Canadian Football League 1978 Season

66th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1978 Schedule and Results

1978 CFL Regular Season Standings

Eastern Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
OTT 16 11 5 0 22 395 261
MTL 16 8 7 1 17 331 295
HAM 16 5 10 1 11 225 403
TOR 16 4 12 0 8 234 389
 
Western Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
EDM 16 10 4 2 22 452 301
CGY 16 9 4 3 21 381 311
WPG 16 9 7 0 18 371 351
BC 16 7 7 2 16 359 308
SSK 16 4 11 1 9 330 459

Full 1978 Standings

League Scoring

19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 42.75 1.82 +
Average Winning Score 27.91 1.95 +
Average Losing Score 14.33 0.64 -
Average Home Score 22.39 0.56 +
Average Visitor Score 20.36 1.26 +
Average Margin of Victory 12.64 1.65 +

Offence Rankings – PF (PPG)

  • EDM — 452 (28.3)
  • OTT — 395 (24.7)
  • CGY — 381 (23.8)
  • WPG — 371 (23.2)
  • BC — 359 (22.4)
  • MTL — 331 (20.7)
  • SSK — 330 (20.6)
  • TOR — 234 (14.6)
  • HAM — 225 (14.1)

Defence Rankings – PA (PPG)

  • OTT — 261 (16.3)
  • MTL — 295 (18.4)
  • EDM — 301 (18.8)
  • BC — 308 (19.3)
  • CGY — 311 (19.4)
  • WPG — 351 (21.9)
  • TOR — 389 (24.3)
  • HAM — 403 (25.2)
  • SSK — 459 (28.7)

1978 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1978 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1978 Player Awards

1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tony Gabriel (OTT)
  • Defensive Player — Dave Fennell (EDM)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Gabriel (OTT)
  • Offensive Lineman — Jim Coode (OTT)
  • Rookie — Joe Poplawski (WPG)
1978 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — John Helton (CGY)

1978 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Tom Wilkinson EDM
RB Mike Strickland SSK
RB James Sykes CGY
TE Tony Gabriel OTT
SB Tom Scott EDM
WR Bob Gaddis MTL
WR Joe Poplawski WPG
C Al Wilson BC
G Harold Holton CGY
G Bill Stevenson EDM
T Jim Coode OTT
T Dan Yochum MTL

Defense

DT Dave Fennell EDM
DT John Helton CGY
DE Mike Fanucci OTT
DE Reggie Lewis CGY
MLB Dan Kepley EDM
OLB Ben Zambiasi HAM
OLB Chuck Zapiec MTL
DB Larry Brune OTT
DB Gregg Butler EDM
DB Dickie Harris MTL
DB Joe Hollimon EDM
DB Randy Rhino MTL

Special Teams

P Hank Ilesic EDM
K Dave Cutler EDM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1978 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 CGY Dave Kirzinger (OT) British Columbia (UBC)
2 HAM Bob O'Doherty (WR) Queen's
3 BC [SSK] Rick Goltz (DT) Simon Fraser
4 WPG Evan Jones (TE) British Columbia (UBC)
5 TOR Mark Brown (RB) Guelph
6 MTL [BC] Neil Quilter (OT) British Columbia (UBC)
7 OTT Don Taylor (RB) Central (Iowa)
8 EDM Rick Dundas (LB) Whitworth
9 MTL Phil Noble (LB) Western Ontario

Complete 1978 CFL Amateur Draft Selections