The BC Lions’ 1961 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1961 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

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

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

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1961 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 192,362
  • High: 32,066
  • Avg: 24,045 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1960 Avg: -5,524
  • Low: 19,564
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 74.27
  • Diff from League Avg: +5,331

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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 -

Stadium

  • 1961 home stadium: Empire Stadium
  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1954 – Opened 1954

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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)

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)

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 Draft Picks

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

BC Lions 1961 All-Star Selections

1 All-Division Selections
HB Willie Fleming, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
B 7
Thu. July 20
BC 17 @ TOR 28 L 22,415
4
Mon. July 24
HAM 27 @ BC 38 W 18,769
C 9
Sat. July 29
SSK 3 vs BC 13 W 28,000
12
Tue. Aug. 1
OTT 22 @ BC 14 L 17,988
1 16
Mon. Aug. 7
EDM 29 @ BC 19 L 28,617
21
Sat. Aug. 12
BC 7 @ OTT 41 L 17,329
2 24
Tue. Aug. 15
BC 21 @ HAM 30 L 17,103
3 29
Mon. Aug. 21
MTL 7 @ BC 7 T 26,863
4 30
Thu. Aug. 24
BC 6 @ SSK 25 L 12,341
5 34
Mon. Aug. 28
BC 20 @ EDM 21 L 13,000
7 42
Sat. Sept. 9
CGY 35 @ BC 17 L 32,066
8 46
Thu. Sept. 14
BC 15 @ WPG 36 L 16,016
9 50
Mon. Sept. 18
TOR 15 @ BC 7 L 24,428
52
Sat. Sept. 23
BC 9 @ CGY 28 L 16,000
10 58
Sat. Sept. 30
EDM 9 @ BC 21 W 20,210
11 64
Sat. Oct. 7
BC 20 @ WPG 24 L 13,050
12 66
Mon. Oct. 9
BC 7 @ SSK 17 L 11,529
13 71
Mon. Oct. 16
WPG 16 @ BC 15 L 20,778
15 76
Sat. Oct. 28
SSK 17 @ BC 17 T 19,836
16 84
Sun. Nov. 5
CGY 43 @ BC 7 L 19,564