Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 12 5:30 PM
BC 32 @ EDM 27 W 41,326  
B
Tue Jun 19 11:00 PM
HAM 11 @ BC 16 W 17,839  
C
Tue Jun 26 11:00 PM
WPG 6 @ BC 12 W 17,155  
D
Tue Jul 3 9:30 PM
BC 1 @ CGY 32 L 26,554  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 11 10:00 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 4 W 19,030 CTVW
2
Tue Jul 17 11:00 PM
MTL 10 @ BC 25 W 23,422 CBC
3
Tue Jul 24 8:00 PM
BC 19 @ WPG 18 W 24,727 CBCW
4
Tue Jul 31 11:00 PM
SSK 15 @ BC 24 W 23,308  
5
Tue Aug 7 11:00 PM
EDM 14 @ BC 14 T 30,137  
6
Wed Aug 15 9:30 PM
BC 10 @ CGY 22 L 34,825 CBCR
7
Tue Aug 21 8:00 PM
BC 22 @ HAM 16 W 18,420 CBC
8
Tue Aug 28 11:00 PM
CGY 17 @ BC 18 W 30,018  
10
Sun Sep 9 4:30 PM
BC 17 @ WPG 15 W 27,203 CBCR
11
Sun Sep 16 4:30 PM
BC 8 @ EDM 40 L 42,776 CBCW
12
Sat Sep 22 11:00 PM
TOR 25 @ BC 34 W 25,819 CTV
13
Sat Sep 29 11:00 PM
WPG 21 @ BC 22 W 23,964 CTVW
15
Sun Oct 14 2:00 PM
BC 26 @ OTT 28 L 25,708 CTV
16
Sat Oct 20 11:00 PM
CGY 37 @ BC 32 L 25,301 CTVW
17
Sun Oct 28 3:30 PM
BC 12 @ SSK 26 L 29,012 CTVR
18
Sat Nov 3 11:00 PM
EDM 25 @ BC 17 L 26,575 CTVW
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 10 4:00 PM
BC 2 @ CGY 37 L 31,424 CTV
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 61 76 L1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 9 6 1 19 328 333 L4 2-4-0
    Home 8 5 2 1 11 186 164 L2 3-2-1
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 142 169 L3 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 6 5 1 13 221 254 L3 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 107 79 L1 3-1-0

Full 1979 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 (3-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (2-2-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 8 (6-2-0) 1 (0-0-1) 7 (3-4-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-1-1) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 10 (7-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (1-3-1)
After 3rd 6 (4-2-0) 1 (0-0-1) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 10 (7-3-0) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (2-3-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 9 (9-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 6 (0-6-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.484 3-2-1 (6) 3-3-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.492 2-0-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.750
Edmonton Elks (3) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.250
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.375
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.719
Ottawa RedBlacks (1) 0.563
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.313
19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.31 -0.38
Average Winning Score 23.22 -4.78
Average Losing Score 17.50 +0.07
Average Home Score 23.25 +0.25
Average Visitor Score 17.75 -4.12
Average Margin of Victory 7.56 -6.59
Average Margin of Loss 12.17 +5.31
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
BC 353671 6931100 473077 354580 186 (23.3)142 (17.8)328 (20.5)
Opponent 402464 453782 343973 4569114 169 (21.1)164 (20.5)333 (20.8)
Head Coach
  • Vic Rapp (Jan. 21, 1977 – Nov. 9, 1982)
1979 Player Awards and Nominations
1979 Most Outstanding
BC Lions 1979 All-Star Selections
3 All-Canadian Selections
RB Larry Key
C Al Wilson
K Lui Passaglia
5 All-Division Selections
RB Larry Key
TE Harry Holt, III
C Al Wilson
OLB Glen Jackson
K Lui Passaglia

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1979 BC Lions Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3)   Mark Houghton (RB) California-Berkeley
2–3 (12)   Chris Curran (DB) Western Ontario
3–2 (20) [SSK] Kevin Aver (DB) St. Francis Xavier
3–3 (21)   Murray Watson (DE) Western Ontario
4–3 (30)   Torinda Panetta (LB) Carleton
5–3 (39)   John MacKay (RB) Simon Fraser
6–3 (48)   Barry Muis (WR) British Columbia (UBC)
7–3 (57)   Paul Jaffe (LB) Carleton

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