The BC Lions 1961 Season

BC Lions 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 82 80 L1 2-2-0
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

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
B
Thu. July 20
BC 17 @ TOR 28 L 22,415  
B
Mon. July 24
HAM 27 @ BC 38 W 18,769  
C
Sat. July 29
SSK 3 vs BC 13 W 28,000  
C
Tue. Aug. 1
OTT 22 @ BC 14 L 17,988  
1
Mon. Aug. 7
EDM 29 @ BC 19 L 28,617  
1
Sat. Aug. 12
BC 7 @ OTT 41 L 17,329  
2
Tue. Aug. 15
BC 21 @ HAM 30 L 17,103  
3
Mon. Aug. 21
MTL 7 @ BC 7 T 26,863  
4
Thu. Aug. 24
BC 6 @ SSK 25 L 12,341  
5
Mon. Aug. 28
BC 20 @ EDM 21 L 13,000  
7
Sat. Sept. 9
CGY 35 @ BC 17 L 32,066  
8
Thu. Sept. 14
BC 15 @ WPG 36 L 16,016  
9
Mon. Sept. 18
TOR 15 @ BC 7 L 24,428  
9
Sat. Sept. 23
BC 9 @ CGY 28 L 16,000  
10
Sat. Sept. 30
EDM 9 @ BC 21 W 20,210  
11
Sat. Oct. 7
BC 20 @ WPG 24 L 13,050  
12
Mon. Oct. 9
BC 7 @ SSK 17 L 11,529  
13
Mon. Oct. 16
WPG 16 @ BC 15 L 20,778  
15
Sat. Oct. 28
SSK 17 @ BC 17 T 19,836  
16
Sun. Nov. 5
CGY 43 @ BC 7 L 19,564  

BC Lions 1961 Opponent Appearances

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 Eskimos (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 Rough Riders (1) 0.571
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.536

Team Scoring

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

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
BC 293160 362460 214162 24933 110 (13.8)105 (13.1)215 (13.4)
Opponent 603595 296493 296897 5355108 222 (27.8)171 (21.4)393 (24.6)

Coaches

Head Coaches

BC Lions 1961 Player Awards and Nominations

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Willie Fleming, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Ed Sullivan (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Norm Fieldgate (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1961 All-Star Selections

1 All-Division Selections
HB Willie Fleming, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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BC Lions 1961 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–3 (8) [MTL] Wayne Neal (G) Western Ontario

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