Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22 @ Toronto Argonauts 46

Game Details

  • Week 12
  • 46th Game of Regular Season (54th Overall)
  • Saturday, Sep 19, 1998 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 13,894
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Toronto Argonauts played host this week to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Blue Bombers, fresh off their first victory of the season last week against the Saskatchewan Roughriders and were hoping that new QB Troy Kopp would duplicate his performance of last week. It was Toronto, however, that scored first when K Arek Bigos missed a 35-yard FG attempt scoring a single point as the ball sailed through the end zone at 5:19 of the first stanza. Bigos made up for his miss before the end of the quarter by nailing a 27-yard FG at 12:10. His FG at 12:51 of the second period were the only points scored in the quarter giving Toronto a 7-0 lead at the half in this tight defensive game. In the third quarter, Winnipeg finally got on the board when K Troy Westwood nailed a 42-yard FG. Toronto responded 1:59 later by scoring the game’s first major when QB Kerwin Bell found Canadian wide-out Duane Dmytryshyn for a 44-yard play. Bell continued to move the ball well for Toronto throwing his second TD pass of the night, a 20-yard toss to WR Nigel Williams on Toronto’s following possession. Bigos was good on both converts giving Toronto a 21-3 lead. Westwood cut that lead by 3 points before the end of the third quarter when he hoofed a 36-yard FG at 10:25. RB Mike Clemons scored the game’s first rushing TD when he scrambled past the goal-line from 6 yards out at 1:39, padding Toronto’s lead to 22 points after Bigos’ convert. Kelly Wiltshire continued to build on the lead when he scooped up a fumble and returned it 36 yards for the major at 2:14. Bigos was successful on the convert and on his 45-yard FG 3:22 later. Winnipeg attempted a late rally as LB Doug Hocking picked off an errant pass by Bell and returned it 2 yards before lateraling the ball to S Maurice Kelly who took the ball 90 yards for the TD. Winnipeg’s ensuing two-point conversion was successful when Kopp found RB Eric Blount in the end zone to complete the scoring play. At 11:38, Bigos missed his second FG of the night from 42 yards out scoring a single to make the score 39-14 for the Boatmen. The Argonaut defence accounted for the next points when CB Donald Smith intercepted Kopp’s pass at 12:39 and returned 4 yards before lateraling the ball to fellow CB Adrion Smith who returned the ball 63 yards for the major. Blount scored a late rushing TD from the 1-yard. The ensuing two-point Winnipeg convert was successful, but it was too little, too late as Toronto went on to beat the Blue Bombers by a 46-22 margin.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and Winnipeg Matchups
1997Week 1WPG 23 @ TOR 38
Week 11TOR 66 @ WPG 25
Week 14TOR 41 @ WPG 9
1998Week 6WPG 14 @ TOR 29
Week 9TOR 37 @ WPG 16
Week 12WPG 22 @ TOR 46
Week 18TOR 12 @ WPG 31

Argonauts record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 10–3–0 (0.769)
  • at Winnipeg 5–10–0 (0.333)
  • Toronto Total 15–13–0 (0.536)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 21–10–1 (0.672)
  • at Winnipeg 10–23–0 (0.303)
  • Toronto Total 31–33–1 (0.485)

Streaks as of Sept. 19, 1998 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Argonauts streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 0 0 6 16 22
Argonauts 4 3 14 25 46

Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Blue Bombers (1-11-0) Next vs Alouettes Sep 26
Argonauts (7-5-0) Next @ Eskimos Sep 27

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

September 19th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
Toronto Island A 1:00 PM Clear 22.3°C N (70°) at 0 km/h 72% 28 100.30 kPa
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Clear 23.3°C NNE (220°) at 0 km/h 74% 30 100.24 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Clear 23.1°C N (80°) at 4 km/h 74% 29 100.17 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Partly Cloudy 23.0°C N (90°) at 6 km/h 78% 30 100.14 kPa

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

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

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

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)