Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 @ Toronto Argonauts 15

Game Details

  • Week 14
  • 53rd Game of Regular Season (61st Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998 1 PM EDT ( )
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 15,272
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Toronto Argonauts played host to the Saskatchewan Roughriders this week. The match had important playoff implications with the Argos looking to move into second place in the East Division while the Roughriders were looking to take possession of third place in the West. Toronto opened the scoring at 4:34 of the first quarter when K Arek Bigos struck a 23-yard FG giving Toronto an early 3-0 lead. Saskatchewan countered before the end of the quarter when QB Reggie Slack scrambled into the end zone from the 2-yard line at 12:01. Paul McCallum’s convert made the score 7-3 Saskatchewan heading into the second stanza of play. A turnover accounted for Saskatchewan’s next score as DB Terryl Ulmer intercepted an errant Kerwin Bell pass and rambled 63 yards before lateraling to CB Todd McMillon who took it the remaining 29 yards for the major at 5:27. McCallum’s convert was successful increasing the ’Rider lead to 14-3. McCallum would up their lead to 17-3 at 11:33 when his 17-yard FG sailed through the uprights. Bigos added a single at 14:21 after a 27-yard FG was wide sending the teams into the locker room with Saskatchewan ahead by 13. K Noel Prefontaine cut the lead to 12 early in the third quarter when his 71-yard punt went through the end zone at 2:12 for a single. At 9:18 of the third, Bigos sliced the ’Rider lead to 17-8 with a 15-yard FG. McCallum’s 58-yard punting single at 11:46 rounded out the third quarter scoring with Saskatchewan on top by a 18-8 count. The Boatmen scored early in the fourth quarter when RB Tony Smith powered the ball in from the 2-yard line at 1:05. Bigos’ convert was good cutting Saskatchewan’s lead to 3 points. However, this was as close as Toronto would get as a late interception by Saskatchewan DB Mario Smith sealed the win for the ’Riders making the final score 18-15. Saskatchewan’s win bumps their record to 5-9-0 and gives them their first 2-game winning streak of the year. Of note for the Argonauts, SB Derrell Mitchell hauled in his 123rd catch of the 1998 season breaking the old Argo single season pass reception record set by Mike "Pinball" Clemons in 1997 (122).

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and Saskatchewan Matchups
1997Week 3TOR 23 @ SSK 27
Week 9SSK 1 @ TOR 27
The Grey CupTOR 47 vs SSK 23
1998Week 1TOR 10 @ SSK 19
Week 14SSK 18 @ TOR 15

Argonauts record vs Roughriders (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • at Saskatchewan 2–7–0 (0.222)
  • Toronto Total 7–11–0 (0.389)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 14–13–0 (0.519)
  • at Saskatchewan 10–16–1 (0.389)
  • Toronto Total 24–29–1 (0.454)

Streaks as of Oct. 3, 1998 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Roughriders
Argonauts streak overall vs Roughriders


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roughriders 7 10 1 0 18
Argonauts 3 1 4 7 15

Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (W)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)

Roughriders (5-9-0) Next @ Lions Oct 10
Argonauts (8-6-0) Next @ Alouettes Oct 12

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

October 3rd Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 1:00 PM Partly Cloudy 10.1°C N (90°) at 11 km/h 75% 101.51 kPa
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.4°C N (90°) at 11 km/h 75% 101.51 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.5°C N (90°) at 11 km/h 72% 101.51 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Partly Cloudy 10.5°C N (90°) at 11 km/h 71% 101.51 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.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)