The Calgary Stampeders 1978 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 13 10:00 PM
EDM 19 @ CGY 25 W 22,155  
B
Tue Jun 20 8:00 PM
CGY 12 @ MTL 14 L 28,484  
C
Wed Jun 28 10:00 PM
WPG 21 @ CGY 10 L 23,196  
D
Wed Jul 5 8:00 PM
CGY 11 @ SSK 16 L 17,293  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 12 9:30 PM
CGY 17 @ EDM 33 L 25,277  
2
Wed Jul 19 11:00 PM
BC 21 @ CGY 23 W 25,606  
3
Tue Jul 25 11:00 PM
CGY 19 @ BC 19 T 26,643  
5
Wed Aug 9 10:00 PM
MTL 28 @ CGY 14 L 26,888 CTV
6
Wed Aug 16 9:00 PM
CGY 29 @ WPG 21 W 26,259  
7
Tue Aug 22 10:00 PM
SSK 22 @ CGY 43 W 28,876 CBCW
8
Wed Aug 30 8:00 PM
CGY 16 @ OTT 27 L 26,665 CTV
9
Mon Sep 4 4:00 PM
EDM 28 @ CGY 28 T 26,888 CBC
11
Sun Sep 17 4:00 PM
BC 4 @ CGY 14 W 26,885 CTV
12
Sun Sep 24 4:30 PM
CGY 20 @ EDM 20 T 42,778 CBCW
13
Sun Oct 1 2:30 PM
CGY 19 @ SSK 20 L 20,065  
14
Sat Oct 7 10:00 PM
TOR 16 @ CGY 22 W 26,190 CTV
15
Sun Oct 15 4:00 PM
SSK 13 @ CGY 32 W 26,526  
16
Sun Oct 22 2:00 PM
CGY 35 @ HAM 1 W 21,178 CBC
17
Sun Oct 29 4:30 PM
CGY 28 @ WPG 24 W 26,781 CBCW
18
Sun Nov 5 4:00 PM
WPG 14 @ CGY 22 W 26,888 CBCW
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 12 4:00 PM
WPG 4 @ CGY 38 W 26,868 CBC
P2
Sat Nov 18 4:00 PM
CGY 13 @ EDM 26 L 42,673 CTV

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

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 +8.62
Average Margin of Victory 12.44 +7.19
Average Margin of Loss 10.50 +1.58

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)

Coaches

Head Coach

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 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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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

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