BC Lions 28 @ Toronto Argonauts 37

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 42nd Game of Regular Season (50th Overall)
  • Saturday, Sep 12, 1998 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 14,218
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcasters:
    • RDS
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Toronto Argonauts played host this week to the BC Lions. A win by the Argos would propel them past the .500 mark while the Lions were also hungry for a victory to move them out of a third place tie with Saskatchewan in the West. The Lions looked good early as ageless K Lui Passaglia struck a 42-yard FG 2:10 into the first quarter. Then at 3:33, QB Damon Allen found recently signed wide-out Alfred Jackson 40 yards down-field for the game’s first major. Passaglia’s convert was good. K Arek Bigos got the Boatmen on the board before the end of the quarter, hoofing a 26-yard FG to make the score 10-3 for the visitors. Passaglia opened the scoring in the second quarter with an 18-yard FG just 19 seconds into play. Toronto quickly replied, however, when SB Derrell Mitchell teamed up with QB Kerwin Bell for a 15-yard scoring play at 2:55. Then Mitchell and Bell combined 2:28 later on another TD play, also 15 yards in length. Bigos was good on both converts. The see-saw battle continued as BC responded to the Argo challenge when Allen threw his second TD pass of the night, a bullet to SB Rod Harris at 12:42 from 4 yards out. Passaglia’s convert was successful. At 14:45 Bell and Mitchell combined once again for a scoring play to make the score 24-20 for the Argos after Bigos’ successful convert heading into the locker rooms at the half. Both defences tightened up in the third stanza, as Passaglia and Bigos exchanged FGs from 33 and 20 yards respectively maintaining Toronto’s 4-point cushion. BC sacked Bell in the end zone to score a safety to open the scoring in the final period of play and cut the lead to 2 points. At 6:49 Passaglia gave the lead to the Lions for the first time since the opening quarter when his 45-yard FG split the uprights. Bigos responded by hoofing a 47-yarder of his own to retake the lead for Toronto. Toronto cemented the win at 13:23 when Mitchell caught his fourth TD pass of the afternoon from Bell. Bigos nailed the convert making the final score 37-28 to the delight of the hometown fans.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and BC Matchups
1997Week 5TOR 34 @ BC 20
Week 15BC 3 @ TOR 46
1998Week 3TOR 30 @ BC 15
Week 11BC 28 @ TOR 37

Argonauts record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 7–3–0 (0.700)
  • at BC 3–7–0 (0.300)
  • Toronto Total 10–10–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 15–13–0 (0.536)
  • at BC 9–17–2 (0.357)
  • Toronto Total 24–30–2 (0.446)

Streaks as of Sept. 12, 1998 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Lions
Argonauts streak overall vs Lions

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (42 yards) 2:10
2. BC: Touchdown JACKSON (40 yard pass from ALLEN) 3:33
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA
3. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (26 yards) 9:46

2nd Quarter

4. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (18 yards) 1:19
5. TOR: Touchdown MITCHELL (15 yard pass from BELL) 12:55
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS
6. TOR: Touchdown MITCHELL (15 yard pass from BELL) 5:33
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS
7. BC: Touchdown HARRIS (4 yard pass from ALLEN) 12:42
  BC: Convert Kick PASSAGLIA 12:42
8. TOR: Touchdown MITCHELL (31 yard pass from BELL) 14:45
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS 14:45

3rd Quarter

9. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (33 yards) 7:42
10. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (19 yards) 11:18

4th Quarter

11. BC: Safety touch SCOTT 0:59
12. BC: Field Goal PASSAGLIA (45 yards) 6:49
13. TOR: Field Goal BIGOS (47 yards) 12:18
14. TOR: Touchdown MITCHELL (14 yard pass from BELL) 13:23
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS 13:23

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 10 10 3 5 28
Argonauts 3 21 3 10 37
Statistics
BCTOR
First Downs1917
Net Rushing5044
Net Passing402340
Net Offence439342
Pass Att/Com24/44
54.5%
25/37
67.6%
Interceptions by12
Fumbles Lost20
Punts/Net Avg.8/45.08/45.1
Penalties/Yards5/597/55
Time of Possession29:1730:43
Individual
PASSING

BCALLEN: 18/32, 319 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT; BARRETT: 6/12, 83 YDS, 0 TD, 1 INT; TORBELL: 25/37, 340 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT;

RUSHING

BCDRUMMOND: 10/50 YDS, 0 TD; ALLEN: 1/0 YDS, 0 TD; TORCLEMONS: 7/44 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

BCHARRIS: 6/123 YDS, 1 TD; JACKSON: 7/121 YDS, 1 TD; BROWN: 2/44 YDS, 0 TD; SANDUSKY: 3/44 YDS, 0 TD; JOHNSON: 2/37 YDS, 0 TD; DRUMMOND: 4/33 YDS, 0 TD; TORMITCHELL: 8/98 YDS, 4 TD; WILLIAMS: 5/73 YDS, 0 TD; ENGLISH: 4/50 YDS, 0 TD; DMYTRYSHYN: 3/48 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 3/40 YDS, 0 TD; MASOTTI: 2/31 YDS, 0 TD;


Lions coach: Greg Mohns (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Lions (3-8-0) Next vs Eskimos Sep 20
Argonauts (6-5-0) Next vs Blue Bombers Sep 19

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 6
  • Times BC held lead: 3
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times TOR held lead: 3
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
BCTOR
Largest Lead / Deficit+10 / -9+9 / -10
Final-9+9
BCTiedTOR
Time in Lead25:5502:1031:55
Consecutive Points
BC10 3 7 3 5 
TOR 3 14 7 3 10

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

September 12th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 1:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.9°C NNE (230°) at 9 km/h 80% 100.27 kPa
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 20.5°C NNE (200°) at 13 km/h 74% 25 100.24 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.2°C NNE (180°) at 6 km/h 76% 25 100.24 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.1°C NE (350°) at 0 km/h 72% 29 100.24 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Wind direction, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in BC @ TOR
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)