The BC Lions’ 1972 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1972 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1972 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 60 80 L1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 5 11 0 10 254 380 W1 3-3-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 147 173 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 107 207 L2 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 3 9 0 6 178 312 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 76 68 L1 2-2-0

Full 1972 League Standings

BC Lions 1972 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.531 3-3-0 (6) 0-6-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.518 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.786
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.286
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.214

Coaches

Head Coach

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1972 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 157,117
  • High: 26,488
  • Avg: 22,445 (7 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1971 Avg: -8,046
  • Low: 20,579
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 69.33
  • Diff from League Avg: -751

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Team Scoring

19721971 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.63 0.69 -
Average Winning Score 23.20 1.97 -
Average Losing Score 12.55 1.43 +
Average Home Score 18.38 0.13 +
Average Visitor Score 13.38 3.63 -
Average Margin of Victory 7.20 6.97 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.73 3.72 -

Stadium

  • 1972 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 35641 532881 173148 424284 147 (18.4)107 (13.4)254 (15.9)
Opponent 225476 6557122 272350 5973132 207 (25.9)173 (21.6)380 (23.8)

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 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (1-6-0) 4 (4-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 10 (1-9-0)
After 2nd 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 4 (2-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 11 (3-8-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 5 (3-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (0-11-0)

BC Lions 1972 Player Awards and Nominations

1972 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Young (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Ray Nettles (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Young (Winner)
  • Rookie — Ray Nettles (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1972 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) Steve Szapka (G) Simon Fraser
3–3 (21) Bob Friend (DB) Simon Fraser
4–3 (30) Art Lestins (T) Waterloo Lutheran
5–3 (39) Bill MacDonald (QB) Bishop's
6–3 (47) Jean Gouin (T) Ottawa
7–3 (56) Wayne Terry (DB) Ottawa
8–3 (64) Ron Warner (G) British Columbia (UBC)

BC Lions 1972 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
WR Jim Young
OLB Ray Nettles
2 All-Division Selections
WR Jim Young (Tie)
OLB Ray Nettles

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. July 5
BC 31 @ SSK 23 W 12,264
B 9
Thu. July 13
CGY 9 @ BC 14 W 23,969
C 11
Mon. July 17
BC 15 @ WPG 14 W 22,055
D 17
Tue. July 25
EDM 34 @ BC 0 L 23,411
1 21
Tue. Aug. 1
BC 22 @ EDM 34 L 19,844
2 25
Tue. Aug. 8
HAM 17 @ BC 19 W 26,488
3 30
Mon. Aug. 14
BC 14 @ CGY 19 L 22,611
33
Thu. Aug. 17
WPG 39 @ BC 7 L
4 38
Fri. Aug. 25
BC 7 @ EDM 29 L 22,641
7 46
Thu. Sept. 7
BC 7 @ WPG 42 L 25,210
8 50
Tue. Sept. 12
SSK 24 @ BC 13 L 21,937
53
Sun. Sept. 17
BC 17 @ MTL 22 L 11,872
9 55
Wed. Sept. 20
BC 23 @ TOR 9 W 33,135
10 60
Tue. Sept. 26
OTT 20 @ BC 17 L 22,108
11 65
Tue. Oct. 3
WPG 24 @ BC 26 W 20,579
12 68
Sun. Oct. 8
BC 14 @ SSK 24 L 16,500
13 72
Sat. Oct. 14
EDM 16 @ BC 22 W 22,124
14 76
Sat. Oct. 21
CGY 19 @ BC 17 L 21,284
15 80
Sat. Oct. 28
BC 3 @ CGY 28 L 17,190
16 84
Sat. Nov. 4
SSK 14 @ BC 26 W 22,597