43rd Grey Cup

43rd Grey Cup

The 43rd Grey Cup game was played on November 26, 1955 before 39,417 football fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

The Edmonton Eskimos beat Montreal Alouettes by the score of 34 to 19.

Box Score

First Quarter

Montreal - Single - Bud Korchak missed field goal
Edmonton – TD – Normie Kwong 1 yard run (Bob Dean convert)
Montreal – TD – Pat Abbruzzi 1 yard run (Bud Korchak convert)
Montreal – TD – Hal Patterson 41 yard pass from Sam Etcheverry (Bud Korchak convert)

Second Quarter

Edmonton – TD – Johnny Bright 42 yard run (Bob Dean convert)
Montreal – TD – Hal Patterson 00 yard pass from Sam Etcheverry (Bud Korchak convert)
Edmonton – TD – Bob Heydenfeldt 15 yard pass from Jackie Parker (Bob Dean convert)

Third Quarter

Edmonton – TD – Normie Kwong 1 yard run (Bob Dean convert)
Edmonton – TD – Johnny Bright 3 yard run (Bob Dean convert)

Fourth Quarter

Edmonton – Single – Bob Dean 00 yard kick
Edmonton – FG – Bob Dean 00 yard field goal


Montreal Alouettes quarterback Sam Etcheverry set a Grey Cup record with 508 passing yards. Normie Kwong rushed 29 times for 135 yards for Edmonton.

The game was held in Vancouver for the first time, and outside of Toronto for only the second time. The attendance was a record that would last until 1976.

This was the second of 11 Grey Cup clashes between Edmonton and Montreal. The Eskimos have won in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2003 and 2005's overtime thriller. The Larks have prevailed in 1974, the Ice Bowl of 1977, and 2002.

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