The BC Lions’ 1980 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

BC Lions 1980 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1980 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 2 1 3 96 109 L1 1-2-1
Regular Season 16 8 7 1 17 381 351 W1 3-3-0
    Home 8 6 1 1 13 241 144 W3 4-1-1
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 140 207 L4 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 6 6 0 12 303 283 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 1 1 5 78 68 L1 2-1-1

Full 1980 League Standings

BC Lions 1980 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.531 5-1-0 (6) 1-5-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.461 1-0-1 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.531
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.375

Coaches

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

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1980 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 30,229
  • Total: 162,829
  • High: 25,465
  • Avg: 20,353 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1979 Avg: -5,714
  • Low: 16,676
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 67.33
  • Diff from League Avg: -8,771

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Team Scoring

19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 45.75 4.44 +
Average Winning Score 31.88 8.65 +
Average Losing Score 15.57 1.93 -
Average Home Score 30.13 6.88 +
Average Visitor Score 17.50 0.25 -
Average Margin of Victory 17.88 10.32 +
Average Margin of Loss 16.14 3.98 +

Stadium

  • 1980 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 551570 10173174 362763 492574 241 (30.1)140 (17.5)381 (23.8)
Opponent 205474 4755102 443781 336194 207 (25.9)144 (18.0)351 (21.9)

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

BC Lions 1980 Player Awards and Nominations

1980 Most Outstanding
  • Player — John White (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Joe Fourqurean (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Al Wilson (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Al Wilson (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Roy Dewalt (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1980 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5) Kevin Konar (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
2–5 (14) Paul Gohier (OT) McGill
4–5 (32) Michel Deslauriers (QB) British Columbia (UBC)
5–5 (41) Ted Bellinger (WR) Queen's
6–5 (50) Peter Wilson (C) Simon Fraser
7–5 (59) Reg Advocat (LB) Simon Fraser

BC Lions 1980 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
C Al Wilson
3 All-Division Selections
TE Harry Holt, III
C Al Wilson
K Lui Passaglia (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Tue. June 10
11:00 PM
OTT 26 @ BC 26 T 17,284
B 7
Mon. June 16
BC 19 @ HAM 29 L
C 11
Sun. June 22
CGY 28 @ BC 29 W 15,568
D 16
Tue. July 1
BC 22 @ WPG 26 L 17,806
1 20
Tue. July 8
11:00 PM
SSK 24 @ BC 39 W 19,536
3 28
Tue. July 22
11:00 PM
WPG 6 @ BC 26 W 23,214
4 34
Wed. July 30
9:30 PM
BC 21 @ EDM 33 L 42,887
5 36
Tue. Aug. 5
11:00 PM
CGY 23 @ BC 31 W 25,465
6 40
Tue. Aug. 12
9:30 PM
BC 7 @ CGY 24 L 34,393
7 46
Wed. Aug. 20
9:00 PM
BC 31 @ SSK 21 W 25,124
8 49
Tue. Aug. 26
11:00 PM
HAM 17 @ BC 17 T 21,312
9 51
Mon. Sept. 1
8:00 PM
BC 14 @ MTL 6 W 29,827 CBC
11 60
Sat. Sept. 13
11:00 PM
EDM 42 @ BC 14 L 21,980 CTVW
12 63
Sat. Sept. 20
9:30 PM
BC 16 @ CGY 24 L 33,115
13 69
Sun. Sept. 28
4:30 PM
BC 22 @ WPG 28 L 29,522
14 71
Sat. Oct. 4
10:00 PM
SSK 8 @ BC 44 W 17,247
15 78
Mon. Oct. 13
4:30 PM
BC 9 @ EDM 33 L 43,346 CBC
16 79
Sat. Oct. 18
11:00 PM
OTT 7 @ BC 27 W 17,399 CTV
17 84
Sun. Oct. 26
2:00 PM
BC 20 @ TOR 38 L 30,175 CBCE
18 90
Sun. Nov. 2
WPG 17 @ BC 43 W 16,676