BC Lions 31 @ Edmonton Eskimos 7

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 63rd Game of Regular Season (71st Overall)
  • Sunday, Oct 18, 1998 3:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 30,362
    • Capacity: 60,081
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was an important West Division match-up as the Lions travelled to Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium to take on the Eskimos. The Eskimos were looking to clinch second place in their Division with a win while the Lions looked to clinch a playoff berth. The Lions dominated in the first quarter opening the scoring with a 17-yard TD pass between QB Tracy Ham and SB Sean Graham at 3:06. Graham also returned a blocked punt 50 yards for the major at 11:17. K Lui Passaglia was perfect on both converts pacing BC to 14-0 lead. K Sean Fleming’s 10-yard FG at 3:22 opened the scoring in the second quarter. However, Passaglia’s 40-yard FG at 7:49 re-established BC’s 14-point cushion. Fleming added a 53-yard punting single before Passaglia struck a 42-yard FG with no time remaining on the clock making the score 20-4 BC at the half. Fleming’s 44-yard FG at 4:26 was the only scoring in the third quarter. On the third play of the fourth quarter Allen added to the Lions’ point total by calling his own number and sneaking into the goal area from one yard out. The two-point conversion attempt was good when Allen found SB Al Jackson in the end zone. Passaglia added another FG at 8:22 making the final score, BC 31, Edmonton 7. The win clinched a playoff berth for the surging Lions and brings them to within two points of the Eskimos for second place in the West Division.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Edmonton and BC Matchups
1997Week AEDM 15 @ BC 32
Week 3BC 41 @ EDM 31
Week 12EDM 1 @ BC 27
Week 17BC 7 @ EDM 41
1998Week 1EDM 20 @ BC 12
Week 2BC 10 @ EDM 15
Week 12EDM 27 @ BC 21
Week 16BC 31 @ EDM 7
Division Semi-FinalBC 33 @ EDM 40

Eskimos record vs Lions (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Edmonton 8–7–0 (0.533)
  • at BC 13–2–0 (0.867)
  • Edmonton Total 21–9–0 (0.700)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Edmonton 44–24–1 (0.645)
  • at BC 41–24–3 (0.625)
  • Edmonton Total 85–48–4 (0.635)

Streaks as of Oct. 18, 1998 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Lions
Eskimos streak overall vs Lions

Boxscore

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions 14 6 0 11 31
Eskimos 0 4 3 0 7

Lions coach: Greg Mohns (W)
Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (L)

Lions (7-9-0) Next @ Roughriders Oct 25
Eskimos (8-8-0) Next @ Stampeders Oct 25

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

October 18th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 1:00 PM Mainly Clear 7.5°C NNE (300°) at 26 km/h 43% 94.00 kPa
City Centre A 2:00 PM Mainly Clear 8.0°C NNE (290°) at 20 km/h 39% 93.96 kPa
City Centre A 3:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 7.7°C NNE (280°) at 19 km/h 38% 93.93 kPa
City Centre A 4:00 PM Mainly Clear 7.6°C NNE (270°) at 20 km/h 39% 93.90 kPa
City Centre A 5:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 6.4°C NNE (270°) at 13 km/h 43% 93.87 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in BC @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)