The Calgary Stampeders’ 1981 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

Calgary Stampeders 1981 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Calgary Stampeders 1981 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 49 69 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 6 10 0 12 306 367 L3 1-5-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 176 146 L1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 130 221 L6 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 8 2 6 0 4 130 235 L4 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 176 132 L1 3-3-0

Full 1981 League Standings

Calgary Stampeders 1981 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.695 1-3-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.336 4-0-0 (4) 0-4-0 (4)
BC Lions (2) 0.625
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.906
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.688
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.719
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.188
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.313
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.125

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coach
  • Jerry Williams – Offensive Coordinator

1981 Calgary Stampeders Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,454
  • Total: 253,875
  • High: 34,657
  • Avg: 31,734 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1980 Avg: -737
  • Low: 29,986
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 97.78
  • Diff from League Avg: +2,366

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Team Scoring

19811980 +/-
Average Combined Score 42.06 5.56 -
Average Winning Score 25.17 2.83 -
Average Losing Score 15.50 6.64 -
Average Home Score 22.00 6.13 -
Average Visitor Score 16.25 6.50 -
Average Margin of Victory 14.33 2.67 +
Average Margin of Loss 14.70 7.13 +

Stadium

  • 1981 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 443377 6141102 341953 373774 176 (22.0)130 (16.3)306 (19.1)
Opponent 374380 3398131 193655 5744101 221 (27.6)146 (18.3)367 (22.9)

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

Calgary Stampeders 1981 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • None
  • Defensive Star

    • 1 – Doug Battershill

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Reggie Lewis
  • 1 – Ed McAleney

Calgary Stampeders 1981 Player Awards and Nominations

1981 Most Outstanding
  • Player — James Sykes (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Ed McAleney (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Lloyd Fairbanks (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — J.T. Hay (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Norm Hopely (Team Nominee)

Calgary Stampeders 1981 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) [SSK] Frank Kosec (LB) Waterloo
1–6 (6) Mike Wolfram (TE) Alberta
3–6 (24) Karl Suutari (LB) Wisconsin
4–6 (33) Ted Kozic (DE) Saint Mary's
5–6 (42) Dan Pavlicik (TE) Concordia
6–6 (51) Jay Troiano (DB) Simon Fraser
7–6 (60) Wayne Harris, Jr. (LB) Calgary

Calgary Stampeders 1981 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
CB Ray Odums
2 All-Division Selections
DHB Merv Walker
CB Ray Odums

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Fri. June 5
9:00 PM
EDM 12 @ CGY 11 L 29,292
B 9
Sat. June 13
11:00 PM
CGY 4 @ BC 8 L 18,354
C 14
Sun. June 21
3:30 PM
CGY 20 @ SSK 33 L 18,599
D 16
Fri. June 26
9:00 PM
WPG 16 @ CGY 14 L 28,579
2 25
Sat. July 11
9:30 PM
CGY 10 @ EDM 30 L 43,346 CBCW
3 29
Fri. July 17
9:00 PM
HAM 6 @ CGY 26 W 30,812 CTV
4 31
Fri. July 24
9:00 PM
CGY 25 @ SSK 16 W 26,992 CTV
5 36
Fri. July 31
9:00 PM
BC 52 @ CGY 29 L 32,135 CTV
6 40
Sat. Aug. 8
7:00 PM
CGY 16 @ HAM 28 L 20,270 CBCE
7 44
Fri. Aug. 14
9:00 PM
WPG 17 @ CGY 18 W 32,349 CTV
8 47
Fri. Aug. 21
9:00 PM
OTT 18 @ CGY 30 W 30,276 CTV
9 53
Sat. Aug. 29
11:00 PM
CGY 21 @ BC 31 L 28,932 CBCW
10 57
Mon. Sept. 7
4:00 PM
TOR 5 @ CGY 23 W 30,381 CBC
12 64
Sat. Sept. 19
9:00 PM
EDM 21 @ CGY 10 L 34,657 CBC
13 69
Sun. Sept. 27
1:30 PM
CGY 26 @ TOR 29 L 28,664 CBCE, R/C
14 73
Sun. Oct. 4
1:30 PM
CGY 16 @ MTL 22 L 15,523 CTV
15 75
Sat. Oct. 10
9:00 PM
MTL 3 @ CGY 29 W 29,986 CTV
16 81
Sun. Oct. 18
1:30 PM
CGY 10 @ OTT 21 L 15,002 CBCE
17 86
Sun. Oct. 25
4:00 PM
SSK 24 @ CGY 11 L 33,279 CBC
18 90
Sun. Nov. 1
4:00 PM
CGY 6 @ WPG 44 L 27,489 CBCW