Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result TV
A
Sun Jun 7 3:30 PM
BC 20 @ SSK 12 W  
B
Sat Jun 13 11:00 PM
CGY 4 @ BC 8 W  
C
Sat Jun 20 8:00 PM
WPG 18 @ BC 28 W  
D
Fri Jun 26 9:30 PM
BC 2 @ EDM 26 L  
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result TV
1
Sat Jul 4 11:00 PM
MTL 8 @ BC 48 W CBC, R/C
2Bye
3
Thu Jul 16 8:00 PM
BC 32 @ TOR 29 W CBC
4
Sat Jul 25 11:00 PM
OTT 17 @ BC 31 W CBC
5
Fri Jul 31 9:00 PM
BC 52 @ CGY 29 W CTV
6
Sun Aug 9 3:30 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 24 W CBC
7
Sun Aug 16 5:00 PM
HAM 37 @ BC 23 L CTV
8
Sun Aug 23 1:30 PM
BC 29 @ MTL 14 W CBC
9
Sat Aug 29 11:00 PM
CGY 21 @ BC 31 W CBCW
10
Fri Sep 4 8:00 PM
BC 7 @ OTT 17 L CTV
11
Sun Sep 13 4:00 PM
BC 21 @ EDM 38 L CBCW
12
Sat Sep 19 8:00 PM
TOR 14 @ BC 45 W CTV
13
Sun Sep 27 4:00 PM
BC 10 @ WPG 46 L CBCW
14
Sat Oct 3 11:00 PM
EDM 22 @ BC 12 L CTVR
15Bye
16
Sat Oct 17 11:00 PM
WPG 49 @ BC 22 L CTVW
17
Sun Oct 25 1:30 PM
BC 34 @ HAM 7 W CTV, R/C
18
Sat Oct 31 5:00 PM
SSK 5 @ BC 13 W CTVW
Week Date/Time (EST ) Result TV
Semi-Final
Sun Nov 8 4:00 PM
BC 15 @ WPG 11 W CTV
Final
Sun Nov 15 4:00 PM
BC 16 @ EDM 22 L CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 58 60 L1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 438 377 W2 3-3-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 225 173 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 213 204 W1 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 189 234 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 6 2 0 12 249 143 W2 4-2-0

Full 1981 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 5 (4-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (3-2-0) 7 (6-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (3-4-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 7 (7-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 5 (4-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 9 (8-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (2-4-0)
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)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.633 2-2-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.336 3-1-0 (4) 3-1-0 (4)
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.375
Edmonton Elks (2) 0.906
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.688
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.719
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.188
Ottawa RedBlacks (2) 0.313
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.125
19811980 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.94 +5.19
Average Winning Score 34.30 +2.42
Average Losing Score 15.83 +0.26
Average Home Score 28.13 -2.00
Average Visitor Score 26.63 +9.12
Average Margin of Victory 17.50 -0.38
Average Margin of Loss 19.00 +2.86
Quarter Team Home (PPG) Visitor (PPG) Total (PPG)
Total BC 225 (28.1) 213 (26.6) 438 (27.4)
Opponent 204 (25.5) 173 (21.6) 377 (23.6)
1st BC 50 (6.3) 26 (3.3) 76 (4.8)
Opponent 47 (5.9) 40 (5.0) 87 (5.4)
2nd BC 52 (6.5) 45 (5.6) 97 (6.1)
Opponent 50 (6.3) 53 (6.6) 103 (6.4)
3rd BC 59 (7.4) 67 (8.4) 126 (7.9)
Opponent 26 (3.3) 31 (3.9) 57 (3.6)
4th BC 64 (8.0) 75 (9.4) 139 (8.7)
Opponent 81 (10.1) 49 (6.1) 130 (8.1)
Head Coach
  • Vic Rapp (Jan. 21, 1977 – Nov. 9, 1982)
BC Lions 1981 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • 2 – Larry Key
  • 1 – Joe Paopao
  • 1 – Ty Gray
Defensive Star
  • 1 – Larry Crawford
Lineman Star
  • 1 – Al Wilson
  • 1 – Nick Hebeler
  • 1 – Rick Goltz
1981 Player Awards and Nominations
1981 Most Outstanding
BC Lions 1981 All-Star Selections
2 All-Canadian Selections
RB Larry Key
C Al Wilson
3 All-Division Selections
RB Larry Key*
WR Ty Gray (Tie)
C Al Wilson

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1981 BC Lions Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5)   Nelson Martin, Jr. (WR) Seneca
3–3 (21) [OTT] Jamie Armstead (DB) Calgary
3–5 (23)   Larry Priestnall (RB) Acadia
4–5 (32)   Ed Jones (DB) Simon Fraser
5–5 (41)   Frank Roberto (RB) Simon Fraser
6–5 (50)   David Thornhill (WR) Bishop's
7–5 (59)   Ed Hole (OT) Alberta

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