The BC Lions’ 1983 Season

Season Summary

BC Lions 1983 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1983 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 4 0 0 8 154 88 W4 4-0-0
Regular Season 16 11 5 0 22 477 326 W1 4-2-0
    Home 8 7 1 0 14 274 147 W3 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 203 179 L2 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 8 6 2 0 12 245 147 L2 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 5 3 0 10 232 179 W3 4-2-0

Full 1983 League Standings

BC Lions 1983 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.469 4-0-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.484 3-1-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.500
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.563
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.344
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.750
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.344

Coaches

Head Coach

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1983 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 59,345
  • Total: 366,392
  • High: 56,852
  • Avg: 45,799 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1982 Avg: +19,831
  • Low: 36,743
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 77.17
  • Diff from League Avg: +15,596

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Team Scoring

19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.19 2.25 -
Average Winning Score 37.18 1.37 -
Average Losing Score 13.60 0.97 -
Average Home Score 34.25 5.63 +
Average Visitor Score 25.38 2.13 -
Average Margin of Victory 19.73 2.51 +
Average Margin of Loss 13.20 0.51 -

Stadium

  • 1983 home stadium: BC Place Stadium
  • Capacity: 59,345
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – Opened 1983

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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 7752129 7783160 572986 6339102 274 (34.3)203 (25.4)477 (29.8)
Opponent 162339 444892 513687 3672108 179 (22.4)147 (18.4)326 (20.4)

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 6 (6-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (3-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 12 (9-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (1-2-0)
After 2nd 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 12 (11-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)
After 3rd 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (4-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 12 (11-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)

BC Lions 1983 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Mervyn Fernandez
  • 1 – Roy Dewalt
  • 1 – John Pankratz

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Larry Crawford
  • 2 – Kerry Parker
  • 1 – Jo Jo Heath
  • 1 – Bernie Glier

Lineman Star

  • 2 – John Blain
  • 1 – Mack Moore
  • 1 – Al Wilson

BC Lions 1983 Player Awards and Nominations

1983 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Roy Dewalt (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Larry Crawford (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — John Blain (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Lui Passaglia (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Sammy Greene (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1983 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5) Jacques Chapdelaine (WR) Simon Fraser
1–8 (8) [TOR] Jamie Buis (OT) Simon Fraser
2–5 (14) Kevin Lapa (LB) Weber State
2–8 (17) [TOR] Peter LeClaire (FB) British Columbia (UBC)
3–5 (23) William Bychowski (FB) Wilfrid Laurier
4–5 (32) Jerome Erdman (WR) Simon Fraser
5–5 (41) Harold Jackman (OT) Minnesota State-Moorhead
6–5 (50) Kyle Barrow (LB) Western Ontario
7–5 (59) Mike Brown (DB) Toronto
8–5 (68) Ken Munro (WR) British Columbia (UBC)

BC Lions 1983 All-Star Selections

6 All-Canadian Selections
T John Blain
DT Mack Moore
DHB Larry Crawford
CB Kerry Parker
P Lui Passaglia
K Lui Passaglia
7 All-Division Selections
WR Mervyn Fernandez
T John Blain
DT Mack Moore
DHB Larry Crawford
CB Kerry Parker
P Lui Passaglia
K Lui Passaglia (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Fri. June 10
BC 52 @ EDM 20 W 42,196
B 8
Fri. June 17
BC 24 @ WPG 23 W 15,938
C 12
Thu. June 23
11:00 PM
CGY 19 @ BC 41 W 53,472
D 18
Thu. June 30
SSK 26 @ BC 37 W 30,984
2 23
Thu. July 14
6:00 PM
BC 14 @ TOR 17 L 39,347 CBC
3 30
Sun. July 24
3:00 PM
SSK 28 @ BC 44 W 41,801 CBC
4 33
Sat. July 30
5:00 PM
BC 34 @ HAM 20 W 16,101 CBC
5 38
Sun. Aug. 7
3:00 PM
CGY 16 @ BC 32 W 37,496 CTV
6 39
Fri. Aug. 12
7:30 PM
BC 43 @ EDM 13 W 52,765 CTV
7 45
Sat. Aug. 20
2:00 PM
WPG 6 @ BC 44 W 56,852
8 49
Sat. Aug. 27
8:30 PM
MTL 6 @ BC 28 W 36,743 CBC
9 51
Fri. Sept. 2
6:00 PM
BC 19 @ OTT 49 L 22,234 CTV
10 57
Sat. Sept. 10
8:30 PM
TOR 32 @ BC 14 L 52,656 CBC
11 60
Sat. Sept. 17
11:30 PM
BC 42 @ MTL 26 W 17,161 CBC
12 66
Sun. Sept. 25
3:00 PM
EDM 30 @ BC 31 W 52,430 CBC
14 74
Mon. Oct. 10
1:00 PM
BC 30 @ WPG 18 W 31,508 CBC
15 78
Sun. Oct. 16
2:00 PM
BC 16 @ CGY 25 L 24,013 CBC
16 80
Sat. Oct. 22
8:30 PM
HAM 16 @ BC 41 W 45,513 CTV
17 86
Sun. Oct. 30
1:30 PM
BC 5 @ SSK 11 L 23,895
18 88
Sat. Nov. 5
9:30 PM
OTT 13 @ BC 40 W 42,901 CTV
P2 94
Sun. Nov. 20
4:00 PM
WPG 21 @ BC 39 W 59,409 CBC
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 27
5:00 PM
TOR 18 @ BC 17 L 59,345 CTV, CBC