Montreal Alouettes 38 @ Toronto Argonauts 28

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 62nd Game of Regular Season (70th Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct 17, 1998 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 24,230
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcasters:
    • RDS
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was the tail-end of a crucial home and home series for these two division rivals. Last week Toronto had come into Montreal and beaten the Als soundly by 40-13 score pulling themselves to within 1 point of Montreal for second in the East. Als on the other hand were welcoming back QB Tracy Ham to full time duty and were looking to avenge their aforementioned loss. It was the Argos, however, that jumped to the early lead when SB Derrell Mitchell hauled in a 12-yard pass from QB Kerwin Bell for the major at 4:46 of the opening period. Bigos’ was good on the convert. At 13:14 K Terry Baker got the Als on the scoreboard hoofing a 13-yard FG to make the score 7-3 after one quarter of play. In the second quarter Mike Pringle began to assert himself on the ground rushing for a 2-yard score at 8:54. Baker’s convert was successful but his 25-yard FG attempt at 13:28 missed wide scoring a single to make the score 11-7 for the Als at halftime. In the third quarter, Bell found WR Andre Kirwan, just back from injury, for a14-yard scoring play. Bigos’ convert gave Toronto their first lead of the match. The lead was short lived, however, as Montreal exploded for two TDs before the end of the quarter. At 8:56 Pringle scored his second rushing TD of the game from 2 yards out. Then at 13:51 SB Jock Climie was on the receiving end of a 15-yard toss from Ham. Baker was good on both converts making the score 25-14 Montreal. Baker continued to have the hot boot kicking FGs of 42 and 20 yards to open the scoring in the final stanza. Montreal’s scoring streak was stopped at 12:28 when Mitchell caught his second TD of the night, this time a 16 pass from Bell. Bigos was good on the convert making the score 31-21 for Montreal. However, that was as close as Toronto would get as Climie added another 7 points to the Alouette total at 13:08 on a 75-yard play after Baker nailed the convert. Toronto pivot Jay Barker, who replaced Bell late in the game, added a late rushing TD to make the final score 38-28.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and Montreal 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

Argonauts record vs Alouettes (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 3–1–0 (0.750)
  • at Montreal 2–2–0 (0.500)
  • Toronto Total 5–3–0 (0.625)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 39–36–1 (0.520)
  • at Montreal 32–41–2 (0.440)
  • Toronto Total 71–77–3 (0.480)

Streaks as of Oct. 17, 1998 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Alouettes
Argonauts streak overall vs Alouettes


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Alouettes 3 8 14 13 38
Argonauts 7 0 7 14 28

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

Alouettes (10-5-1) Next vs Blue Bombers Oct 25
Argonauts (9-7-0) Next vs Tiger-Cats Oct 23

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

October 17th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 1:00 PM Partly Cloudy 14.8°C N (70°) at 15 km/h 81% 101.18 kPa
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Rain 14.8°C N (70°) at 19 km/h 81% 101.08 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Overcast 15.0°C N (80°) at 17 km/h 87% 100.98 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Overcast 15.4°C N (110°) at 7 km/h 84% 100.88 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 MTL @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Rushing Yards – Game 7th 7th 235 yards Mike Pringle


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)