The BC Lions’ 2003 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th (in tiebreaker) in the West Division and won a playoff position in the crossover
  • East Division Semi-final

BC Lions 2003 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

BC Lions 2003 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 28 64 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 18 11 7 0 22 531 430 L1 4-2-0
    Home 9 6 3 0 12 305 224 L1 4-2-0
    Visitor 9 5 4 0 10 226 206 W1 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 10 4 6 0 8 258 243 L1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 7 1 0 14 273 187 W3 5-1-0

Full 2003 League Standings

BC Lions 2003 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.567 2-3-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.417 4-0-0 (4) 3-1-0 (4)
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.278
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.722
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.611
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.611
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.056
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.722
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.500
Ottawa Renegades (2) 0.389

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Steve Buratto – Offensive Coordinator
  • Dan Dorazio – Offensive line
  • Jacques Chapdelaine – Receivers
  • Paul Arslanian – Defensive Coordinator
  • Richard Harris – Defensive line
  • Mike Benevides – Special teams

2003 BC Lions Attendance

  • Capacity: 29,706
  • Total: 212,881
  • High: 29,706
  • Avg: 23,653 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 2002 Avg: +7,070
  • Low: 20,131
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 79.63
  • Diff from League Avg: -1,587

More 2003 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

20032002 +/-
Average Combined Score 53.39 4.56 +
Average Winning Score 35.09 2.39 +
Average Losing Score 20.71 1.59 +
Average Home Score 33.89 2.33 +
Average Visitor Score 25.11 3.33 +
Average Margin of Victory 15.00 0.50 +
Average Margin of Loss 9.14 1.14 +

Stadium

  • 2003 home stadium: BC Place Stadium
  • Capacity: 29,706
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 2003 – Reconfiguration 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 9049139 6569134 5449103 9355148 305 (33.9)226 (25.1)531 (29.5)
Opponent 474390 6051111 6637103 5169120 206 (22.9)224 (24.9)430 (23.9)

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 (4-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 10 (8-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 2nd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 12 (9-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 9 (8-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 8 (3-5-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (10-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After OT1 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0)

BC Lions 2003 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Geroy Simon
  • 1 – Dave Dickenson

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Carl Kidd

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Cameron Legault
  • 1 – Ray Jacobs

Special Teams Star

  • 1 – Frank Cutolo

BC Lions 2003 Player Awards and Nominations

2003 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dave Dickenson (Division Finalist)
  • Defensive Player — Barrin Simpson (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Cory Mantyka (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ryan Thelwell (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Frank Cutolo (Winner)
2003 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Steve Hardin (Winner)

BC Lions 2003 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6) Paris Jackson (WR) Utah
2–6 (15) Javier Glatt (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
3–6 (24) Carl Gourgues (OL) Laval
5–6 (41) Nicholas Hoffman (FB) McGill

BC Lions 2003 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
SB Geroy Simon
DE Ray Jacobs
LB Barrin Simpson
7 All-Division Selections
QB Dave Dickenson
SB Geroy Simon
T Cory Mantyka
DE Ray Jacobs
LB Barrin Simpson
CB Eric Carter
S Mark Washington

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
B 3
Tue. June 3
9:30 PM
BC 19 @ CGY 26 L 25,013
C 8
Tue. June 10
10:30 PM
EDM 38 @ BC 9 L 12,319
1 13
Fri. June 20
10:30 PM
WPG 34 @ BC 27 L 20,191 TSN
2 17
Sat. June 28
7:00 PM
BC 30 @ SSK 32 L 22,155 CBC
3 22
Fri. July 4
10:30 PM
TOR 27 @ BC 30 OT W 20,131 TSN
4 27
Sat. July 12
7:00 PM
BC 28 @ MTL 27 W 20,202 CBC, RDS
5 30
Fri. July 18
7:30 PM
BC 48 @ OTT 14 W 23,800 TSN
6 34
Thu. July 24
11:00 PM
OTT 19 @ BC 37 W 21,554 TSN
7 39
Fri. Aug. 1
7:00 PM
BC 26 @ TOR 28 OT L 15,623 TSN
8 44
Fri. Aug. 8
10:30 PM
CGY 4 @ BC 48 W 24,222 TSN
9 49
Sat. Aug. 16
10:00 PM
BC 30 @ CGY 7 W 30,217 CBC
10 53
Fri. Aug. 22
10:30 PM
HAM 25 @ BC 47 W 23,010 TSN
12 61
Sat. Sept. 6
9:00 PM
BC 2 @ SSK 28 L 27,495
13 64
Sat. Sept. 13
10:30 PM
EDM 34 @ BC 30 L 27,070 TSN
14 69
Sat. Sept. 20
3:00 PM
BC 26 @ WPG 20 W 27,605 CBC
15 72
Fri. Sept. 26
10:00 PM
BC 7 @ EDM 27 L 44,432 TSN
16 77
Sat. Oct. 4
10:30 PM
WPG 31 @ BC 35 W 25,951
17 80
Sat. Oct. 11
10:30 PM
MTL 24 @ BC 28 W 21,046 RDS
18 85
Sat. Oct. 18
3:00 PM
BC 29 @ HAM 23 W 13,106 CBC
19 89
Sat. Oct. 25
10:30 PM
SSK 26 @ BC 23 L 29,706 CABLE
P1 91
Sun. Nov. 2
3:00 PM
BC 7 @ TOR 28 L 21,029 CBC, RDS