The BC Lions’ 1989 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the West Division

BC Lions 1989 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1989 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 2 0 0 4 55 20 W2 2-0-0
Regular Season 18 7 11 0 14 521 557 W1 3-3-0
    Home 9 4 5 0 8 272 243 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 249 314 L2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 10 3 7 0 6 261 307 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 260 250 L1 3-3-0

Full 1989 League Standings

BC Lions 1989 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.672 1-4-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.417 3-1-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.889
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.500
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.667
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.222
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.389
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.389

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Ron Smeltzer – Offensive Coordinator
  • James Young – Receivers
  • Joseph Paopao – Offensive backfield
  • Steve Buratto – Defensive Coordinator
  • Bob Vespaziani – Front Seven

1989 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 59,478
  • Total: 286,203
  • High: 49,093
  • Avg: 31,800 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1988 Avg: -3,946
  • Low: 23,542
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 53.47
  • Diff from League Avg: +6,383

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Team Scoring

19891988 +/-
Average Combined Score 59.89 9.56 +
Average Winning Score 37.86 3.96 +
Average Losing Score 23.27 4.52 +
Average Home Score 30.22 2.78 -
Average Visitor Score 27.67 6.33 +
Average Margin of Victory 12.71 3.79 -
Average Margin of Loss 11.36 0.26 -

Stadium

  • 1989 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 5365118 6938107 6366129 8480164 272 (30.2)249 (27.7)521 (28.9)
Opponent 3971110 6798165 5467121 7678154 314 (34.9)243 (27.0)557 (30.9)

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 (3-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (2-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 9 (5-4-0) 2 (0-2-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (3-5-0) 6 (4-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 11 (3-8-0)
After 3rd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 9 (7-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 7 (7-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (0-10-0)
After OT1 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0)

BC Lions 1989 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Darrell Wallace
  • 1 – Eric Streater
  • 1 – Tony Cherry

Defensive Star

  • None

Lineman Star

  • 1 – James Parker

BC Lions 1989 Player Awards and Nominations

1989 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Matt Dunigan (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Alondra Johnson (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Jim Mills (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Lui Passaglia (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Darrell Wallace (Division Finalist)
1989 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Matt Dunigan (Winner)

BC Lions 1989 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6) [TOR] Derek MacCready (DE) Ohio State
2–7 (15) Paul Wetmore (LB) Acadia
3–7 (23) Mike Choma (OT) Wilfrid Laurier
4–7 (31) Rohan Dove (CB) Wilfrid Laurier
5–7 (39) Pat Nield (LB) Guelph
6–7 (47) Wayne England (LB) Guelph
7–7 (55) Dave Shaw (LB) Waterloo
8–7 (63) Mark Nykolaichuk (HB) British Columbia (UBC)

BC Lions 1989 All-Star Selections

1 All-Division Selections
WR David Williams*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Thu. June 29
9:30 PM
BC 25 @ CGY 7 W 21,527
B 7
Tue. July 4
10:30 PM
SSK 13 @ BC 30 W 38,492
1 12
Thu. July 13
9:30 PM
BC 15 @ EDM 20 L 30,041 CFN
2 14
Tue. July 18
10:30 PM
SSK 42 @ BC 37 L 41,427 CFN
3 19
Wed. July 26
10:30 PM
CGY 28 @ BC 26 L 27,342 TSN
4 25
Fri. Aug. 4
7:30 PM
BC 38 @ HAM 44 L 17,443 CFN
5 27
Wed. Aug. 9
10:30 PM
EDM 33 @ BC 13 L 32,158 TSN
6 30
Tue. Aug. 15
10:30 PM
TOR 11 @ BC 16 W 27,436 CFN
7 37
Thu. Aug. 24
9:30 PM
BC 37 @ SSK 25 W 23,544 CBC
8 41
Thu. Aug. 31
7:30 PM
BC 39 @ OTT 30 W 18,576 CBC
9 45
Tue. Sept. 5
10:30 PM
OTT 32 @ BC 49 W 31,069 CFN
10 49
Sun. Sept. 10
2:30 PM
BC 34 @ WPG 53 L 26,689 TSN
11 51
Sat. Sept. 16
10:30 PM
WPG 24 @ BC 20 OT L 49,093 CBC
12 57
Sun. Sept. 24
3:00 PM
BC 25 @ EDM 32 L 30,173 CBC
13 59
Sat. Sept. 30
9:00 PM
BC 32 @ SSK 30 W 25,013 CBC
14 62
Fri. Oct. 6
10:30 PM
HAM 27 @ BC 46 W 27,021 TSN
15 66
Sat. Oct. 14
7:30 PM
BC 11 @ CGY 51 L 16,355 CFN
16 70
Sat. Oct. 21
7:30 PM
BC 18 @ TOR 29 L 34,267 CFN
17 74
Sat. Oct. 28
10:30 PM
EDM 25 @ BC 19 L 27,115 CFN
18 79
Sat. Nov. 4
10:30 PM
CGY 21 @ BC 46 W 23,542 CFN