Saskatchewan Roughriders 35 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 36

Game Details

  • Week 11
  • 44th Game of Regular Season (52nd Overall)
  • Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998 2 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 23,726
    • Capacity: 33,675

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was guaranteed win night in Winnipeg as the Blue Bombers played host to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. After Winnipeg’s loss to Saskatchewan last week, Blue Bombers’ General Manager Ken Bishop promised the fans a win tonight or they would receive two tickets to Winnipeg’s final home game of the 1998 season. Winnipeg jumped to the early lead when K Troy Westwood nailed a 26-yard FG 2:52 into play of the opening quarter. Winnipeg’s 3-point lead held until 10:42 when QB Reggie Slack scrambled into the end zone from the 3-yard line. K Paul McCallum’s convert gave Saskatchewan a 4-point lead. Westwood struck a 33-yard FG in the final minute of the quarter, cutting Saskatchewan’s lead to 1 point. Saskatchewan scored first in the second period when Slack found wide-out Don Narcisse in the end zone for a 5-yard pass at 10:32. McCallum’s convert was good. Westwood chipped in a 34-yard FG at 13:44, but this was immediately followed by Slack’s second rushing TD of the match at 14:54. McCallum’s convert made the score 21-9 for Saskatchewan at the midway point of the game. In the third quarter, Westwood continued to chip away at Saskatchewan’s lead scoring a single off the opening kickoff. Narcisse scored his second TD of the game at 3:19 catching a 16-yard pass from Slack. McCallum’s convert was good making the score 28-10 going into the final stanza of play. At 2:33 Deland McCullough scored Winnipeg’s first major powering in from 1-yard out. A bad snap by the centre, however, prevented Winnipeg from scoring on the convert. Winnipeg continued to cut into Saskatchewan’s lead as McCullough scored another rushing TD at 5:38, this time on a 2-yard run. The ensuing snap was good and Westwood nailed the convert making the score 28-22 for the visitors. Narcisse attempted to stall Winnipeg’s comeback bid by catching his third TD pass of the night from 20 yards out at 7:44. McCallum’s convert established a 12-point Saskatchewan lead. Winnipeg continued to pull out all the stops offensively, however, as wide-out Kotto Cotton caught a 37-yard TD pass from QB Troy Kopp, who replaced starter TJ Rubley late in the game. The two-point convert attempt failed, but WR Demetrious Stanley 1:05 later found the end zone for a 5-yard reception. Westwood’s convert was good to complete Winnipeg’s unlikely come-from-behind victory, making the final score 36-35 for the hometown heroes. The win gives Winnipeg their first victory of the season while Saskatchewan remains in a tie with BC for third in the West Division.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Winnipeg and Saskatchewan 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

Blue Bombers record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 8–2–0 (0.800)
  • at Saskatchewan 4–7–0 (0.364)
  • Winnipeg Total 12–9–0 (0.571)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Winnipeg 65–33–1 (0.662)
  • at Saskatchewan 48–48–3 (0.500)
  • Winnipeg Total 113–81–4 (0.581)

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

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 7 14 7 7 35
Blue Bombers 6 3 1 26 36

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

Roughriders (3-8-0) Next @ Stampeders Sep 19
Blue Bombers (1-10-0) Next @ Argonauts Sep 19

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

September 13th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 1:00 PM Mainly Clear 23.5°C NNE (130°) at 7 km/h 69% 29 98.22 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 2:00 PM Mainly Clear 23.5°C NNE (140°) at 6 km/h 68% 29 98.16 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 3:00 PM Mainly Clear 23.8°C NNE (140°) at 4 km/h 66% 29 98.12 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 4:00 PM Mainly Clear 25.3°C NNE (160°) at 7 km/h 60% 31 98.09 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)