Calgary Stampeders 30 @ Edmonton Eskimos 23

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 41st Game of Regular Season (49th Overall)
  • Friday, Sep 11, 1998 9:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 50,856
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Calgary Stampeders made the short trip north to Edmonton this week to take on the Eskimos in a rematch of last weeks Labour Day Classic game. Calgary won that contest by a 26-8 score and the Eskimos were looking for payback in front of the 50,856 Edmonton faithful in Commonwealth Stadium. The Eskimos got off to the start they wanted when K Sean Fleming’s 22-yard FG sailed through the uprights pacing the Esks to a 3-point advantage at 7:15 of the first quarter. In the second stanza of play, Fleming added another FG at 1:42 from 35 yards out to double Edmonton’s lead. QB David Archer added to Edmonton’s advantage at 3:38 by sneaking into the end zone from 1-yard out. Fleming’s convert was good making the score 13-0 for the green and gold. At 13:51 Calgary got on the score board when Fleming was forced to concede a two-point safety while attempting to punt. K Mark McLoughlin chipped in a 25-yard FG for the Calgary cause to make the score 13-5 for Edmonton at the half. In the third quarter, Edmonton re-established their commanding lead when RB CJ Williams hauled in a 40-yard pass from Archer at 8:19. Fleming’s convert was good. At 13:50 McLoughlin hoofed his second FG of the night from from 53 yards out, but it hooked wide scoring a single point to make the score 20-6 at the conclusion of the quarter. It did not take long for Calgary to score in the final stanza as QB Jeff Garcia scrambled into the end zone from the 18-yard line just 12 seconds into play for the Stampeders first major of the night. McLoughlin’s convert cut Edmonton’s lead to 7 points. Edmonton bumped that cushion to 10 points at 2:59 when Fleming nailed his third FG of the night from 16 yards out. Calgary, however, continued to move the ball at will in the second half resulting in RB Kelvin Anderson’s 3-yard TD at 5:27. This was followed by SB Vince Danielsen’s 3-yard TD reception at 12:53. McLoughlin was good on both convert attempts giving Calgary their first lead of the game. McLoughlin completed Calgary’s thrilling come-from-behind victory by nailing a 44-yard FG to make the final from Commonwealth Stadium, Calgary 30, Edmonton 23. The win marked a rare sweep in this traditional home and home series and entrenches Calgary into first place in the West Division with an 8-3 record.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Edmonton and Calgary Matchups
1997Week 1EDM 23 @ CGY 22
Week 10EDM 14 @ CGY 27
Week 11CGY 20 @ EDM 24
Week 15CGY 32 @ EDM 42 OT
1998Week BCGY 26 @ EDM 23
Week 10EDM 8 @ CGY 26
Week 11CGY 30 @ EDM 23
Week 17EDM 19 @ CGY 31
Division FinalEDM 10 @ CGY 33

Eskimos record vs Stampeders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Edmonton 12–3–0 (0.800)
  • at Calgary 5–10–0 (0.333)
  • Edmonton Total 17–13–0 (0.567)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Edmonton 56–26–1 (0.681)
  • at Calgary 46–36–2 (0.560)
  • Edmonton Total 102–62–3 (0.620)

Streaks as of Sept. 11, 1998 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Stampeders
Eskimos streak overall vs Stampeders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stampeders 0 5 1 24 30
Eskimos 3 10 7 3 23

Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)
Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (L)

Stampeders (8-3-0) Next vs Roughriders Sep 19
Eskimos (6-5-0) Next @ Lions Sep 20

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

September 11th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 20.8°C NNE (200°) at 7 km/h 45% 93.27 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 19.3°C NNE (270°) at 6 km/h 51% 93.33 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 17.1°C NNE (290°) at 7 km/h 61% 93.39 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mainly Clear 18.4°C NNE (280°) at 15 km/h 48% 93.42 kPa

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

League Records Set and Approached in CGY @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)