Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45 @ Toronto Argonauts 8

Game Details

  • Week 17
  • 65th Game of Regular Season (73rd Overall)
  • Friday, Oct 23, 1998 7:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 32,717
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Toronto Argonauts hosted the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this week looking for a win to keep their dreams of hosting the Eastern Semi-Final alive. Hamilton on the other hand were looking for a victory to clinch the East Division crown. The Tiger-Cats got off to the start they wanted when recently activated wideout Chris George was on the receiving end of QB Danny McManus’s 13-yard pass for the major at 4:26 of the first quarter. K Paul Osbaldiston’s convert gave Hamilton an early 7-0 lead. That’s the way the game stayed until 6:10 of the second stanza when K Arek Bigos’ 37-yard FG sailed wide scoring a single. Hamilton continued to pressure the Toronto defence and were rewarded at 13:22 when RB Ronald Williams scored his first TD of the night from 1-yard out. At 14:36, he followed this up with his second TD, this time powering in from the 28-yard line. Osbaldiston connected on both converts making the score 21-1 in favour of the black and gold at halftime. In the third quarter, Williams picked up where he left off scoring his third TD of the night punching in the ball in from the 1-yard line at 5:39. Osbaldiston’s convert extended Hamilton’s lead to 27 points. Hamilton’s defence also contributed as DB Gerald Vaughn intercepted Kerwin Bell’s pass and rumbled 60 yards downfield for the major. Osbaldiston added his fourth convert of the game. Toronto scored their first major of the night when Bell found SB Duane Dmytryshyn for a 20-yard pass at 10:11. Bigos’ convert cut Hamilton’s lead to 27. In the final stanza, Hamilton’s offence continued to play well as Osbaldiston opened a string of 10 unanswered points with a 37-yard FG at 8:36. This was followed by backup QB Cody Leadbetter’s 4-yard TD pass to SB Mike Morreale for Hamilton’s sixth TD of the match. Osbaldiston’s convert made the final score from SkyDome, Hamilton 45, Toronto 8. Hamilton’s victory locks up first place in the East Division while regulating Toronto to a third place finish.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Toronto and Hamilton Matchups
1997Week AHAM 14 @ TOR 18
Week 2TOR 20 @ HAM 15
Week 4HAM 20 @ TOR 27
Week 10TOR 46 @ HAM 3
Week 12HAM 9 @ TOR 34
1998Week BTOR 22 @ HAM 14
Week 8HAM 6 @ TOR 42
Week 10TOR 7 @ HAM 26
Week 17HAM 45 @ TOR 8

Argonauts record vs Tiger-Cats (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Toronto 7–8–0 (0.467)
  • at Hamilton 8–8–0 (0.500)
  • Toronto Total 15–16–0 (0.484)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Toronto 62–62–5 (0.500)
  • at Hamilton 42–81–2 (0.344)
  • Toronto Total 104–143–7 (0.423)

Streaks as of Oct. 23, 1998 (Regular Season)

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

Boxscore

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. HAM: Touchdown GEORGE (13 yard pass from MCMANUS) 4:26
  HAM: Convert Kick OSBALDISTON

2nd Quarter

2. TOR: Single BIGOS (44 yards off a Missed Field Goal) 6:10
3. HAM: Touchdown WILLIAMS (1 yard) 13:22
  HAM: Convert Kick OSBALDISTON 13:22
4. HAM: Touchdown WILLIAMS (28 yards) 14:26
  HAM: Convert Kick OSBALDISTON 14:26

3rd Quarter

5. HAM: Touchdown WILLIAMS (1 yard) 5:39
  HAM: Convert Kick OSBALDISTON
6. HAM: Touchdown VAUGHN (60 yard Interception return) 7:16
  HAM: Convert Kick OSBALDISTON
7. TOR: Touchdown DMYTRYSHYN (20 yard pass from BELL) 10:11
  TOR: Convert Kick BIGOS

4th Quarter

8. HAM: Field Goal OSBALDISTON (37 yards) 8:36
9. HAM: Touchdown MORREALE (4 yard pass from LEDBETTER) 13:05
  HAM: Convert Kick OSBALDISTON 13:05

Linescore
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tiger-Cats 7 14 14 10 45
Argonauts 0 1 7 0 8
Statistics
HAMTOR
First Downs2217
Net Rushing15347
Net Passing193270
Net Offence320287
Pass Att/Com17/25
68.0%
26/46
56.5%
Interceptions by30
Fumbles Lost11
Punts/Net Avg.7/45.09/42.0
Penalties/Yards8/4511/94
Time of Possession29:5930:01
Individual
PASSING

HAMMCMANUS: 15/22, 168 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT; LEDBETTER: 2/3, 25 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT; TORBELL: 20/33, 200 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT; BARKER: 4/13, 70 YDS, 0 TD, 1 INT;

RUSHING

HAMWILLIAMS: 22/123 YDS, 3 TD; AMERSON: 3/13 YDS, 0 TD; SMITH: 1/12 YDS, 0 TD; LEDBETTER: 1/5 YDS, 0 TD; TORCLEMONS: 3/15 YDS, 0 TD; BARKER: 1/14 YDS, 0 TD; PREFONTAINE: 1/8 YDS, 0 TD; SMITH: 3/6 YDS, 0 TD; BELL: 2/4 YDS, 0 TD;

RECEIVING

HAMOLIVE: 4/80 YDS, 0 TD; GEORGE: 6/61 YDS, 1 TD; AMERSON: 3/24 YDS, 0 TD; MORREALE: 3/18 YDS, 1 TD; GRIGG: 1/10 YDS, 0 TD; TORDMYTRYSHYN: 3/70 YDS, 1 TD; MASOTTI: 6/54 YDS, 0 TD; MITCHELL: 5/50 YDS, 0 TD; KIRWAN: 3/37 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 2/27 YDS, 0 TD; CLEMONS: 6/18 YDS, 0 TD; ENGLISH: 1/14 YDS, 0 TD;


Tiger-Cats coach: Ron Lancaster (W)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)

Tiger-Cats (12-4-1) Next vs Alouettes Nov 01
Argonauts (9-8-0) Next @ Blue Bombers Oct 31

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times HAM held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times TOR held lead: 0
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
HAMTOR
Largest Lead / Deficit+37 / NoneNone / -37
Final+37-37
HAMTiedTOR
Time in Lead55:3404:2600:00
Consecutive Points
HAM7 28 10
TOR 1 7 

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

October 23rd Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 7:00 PM Clear 11.5°C NNE (230°) at 11 km/h 79% 101.18 kPa
Toronto Island A 8:00 PM Clear 11.5°C NNE (210°) at 28 km/h 88% 101.18 kPa
Toronto Island A 9:00 PM Clear 10.8°C NNE (210°) at 24 km/h 89% 101.18 kPa
Toronto Island A 10:00 PM Clear 10.9°C NNE (220°) at 26 km/h 86% 101.21 kPa
Toronto Island A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 10.8°C NNE (220°) at 24 km/h 85% 101.25 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 HAM @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

CategoryCurrent
Rank
Original
Rank
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR

Sources

Contributors

  • Steve Daniel/CFL

Notices

  • Data is verified (Data Complete)