Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 31

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 61st Game of Regular Season (69th Overall)
  • Friday, Oct 16, 1998 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Taylor Field in Regina, SK
    • Surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 21,893
    • Capacity: 27,732
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Saskatchewan Roughriders hosted the East Division leading Hamilton Tiger-Cats in this week’s edition of Friday Night Football. Saskatchewan entered the game two points out of a playoff berth behind the BC Lions, while Hamilton was looking to put some breathing room between themselves and the rest of the tightly contested East Division. Saskatchewan got off to the start they wanted when RB Mike Saunders ran into the end zone from 8 yards out at 4:02 of the first quarter to open the scoring. K Paul McCallum’s convert was good giving Saskatchewan an early 7-0 lead. However, the shut-out was short-lived as K Paul Osbaldiston nailed his first of four FGs of the night. This one was a 17 yarder at 9:17 cutting Saskatchewan’s lead to 4. On the ensuing kick-off, WR Curtis Mayfield caught the ball and scampered 93 yards down the field for the major at 9:30. McCallum’s convert gave the ’Riders a commanding 14-3 lead at the end of the quarter. In the second stanza Hamilton rebounded as Osbaldiston hit FGs from 14 and 24 yards respectively. Sandwiched between those scoring plays was a 40-yard FG off the boot of McCallum making the halftime score 17-9 to the delight of the 21,893 fans in attendance at Taylor Field. Saskatchewan scored first in the third quarter when QB Steve Sarkisian found wide-out Ousmane Tounkara for the major on a 22-yard passing route at 5:07. McCallum’s convert upped Saskatchewan’s point total to 24. Hamilton, however, continued to get stronger as the game progressed scoring 2:41 later when QB Danny McManus and WR Andrew Grigg teamed up on 27-yard play. Osbaldiston’s convert was good. Hamilton continued to move the ball well and were rewarded before the end of the quarter when RB Ronald Williams powered into the end zone on a 6-yard rush. Hamilton’s 2-point convert attempt was good as McManus found his favourite receiver Darren Flutie in the end zone tying the game at 24 heading into the final period of play. The first score in the fourth quarter came courtesy of Saskatchewan’s special teams when DB Terryl Ulmer scooped up a punt and zig-zagged his way 85 yards to the end zone giving Saskatchewan a 7-point cushion after McCallum’s convert at 6:15. Hamilton tied the game at 9:28 when Williams scored his second rushing TD of the night. Osbaldiston was good on the convert and then nailed a 31-yard FG with no time remaining on the clock to give Hamilton an incredible come from behind victory. The 34-31 win gives Hamilton a League best 11-4-1 record while Saskatchewan’s playoff dreams came to an end.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Saskatchewan and Hamilton Matchups
1997Week 7SSK 30 @ HAM 20
Week 17HAM 19 @ SSK 22
1998Week 5SSK 8 @ HAM 26
Week 16HAM 34 @ SSK 31

Roughriders record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Saskatchewan 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • at Hamilton 4–5–0 (0.444)
  • Saskatchewan Total 9–9–0 (0.500)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Saskatchewan 13–12–2 (0.519)
  • at Hamilton 9–16–2 (0.370)
  • Saskatchewan Total 22–28–4 (0.444)

Streaks as of Oct. 16, 1998 (Regular Season)

Roughriders streak at home vs Tiger-Cats
Roughriders streak overall vs Tiger-Cats


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 3 6 15 10 34
Roughriders 14 3 7 7 31

Tiger-Cats coach: Ron Lancaster (W)
Roughriders coach: Jim Daley (L)

Tiger-Cats (11-4-1) Next @ Argonauts Oct 23
Roughriders (5-11-0) Next vs Lions Oct 25

Game Time Weather in Regina, SK

October 16th Hourly Weather Summary for Regina
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Regina Int'l A 7:00 PM Cloudy 3.8°C N (10°) at 6 km/h 94% 95.41 kPa
Regina Int'l A 8:00 PM Cloudy 3.5°C NNE (330°) at 15 km/h 97% 95.41 kPa
Regina Int'l A 9:00 PM Cloudy 3.0°C NE (360°) at 13 km/h 97% 95.38 kPa
Regina Int'l A 10:00 PM Cloudy 2.6°C NE (360°) at 15 km/h 99% 95.41 kPa
Regina Int'l A 11:00 PM Fog 2.4°C N (30°) at 7 km/h 99% 95.41 kPa

Conditions at Regina Int'l A (4.23 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)