The BC Lions’ 1966 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1966 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1966 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 0 3 0 0 39 57 L3 0-3-0
Regular Season 16 5 11 0 10 254 269 L2 3-3-0
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 124 151 L2 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 130 118 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 4 8 0 8 171 184 L2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 83 85 W1 1-3-0

Full 1966 League Standings

BC Lions 1966 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.484 1-5-0 (6) 3-3-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.571 1-1-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.406
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.406
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.594
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.531
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.643
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.357

Coaches

Head Coach

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1966 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 234,325
  • High: 34,163
  • Avg: 29,290 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1965 Avg: -3,252
  • Low: 24,103
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 90.47
  • Diff from League Avg: +8,459

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Team Scoring

19661965 +/-
Average Combined Score 32.69 2.25 -
Average Winning Score 16.80 13.03 -
Average Losing Score 15.45 4.68 +
Average Home Score 15.50 6.38 -
Average Visitor Score 16.25 2.38 +
Average Margin of Victory 10.40 7.43 -
Average Margin of Loss 6.09 4.35 -

Stadium

  • 1966 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 461864 284169 182240 324981 124 (15.5)130 (16.3)254 (15.9)
Opponent 25227 6439103 354580 273259 118 (14.8)151 (18.9)269 (16.8)

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 (2-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (1-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (3-4-0) 5 (1-4-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 2nd 3 (1-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (4-2-0) 4 (0-4-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 3rd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 5 (4-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (1-9-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (0-11-0)

BC Lions 1966 Player Awards and Nominations

1966 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Larry Eilmes (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Mike Cacic (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Mike Cacic (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1966 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–3 (12) Dino Lillies (FB) Queen's
4–3 (30) Bob Barrazuol (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
8–3 Pass
9–3 Pass
10–3 Pass

BC Lions 1966 All-Star Selections

2 All-Division Selections
G Tom Hinton (Tie)
DT Mike Cacic

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
B 8
Wed. July 20
BC 2 @ HAM 13 L 14,000
12
Sat. July 23
BC 10 @ OTT 16 L 13,030
C 14
Wed. July 27
TOR 28 @ BC 27 L 23,103
1 19
Wed. Aug. 3
BC 21 @ CGY 3 W 19,536 CTV
2 23
Mon. Aug. 8
EDM 27 @ BC 7 L 32,284
26
Fri. Aug. 12
BC 14 @ SSK 16 L 20,379
3 31
Thu. Aug. 18
WPG 11 @ BC 7 L 33,697
5 37
Sun. Aug. 28
SSK 30 @ BC 29 L 31,560 CTV
6 40
Fri. Sept. 2
BC 6 @ EDM 13 L 19,930
7 45
Sat. Sept. 10
CGY 3 @ BC 14 W 27,147 CBC
8 49
Sat. Sept. 17
OTT 21 @ BC 16 L 27,264 CBC
9 57
Sun. Sept. 25
BC 27 @ TOR 29 L 18,926 CTV
10 59
Tue. Sept. 27
BC 23 @ MTL 25 L 18,000
11 65
Mon. Oct. 3
HAM 10 @ BC 17 W 24,107 CTV
68
Mon. Oct. 10
BC 19 @ EDM 7 W 18,003 CTV
12 71
Sat. Oct. 15
SSK 22 @ BC 21 L 34,163 CBC
13 75
Mon. Oct. 17
BC 13 @ CGY 9 W 18,000
79
Sun. Oct. 23
BC 7 @ WPG 16 L 16,772 CTV
14 83
Sun. Oct. 30
WPG 27 @ BC 13 L 24,103 CTV