Toronto Argonauts 18 @ BC Lions 17

Game Details

  • The 71st The Grey Cup
  • 95th Game of 1983
  • Sunday, Nov. 27, 1983 5 PM EST ( )
  • (Local)
  • at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 59,345 (Sellout)
    • Capacity: 59,345
  • Broadcasters:
    • CTV 4.20 million Avg. Viewers
    • CBC 3.91 million Avg. Viewers
  • Grey Cup Most Valuable Offensive Player
    • Joe Barnes (QBTOR)
  • Grey Cup Most Valuable Defensive Player
    • Carl Brazley (DBTOR)
  • Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian Player
    • Rick Klassen (DTBC)

BC and Toronto Matchups

1982 and 1983 Matchups
1982Week 8TOR 20 @ BC 19
Week 12BC 46 @ TOR 14
1983Week 2BC 14 @ TOR 17
Week 10TOR 32 @ BC 14
GCTOR 18 @ BC 17

record vs
(Grey Cup)

Last decade 1974 to 1983
  • at BC 0–1–0
  • BC Total 0–1–0
All-time (through 1983)
  • at BC 0–1–0
  • BC Total 0–1–0

Streaks as of Nov. 27, 1983
(Regular Season)

streak at home vs
Lions streak overall vs Argonauts


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 0 7 2 9 18
Lions 7 10 0 0 17
Quarter scores
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Argonauts 0 7 9 18 18
Lions 7 17 17 17 17

Argonauts coach: Bob O'Billovich (W)
Lions coach: Don Matthews (L)

Game Time Weather in Vancouver, BC

November 27th Hourly Weather Summary for Vancouver
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Vancouver Harbour CS 2:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 7.5°C Calm 87% 102.94 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 3:00 PM Cloudy 7.6°C NNE (290°) at 2 km/h 89% 102.98 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 4:00 PM Cloudy 7.3°C Calm 91% 103.01 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 5:00 PM Cloudy 7.1°C NNE (280°) at 4 km/h 86% 103.02 kPa
Vancouver Harbour CS 6:00 PM Cloudy 7.0°C NNE (260°) at 4 km/h 87% 102.96 kPa

Conditions at Vancouver Harbour CS (2.24 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Toronto Argonauts 1983 Grey Cup Roster
26DBAckroyd, Steve
54CAntunovic, Tony
17QBBarnes, Joe
2DBBrazley, Carl
27SBCarinci, Jan
74DLCurry, James
75DEDel Col, Steve
35LBElser, Gord
69GFerrone, Dan
21DBGreene, Marcelllus
10WRGreer, Terry
44CHameluck, Mike
7QBHolloway, Condredge Jr.
71WRHolmes, Greg
8PIlesic, Hank
61DLKing, Franklin
77DELawson, Tony
63OLMalinosky, John
24DBMcEachern, Ken
20RBMinter, Cedric
39LBMitchell, William
36LBMoen, Don
76DEMohr, Rick
72LBNicholson, Darrell
51TNorton, Bill
31LBPalazeti, John
4DBPaul, Leroy
25WRPearson, Paul
66TPruenster, Kelvin
19WRTolbert, Emanuel
30WRTownsend, Geoff
50TTrifaux, Tom
13DBWilson, Darrell
58DTWilson, Earl “Bubba”

Note: Jersey numbers and positions listed are all numbers used and positions played for the whole season, but only players dressed for Grey Cup are shown.

BC Lions 1983 Grey Cup Roster
8WRArmour, Ned
68TBlain, John
10DBByrd, Melvin
71SBChapdelaine, Jacques
66DTCherkas, Ron
28DBCrawford, Larry
3TEDeBrueys, Mark
9QBDewalt, Roy
24WRFernandez, Mervyn
7LBGlier, Bernie
67DLGuevin, Dennis
26DBHeath, Jo Jo Jr.
37LBJackson, Glen
60DTKlassen, Rick
31LBKonar, Kevin
54GLeonhard, Glenn
4SMartin, Nelson Jr.
16DBMcBride, Billy
45LBMcNeel, Dave
51GMiles, Warner
78DTMoore, Mack
21SBPankratz, John
6QBPaopao, Joe
17DBParker, Kerry
5K, PPassaglia, Lui
33RBPotter, Ryan
74DERacette, Brent
65GRoper, Gerald
34RBStrong, Ray
63OTSwafford, Don
19RBTaylor, Don
79DLVaughan, Ruben Jr.
20RBWhite, John Henry
52CWilson, Al

Note: Jersey numbers and positions listed are all numbers used and positions played for the whole season, but only players dressed for Grey Cup are shown.



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