Toronto Argonauts 40 @ Montreal Alouettes 13

Game Details

  • Week 15
  • 59th Game of Regular Season (67th Overall)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, Oct 12, 1998 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 16,268
    • Capacity: 18,027
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a beautiful autumn day in Montreal when the Toronto Argonauts took to the field against the Alouettes. The game was an important East Division match-up with both teams jockeying for playoff positions with three weeks to go in the regular season. A win by Montreal would mean they would only be one point behind division leading Hamilton, while a Toronto win would put them one point behind Montreal for second place. Montreal scored first when K Terry Baker hoofed a 9-yard FG at 7:46 of the opening quarter. However, Toronto responded before the end of the period when QB Kerwin Bell hooked up with SB Derrell Mitchell for a 33 yard scoring play at 13:01. K Arek Bigos’ convert was good giving Toronto a 7-3 lead at the end of the quarter. 1:10 into the second quarter DB Kelly Wiltshire intercepted QB Anthony Calvillo’s errant pass and returned it 10 yards for the major. Bigos was good on the convert as well as a 37-yard FG at 10:30 to stretch Toronto’s lead to 14 points. Baker added a 43-yard FG with one second remaining in the half making the score 17-6 Toronto going into the third quarter. In the third period RB Mike "Pinball" Clemons took a 13-yard Bell pass to the end zone at 8:55. Bigos’ convert extended Toronto’s lead to 18 points. In the fourth quarter Montreal scored their first major of the afternoon when QB Tracy Ham, who replaced Calvillo in the second half, found WR Chris Armstrong in the end zone for a 7-yard play. Baker’s convert at 1:35 cut the Toronto lead to 11 points. However, that was as close as Montreal would get as WR Duane Dmytryshyn and RB Tony Smith both caught 8-yard TD passes at 5:26 and 9:40 respectively to put the game out of reach for Montreal. Bigos’ converts on both plays were both successful. Toronto finished the scoring in the match when Baker was forced to concede a two-point safety at 12:29 making the final from Molson Stadium the Toronto Argonauts 40, Montreal Alouettes 13.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Montreal and Toronto Matchups
1997Week BTOR 40 @ MTL 0
Week 6MTL 8 @ TOR 46
Week 16MTL 21 @ TOR 28
Week 18TOR 38 @ MTL 43
Division FinalMTL 30 @ TOR 37
1998Week AMTL 18 @ TOR 21
Week 7TOR 20 @ MTL 24
Week 15TOR 40 @ MTL 13
Week 16MTL 38 @ TOR 28
Division Semi-FinalTOR 28 @ MTL 41

Alouettes record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Montreal 2–2–0 (0.500)
  • at Toronto 1–3–0 (0.250)
  • Montreal Total 3–5–0 (0.375)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Montreal 41–32–2 (0.560)
  • at Toronto 36–39–1 (0.480)
  • Montreal Total 77–71–3 (0.520)

Streaks as of Oct. 12, 1998 (Regular Season)

Alouettes streak at home vs Argonauts
Alouettes streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 7 10 7 16 40
Alouettes 3 3 0 7 13

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)
Alouettes coach: Dave Ritchie, II (L)

Argonauts (9-6-0) Next vs Alouettes Oct 17
Alouettes (9-5-1) Next @ Argonauts Oct 17

Game Time Weather in Montreal, QC

October 12th Hourly Weather Summary for Montreal
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
McTavish 1:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 13.2°C N (40°) at 11 km/h 67% 102.67 kPa
McTavish 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 12.8°C N (20°) at 6 km/h 72% 102.67 kPa
McTavish 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 12.7°C N (70°) at 4 km/h 70% 102.67 kPa
McTavish 4:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 12.8°C N (30°) at 6 km/h 70% 102.63 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 TOR @ MTL
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)