The BC Lions 1988 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 28 10:30 PM
CGY 39 @ BC 27 L 30,492  
B
Tue Jul 5 9:00 PM
BC 46 @ SSK 27 W 17,600  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 12 10:30 PM
WPG 3 @ BC 36 W 38,347 CFN
2
Fri Jul 22 10:30 PM
CGY 31 @ BC 44 W 33,147 CFN
3
Thu Jul 28 7:00 PM
BC 21 @ TOR 26 L 21,846 CBC
4
Sat Aug 6 8:00 PM
BC 21 @ WPG 38 L 24,854 CBC
5
Thu Aug 11 10:30 PM
TOR 24 @ BC 12 L 29,621 TSN
6
Thu Aug 18 7:00 PM
BC 27 @ OTT 20 W 24,598 CBC
7
Thu Aug 25 10:30 PM
EDM 10 @ BC 28 W 33,825 TSN
8
Thu Sep 1 9:30 PM
BC 9 @ EDM 17 L 34,157 CFN
9
Tue Sep 6 10:30 PM
OTT 11 @ BC 24 W 25,504 TSN
10
Sun Sep 11 1:30 PM
BC 8 @ WPG 34 L 23,281 CBC
11
Fri Sep 16 10:00 PM
SSK 36 @ BC 32 L 33,088 CFN
12
Fri Sep 23 9:00 PM
BC 22 @ CGY 40 L 17,578 CFN
13
Sat Oct 1 8:00 PM
BC 24 @ HAM 23 W 14,207 CFN
14
Fri Oct 7 7:00 PM
HAM 21 @ BC 25 W 28,019 CFN
15
Sun Oct 16 4:00 PM
BC 25 @ SSK 28 L 27,649 CFN
16
Sun Oct 23 3:00 PM
BC 35 @ EDM 15 W 30,030 CBC
17
Sat Oct 29 10:30 PM
EDM 16 @ BC 51 W 32,334 TSN
18
Sat Nov 5 10:30 PM
WPG 24 @ BC 45 W 35,963 TSN
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 13 4:30 PM
BC 42 @ SSK 18 W 26,229 CBC
P2
Sun Nov 20 4:30 PM
BC 37 @ EDM 19 W 27,055 CFN
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 27 5:00 PM
BC 21 vs WPG 22 L 50,604 CFN, CBC

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

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

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)

Coaches

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

BC Lions 1988 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

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

Defensive Star

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

Lineman Star

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

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 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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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)

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