The BC Lions’ 1970 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1970 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1970 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 87 131 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 6 10 0 12 295 384 L2 1-5-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 138 190 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 157 194 L5 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 5 7 0 10 215 250 L2 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 80 134 L3 1-3-0

Full 1970 League Standings

BC Lions 1970 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.531 3-3-0 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.500 1-1-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.563
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.875
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.125
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.607
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.536
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.286
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.571

Team Scoring

19701969 +/-
Average Combined Score 42.44 +6.81
Average Winning Score 27.50 +10.70
Average Losing Score 13.00 -0.73
Average Home Score 17.25 +4.12
Average Visitor Score 19.63 +3.38
Average Margin of Victory 13.33 +4.73
Average Margin of Loss 16.90 +3.90

1970 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 247,735
  • High: 36,250
  • Avg: 30,966 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1969 Avg: +5,017
  • Low: 22,510
  • Sellouts: 4
  • % of Capacity: 95.65
  • Diff from League Avg: +7,613

More 1970 Attendance Numbers

Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1970 home stadium: Empire Stadium
  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1970 – Artificial turf

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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 133649 544195 244266 473885 138 (17.3)157 (19.6)295 (18.4)
Opponent 552883 4266108 341953 5981140 194 (24.3)190 (23.8)384 (24.0)

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 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (4-1-0) 5 (1-4-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 6 (4-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (1-8-0)
After 3rd 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (5-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (1-8-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (0-10-0)

BC Lions 1970 Player Awards and Nominations

1970 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Evenson (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Ken Sugarman (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Young (Winner)

BC Lions 1970 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4)   John McManus (E) Alberta
2–4 (13)   Tony D'Aloisio (DB) Windsor
3–4 (22)   Peter Raham (DB) Toronto
4–4 (31)   Don Warrington (DB) Simon Fraser
5–4 (40)   Paul Gray (QB) Waterloo Lutheran
6–4 (48)   Bob Moffat (C) Simon Fraser
7–4 (56)   Brian Currie (T) Royal Military College
8–4 (65)   Robert Taylor (T) McGill
9–4 (71)   Gary Conley (DB) Simon Fraser
10–4 (75)   Barry Reid (DB) Saskatchewan

BC Lions 1970 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
RB Jim Evenson
G Ken Sugarman
OLB Greg Findlay
3 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Evenson
G Ken Sugarman*
OLB Greg Findlay

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Mon. July 6
EDM 37 @ BC 19 L 24,702  
B
Fri. July 10
BC 21 @ SSK 27 L 10,454  
C
Thu. July 16
TOR 42 @ BC 25 L 23,604  
D
Tue. July 21
BC 22 @ WPG 25 L 13,100  
1
Tue. July 28 11:00 PM
SSK 42 @ BC 9 L 29,152 CTVW
2
Tue. Aug. 4 9:00 PM
BC 48 @ WPG 21 W 17,340 CTVW
3
Mon. Aug. 10
BC 9 @ CGY 16 L 20,402  
3
Thu. Aug. 13 11:00 PM
BC 35 @ EDM 7 W 18,992 CTVW
4
Thu. Aug. 20 11:00 PM
CGY 13 @ BC 27 W 35,627  
5
Thu. Aug. 27 11:00 PM
OTT 30 @ BC 32 W 35,563 CTV
6
Tue. Sept. 1 11:00 PM
BC 9 @ EDM 20 L 18,140  
8
Sun. Sept. 13 5:00 PM
WPG 13 @ BC 16 W 36,250 CTVW
9
Fri. Sept. 18 10:00 PM
BC 22 @ SSK 23 L 17,535 CTVW
10
Wed. Sept. 23 11:00 PM
HAM 26 @ BC 14 L 29,787 CTV
11
Sat. Oct. 3
EDM 32 @ BC 20 L 35,107  
12
Sat. Oct. 10 8:00 PM
BC 7 @ TOR 50 L 33,135 CTV
13
Wed. Oct. 14 8:00 PM
BC 27 @ MTL 28 L 18,077 CBC
14
Wed. Oct. 21
WPG 1 @ BC 7 W 22,510  
14
Sun. Oct. 25 5:00 PM
BC 0 @ CGY 29 L 20,916 CTVW
15
Sun. Nov. 1 6:00 PM
SSK 33 @ BC 13 L 23,739