The Calgary Stampeders’ 1979 Season

Season Summary

Calgary Stampeders 1979 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Calgary Stampeders 1979 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 108 43 W2 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 12 4 0 24 382 278 W3 5-1-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 196 137 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 6 2 0 12 186 141 W4 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 12 9 3 0 18 292 216 W6 6-0-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 90 62 W1 3-1-0

Full 1979 League Standings

Calgary Stampeders 1979 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.445 5-1-0 (6) 4-2-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.492 1-1-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.594
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.250
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.375
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.719
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.563
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.313

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1979 Calgary Stampeders Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,454
  • Total: 260,575
  • High: 34,825
  • Avg: 32,571 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1978 Avg: +5,728
  • Low: 30,125
  • Sellouts: 5
  • % of Capacity: 100.36
  • Diff from League Avg: +1,474

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Team Scoring

19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.25 2.00 -
Average Winning Score 28.25 0.69 +
Average Losing Score 10.75 5.75 -
Average Home Score 24.50 0.25 -
Average Visitor Score 23.25 0.38 +
Average Margin of Victory 14.67 2.22 +
Average Margin of Loss 18.00 7.50 +

Stadium

  • 1979 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 334073 6935104 445599 5056106 196 (24.5)186 (23.3)382 (23.9)
Opponent 24832 6368131 163248 343367 141 (17.6)137 (17.1)278 (17.4)

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

Calgary Stampeders 1979 Player Awards and Nominations

1979 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ed McAleney (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Ed McAleney (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Lloyd Fairbanks (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Tom Forzani (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Mike McTague (Team Nominee)

Calgary Stampeders 1979 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7) Darrell Moir (WR) Calgary
1–8 (8) [MTL] Darrell Burko (LB) Saskatchewan
2–7 (16) Ed Thomas (DB) Boise State
3–7 (25) Jeff Inglis (OL) Guelph
4–7 (34) Clay Richards (DB) Gavilan JC
5–7 (43) Dan Hagen (SB) Waterloo
6–7 (52) Ossie Wilson (SB) McMaster
7–7 (61) George Fieber (C) Manitoba

Calgary Stampeders 1979 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
SB Willie Armstead
T Lloyd Fairbanks
DE Reggie Lewis
S Al Burleson
6 All-Division Selections
SB Willie Armstead
T Lloyd Fairbanks
DE Reggie Lewis
DHB Terry Irvin
CB Ray Odums
S Al Burleson

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Sun. June 10
CGY 35 @ WPG 13 W 21,584
5
Fri. June 15
9:00 PM
SSK 21 @ CGY 18 L 25,455
C 12
Tue. June 26
CGY 23 @ HAM 8 W 17,205
D 16
Tue. July 3
9:30 PM
BC 1 @ CGY 32 W 26,554
2 25
Wed. July 18
9:30 PM
WPG 7 @ CGY 35 W 33,196 CTV
3 29
Wed. July 25
8:00 PM
CGY 19 @ MTL 7 W 51,237 CTVE
4 32
Tue. July 31
10:30 PM
CGY 9 @ EDM 44 L 42,887
5 37
Wed. Aug. 8
9:30 PM
OTT 17 @ CGY 27 W 32,780 CTV
6 41
Wed. Aug. 15
9:30 PM
BC 10 @ CGY 22 W 34,825
7 46
Wed. Aug. 22
10:00 PM
CGY 6 @ SSK 5 W 20,790
8 47
Tue. Aug. 28
11:00 PM
CGY 17 @ BC 18 L 30,018
9 51
Mon. Sept. 3
4:30 PM
EDM 27 @ CGY 1 L 34,825 CTV
11 62
Sun. Sept. 16
4:30 PM
CGY 52 @ SSK 10 W 20,021
12 64
Sun. Sept. 23
4:30 PM
WPG 23 @ CGY 28 W 30,125 CBCR
13 69
Sun. Sept. 30
4:30 PM
EDM 19 @ CGY 26 W 33,245
14 74
Mon. Oct. 8
3:30 PM
CGY 18 @ WPG 13 W 22,429 CTV
15 76
Sun. Oct. 14
HAM 26 @ CGY 16 L 30,925
16 79
Sat. Oct. 20
11:00 PM
CGY 37 @ BC 32 W 25,301 CTVW
17 86
Sun. Oct. 28
2:00 PM
CGY 28 @ TOR 12 W 36,226 CBC
18 89
Sun. Nov. 4
4:30 PM
SSK 8 @ CGY 41 W 30,654 CBC
P1 91
Sat. Nov. 10
4:00 PM
BC 2 @ CGY 37 W 31,424 CTV
P2 94
Sun. Nov. 18
4:00 PM
CGY 7 @ EDM 19 L 43,033 CBC