The BC Lions’ 1968 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1968 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1968 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 91 62 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 4 11 1 9 217 318 L2 2-4-0
    Home 8 1 6 1 3 99 154 L1 1-4-1
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 118 164 L1 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 3 9 0 6 140 233 L2 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 2 1 3 77 85 W1 1-2-1

Full 1968 League Standings

BC Lions 1968 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.531 1-5-0 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.527 0-1-1 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.625
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.531
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.781
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.188
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.464
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.286
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.714
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.643

Coaches

Head Coach

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1968 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 205,669
  • High: 32,765
  • Avg: 25,708 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1967 Avg: -2,355
  • Low: 20,040
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 79.41
  • Diff from League Avg: +4,953

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Team Scoring

19681967 +/-
Average Combined Score 33.44 1.44 -
Average Winning Score 14.75 8.25 -
Average Losing Score 12.36 0.64 -
Average Home Score 12.38 4.38 -
Average Visitor Score 14.75 1.63 +
Average Margin of Victory 5.25 6.42 -
Average Margin of Loss 11.09 1.51 +

Stadium

  • 1968 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 323466 224062 181836 272653 99 (12.4)118 (14.8)217 (13.6)
Opponent 403171 444892 354580 354075 164 (20.5)154 (19.3)318 (19.9)

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 3 (0-2-1) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 7 (2-4-1) 1 (0-1-0) 8 (2-6-0)
After 2nd 4 (1-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-2-1) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (1-4-0) 6 (3-3-0) 2 (0-2-0) 8 (1-6-1)
After 3rd 2 (0-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-4-1) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (2-9-1)
After 4th 1 (1-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 6 (0-6-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 11 (0-11-0)

BC Lions 1968 Player Awards and Nominations

1968 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Evenson (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Greg Findlay (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Young (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1968 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Mike Eben (FL) Toronto
2–1 (10) David Gee Toronto
3–1 (19) Brian Monteith Waterloo Lutheran
4–1 (28) Wayne Strudwick (LB) Saskatchewan
5–1 (37) George Richmond New Brunswick
6–1 (45) Sam Kravinchuk British Columbia (UBC)
7–1 Pass
8–1 Pass
9–1 Pass
10–1 Pass
11–1 Pass

BC Lions 1968 All-Star Selections

3 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Evenson
T Ken Sugarman
LB Greg Findlay (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Wed. July 10
SSK 9 @ BC 8 L 26,095
B 7
Mon. July 15
BC 22 @ HAM 24 L
C 10
Wed. July 17
BC 15 @ OTT 22 L
D 16
Wed. July 24
TOR 7 @ BC 46 W 21,995
1 20
Tue. July 30
BC 18 @ WPG 16 W 14,395
2 25
Tue. Aug. 6
CGY 41 @ BC 7 L 32,765
3 31
Thu. Aug. 15
EDM 18 @ BC 17 L 25,722
4 34
Tue. Aug. 20
BC 12 @ EDM 4 W 17,305
37
Sun. Aug. 25
WPG 17 @ BC 10 L 23,638
5 41
Mon. Sept. 2
BC 6 @ CGY 26 L 19,736
6 45
Sat. Sept. 7
SSK 14 @ BC 8 L 30,342
7 50
Sat. Sept. 14
OTT 22 @ BC 22 T 25,352
8 55
Sun. Sept. 22
BC 12 @ SSK 16 L 16,151
10 62
Mon. Sept. 30
HAM 16 @ BC 13 L 25,165
63
Sat. Oct. 5
BC 5 @ EDM 13 L 16,551
11 68
Sat. Oct. 12
BC 29 @ TOR 43 L 22,373
71
Mon. Oct. 14
BC 13 @ MTL 4 W 11,000
12 73
Sat. Oct. 19
WPG 14 @ BC 16 W 20,040
13 78
Sat. Oct. 26
BC 23 @ CGY 42 L
14 83
Sat. Nov. 2
11:00 PM
SSK 12 @ BC 6 L 22,645 CBCW