The BC Lions’ 1988 Season

Season Summary

BC Lions 1988 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1988 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 73 66 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 10 8 0 20 489 417 W3 5-1-0
    Home 9 7 2 0 14 297 176 W3 5-1-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 192 241 W1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 246 193 W2 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 6 4 0 12 243 224 W3 5-1-0

Full 1988 League Standings

BC Lions 1988 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.542 3-1-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.478 4-1-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.333
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.611
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.111
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.778
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.500

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Adam Rita – Offensive backfield
  • Ron Smeltzer – Offensive line
  • Steve Buratto – Defensive Coordinator
  • Bob Vespaziani – Front Seven

1988 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 59,478
  • Total: 289,848
  • High: 38,347
  • Avg: 32,205 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1987 Avg: -4,180
  • Low: 25,504
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 54.15
  • Diff from League Avg: +7,977

More 1988 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

19881987 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.33 1.89 +
Average Winning Score 33.90 1.07 +
Average Losing Score 18.75 0.75 +
Average Home Score 33.00 6.33 +
Average Visitor Score 21.33 7.78 -
Average Margin of Victory 16.50 0.83 -
Average Margin of Loss 11.63 1.04 -

Stadium

  • 1988 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 512071 9246138 6271133 9255147 297 (33.0)192 (21.3)489 (27.2)
Opponent 5070120 4175116 283361 5763120 241 (26.8)176 (19.6)417 (23.2)

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

BC Lions 1988 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Matt Dunigan
  • 2 – Tony Cherry
  • 1 – David Williams

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Jeff Braswell
  • 1 – Marcus Thomas
  • 1 – Keith Gooch
  • 1 – Anthony Drawhorn

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Mack Moore
  • 1 – James Parker
  • 1 – Gerald Roper
  • 1 – Ian Sinclair

BC Lions 1988 Player Awards and Nominations

1988 Most Outstanding
  • Player — David Williams (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — Gregg Stumon (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Gerald Roper (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Kevin Konar (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Anthony Drawhorn (Team Nominee)

BC Lions 1988 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7) [TOR] Tony Martino (P) Kent State
2–6 (14) Dave Vankoughnett (C) Boise State
4–6 (30) Warren Robinson (OT) York
5–6 (38) Carl Ljungberg (K) Guelph
6–6 (46) Dave Johnson (LB) Simon Fraser
7–6 (54) Tony Mandarich (OT) Michigan State
8–6 (62) Tom Vlasic (TE) British Columbia (UBC)

BC Lions 1988 All-Star Selections

6 All-Canadian Selections
QB Matt Dunigan
RB Tony Cherry
WR David Williams
G Gerald Roper
T Jim Mills
OLB Gregg Stumon
8 All-Division Selections
QB Matt Dunigan*
RB Anthony Parker
RB Tony Cherry
WR David Williams*
G Gerald Roper
T Jim Mills
OLB Gregg Stumon
DHB Larry Crawford

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Tue. June 28
10:30 PM
CGY 39 @ BC 27 L
B 5
Tue. July 5
9:00 PM
BC 46 @ SSK 27 W
1 9
Tue. July 12
10:30 PM
WPG 3 @ BC 36 W CFN
2 15
Fri. July 22
10:30 PM
CGY 31 @ BC 44 W CFN
3 18
Thu. July 28
7:00 PM
BC 21 @ TOR 26 L CBC
4 24
Sat. Aug. 6
8:00 PM
BC 21 @ WPG 38 L CBC
5 26
Thu. Aug. 11
10:30 PM
TOR 24 @ BC 12 L TSN
6 30
Thu. Aug. 18
7:00 PM
BC 27 @ OTT 20 W CBC
7 34
Thu. Aug. 25
10:30 PM
EDM 10 @ BC 28 W TSN
8 40
Thu. Sept. 1
9:30 PM
BC 9 @ EDM 17 L CFN
9 44
Tue. Sept. 6
10:30 PM
OTT 11 @ BC 24 W TSN
10 47
Sun. Sept. 11
1:30 PM
BC 8 @ WPG 34 L CBC
11 49
Fri. Sept. 16
10:00 PM
SSK 36 @ BC 32 L CFN
12 53
Fri. Sept. 23
9:00 PM
BC 22 @ CGY 40 L CFN
13 58
Sat. Oct. 1
8:00 PM
BC 24 @ HAM 23 W CFN
14 61
Fri. Oct. 7
7:00 PM
HAM 21 @ BC 25 W CFN
15 68
Sun. Oct. 16
4:00 PM
BC 25 @ SSK 28 L CFN
16 72
Sun. Oct. 23
3:00 PM
BC 35 @ EDM 15 W CBC
17 74
Sat. Oct. 29
10:30 PM
EDM 16 @ BC 51 W TSN
18 77
Sat. Nov. 5
10:30 PM
WPG 24 @ BC 45 W TSN
P1 82
Sun. Nov. 13
4:30 PM
BC 42 @ SSK 18 W CBC
P2 84
Sun. Nov. 20
4:30 PM
BC 37 @ EDM 19 W CFN
GC 85
Sun. Nov. 27
5:00 PM
BC 21 vs WPG 22 L CFN, CBC