The BC Lions’ 1977 Season

Season Summary

BC Lions 1977 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1977 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 61 87 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 369 326 L3 2-4-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 169 139 L1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 200 187 L3 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 12 7 5 0 14 273 254 L3 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 96 72 L1 3-1-0

Full 1977 League Standings

BC Lions 1977 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 3-3-0 (6) 4-2-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.469 2-0-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.250
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.313
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.688
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.375

Coaches

Head Coach
  • Vic Rapp (Jan. 21, 1977 – Nov. 9, 1982)

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1977 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 30,229
  • Total: 218,297
  • High: 32,719
  • Avg: 27,287 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1976 Avg: +6,521
  • Low: 16,903
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 90.27
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,016

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Team Scoring

19771976 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.44 3.19 +
Average Winning Score 26.10 0.70 +
Average Losing Score 18.00 4.33 +
Average Home Score 21.13 1.50 -
Average Visitor Score 25.00 9.13 +
Average Margin of Victory 10.20 2.60 -
Average Margin of Loss 9.83 0.39 -

Stadium

  • 1977 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 343973 5465119 395291 424486 169 (21.1)200 (25.0)369 (23.1)
Opponent 303262 534598 243458 3276108 187 (23.4)139 (17.4)326 (20.4)

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

BC Lions 1977 Player Awards and Nominations

1977 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jerry Tagge (Division Finalist)
  • Defensive Player — Grady Cavness (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Al Wilson (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Lui Passaglia (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Leon Bright, Jr. (Winner)

BC Lions 1977 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–1 (10) [CGY] Robin Adair (WR) Saskatchewan
2–3 (12) Doug Seymour (DT) Missouri
3–3 (21) Mike Moore (DT) British Columbia (UBC)
4–3 (30) Glenn Leonhard (DT) Manitoba
5–3 (39) Bob Hogan (HB) Windsor
6–3 (48) Nigel Wilson (WR) Western Ontario
7–3 (57) Terry Davis (OG) Western Ontario
8–3 (66) Dennis Shaw (OG) Ottawa
9–3 (75) Paul Sheehan (WR) Western Kentucky
10–3 (84) Dan Dupuis (RB) Windsor

BC Lions 1977 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
QB Jerry Tagge
WR Leon Bright, Jr.
C Al Wilson
10 All-Division Selections
QB Jerry Tagge
WR Leon Bright, Jr.
C Al Wilson
T Layne McDowell
DT Frank Landy
OLB Glen Jackson
CB Joe Fourqurean (Tie)
CB Roderick “Rocky” Long (Tie)
S Grady Cavness
P Lui Passaglia

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Thu. June 16
SSK 10 @ BC 19 W 14,366
B 9
Wed. June 22
BC 6 @ CGY 35 L 21,788
C 11
Tue. June 28
WPG 34 @ BC 17 L 13,428
D 15
Fri. July 1
BC 19 @ EDM 8 W 25,118
1 20
Tue. July 12
CGY 9 @ BC 14 W 16,903
2 26
Wed. July 20
10:00 PM
BC 34 @ SSK 14 W 18,455
3 28
Tue. July 26
11:00 PM
SSK 24 @ BC 5 L 26,459
4 34
Wed. Aug. 3
10:00 PM
BC 30 @ CGY 26 W 25,253 CTVW
5 36
Tue. Aug. 9
EDM 24 @ BC 18 L 26,131
6 43
Wed. Aug. 17
BC 25 @ WPG 17 W 25,210
7 44
Tue. Aug. 23
11:00 PM
TOR 0 @ BC 30 W 24,873 CBC
8 51
Wed. Aug. 31
8:00 PM
BC 27 @ OTT 24 W 27,248 CTV
10 56
Sat. Sept. 10
11:00 PM
CGY 21 @ BC 33 W 28,213 CTVW
11 61
Sat. Sept. 17
9:30 PM
BC 20 @ EDM 18 W 25,858
12 64
Sat. Sept. 24
EDM 13 @ BC 30 W 32,419
13 71
Sun. Oct. 2
3:30 PM
BC 15 @ WPG 19 L 25,210 CBCW
15 76
Sat. Oct. 15
11:00 PM
MTL 17 @ BC 18 W 32,719
16 82
Sun. Oct. 23
2:00 PM
BC 21 @ HAM 31 L 19,133 CBC
17 87
Sun. Oct. 30
3:30 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 38 L 22,173 CBCR
18 88
Sat. Nov. 5
11:00 PM
WPG 31 @ BC 21 L 30,580
P1 92
Sat. Nov. 12
5:00 PM
WPG 32 @ BC 33 W 27,105 CTV
P2 95
Sun. Nov. 20
4:00 PM
BC 1 @ EDM 38 L 25,327 CBC