The BC Lions’ 1973 Season

Season Summary

BC Lions 1973 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1973 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 69 85 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 5 9 2 12 261 328 W2 2-2-2
    Home 8 3 4 1 7 114 133 W1 2-3-1
    Visitor 8 2 5 1 5 147 195 W1 1-4-1
   Divisional opponent 12 5 6 1 11 184 226 W2 2-3-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 0 3 1 1 77 102 T1 0-3-1

Full 1973 League Standings

BC Lions 1973 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.477 3-3-0 (6) 2-3-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.563 0-1-1 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.281
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.536
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.643
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.571

Team Scoring

19731972 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.81 -2.81
Average Winning Score 19.80 -3.40
Average Losing Score 14.00 +1.45
Average Home Score 14.25 -4.12
Average Visitor Score 18.38 +5.00
Average Margin of Victory 8.60 +1.40
Average Margin of Loss 12.22 -2.51

1973 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,375
  • Total: 204,537
  • High: 30,479
  • Avg: 25,567 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1972 Avg: +1,354
  • Low: 21,084
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 78.97
  • Diff from League Avg: +787

More 1973 Attendance Numbers

Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1973 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 112839 423779 213253 405090 114 (14.3)147 (18.4)261 (16.3)
Opponent 352560 375087 142337 4797144 195 (24.4)133 (16.6)328 (20.5)

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

BC Lions 1973 Player Awards and Nominations

1973 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Johnny Musso, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Ray Nettles (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Lynn “Lefty” Hendrickson (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Francis “Bud” Magrum (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1973 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1)   Brian Sopatyk (G) Boise State
1–6 (6) [WPG] Slade Willis (WR) Drake
2–1 (10)   Paul Giroday (FB) California-Berkeley
2–4 (13) [EDM] Bob Helman (RB) North Dakota
2–9 (18) [HAM] Cor Doret (RB) Toronto
3–1 (19)   Joe Fabiani (QB) Western Ontario
4–1 (28)   Bill McGregor (WR) Simon Fraser
5–1 (37)   Rudy Florio (RB) Youngstown State
6–1 (45)   Terry Sharpe (G) Simon Fraser
7–1 (53)   Mike Flynn (RB) Waterloo
8–1 (61)   John Quinlan (HB) McMaster
9–1 (69)   Al Thomas (DB) Simon Fraser

BC Lions 1973 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
OLB Ray Nettles
3 All-Division Selections
RB Johnny Musso, Jr.*
TE Lynn “Lefty” Hendrickson
MLB Ray Nettles

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed. July 4 10:00 PM
BC 16 @ CGY 15 W    
B
Tue. July 10
HAM 35 @ BC 20 L 19,731  
C
Wed. July 18
BC 7 @ WPG 22 L 18,146  
D
Tue. July 24
EDM 13 @ BC 26 W 18,874  
1
Tue. July 31
SSK 21 @ BC 5 L 27,447  
2
Wed. Aug. 8
BC 19 @ SSK 38 L 17,210  
2
Tue. Aug. 14
EDM 11 @ BC 30 W 23,139  
3
Wed. Aug. 22
BC 23 @ WPG 19 W 24,443  
4
Tue. Aug. 28
CGY 2 @ BC 9 W 29,132  
5
Mon. Sept. 3
BC 24 @ HAM 44 L 32,433  
6
Wed. Sept. 5
BC 24 @ OTT 26 L 18,674  
7
Tue. Sept. 11
MTL 10 @ BC 7 L 30,479  
8
Tue. Sept. 18
WPG 33 @ BC 13 L 21,084  
8
Sun. Sept. 23 4:30 PM
BC 12 @ CGY 13 L 26,238 CTVW
10
Sat. Sept. 29
TOR 22 @ BC 22 T 23,400  
11
Sun. Oct. 7
BC 9 @ SSK 24 L 22,000  
12
Sat. Oct. 13
EDM 27 @ BC 13 L 21,377  
13
Sat. Oct. 20
BC 14 @ EDM 14 T 20,688  
14
Sun. Oct. 28
BC 22 @ WPG 17 W 22,013  
15
Sat. Nov. 3
CGY 7 @ BC 15 W 28,479  
P1
Sun. Nov. 11 4:00 PM
BC 13 @ SSK 33 L 9,373 CTV