The Calgary Stampeders’ 1978 Season

Season Summary

Calgary Stampeders 1978 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Calgary Stampeders 1978 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 58 70 L3 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 9 4 3 21 381 311 W5 5-1-0
    Home 8 6 1 1 13 198 146 W4 5-0-1
    Visitor 8 3 3 2 8 183 165 W2 3-2-1
   Divisional opponent 12 7 2 3 17 294 239 W3 4-1-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 87 72 W2 2-2-0

Full 1978 League Standings

Calgary Stampeders 1978 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.508 5-0-1 (6) 2-2-2 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.453 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.500
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.281
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.563
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.344
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.531
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.688
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.250

Coaches

Head Coach

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1978 Calgary Stampeders Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,454
  • Total: 214,747
  • High: 28,876
  • Avg: 26,843 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1977 Avg: +1,245
  • Low: 25,606
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 82.71
  • Diff from League Avg: -5,035

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Team Scoring

19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.25 7.75 +
Average Winning Score 27.56 15.06 +
Average Losing Score 16.50 0.58 +
Average Home Score 24.75 8.88 +
Average Visitor Score 22.88 8.63 +
Average Margin of Victory 12.44 7.19 +
Average Margin of Loss 10.50 1.58 +

Stadium

  • 1978 home stadium: McMahon Stadium
  • Capacity: 32,454
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1975 – Expansion/artificial turf

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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)
Calgary 6454118 5553108 623597 174158 198 (24.8)183 (22.9)381 (23.8)
Opponent 382664 404484 294372 395291 165 (20.6)146 (18.3)311 (19.4)

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 (4-0-1) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 6 (3-2-1) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-1-1) 11 (7-2-2) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (1-2-1)
After 2nd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-1-1) 7 (3-2-2) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 13 (9-2-2) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-2-1)
After 3rd 6 (5-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (3-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-2-1) 11 (8-1-2) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-3-1)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 2 (0-0-2) 3 (0-3-0) 9 (9-0-0) 3 (0-0-3) 4 (0-4-0)

Calgary Stampeders 1978 Player Awards and Nominations

1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — James Sykes (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — John Helton (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Lloyd Fairbanks (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — John Palazeti (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — James Sykes (Team Nominee)
1978 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — John Helton (Winner)

Calgary Stampeders 1978 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Dave Kirzinger (OT) British Columbia (UBC)
2–1 (10) Rob Kochel (DB) Western Ontario
3–1 (19) Dave Allen (LB) Bishop's
3–9 (27) [MTL] Gary Tom (WR) McMaster
4–1 (28) Mike Karpow (K) Waterloo
5–1 (37) Mark Moors (OG) Acadia
6–1 (46) Bob Dear (OG) Calgary
7–1 (55) Jim Mossop (DB) Toronto
8–1 (64) Cam Prange (C) Waterloo

Calgary Stampeders 1978 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
RB James Sykes
G Harold Holton
DT John Helton
DE Reggie Lewis
8 All-Division Selections
RB James Sykes
TE Willie Armstead
G Harold Holton
T Lloyd Fairbanks
DT John Helton
DE Reggie Lewis
CB Terry Irvin
S Al Burleson

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Tue. June 13
10:00 PM
EDM 19 @ CGY 25 W 22,155
B 7
Tue. June 20
8:00 PM
CGY 12 @ MTL 14 L 28,484
C 12
Wed. June 28
10:00 PM
WPG 21 @ CGY 10 L 23,196
D 18
Wed. July 5
8:00 PM
CGY 11 @ SSK 16 L 17,293
1 22
Wed. July 12
9:30 PM
CGY 17 @ EDM 33 L 25,277
2 25
Wed. July 19
11:00 PM
BC 21 @ CGY 23 W 25,606
3 27
Tue. July 25
11:00 PM
CGY 19 @ BC 19 T 26,643
5 37
Wed. Aug. 9
10:00 PM
MTL 28 @ CGY 14 L 26,888 CTV
6 42
Wed. Aug. 16
9:00 PM
CGY 29 @ WPG 21 W 26,259
7 43
Tue. Aug. 22
10:00 PM
SSK 22 @ CGY 43 W 28,876 CBCW
8 50
Wed. Aug. 30
8:00 PM
CGY 16 @ OTT 27 L 26,665 CTV
9 51
Mon. Sept. 4
4:00 PM
EDM 28 @ CGY 28 T 26,888 CBC
11 60
Sun. Sept. 17
4:00 PM
BC 4 @ CGY 14 W 26,885 CTV
12 64
Sun. Sept. 24
4:30 PM
CGY 20 @ EDM 20 T 42,778 CBCW
13 70
Sun. Oct. 1
2:30 PM
CGY 19 @ SSK 20 L 20,065
14 71
Sat. Oct. 7
10:00 PM
TOR 16 @ CGY 22 W 26,190 CTV
15 76
Sun. Oct. 15
4:00 PM
SSK 13 @ CGY 32 W 26,526
16 81
Sun. Oct. 22
2:00 PM
CGY 35 @ HAM 1 W 21,178 CBC
17 86
Sun. Oct. 29
4:30 PM
CGY 28 @ WPG 24 W 26,781 CBCW
18 89
Sun. Nov. 5
4:00 PM
WPG 14 @ CGY 22 W 26,888 CBCW
P1 92
Sun. Nov. 12
4:00 PM
WPG 4 @ CGY 38 W 26,868 CBC
P2 93
Sat. Nov. 18
4:00 PM
CGY 13 @ EDM 26 L 42,673 CTV