Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30 @ Montreal Alouettes 9

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 43rd Game of Regular Season (51st Overall)
  • Sunday, Sep 13, 1998 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 18,262 (Sellout)
    • Capacity: 18,027

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a battle of the two top teams in the CFL this week when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visited Molson Stadium in Montreal. First place in the East Division was on the line as both teams entered the match sporting 8-2 records. Montreal got on the board early when WR Chris Armstrong teamed up with QB Tracy Ham on a 32-yard play at 2:42 of the first quarter to open the scoring. K Terry Baker’s convert was successful making the score 7-0 for the Alouettes. K Paul Osbaldiston replied for the Tiger-Cats before the end of the period, nailing a 39-yard FG at 11:15. Baker added a single point on a 47-yard missed FG attempt with 1-second remaining to complete the scoring in the quarter. Hamilton cut into Montreal’s lead in the second stanza when Osbaldiston hoofed a 36-yard FG at 6:56. Hamilton took a 12-8 lead over their Eastern rivals when QB Danny McManus and SB Darren Flutie combined for a 20-yard TD reception at 14:16. The ensuing two-point convert attempt failed leaving Hamilton a 4-point cushion at the half. Hamilton continued to add to their lead in the third quarter when Osbaldiston struck his third FG of the match at 1:56 from 39 yards out. He also added a single at 7:40 after his 31-yard FG attempt sailed wide. McManus’ 1-yard TD run 1:41 into play of the final period gave Hamilton a commanding lead. The Tiger-Cats continued to move the ball well as Amerson added to the Hamilton cause at 10:57 scrambling into the end zone from 13 yards out. Osbaldiston was good on both converts to make the score 30-8 for the Tabbies. Baker added a single on a FG attempt that hooked wide, but it was not nearly enough as Hamilton went on to defeat Montreal by a 30-9 score to earn first place in the East Division with a CFL best 9-2 record. Montreal will have a chance to redeem themselves next week in the tail-end of this home and home series in Hamilton.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Montreal and Hamilton Matchups
1997Week AMTL 30 @ HAM 14
Week 1HAM 17 @ MTL 27
Week 8HAM 26 @ MTL 36
Week 11MTL 38 @ HAM 18
1998Week 4HAM 23 @ MTL 21
Week 11HAM 30 @ MTL 9
Week 12MTL 31 @ HAM 31 OT
Week 18MTL 22 @ HAM 11
Division FinalMTL 20 @ HAM 22

Alouettes record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Montreal 4–2–0 (0.667)
  • at Hamilton 2–1–1 (0.625)
  • Montreal Total 6–3–1 (0.650)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Montreal 43–24–4 (0.634)
  • at Hamilton 23–42–3 (0.360)
  • Montreal Total 66–66–7 (0.500)

Streaks as of Sept. 13, 1998 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Alouettes streak overall vs Tiger-Cats


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 3 9 4 14 30
Alouettes 8 0 0 1 9

Tiger-Cats coach: Ron Lancaster (W)
Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (L)

Tiger-Cats (9-2-0) Next vs Alouettes Sep 20
Alouettes (8-3-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Sep 20

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

September 13th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
McTavish 1:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.4°C NE (350°) at 4 km/h 52% 101.58 kPa
McTavish 2:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.2°C NNE (140°) at 2 km/h 44% 101.59 kPa
McTavish 3:00 PM Partly Cloudy 19.1°C NE (350°) at 4 km/h 46% 101.60 kPa
McTavish 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.9°C NNE (170°) at 6 km/h 50% 101.61 kPa

Conditions at McTavish (0.57 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

League Records Set and Approached in HAM @ MTL
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)