened with a 37-yard FG at 3:34. Ham responded for Montreal by leading his troops on a 42-yard drive culminating in a 27-yard FG by Baker at 9:51. Baker also added a 52-yard moon shot with less than two minutes remaining in the half, giving Montreal a 16-11 lead over the home team heading into the third stanza of play. Passaglia accounted for the only scoring in the third period when he nailed a 37-yard FG at 13:18 bringing the Lions back to within 2 points. However, in the fourth quarter Montreal pulled away when Baker was perfect on a 17-yard FG at 2:28. This was followed by a 47-yard FG attempt by Passaglia that sailed wide scoring a single point. WR Mac Cody completed the scoring on the night teaming up with Ham for Montreal’s second receiving TD of game at 7:26. Baker’s convert made the final from B.C. Place Stadium, the Montreal Alouettes 26, the BC Lions 15. The win upped Montreal’s record a CFL best 8-2 mark. The game also marked first game action since the ‘96 season for veteran pivot, and Lions quarterback coach, Danny Barrett, who replaced Allen late in the game.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 BC and Montreal Matchups
1997Week 7MTL 45 @ BC 31
Week 10BC 33 @ MTL 34
Division Semi-FinalBC 35 @ MTL 45
1998Week 6BC 16 @ MTL 22
Week 10MTL 26 @ BC 15

Lions record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at BC 0–3–0 (0.000)
  • at Montreal 0–3–0 (0.000)
  • BC Total 0–6–0 (0.000)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at BC 12–6–1 (0.658)
  • at Montreal 6–13–0 (0.316)
  • BC Total 18–19–1 (0.487)

Streaks as of Sept. 5, 1998 (Regular Season)

Lions streak at home vs Alouettes
Lions streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 10 6 0 10 26
Lions 8 3 3 1 15

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (W)
Lions coach: Greg Mohns (L)

Alouettes (8-2-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Sep 13
Lions (3-7-0) Next @ Argonauts Sep 12

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

September 5th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 7:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.1°C NNE (240°) at 12 km/h NA 101.33 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 8:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.8°C NNE (290°) at 14 km/h NA 101.29 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 9:00 PM Partly Cloudy 18.2°C NNE (260°) at 9 km/h NA 101.31 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 10:00 PM Partly Cloudy 16.8°C NNE (200°) at 7 km/h NA 101.29 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 17.3°C NNE (230°) at 12 km/h NA 101.24 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 MTL @ BC
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)