1997 Toronto Argonauts season

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1997 Toronto Argonauts season
Toronto Argonauts logo
Head coach Don Matthews[1]
General manager Eric Tillman
Home field SkyDome[2]
Results
Record 15–3–0
Division place 1st, East
Playoff finish Won 85th Grey Cup
Timeline
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< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Toronto Argonauts season was the 108th season for the team since the franchise's inception in 1873. The team finished in first place in the East Division with a 15–3–0 record and qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The defending champion Argonauts defeated the Montreal Alouettes in the Eastern Final and qualified for the 85th Grey Cup to defend their title. Toronto defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders by a score of 47-23, winning their 14th Grey Cup championship, and repeated as Grey Cup champions.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Rd Pick Player Position School
1 1 Chad Folk OL Utah
1 9 Mathew DuBuc SB Texas Tech
2 17 Steve Salter OL Ottawa
3 18 Aldi Henry CB Michigan State
3 24 Dave Mudge OT Michigan State
4 33 Jayson Hansen OL Texas Tech
5 41 Mark Giardetti DE Evangel College
6 48 Kris Kershaw QB Salisbury State

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Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance Record
A June 13 Tiger-Cats SkyDome W 18 – 14 13,452 1–0
B June 18 @ Alouettes Olympic Stadium W 40 – 0 6,394 2–0

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Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 18 15 3 0 660 327 30
Montreal Alouettes 18 13 5 0 509 532 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 4 14 0 443 548 8
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 2 16 0 362 549 4

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Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance Record
1 June 27 Blue Bombers SkyDome W 38 – 23 16,551 1–0
2 July 6 @ Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium W 20 – 15 14,033 2–0
3 July 12 @ Roughriders Taylor Field L 27 – 23 22,956 2–1
4 July 17 Tiger-Cats SkyDome W 27 – 20 17,222 3–1
5 July 24 @ Lions BC Place Stadium W 34 – 20 23,330 4–1
6 July 31 Alouettes SkyDome W 46 – 8 16,213 5–1
7 August 7 @ Stampeders McMahon Stadium L 45 – 35 25,311 5–2
8 August 14 Eskimos SkyDome W 38 – 14 18,031 6–2
9 August 21 Roughriders SkyDome W 27 – 1 17,330 7–2
10 September 1 @ Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium W 46 – 3 18,377 8–2
11 September 7 @ Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium W 66 – 25 21,080 9–2
12 September 14 Tiger-Cats SkyDome W 34 – 9 20,234 10–2
13 September 20 @ Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium W 25 – 24 38,619 11–2
14 September 28 @ Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium W 41 – 9 20,004 12–2
15 October 4 Lions SkyDome W 46 – 3 17,019 13–2
16 October 11 Alouettes SkyDome W 28 – 21 17,355 14–2
17 October 18 Stampeders SkyDome W 48 – 17 24,083 15–2
18 October 26 @ Alouettes Olympic Stadium L 43 – 38 10,801 15–3

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Postseason[edit]

Round Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance
East Final November 9 Alouettes SkyDome W 37–30 32,085
Grey Cup November 16 Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium W 47–23 60,431

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Grey Cup[edit]

Main article: 85th Grey Cup
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Toronto Argonauts 7 13 21 6 47
Saskatchewan Roughriders 3 6 0 14 23

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Awards and records[edit]

  • Doug Flutie, Most Outstanding Player Award[7]
  • Mike Kiselak, Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award [8]
  • Derrell Mitchell, Outstanding Rookie Award[9]

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1997 CFL All-Stars[edit]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Toronto Argonauts Stadium History". Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Draft List". Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  4. ^ a b c "1997 Toronto Argonauts". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  5. ^ "1997 Regular Season Standings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  6. ^ "1997 – Toronto Argonauts 47, Saskatchewan Roughriders 23". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 25 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Most Outstanding Player". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  8. ^ "Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  9. ^ "Most Outstanding Rookie". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  10. ^ a b 2010 Toronto Argonauts Media Guide. Toronto Argonauts. 2010. p. 168. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07.