The BC Lions’ 1987 Season

Season Summary

BC Lions 1987 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1987 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 45 50 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 12 6 0 24 502 370 W4 4-2-0
    Home 9 8 1 0 16 240 145 W2 5-1-0
    Visitor 9 4 5 0 8 262 225 W2 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 9 6 3 0 12 261 192 W3 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 9 6 3 0 12 241 178 W1 5-1-0

Full 1987 League Standings

BC Lions 1987 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.485 3-1-0 (4) 3-2-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.488 5-0-0 (5) 1-3-0 (4)
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.306
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.389
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.167
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.639
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.667

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Adam Rita – Offensive Coordinator
  • Steve Buratto – Offensive Coordinator
  • Greg Newhouse – Defensive Coordinator
  • Larry Donovan – Defensive line
  • Rocky Long – Linebackers

1987 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 59,478
  • Total: 328,623
  • High: 43,772
  • Avg: 36,513 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1986 Avg: -10,123
  • Low: 30,157
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 61.39
  • Diff from League Avg: +10,523

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Team Scoring

19871986 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.44 1.17 +
Average Winning Score 32.83 2.33 +
Average Losing Score 18.00 5.50 +
Average Home Score 26.67 0.89 +
Average Visitor Score 29.11 5.89 +
Average Margin of Victory 17.33 6.00 +
Average Margin of Loss 12.67 4.83 -

Stadium

  • 1987 home stadium: BC Place Stadium
  • Capacity: 59,478
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1985 – Expansion

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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 574097 7871149 6054114 4597142 240 (26.7)262 (29.1)502 (27.9)
Opponent 395190 2882110 365692 423678 225 (25.0)145 (16.1)370 (20.6)

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 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 7 (6-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 8 (4-4-0)
After 2nd 7 (7-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (2-4-0) 9 (9-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 3rd 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (2-6-0)
After 4th 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 12 (12-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)

BC Lions 1987 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Freddie Sims

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Melvin Byrd
  • 1 – Darryl Hemphill
  • 1 – Keith Gooch
  • 1 – Kevin Konar
  • 1 – Larry Crawford

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Gregg Stumon
  • 1 – Walter Ballard

BC Lions 1987 Player Awards and Nominations

1987 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Sandusky (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Gregg Stumon (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Gerald Roper (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Nelson Martin, Jr. (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Kevin Dixon (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1987 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) [TOR] Tony Visco (DL) Purdue
1–7 (7) Larry Clarkson (OL) Montana
2–4 (13) [TOR] Todd Wiseman (DB) Simon Fraser
2–7 (16) Luc Gerritsen (FB) Wilfrid Laurier
2–9 (18) [HAM] Paul Shorten (WR) Toronto
3–5 (23) [CGY] Karl Jovanovic (OL) Simon Fraser
3–7 (25) Jamie Taras (OG) Western Ontario
4–7 (34) Andrew Murray (WR) Carleton
5–7 (43) Ray Ljubisic (OL) Hawaii
6–7 (52) Roald Kovacik (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
7–7 (61) Rob Moretto (DB) British Columbia (UBC)
8–7 (70) Mike Murphy (DB) Central Washington

BC Lions 1987 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
WR Jim Sandusky
DE Gregg Stumon
OLB Kevin Konar
DB Larry Crawford
11 All-Division Selections
QB Roy Dewalt
WR Jim Sandusky
G Gerald Roper
T John Blain
DE Gregg Stumon
OLB Glen Jackson
OLB Kevin Konar
DB Keith Gooch
DB Melvin Byrd
DB Larry Crawford
S Nelson Martin, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Thu. June 11
8:00 PM
BC 14 @ WPG 35 L 19,730
B 9
Tue. June 16
10:30 PM
EDM 15 @ BC 31 W 28,384
2 14
Sun. June 28
4:00 PM
SSK 1 @ BC 44 W 30,157 CFN
15
Wed. July 1
3:00 PM
BC 40 @ CGY 15 W 22,239 TSN
4 24
Sat. July 18
8:00 PM
EDM 18 @ BC 26 W 43,772 CBC
5 28
Sat. July 25
8:00 PM
OTT 1 @ BC 21 W 33,771 CBC
6 30
Fri. July 31
8:00 PM
BC 20 @ HAM 21 L 18,088 CFN
7 34
Sat. Aug. 8
8:00 PM
BC 22 @ WPG 30 L 29,296 CBC
36
Thu. Aug. 13
10:00 PM
TOR 23 @ BC 30 W 37,843 TSN
8 39
Thu. Aug. 20
9:30 PM
BC 26 @ CGY 31 L 24,377 TSN
9 45
Sun. Aug. 30
4:00 PM
WPG 23 @ BC 24 W 38,338 CFN
10 49
Fri. Sept. 11
8:00 PM
BC 55 @ OTT 16 W 19,201 CFN
12 55
Sun. Sept. 20
4:00 PM
WPG 20 @ BC 30 W 39,859 CFN
13 58
Sun. Sept. 27
4:00 PM
BC 20 @ SSK 35 L 24,682 CFN
61
Sun. Oct. 4
1:30 PM
BC 14 @ TOR 33 L 26,232 CBC
14 65
Sun. Oct. 11
4:00 PM
CGY 34 @ BC 6 L 31,244 CFN
15 68
Sat. Oct. 17
10:00 PM
HAM 11 @ BC 25 W 34,909 TSN
16 73
Sun. Oct. 25
4:00 PM
BC 32 @ CGY 12 W 25,233 CFN
17 77
Sun. Nov. 1
4:00 PM
BC 33 @ EDM 32 W 40,414 CFN
18 81
Sun. Nov. 8
4:00 PM
SSK 14 @ BC 34 W 38,730 CFN
P2 85
Sun. Nov. 22
4:30 PM
EDM 31 @ BC 7 L 44,385 CBC