The BC Lions’ 1976 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1976 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1976 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 75 66 W3 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 5 9 2 12 308 336 L2 0-4-2
    Home 8 4 3 1 9 181 167 L2 3-2-1
    Visitor 8 1 6 1 3 127 169 L1 0-5-1
   Divisional opponent 12 3 7 2 8 221 256 L1 0-4-2
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 87 80 L2 2-2-0

Full 1976 League Standings

BC Lions 1976 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.523 2-3-1 (6) 1-4-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.508 2-0-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.594
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.688
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.469
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.594
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.469

Coaches

Head Coach

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1976 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 30,229
  • Total: 159,826
  • High: 24,797
  • Avg: 19,978 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1975 Avg: -620
  • Low: 14,469
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 66.09
  • Diff from League Avg: -8,181

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Team Scoring

19761975 +/-
Average Combined Score 40.25 2.31 +
Average Winning Score 25.40 1.90 +
Average Losing Score 13.67 0.17 +
Average Home Score 22.63 4.25 +
Average Visitor Score 15.88 0.25 -
Average Margin of Victory 12.80 2.30 +
Average Margin of Loss 10.22 1.58 -

Stadium

  • 1976 home stadium: Empire Stadium
  • Capacity: 30,229
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1974 – Reduction

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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 252348 4357100 462874 671986 181 (22.6)127 (15.9)308 (19.3)
Opponent 233861 7342115 181230 5377130 169 (21.1)167 (20.9)336 (21.0)

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

BC Lions 1976 Player Awards and Nominations

1976 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bill Baker (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Bill Baker (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Al Wilson (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Bill Baker (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — John Sciarra (Winner)

BC Lions 1976 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Randy Graham (DB) Simon Fraser
1–5 (5) [WPG] Lui Passaglia (QB) Simon Fraser
2–1 (10) [TOR] Len Platt (WR) Tulsa
2–2 (11) John Turecki (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
3–2 (20) Dale Parkhouse (TE) Western Ontario
4–2 (29) Gerry Inglis (LB) Alberta
5–2 (38) Jim Climba (DB) Western Ontario
6–2 (47) Greg Gardner (QB) British Columbia (UBC)
8–2 (65) Glen Wallace (RB) Simon Fraser
9–2 (74) Peter Coll (DB) Dalhousie
10–2 (82) Tony Ricci (OG) British Columbia (UBC)
10–9 (88) [EDM] Bob Janzen (OT) British Columbia (UBC)

BC Lions 1976 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
C Al Wilson
DE Bill Baker
4 All-Division Selections
RB Mike Strickland
C Al Wilson
T Layne McDowell
DE Bill Baker*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Fri. June 25
BC 6 @ SSK 18 L 16,057
4
Tue. June 29
TOR 18 @ BC 27 W 15,636
C 13
Thu. July 8
EDM 11 @ BC 18 W 17,603
D 19
Thu. July 15
BC 24 @ WPG 19 W 17,727
1 22
Thu. July 22
SSK 35 @ BC 8 L 21,983
2 27
Thu. July 29
HAM 14 @ BC 39 W 15,731
3 31
Wed. Aug. 4
BC 12 @ EDM 19 L 25,295
4 35
Wed. Aug. 11
10:00 PM
BC 13 @ CGY 9 W 23,606 CTV
5 40
Tue. Aug. 17
11:00 PM
WPG 14 @ BC 22 W 21,505 CBC
6 45
Tue. Aug. 24
11:00 PM
OTT 11 @ BC 23 W 24,797 CBC
7 48
Mon. Aug. 30
8:00 PM
BC 9 @ MTL 30 L 20,108
8 55
Mon. Sept. 6
4:30 PM
BC 14 @ SSK 17 L 21,726
9 57
Sun. Sept. 12
4:30 PM
CGY 15 @ BC 30 W 18,103
10 63
Sun. Sept. 19
3:30 PM
BC 20 @ WPG 22 L 22,809 CBCW
12 68
Sat. Oct. 2
EDM 27 @ BC 27 T 21,704
13 74
Mon. Oct. 11
4:30 PM
BC 12 @ EDM 16 L 25,982 CTV
14 77
Sun. Oct. 17
5:00 PM
SSK 28 @ BC 15 L 21,534
15 81
Sun. Oct. 24
4:30 PM
BC 31 @ CGY 31 T 22,717
16 84
Sat. Oct. 30
2:00 PM
BC 16 @ TOR 25 L 45,404 R/C, CBC
17 88
Sat. Nov. 6
11:00 PM
WPG 23 @ BC 17 L 14,469 CTVW