The BC Lions’ 1985 Season

Season Summary

BC Lions 1985 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1985 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 75 56 W1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 13 3 0 26 481 297 W3 4-2-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 198 144 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 7 1 0 14 283 153 W2 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 8 5 3 0 10 249 179 W2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 8 0 0 16 232 118 W8 6-0-0

Full 1985 League Standings

BC Lions 1985 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.469 2-2-0 (4) 3-1-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.453 4-0-0 (4) 4-0-0 (4)
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.750
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.375
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.500

Coaches

Head Coach

More Head Coaches

Assistant Coaches
  • Adam Rita – Offensive Coordinator
  • Ron Smeltzer – Offensive line
  • Greg Newhouse – Defensive Coordinator
  • Bob Vespaziani – Linebackers
  • Rich Ellerson – Defensive line
  • Roy Shivers – Special teams

1985 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 59,478
  • Total: 338,688
  • High: 59,478
  • Avg: 42,336 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1984 Avg: +2,468
  • Low: 34,351
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 71.18
  • Diff from League Avg: +15,838

More 1985 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

19851984 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.63 3.25 +
Average Winning Score 31.77 0.44 +
Average Losing Score 22.67 6.67 +
Average Home Score 24.75 4.00 -
Average Visitor Score 35.38 8.50 +
Average Margin of Victory 16.54 1.04 -
Average Margin of Loss 10.33 5.33 -

Stadium

  • 1985 home stadium: BC Place Stadium
  • Capacity: 59,478
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1985 – Expansion

More Stadiums

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
BC 5657113 5299151 394685 5181132 198 (24.8)283 (35.4)481 (30.1)
Opponent 271744 275279 203454 7050120 153 (19.1)144 (18.0)297 (18.6)

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 (4-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (5-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 11 (9-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 2 (1-1-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 11 (11-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (1-2-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 12 (12-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 13 (13-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)

BC Lions 1985 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Roy Dewalt
  • 2 – Keyvan Jenkins
  • 1 – Mervyn Fernandez
  • 1 – Lui Passaglia

Defensive Star

  • 3 – Darnell Clash
  • 1 – Tyrone Crews

Lineman Star

  • 2 – James Parker
  • 2 – Mike Gray
  • 1 – Nick Hebeler
  • 1 – Al Wilson

BC Lions 1985 Player Awards and Nominations

1985 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Mervyn Fernandez (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — Mike Gray (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — John Blain (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Lui Passaglia (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Mike Gray (Winner)

BC Lions 1985 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) [SSK] John Ulmer (DE) North Dakota
1–7 (7) Rick Ryan (DB) Weber State
2–5 (14) [EDM] Bruce Barnett (DB) British Columbia (UBC)
2–7 (16) Joe Pariselli (RB) York
3–4 (22) [MTL] Bob Jedicke (DL) Western Ontario
3–8 (26) [HAM] Chris Spence (RB) Simon Fraser
4–7 (34) Kent Wilchuck (LB) Oregon
5–7 (43) John Moffat (WR) Western Ontario
6–7 (52) Chester Krala (LB) Calgary
8–7 (70) John Melvin (DL) British Columbia (UBC)
9–7 (79) Bob Ros (TE) British Columbia (UBC)

BC Lions 1985 All-Star Selections

7 All-Canadian Selections
RB Keyvan Jenkins
WR Mervyn Fernandez
T John Blain
DT Mike Gray
DE James “Quick” Parker
OLB Kevin Konar
DB Darnell Clash
10 All-Division Selections
RB Keyvan Jenkins
WR Mervyn Fernandez
T John Blain
DT Rick Klassen
DT Mike Gray
DE James “Quick” Parker
OLB Glen Jackson (Tie)
OLB Kevin Konar (Tie)
DB Melvin Byrd (Tie)
DB Darnell Clash

* – indicates unanimous selection

See an error? Please send corrections.

Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Sun. June 9
5:00 PM
CGY 9 @ BC 19 W 29,283 CTVW
B 9
Mon. June 17
9:30 PM
BC 17 @ EDM 16 W 44,878 CTVW
C 12
Fri. June 21
10:00 PM
WPG 28 @ BC 18 L 26,921
D 16
Fri. June 28
9:00 PM
BC 21 @ SSK 3 W 19,251 CBCW
1 21
Sat. July 6
7:30 PM
BC 42 @ HAM 8 W 13,101 CTV
2 26
Sat. July 13
10:00 PM
EDM 10 @ BC 25 W 38,055 CBC
3 30
Sun. July 21
4:00 PM
BC 39 @ CGY 14 W 15,793 CBC
4 33
Sat. July 27
10:00 PM
MTL 15 @ BC 28 W 48,281 CTV
5 35
Thu. Aug. 1
7:30 PM
BC 43 @ TOR 18 W 31,276 CBC
7 45
Sat. Aug. 17
10:00 PM
CGY 35 @ BC 32 L 37,462 CBC
8 49
Sat. Aug. 24
10:00 PM
HAM 11 @ BC 21 W 34,351 CBC
9 51
Fri. Aug. 30
7:30 PM
BC 18 @ OTT 13 W 23,611 CTV
10 55
Fri. Sept. 6
10:00 PM
TOR 23 @ BC 32 W 40,782 CTV
12 63
Fri. Sept. 20
7:30 PM
BC 31 @ MTL 20 W 24,363 CTV
13 68
Sat. Sept. 28
10:00 PM
SSK 9 @ BC 33 W 41,618 CBC
14 74
Sun. Oct. 6
4:00 PM
BC 26 @ WPG 33 L 32,946 CTV
15 75
Fri. Oct. 11
10:00 PM
WPG 31 @ BC 10 L 59,478 CBC
16 82
Sun. Oct. 20
3:30 PM
BC 42 @ SSK 18 W 19,940 CTV
17 86
Sun. Oct. 27
4:00 PM
BC 42 @ EDM 29 W 48,193 CBC
18 87
Fri. Nov. 1
10:00 PM
OTT 10 @ BC 17 W 38,661 CTV
P2 94
Sun. Nov. 17
3:00 PM
WPG 22 @ BC 42 W 59,478 CBC, R/C
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 24
1:00 PM
BC 37 vs HAM 24 W 56,723 CBC, CTV, R/C