Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 32

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 38th Game of Regular Season (46th Overall)
  • Labour Day Sunday
  • Sunday, Sep 6, 1998 5:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 30,152 (Sellout)
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The winless Winnipeg Blue Bombers travelled west this week to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the latest edition of this great Labour Day weekend rivalry. A full house was on hand to cheer on Paul McCallum when his 44-yard FG at 8:36 of the opening quarter gave the ’Riders a 3-point lead. This was followed by a beautiful 20-yard TD reception from QB Reggie Slack to CFL all-time pass receiving leader Don Narcisse at 12:17. McCallum’s convert was good giving Saskatchewan a 10-point advantage after one period of play. A turnover accounted for Winnipeg’s first score of the match when DE Grant Carter intercepted QB T.J. Rubley’s screen pass and returned it 25 yards for the major at 1:01 of the second quarter. K Troy Westwood’s convert was good cutting the ’Rider lead to 3 points. Newly acquired wide out Mitch Running gave the Blue Bombers their first lead of the night after he teamed up with Rubley for a 22-yard scoring play making the score 14-10 after Westwood’s convert. P Bob Cameron added a 69-yard punting single at 9:43 to complete Winnipeg’s scoring in the first half. Saskatchewan was not done, however, as McCallum re-established Saskatchewan’s 4-point lead when his 52-yard FG sailed wide at 12:51. He made up for his miss before the end of the quarter, striking a 25-yard FG with no time remaining on the clock pulling Saskatchewan to within 1 point at the half. In the third quarter, RB Mike Saunders was on the receiving end of a 57-yard TD from Slack giving the ’Riders a 21-15 lead after McCallum’s convert at 2:13. McCallum also added a 12-yard FG before Saunders scored his second TD of the quarter, this time a 16-yard reception at 13:18. McCallum’s convert gave Saskatchewan a 16-point cushion heading into the final period of play. In the fourth quarter, Westwood added 3 points to Winnipeg’s cause by nailing a 32-yard FG at 2:37. It was too little, too late, however, as McCallum’s 56-yard punting single completed the scoring in the game making the final from Taylor Field, Saskatchewan 32, Winnipeg 18. The win places Saskatchewan in a third place tie in the West Division with BC, while Winnipeg is still in search of their elusive first victory.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Matchups
1997Week BWPG 21 @ SSK 39
Week 10WPG 43 @ SSK 12
Week 18SSK 9 @ WPG 55
1998Week 10WPG 18 @ SSK 32
Week 11SSK 35 @ WPG 36

Roughriders record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Saskatchewan 7–4–0 (0.636)
  • at Winnipeg 2–8–0 (0.200)
  • Saskatchewan Total 9–12–0 (0.429)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Saskatchewan 48–48–3 (0.500)
  • at Winnipeg 33–65–1 (0.338)
  • Saskatchewan Total 81–113–4 (0.419)

Streaks as of Sept. 6, 1998 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Roughriders streak overall vs Blue Bombers


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. SSK: Field Goal MCCALLUM (44 yards)
2. SSK: Touchdown NARCISSE (20 yard pass from SLACK)
  SSK: Convert Kick MCCALLUM

2nd Quarter

3. WPG: Touchdown CARTER (25 yard Interception return)
  WPG: Convert Kick WESTWOOD
4. WPG: Touchdown RUNNING (22 yard pass from RUBLEY)
  WPG: Convert Kick WESTWOOD
5. WPG: Single CAMERON (69 yards off a Punt)
6. SSK: Single MCCALLUM (52 yards off a Missed Field Goal)
7. SSK: Field Goal MCCALLUM (25 yards)

3rd Quarter

8. SSK: Touchdown SAUNDERS (57 yard pass from SLACK)
  SSK: Convert Kick MCCALLUM
9. SSK: Field Goal MCCALLUM (12 yards)
10. SSK: Touchdown SAUNDERS (16 yard pass from SLACK)
  SSK: Convert Kick MCCALLUM

4th Quarter

11. WPG: Field Goal WESTWOOD (32 yards)
12. SSK: Single MCCALLUM (56 yards off a Punt)

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 0 15 0 3 18
Roughriders 10 4 17 1 32
First Downs1426
Net Rushing74118
Net Passing210316
Net Offence273422
Pass Att/Com21/32
Interceptions by12
Fumbles Lost00
Punts/Net Avg.7/47.06/45.0
Time of Possession25:1334:47

WPGRUBLEY: 21/32, 210 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT; SSKSLACK: 23/35, 316 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT;


WPGMCCULLOUGH: 11/49 YDS, 0 TD; RUBLEY: 4/25 YDS, 0 TD; BLOUNT: 1/0 YDS, 0 TD; SSKSAUNDERS: 14/76 YDS, 0 TD; SLACK: 6/28 YDS, 0 TD; DANIELS: 5/14 YDS, 0 TD;


WPGRUNNING: 4/79 YDS, 1 TD; MCCULLOUGH: 5/42 YDS, 0 TD; GAMBLE: 3/32 YDS, 0 TD; COTTON: 4/28 YDS, 0 TD; BLOUNT: 3/16 YDS, 0 TD; MCLENNAN: 1/8 YDS, 0 TD; DUBUC: 1/5 YDS, 0 TD; SSKSAUNDERS: 5/117 YDS, 2 TD; NARCISSE: 6/70 YDS, 1 TD; DAWSON: 5/62 YDS, 0 TD; THOMPSON: 3/46 YDS, 0 TD; FARTHING: 2/21 YDS, 0 TD; SZARKA: 1/1 YDS, 0 TD; DANIELS: 1/-1 YDS, 0 TD;

Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)

Blue Bombers (0-10-0) Next vs Roughriders Sep 13
Roughriders (3-7-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Sep 13

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 3
  • Times WPG held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times SSK held lead: 2
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+5 / -16+16 / -5
Time in Lead13:3008:2638:04
Consecutive Points
WPG 15 3 
SSK10 21 1

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

September 6th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 3:00 PM Mainly Clear 22.2°C NE (360°) at 4 km/h 27% 95.50 kPa
Regina Int'l A 4:00 PM Mainly Clear 23.2°C NNE (190°) at 6 km/h 26% 95.47 kPa
Regina Int'l A 5:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 23.2°C N (110°) at 9 km/h 27% 95.44 kPa
Regina Int'l A 6:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 22.7°C N (90°) at 9 km/h 30% 95.38 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR



  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)