Toronto Argonauts 12 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31

Game Details

  • Week 18
  • 69th Game of Regular Season (77th Overall)
  • Friday, Oct 30, 1998 8:00 PM EST ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 33,810 (Sellout)
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcasters:
    • TSN
    • RDS

Game Notes

Game Summary

Knowing they had third place wrapped up in the East Division, the Toronto Argonauts travelled west to Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers. Toronto opened the scoring at 7:16 of the first quarter when K Arek Bigos missed a 41-yard FG to score a single. K Noel Prefontaine added another single at 12:17 when he hoofed a 69-yard punt through the end zone. At 4:24 of the second period, Bigos scored his second single of the night off a missed FG when his 42-yard attempt sailed wide. Winnipeg took the lead at 8:09 when QB Jay Walker, who replaced starter Troy Kopp in the first quarter, teamed up with wide-out Milt Stegall for a 25-yard scoring play. K Troy Westwood’s convert made the score 7-3 much to the delight of the 33,810 Blue Bomber faithful on hand. Walker found Stegall in the end zone for the second time at 12:26. Westwood’s convert made the score 14-3. Westwood added to the Winnipeg cause hoofing a 26-yard FG at 13:18 before P Bob Cameron was forced to concede a safety at 14:07 to make the score 17-5 at the half. Westwood accounted for all the scoring in the third quarter striking FGs from 52, 14, and 37 yards respectively. Toronto, reeling from the Blue Bombers offensive barrage, could not regroup in the final stanza of play as Westwood continued to wield a hot foot nailing his fifth FG of the night at 3:14 from 36 yards out. Winnipeg hit the 31-point mark when Toronto back-up pivot Jay Barker conceded a safety at 6:48. Barker hooked up with WR Andre Batson at 11:05 for Toronto’s first major of the game but it was too little, too late as Winnipeg hung on to win their third game of the season 31-12.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Winnipeg and Toronto Matchups
1997Week 1WPG 23 @ TOR 38
Week 11TOR 66 @ WPG 25
Week 14TOR 41 @ WPG 9
1998Week 6WPG 14 @ TOR 29
Week 9TOR 37 @ WPG 16
Week 12WPG 22 @ TOR 46
Week 18TOR 12 @ WPG 31

Blue Bombers record vs Argonauts (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 10–5–0 (0.667)
  • at Toronto 3–10–0 (0.231)
  • Winnipeg Total 13–15–0 (0.464)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Winnipeg 23–10–0 (0.697)
  • at Toronto 10–21–1 (0.328)
  • Winnipeg Total 33–31–1 (0.515)

Streaks as of Oct. 30, 1998 (Regular Season)

Blue Bombers streak at home vs Argonauts
Blue Bombers streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 2 3 0 7 12
Blue Bombers 0 17 9 5 31

Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (L)
Blue Bombers coach: Gary Hoffman (W)

Argonauts (9-9-0) Next @ Alouettes Nov 08

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

October 30th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Mainly Clear 2.1°C Calm 85% 99.48 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Mainly Clear 1.6°C NNE (200°) at 6 km/h 87% 99.51 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Mainly Clear 2.2°C NNE (200°) at 11 km/h 83% 99.55 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Clear 2.5°C NNE (200°) at 15 km/h 81% 99.58 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

League Records Set and Approached in TOR @ WPG
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)