The BC Lions’ 1971 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1971 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1971 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 68 96 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 6 9 1 13 282 363 W1 2-4-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 146 98 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 1 6 1 3 136 265 L3 0-5-1
   Divisional opponent 12 4 7 1 9 203 258 W1 2-3-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 79 105 L2 2-2-0

Full 1971 League Standings

BC Lions 1971 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.508 3-3-0 (6) 1-4-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.518 2-0-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.594
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.375
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.594
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.469
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.429
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.429
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.714

Coaches

Head Coach

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1971 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 225,745
  • High: 32,454
  • Avg: 28,218 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1970 Avg: -5,362
  • Low: 21,489
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 87.16
  • Diff from League Avg: +4,205

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Team Scoring

19711970 +/-
Average Combined Score 40.31 2.13 -
Average Winning Score 25.17 2.33 -
Average Losing Score 11.11 1.89 -
Average Home Score 18.25 1.00 +
Average Visitor Score 17.00 2.63 -
Average Margin of Victory 14.17 0.83 +
Average Margin of Loss 18.44 1.54 +

Stadium

  • 1971 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 334578 414384 232245 492675 146 (18.3)136 (17.0)282 (17.6)
Opponent 176481 3484118 224365 257499 265 (33.1)98 (12.3)363 (22.7)

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

BC Lions 1971 Player Awards and Nominations

1971 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Evenson (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Garrett Hunsperger (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Young (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1971 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) Archie McCord (T) Simon Fraser
2–3 (12) Mike Leveille (FL) Ottawa
3–3 (21) Henry Lodewycks (FL) Manitoba
4–3 (30) John Chapman (E) Toronto
5–3 (39) Mike Begg (E) Simon Fraser
6–3 (48) Ron Fowler (FL) Guelph
7–3 (57) John Farlinger (DB) Calgary
8–3 (65) Bryan Ansley (T) Simon Fraser
9–3 (69) Gerald Fraser (G) Manitoba

BC Lions 1971 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
RB Jim Evenson
2 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Evenson*
T Ken Sugarman

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Mon. July 5
EDM 17 @ BC 15 L 22,816
B 8
Mon. July 12
OTT 41 @ BC 14 L 23,088
C 13
Fri. July 16
BC 17 @ TOR 18 L 32,136
15
Mon. July 19
BC 22 @ OTT 20 W 15,554
1 20
Tue. July 27
SSK 14 @ BC 10 L 30,492
2 28
Wed. Aug. 4
BC 19 @ EDM 20 L 19,816
3 30
Mon. Aug. 9
BC 29 @ WPG 16 W 19,981
4 36
Wed. Aug. 18
EDM 1 @ BC 11 W 32,454
5 39
Tue. Aug. 24
BC 1 @ CGY 32 L 23,616
6 43
Sun. Aug. 29
5:00 PM
TOR 24 @ BC 27 W 30,242 CTV
7 50
Mon. Sept. 6
10:00 PM
BC 14 @ SSK 35 L 21,485 CTV
8 53
Sun. Sept. 12
5:00 PM
CGY 25 @ BC 10 L 30,660 CTV
9 59
Sun. Sept. 19
3:30 PM
BC 31 @ WPG 31 T 22,083 CTV
10 61
Sat. Sept. 25
WPG 18 @ BC 25 W 28,063
11 66
Sat. Oct. 2
11:00 PM
MTL 0 @ BC 28 W 25,138 CBC
12 71
Sat. Oct. 9
BC 21 @ OTT 45 L 14,758
75
Mon. Oct. 11
2:00 PM
BC 3 @ HAM 36 L 25,997 CTV
13 76
Sat. Oct. 16
11:00 PM
EDM 9 @ BC 4 L 27,207 CBC
14 83
Sun. Oct. 24
BC 18 @ SSK 50 L 13,801
15 84
Sat. Oct. 30
11:00 PM
CGY 7 @ BC 31 W 21,489 CBC