Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Mon Jun 12 11:00 PM
MTL 9 @ BC 15 W 21,608  
B
Wed Jun 21 8:00 PM
BC 21 @ OTT 20 W 16,100  
C
Thu Jun 29 11:00 PM
SSK 25 @ BC 30 W 19,796  
D
Tue Jul 4 9:30 PM
BC 1 @ EDM 46 L 22,795  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 11 11:00 PM
WPG 14 @ BC 30 W 25,808 CTVW
2
Wed Jul 19 11:00 PM
BC 21 @ CGY 23 L 25,606  
3
Tue Jul 25 11:00 PM
CGY 19 @ BC 19 T 26,643  
4
Tue Aug 1 11:00 PM
HAM 22 @ BC 22 T 23,662  
5
Tue Aug 8 10:00 PM
BC 43 @ SSK 14 W 19,584 CTVW
6
Tue Aug 15 11:00 PM
SSK 23 @ BC 24 W 24,860  
7
Tue Aug 22 8:00 PM
BC 26 @ MTL 30 L 65,132 CBC
8
Wed Aug 30 9:30 PM
BC 10 @ EDM 18 L 42,768  
10
Sat Sep 9 11:00 PM
SSK 15 @ BC 9 L 23,473  
11
Sun Sep 17 4:00 PM
BC 4 @ CGY 14 L 26,885 CTV
12
Sun Sep 24 5:30 PM
BC 25 @ WPG 32 L 27,201  
13
Sat Sep 30 11:00 PM
WPG 38 @ BC 27 L 23,345 CTVW
14
Mon Oct 9 4:30 PM
BC 15 @ EDM 3 W 42,673 CTV
16
Sat Oct 21 11:00 PM
OTT 17 @ BC 20 W 20,971 CTV
17
Sun Oct 29 2:00 PM
BC 31 @ TOR 15 W 40,120 R/C, CBC
18
Sat Nov 4 11:00 PM
EDM 11 @ BC 33 W 20,822 CTVW
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 67 100 L1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 7 7 2 16 359 308 W4 4-2-0
    Home 8 4 2 2 10 184 159 W2 3-2-1
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 175 149 W2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 5 6 1 11 260 224 W2 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 1 1 5 99 84 W2 2-1-1

Full 1978 League Standings

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 (1-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (2-0-2) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (4-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (2-4-2)
After 2nd 2 (1-1-0) 2 (1-0-1) 4 (2-1-1) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 6 (4-2-0) 2 (1-0-1) 8 (2-5-1)
After 3rd 6 (4-0-2) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 10 (7-1-2) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 2 (0-0-2) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (7-0-0) 2 (0-0-2) 7 (0-7-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.547 3-2-1 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.453 1-0-1 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.656
Edmonton Elks (3) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.281
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.563
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.344
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.531
Ottawa RedBlacks (1) 0.688
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.250
19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.69 -1.75
Average Winning Score 28.00 +1.90
Average Losing Score 17.43 -0.57
Average Home Score 23.00 +1.88
Average Visitor Score 21.88 -3.12
Average Margin of Victory 14.14 +3.94
Average Margin of Loss 6.86 -2.98
Quarter Team Home (PPG) Visitor (PPG) Total (PPG)
Total BC 184 (23.0) 175 (21.9) 359 (22.4)
Opponent 149 (18.6) 159 (19.9) 308 (19.3)
1st BC 35 (4.4) 45 (5.6) 80 (5.0)
Opponent 35 (4.4) 35 (4.4) 70 (4.4)
2nd BC 49 (6.1) 55 (6.9) 104 (6.5)
Opponent 52 (6.5) 52 (6.5) 104 (6.5)
3rd BC 53 (6.6) 42 (5.3) 95 (5.9)
Opponent 34 (4.3) 31 (3.9) 65 (4.1)
4th BC 47 (5.9) 33 (4.1) 80 (5.0)
Opponent 28 (3.5) 41 (5.1) 69 (4.3)
Head Coach
  • Vic Rapp (Jan. 21, 1977 – Nov. 9, 1982)
1978 Player Awards and Nominations
1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Larry Key (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Sam Britts (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Al Wilson (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Al Charuk (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Larry Key (Team Nominee)
BC Lions 1978 All-Star Selections
1 All-Canadian Selections
C Al Wilson
2 All-Division Selections
C Al Wilson
OLB Glen Jackson

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1978 BC Lions Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) [SSK] Rick Goltz (DT) Simon Fraser
2–6 (15)   Tom Schultz (LB) Simon Fraser
4–6 (33)   Phil Roberts (LB) McGill
5–6 (42)   Barry Dobson (TE) McGill
6–6 (51)   John Tietzen (WR) Alberta
7–6 (60)   Bill Hole (DT) Alberta
8–6 (69)   Don Guy (DB) Alberta

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