The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1959 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 3 0 0 6 68 24 W3 3-0-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 370 221 W2 4-2-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 207 131 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 163 90 W1 4-2-0

Full 1959 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.469 5-3-0 (8) 5-3-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
BC Lions (4) 0.563
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.063
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.750

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1959 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Total: 131,643
  • High: 20,000
  • Avg: 16,455 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1958 Avg: +705
  • Low: 14,000
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 79.62
  • Diff from League Avg: +12,170

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Team Scoring

19591958 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.94 0.81 -
Average Winning Score 29.80 5.02 +
Average Losing Score 12.00 1.00 -
Average Home Score 25.88 5.75 +
Average Visitor Score 20.38 1.50 +
Average Margin of Victory 19.20 6.64 +
Average Margin of Loss 7.17 8.33 -

Stadium

  • 1959 home stadium: Clarke Stadium
  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1954 – Expansion

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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)
Edmonton 263561 7569144 283159 7828106 207 (25.9)163 (20.4)370 (23.1)
Opponent 341044 302656 321850 353671 90 (11.3)131 (16.4)221 (13.8)

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 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 5 (3-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (5-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 6 (3-3-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 7 (5-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 11 (9-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 10 (7-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (3-3-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Player Awards and Nominations

1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Johnny Bright (Winner)
  • Lineman — Roger Nelson (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Don Getty, Sr. (Division Finalist)

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7) Julian Porter (T) Toronto
2–7 (16) Ron Delisle (C) Queen's
3–7 (21) Brian Aston (QB) Toronto
4–7 Pass

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 All-Star Selections

7 All-Division Selections
HB Johnny Bright
HB Jackie Parker
T Roger Nelson
DT Art Walker, Jr.
DE Ed Gray
ILB Al Ecuyer
CLB Rollie Miles

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
A 1
Wed. July 15
EDM 15 @ CGY 10 W 7,000
2
Tue. July 21
CGY 7 @ EDM 33 W 7,500
B 5
Mon. Aug. 3
OTT 7 @ EDM 20 W 10,000
2 11
Mon. Aug. 17
BC 12 @ EDM 0 L 14,000
3 15
Mon. Aug. 24
SSK 0 @ EDM 55 W 14,000
16
Thu. Aug. 27
EDM 16 @ WPG 1 W 18,928
4 18
Mon. Aug. 31
EDM 7 @ BC 8 L 34,273
5 21
Sat. Sept. 5
WPG 16 @ EDM 8 L 17,143
22
Mon. Sept. 7
EDM 16 @ CGY 10 W 17,200
6 24
Sat. Sept. 12
CGY 20 @ EDM 27 W 20,000
7 28
Sat. Sept. 19
EDM 32 @ SSK 0 W 10,000
30
Mon. Sept. 21
BC 7 @ EDM 29 W 18,000
8 33
Mon. Sept. 28
EDM 10 @ WPG 13 L 17,707
9 34
Sat. Oct. 3
SSK 15 @ EDM 44 W 17,500
10 37
Sat. Oct. 10
EDM 38 @ BC 14 W 28,679
39
Mon. Oct. 12
CGY 41 @ EDM 23 L 15,500
11 41
Sat. Oct. 17
EDM 24 @ CGY 25 L 17,000
43
Mon. Oct. 19
WPG 20 @ EDM 21 W 15,500
12 46
Sat. Oct. 24
EDM 20 @ SSK 19 W 8,000
P1 48
Sat. Oct. 31
EDM 20 @ BC 8 W 33,993
49
Wed. Nov. 4
10:00 PM
BC 7 @ EDM 41 W 16,000 CBC
P2 50
Wed. Nov. 11
2:00 PM
WPG 19 @ EDM 11 L 16,000
51
Sat. Nov. 14
3:00 PM
EDM 8 @ WPG 16 L 15,872 CBC