The BC Lions’ 1978 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1978 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1978 Record
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

BC Lions 1978 Opponent Appearances

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 Eskimos (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 Rough Riders (1) 0.688
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.250

Coaches

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

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1978 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 30,229
  • Total: 189,584
  • High: 26,643
  • Avg: 23,698 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1977 Avg: +533
  • Low: 20,822
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 78.39
  • Diff from League Avg: -8,181

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Team Scoring

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 3.13 -
Average Margin of Victory 14.14 3.94 +
Average Margin of Loss 6.86 2.98 -

Stadium

  • 1978 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 354580 4955104 534295 473380 184 (23.0)175 (21.9)359 (22.4)
Opponent 353570 5252104 313465 412869 149 (18.6)159 (19.9)308 (19.3)

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 (1-2-0) 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)

BC Lions 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 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

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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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Mon. June 12
11:00 PM
MTL 9 @ BC 15 W 21,608
B 8
Wed. June 21
8:00 PM
BC 21 @ OTT 20 W 16,100
C 14
Thu. June 29
11:00 PM
SSK 25 @ BC 30 W 19,796
D 17
Tue. July 4
9:30 PM
BC 1 @ EDM 46 L 22,795
1 19
Tue. July 11
11:00 PM
WPG 14 @ BC 30 W 25,808 CTVW
2 25
Wed. July 19
11:00 PM
BC 21 @ CGY 23 L 25,606
3 27
Tue. July 25
11:00 PM
CGY 19 @ BC 19 T 26,643
4 31
Tue. Aug. 1
11:00 PM
HAM 22 @ BC 22 T 23,662
5 36
Tue. Aug. 8
10:00 PM
BC 43 @ SSK 14 W 19,584 CTVW
6 39
Tue. Aug. 15
11:00 PM
SSK 23 @ BC 24 W 24,860
7 44
Tue. Aug. 22
8:00 PM
BC 26 @ MTL 30 L 65,132 CBC
8 49
Wed. Aug. 30
9:30 PM
BC 10 @ EDM 18 L 42,768
10 55
Sat. Sept. 9
11:00 PM
SSK 15 @ BC 9 L 23,473
11 60
Sun. Sept. 17
4:00 PM
BC 4 @ CGY 14 L 26,885 CTV
12 66
Sun. Sept. 24
5:30 PM
BC 25 @ WPG 32 L 27,201
13 67
Sat. Sept. 30
11:00 PM
WPG 38 @ BC 27 L 23,345 CTVW
14 73
Mon. Oct. 9
4:30 PM
BC 15 @ EDM 3 W 42,673 CTV
16 79
Sat. Oct. 21
11:00 PM
OTT 17 @ BC 20 W 20,971 CTV
17 85
Sun. Oct. 29
2:00 PM
BC 31 @ TOR 15 W 40,120 R/C, CBC
18 87
Sat. Nov. 4
11:00 PM
EDM 11 @ BC 33 W 20,822 CTVW