The BC Lions’ 1998 Season

Season Summary

BC Lions 1998 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 1998 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 30 30 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 9 9 0 18 394 427 W6 6-0-0
    Home 9 4 5 0 8 188 238 W3 3-3-0
    Visitor 9 5 4 0 10 206 189 W3 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 10 6 4 0 12 234 228 W5 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 3 5 0 6 160 199 W1 2-4-0

Full 1998 League Standings

BC Lions 1998 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.483 2-3-0 (5) 4-1-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.514 2-2-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.667
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.278
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.694
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.694
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.167

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Danny Barrett – Quarterbacks
  • Jim Sandusky – Receivers
  • Kani Kauahi – Offensive line
  • Don Wnek – Defensive Coordinator
  • Dave Easley – Defensive backs
  • Francis Smith – Special teams

1998 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 40,800
  • Total: 145,950
  • High: 22,465
  • Avg: 16,216 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1997 Avg: -4,548
  • Low: 12,256
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 39.75
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,371

More 1998 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

19981997 +/-
Average Combined Score 45.61 8.00 -
Average Winning Score 28.89 3.36 -
Average Losing Score 14.89 2.21 -
Average Home Score 20.89 4.56 -
Average Visitor Score 22.89 0.67 +
Average Margin of Victory 9.22 1.65 -
Average Margin of Loss 12.89 6.51 -

Stadium

  • 1998 home stadium: BC Place Stadium
  • Capacity: 40,800
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1995 – Reconfiguration partially closed upper bowl

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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 366096 6365128 382260 5159110 188 (20.9)206 (22.9)394 (21.9)
Opponent 344579 7862140 573996 6943112 189 (21.0)238 (26.4)427 (23.7)

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

BC Lions 1998 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Lui Passaglia

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Derrick Lewis
  • 1 – Antonio Armstrong
  • 1 – Andre Strode

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Daved Benefield

BC Lions 1998 Player Awards and Nominations

1998 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Mustafah Muhammad (née Stephen C. Wilson) (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Johnny Scott (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mo Elewonibi (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dave Chaytors (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Mustafah Muhammad (née Stephen C. Wilson) (Winner)

BC Lions 1998 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) Steve Hardin (OT) Oregon
2–3 (9) Ryan Thelwell (SB) Minnesota
3–2 (14) [WPG] Matt Kellett (K) Saskatchewan
5–2 (30) [WPG] Bernard Gravel (DB) Laval
5–3 (31) Francesco Pepe-Esposito (LB) Laval

BC Lions 1998 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
T Mo Elewonibi
DT Johnny Scott
CB Mustafah Muhammad
S Dale Joseph
8 All-Division Selections
RB Juan Johnson
T Mo Elewonibi
DT Dave Chaytors
DT Johnny Scott
DHB Glenn Rogers, Jr.
CB Mustafah Muhammad
S Dale Joseph
K Lui Passaglia

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Wed. June 17
9:30 PM
BC 6 @ CGY 12 L 28,837
B 8
Thu. June 25
10:30 PM
SSK 18 @ BC 24 W 11,376
1 11
Thu. July 2
10:30 PM
EDM 20 @ BC 12 L 16,212
2 16
Fri. July 10
9:00 PM
BC 10 @ EDM 15 L 31,582
3 19
Thu. July 16
9:30 PM
TOR 30 @ BC 15 L 15,725
4 24
Fri. July 24
9:30 PM
BC 25 @ SSK 20 W 25,055
5 27
Thu. July 30
10:30 PM
WPG 13 @ BC 20 W 15,726
6 29
Thu. Aug. 6
7:00 PM
BC 16 @ MTL 22 L 14,050
7 36
Fri. Aug. 14
8:00 PM
BC 24 @ WPG 22 W 20,293
8 38
Thu. Aug. 20
10:30 PM
CGY 55 @ BC 9 L 15,008
9 41
Thu. Aug. 27
7:00 PM
BC 8 @ HAM 18 L 17,063
10 45
Sat. Sept. 5
10:30 PM
MTL 26 @ BC 15 L 14,408
11 50
Sat. Sept. 12
1:00 PM
BC 28 @ TOR 37 L 14,218
12 55
Sat. Sept. 19
10:00 PM
EDM 27 @ BC 21 L 13,380
13 59
Sat. Sept. 26
10:30 PM
HAM 31 @ BC 34 W 12,256
14 64
Sun. Oct. 4
4:00 PM
BC 22 @ CGY 11 W 33,179
15 65
Fri. Oct. 9
11:00 PM
SSK 14 @ BC 31 W 22,465
16 71
Sun. Oct. 18
3:30 PM
BC 31 @ EDM 7 W 30,362
17 75
Sun. Oct. 25
4:30 PM
BC 42 @ SSK 37 W 26,537
18 78
Sat. Oct. 31
11:30 PM
CGY 22 @ BC 31 W 20,770
P1 82
Sun. Nov. 8
4:00 PM
BC 33 @ EDM 40 L 26,102 CBC