Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result Attendance TV
Ex
Thu Jul 20 8:15 PM
BC 17 @ TOR 28 L 22,415  
Ex
Mon Jul 24 11:30 PM
HAM 27 @ BC 38 W 18,769  
Ex
Sat Jul 29 11:30 PM
SSK 3 vs BC 13 W 28,000  
Ex
Tue Aug 1 11:30 PM
OTT 22 @ BC 14 L 17,988  
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result Attendance TV
1
Mon Aug 7 11:30 PM
EDM 29 @ BC 19 L 28,617  
1
Sat Aug 12 2:00 PM
BC 7 @ OTT 41 L 17,329  
2
Tue Aug 15 8:00 PM
BC 21 @ HAM 30 L 17,103  
3
Mon Aug 21 11:30 PM
MTL 7 @ BC 7 T 26,863  
4
Thu Aug 24 10:30 PM
BC 6 @ SSK 25 L 12,341  
5
Mon Aug 28 11:30 PM
BC 20 @ EDM 21 L 13,000  
6
Sat Sep 9 11:30 PM
CGY 35 @ BC 17 L 32,066  
7
Thu Sep 14 9:30 PM
BC 15 @ WPG 36 L 16,016  
8
Mon Sep 18 11:30 PM
TOR 15 @ BC 7 L 24,428  
8
Sat Sep 23 11:30 PM
BC 9 @ CGY 28 L 16,000  
9
Sun Oct 1 12:30 AM
EDM 9 @ BC 21 W 20,210  
10
Sat Oct 7 9:30 PM
BC 20 @ WPG 24 L 13,050  
11
Mon Oct 9 4:30 PM
BC 7 @ SSK 17 L 11,529  
12
Tue Oct 17 12:30 AM
WPG 16 @ BC 15 L 20,778  
13
Sun Oct 29 12:30 AM
SSK 17 @ BC 17 T 19,836  
14
Sun Nov 5 5:30 PM
CGY 43 @ BC 7 L 19,564  
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Regular Season 16 1 13 2 4 215 393 L1 1-4-1
    Home 8 1 5 2 4 110 171 L1 1-4-1
    Visitor 8 0 8 0 0 105 222 L8 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 12 1 10 1 3 173 300 L1 1-4-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 0 3 1 1 42 93 L1 0-3-1

Full 1961 League Standings

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 2 (0-1-1) 2 (0-1-1) 4 (1-3-0) 3 (0-3-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (0-4-1) 4 (0-3-1) 7 (1-6-0)
After 2nd 2 (0-1-1) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (1-4-0) 2 (0-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 4 (0-3-1) 1 (0-0-1) 11 (1-10-0)
After 3rd 1 (0-0-1) 2 (0-1-1) 5 (1-4-0) 2 (0-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 3 (0-2-1) 2 (0-1-1) 11 (1-10-0)
After 4th 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-0-2) 5 (0-5-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-0-2) 13 (0-13-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.563 1-4-1 (6) 0-6-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.536 0-1-1 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.438
Edmonton Elks (3) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.344
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.813
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.321
Ottawa RedBlacks (1) 0.571
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.536
19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.00 -2.75
Average Winning Score 21.00 -7.60
Average Losing Score 13.08 -0.03
Average Home Score 13.75 -5.25
Average Visitor Score 13.13 -4.88
Average Margin of Victory 12.00 -3.60
Average Margin of Loss 14.62 -0.72
Quarter Team Home (PPG) Visitor (PPG) Total (PPG)
Total BC 110 (13.8) 105 (13.1) 215 (13.4)
Opponent 222 (27.8) 171 (21.4) 393 (24.6)
1st BC 29 (3.6) 31 (3.9) 60 (3.8)
Opponent 35 (4.4) 60 (7.5) 95 (5.9)
2nd BC 36 (4.5) 24 (3.0) 60 (3.8)
Opponent 64 (8.0) 29 (3.6) 93 (5.8)
3rd BC 21 (2.6) 41 (5.1) 62 (3.9)
Opponent 68 (8.5) 29 (3.6) 97 (6.1)
4th BC 24 (3.0) 9 (1.1) 33 (2.1)
Opponent 55 (6.9) 53 (6.6) 108 (6.8)
Head Coaches
1961 Player Awards and Nominations
1961 Most Outstanding
BC Lions 1961 All-Star Selections
1 All-Division Selections
HB Willie Fleming, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1961 BC Lions Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–3 (8) [MTL] Wayne Neal (G) Western Ontario

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