Montreal Alouettes 23 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34

Game Details

  • Week 13
  • 49th Game of Regular Season (57th Overall)
  • Friday, Sep 25, 1998 8:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 22,539
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Montreal Alouettes travelled west this week to take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium. The Als were looking for a win to tie them for first place in the East Division with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, while the Blue Bombers were gunning for their second win of the season. Things looked good early for Montreal as K Terry Baker’s 43-yard FG at 10:30 of the first quarter marked the only points in the first stanza of play. Forty-nine seconds into the second quarter, K Troy Westwood put Winnipeg on the scoreboard when his 47-yard FG sailed wide, scoring a single point. Special teams accounted for Winnipeg’s next score when RB Eric Blount lateraled a punt return to wideout Milt Stegall who ran the ball back 80 yards for the major at 2:50. Westwood’s convert was good making the score 8-3 for the Blue Bombers. Winnipeg’s next points came courtesy of their defence as DB Reggie Carthon scooped up a fumble by FB Michael Soles and returned it 70 yards for the TD. Westwood’s convert gave the Blue Bombers a 12-point cushion at 6:39 of the second quarter. However, Montreal responded quickly when QB Anthony Calvillo teamed up with WR Chris Armstrong for a 95-yard scoring play at 10:09. Baker’s convert was successful. On the ensuing kickoff, CFL Combined Yards leader Eric Blount returned the kickoff 95 yards for the major at 10:32. Westwood’s convert was good. Westwood and Baker exchanged FGs from 50 and 48 yards respectively to close the scoring in this wild quarter of football with the Blue Bomber leading by 25-15 score as the teams headed to the locker room for halftime. Westwood opened the third period scoring nailing his second FG of the match at 7:11 from 23 yards out. He then struck a 34-yard attempt before Baker replied for Montreal by hitting a FG from the 17-yard line with 37 seconds left in the quarter making the score 31-16 for Winnipeg. Montreal cut the lead to 8 points when RB Thomas Haskins powered into the end zone from the 4-yard line at 11:25 of the final quarter. Baker’s convert was good. That was as close as Montreal would get, however, as Westwood completed the scoring in the game by hoofing a 38-yard FG at 13:48 to give Winnipeg their second victory of the season by a 34-23 score.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Winnipeg and Montreal Matchups
1997Week 2MTL 27 @ WPG 24
Week 9MTL 26 @ WPG 21
Week 12WPG 28 @ MTL 29
Week 17WPG 34 @ MTL 41
1998Week BWPG 18 @ MTL 44
Week 1MTL 27 @ WPG 24
Week 13MTL 23 @ WPG 34
Week 17WPG 44 @ MTL 58

Blue Bombers record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 1–4–0 (0.200)
  • at Montreal 0–4–0 (0.000)
  • Winnipeg Total 1–8–0 (0.111)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Winnipeg 12–9–0 (0.571)
  • at Montreal 8–10–2 (0.450)
  • Winnipeg Total 20–19–2 (0.512)

Streaks as of Sept. 25, 1998 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Alouettes
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 3 10 3 7 23
Blue Bombers 0 25 6 3 34

Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (L)
Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (W)

Alouettes (8-4-1) Next vs Eskimos Oct 04
Blue Bombers (2-11-0) Next @ Tiger-Cats Oct 04

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

September 25th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Rain Showers 11.9°C N (60°) at 9 km/h 69% 98.06 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 11.1°C N (50°) at 11 km/h 87% 98.06 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.4°C N (70°) at 11 km/h 90% 98.02 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.9°C N (80°) at 13 km/h 87% 98.02 kPa

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

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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Longest Pass – Play -- -- 97 yards Anthony Calvillo
to Chris Armstrong (TD)
Longest Reception – Play -- -- 97 yards Chris Armstrong
from Anthony Calvillo (TD)


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)