The BC Lions’ 1965 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1965 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1965 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 41 42 W2 3-2-0
Regular Season 16 6 9 1 13 286 273 L5 1-5-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 175 124 L2 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 5 1 5 111 149 L3 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 5 6 1 11 223 201 L3 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 63 72 L3 1-3-0

Full 1965 League Standings

BC Lions 1965 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.570 3-3-0 (6) 2-3-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.446 1-1-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.750
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.313
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.531
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.688
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.357
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.214

Coaches

Head Coach

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1965 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 219,452
  • High: 37,788
  • Avg: 31,350 (7 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1964 Avg: -1,960
  • Low: 20,855
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 96.83
  • Diff from League Avg: +11,045

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Team Scoring

19651964 +/-
Average Combined Score 34.94 3.94 +
Average Winning Score 29.83 5.83 +
Average Losing Score 10.78 0.28 +
Average Home Score 21.88 0.00
Average Visitor Score 13.88 5.25 -
Average Margin of Victory 17.83 1.56 +
Average Margin of Loss 10.44 0.94 +

Stadium

  • 1965 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 423678 492877 201535 643296 175 (21.9)111 (13.9)286 (17.9)
Opponent 381048 405898 113546 354681 149 (18.6)124 (15.5)273 (17.1)

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 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (1-3-1) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (5-3-1) 4 (1-3-0) 3 (0-3-0)
After 2nd 3 (3-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (1-1-1) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (4-1-1) 4 (2-2-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (1-1-1) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (5-1-1) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (0-5-0) 6 (6-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 9 (0-9-0)

BC Lions 1965 Player Awards and Nominations

1965 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Joe Kapp (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Dick Fouts (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Norm Fieldgate (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1965 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9) Bayne Norrie (HB) Queen's
2–9 (18) Dave Boston (LB) Mount Allison
3–9 (27) Roger Hardy (HB) British Columbia (UBC)
4–9 (36) John Reykeal (C) British Columbia (UBC)
5–9 Pass
6–9 Pass
7–9 Pass
8–9 Pass

BC Lions 1965 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DE Dick Fouts
2 All-Division Selections
DT Mike Cacic
DE Dick Fouts

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Thu. July 15
10:00 PM
SSK 14 @ BC 17 W 20,184
4
11:30 PM
CGY 7 @ BC 5 L
B 7
Tue. July 20
BC 0 @ MTL 13 L 15,000
9
Thu. July 22
BC 19 @ TOR 8 W 19,637
C
Mon. July 26
OTT 20 @ BC 28 W 21,148
1 18
Wed. Aug. 4
BC 21 @ WPG 23 L 17,980
2 21
Sat. Aug. 7
EDM 13 @ BC 38 W 32,055
4 27
Mon. Aug. 16
WPG 12 @ BC 6 L 36,457
30
Fri. Aug. 20
BC 10 @ SSK 10 T 16,676
5 36
Sun. Aug. 29
TOR 1 @ BC 36 W 20,855
6 39
Thu. Sept. 2
BC 14 @ WPG 7 W 21,012
8 45
Sat. Sept. 11
CGY 10 @ BC 24 W 36,704
9 49
Sat. Sept. 18
MTL 11 @ BC 6 L
10 55
Sat. Sept. 25
BC 7 @ CGY 21 L 19,000
11 58
Mon. Sept. 27
BC 26 @ SSK 14 W 12,587
60
Sat. Oct. 2
EDM 27 @ BC 41 W 31,402
12 66
Sat. Oct. 9
BC 12 @ EDM 14 L 18,411
13 72
Sun. Oct. 17
BC 7 @ HAM 25 L 26,803
14 74
Tue. Oct. 19
BC 14 @ OTT 35 L 18,537
77
Sun. Oct. 24
SSK 30 @ BC 14 L 37,788
15 82
Sun. Oct. 31
CGY 20 @ BC 10 L 24,191