The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1971 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

Edmonton Eskimos 1971 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1971 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 66 62 W2 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 6 10 0 12 237 305 W5 5-1-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 132 162 W3 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 105 143 W2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 5 7 0 10 184 239 W4 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 53 66 W1 1-3-0

Full 1971 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1971 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.516 3-3-0 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.518 1-1-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.406
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.594
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.594
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.469
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.429
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.429
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.714

Coaches

Head Coach
  • Ray Jauch (Dec. 15, 1969 – Dec. 31, 1976)

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1971 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Total: 159,406
  • High: 23,049
  • Avg: 19,925 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1970 Avg: -203
  • Low: 13,346
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 96.41
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,086

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Team Scoring

19711970 +/-
Average Combined Score 33.88 1.69 -
Average Winning Score 20.83 0.72 -
Average Losing Score 11.20 1.37 -
Average Home Score 16.50 0.88 -
Average Visitor Score 13.13 4.75 -
Average Margin of Victory 8.83 0.94 -
Average Margin of Loss 12.10 1.19 -

Stadium

  • 1971 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 361046 273663 203454 492574 132 (16.5)105 (13.1)237 (14.8)
Opponent 385290 352863 512273 384179 143 (17.9)162 (20.3)305 (19.1)

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) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 13 (3-10-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (2-6-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (3-9-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (3-8-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (0-10-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1971 Player Awards and Nominations

1971 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dick Dupuis (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — John LaGrone, III (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dick Dupuis (Division Finalist)

Edmonton Eskimos 1971 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) Mel Smith (E) Alberta
1–8 (8) [CGY] Cam Innes (C) Queen's
2–4 (13) Pat Lett (T) Guelph
3–4 (22) Gene Wolkowski (E) Guelph
4–4 (31) Dick Flynn (G) New Brunswick
5–4 (40) Don Tallas (QB) Alberta
6–4 (49) Bob Rowe (LB) Calgary
7–4 (58) Jack Buchan (E) Toronto
8–4 Pass
9–4 Pass

Edmonton Eskimos 1971 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DB Dick Dupuis
3 All-Division Selections
DT John LaGrone, III
OLB Dave Gasser (Tie)
DB Dick Dupuis*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Mon. July 5
EDM 17 @ BC 15 W 22,816
7
Fri. July 9
OTT 5 @ EDM 1 L 14,768
C 12
Fri. July 16
CGY 21 @ EDM 24 W 16,000
16
Mon. July 19
EDM 24 @ SSK 21 W 12,197
1 21
Tue. July 27
EDM 11 @ OTT 22 L 19,959
23
Thu. July 29
8:00 PM
EDM 15 @ HAM 17 L 22,786 CTV
2 28
Wed. Aug. 4
BC 19 @ EDM 20 W 19,816
3 31
Wed. Aug. 11
11:00 PM
CGY 31 @ EDM 1 L 23,049 CTV
4 36
Wed. Aug. 18
EDM 1 @ BC 11 L 32,454
5 40
Wed. Aug. 25
11:00 PM
WPG 40 @ EDM 31 L 20,149 CTV
6 45
Wed. Sept. 1
11:00 PM
TOR 16 @ EDM 15 L 22,261 CTV
7 47
Mon. Sept. 6
EDM 7 @ CGY 23 L 23,616
8 52
Sat. Sept. 11
9:00 PM
EDM 14 @ WPG 26 L 22,553 CBC
9 56
Sat. Sept. 18
11:00 PM
SSK 19 @ EDM 3 L 22,474 CBC
10 64
Sun. Sept. 26
4:00 PM
EDM 14 @ SSK 28 L 19,018 CTV
11 65
Wed. Sept. 29
11:00 PM
MTL 11 @ EDM 12 W 13,346 CTV
12 72
Sun. Oct. 10
5:00 PM
WPG 14 @ EDM 22 W 18,762 CTV
13 76
Sat. Oct. 16
11:00 PM
EDM 9 @ BC 4 W 27,207 CBC
14 80
Sat. Oct. 23
5:00 PM
EDM 34 @ CGY 12 W 19,549 CBC
15 86
Sun. Oct. 31
5:00 PM
SSK 12 @ EDM 28 W 19,549 CTV