The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1972 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1972 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1972 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 76 45 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 380 368 W1 3-3-0
    Home 8 7 1 0 14 206 138 W3 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 174 230 L3 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 8 4 0 16 297 272 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 83 96 L1 2-2-0

Full 1972 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1972 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.453 6-0-0 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.518 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.375
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.786
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.286
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.214

Team Scoring

19721971 +/-
Average Combined Score 46.75 +12.88
Average Winning Score 29.00 +8.17
Average Losing Score 15.00 +3.80
Average Home Score 25.75 +9.25
Average Visitor Score 21.75 +8.62
Average Margin of Victory 8.40 -0.43
Average Margin of Loss 12.00 -0.10

1972 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Total: 166,498
  • High: 22,921
  • Avg: 20,812 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1971 Avg: +886
  • Low: 16,107
  • Sellouts: 5
  • % of Capacity: 100.70
  • Diff from League Avg: -2,384

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Coaches

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

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Assistant Coach
  • Vic Rapp – Offensive Coordinator

Stadium

  • 1972 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

368 (23.0)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 552681 6460124 413576 465399 206 (25.8)174 (21.8)380 (23.8)
Opponent 147690 3877115 242145 6256118 230 (28.8)138 (17.3)

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

Edmonton Eskimos 1972 Player Awards and Nominations

1972 Most Outstanding
  • Player — George McGowan (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Charlie Turner (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bayne Norrie (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Tyrone Walls (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1972 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2)   Mike Lambros (LB) Queen's
3–2 (20)   Glen Colwell (RB) Simon Fraser
4–2 (29)   Roy Beechey (WR) Alberta
5–2 (38)   Barry St. George (WR) Ottawa
6–2 (46)   Dave Syme (QB) Simon Fraser
7–2 (55)   Bud Coupland (WR) Calgary
8–2 (63)   Jerry Simpson (DB) Dalhousie
9–2   Pass

Edmonton Eskimos 1972 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
OLB Dave Gasser
6 All-Division Selections
TE Tyrone Walls
G Larry Watkins (Tie)
T Charlie Turner
DT John LaGrone, III (Tie)
OLB Dave Gasser
DB Dick Dupuis

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed. July 5
EDM 18 @ CGY 14 W 19,143  
B
Tue. July 11
MTL 15 @ EDM 13 L 16,444  
C
Tue. July 18
SSK 16 @ EDM 11 L 16,741  
D
Tue. July 25
EDM 34 @ BC 0 W 23,411  
1
Tue. Aug. 1
BC 22 @ EDM 34 W 19,844  
2
Fri. Aug. 11
HAM 27 @ EDM 30 W 21,363  
3
Wed. Aug. 16
EDM 31 @ SSK 29 W 17,516  
4
Fri. Aug. 25
BC 7 @ EDM 29 W 22,641  
5
Wed. Aug. 30
EDM 16 @ WPG 49 L 25,210  
6
Mon. Sept. 4
EDM 31 @ CGY 19 W 23,616  
7
Sun. Sept. 10
CGY 20 @ EDM 27 W 22,921  
8
Sun. Sept. 17
EDM 12 @ SSK 14 L 21,230  
9
Sat. Sept. 23
OTT 10 @ EDM 9 L 21,632  
10
Sat. Sept. 30
EDM 31 @ TOR 30 W 33,135  
11
Tue. Oct. 3
EDM 13 @ MTL 29 L 11,718  
12
Mon. Oct. 9
WPG 15 @ EDM 24 W 20,564  
13
Sat. Oct. 14
EDM 16 @ BC 22 L 22,124  
14
Sun. Oct. 22
SSK 23 @ EDM 25 W 21,426  
15
Sun. Oct. 29
EDM 24 @ WPG 38 L 25,210  
16
Sun. Nov. 5
CGY 14 @ EDM 28 W 16,107  
P1
Sun. Nov. 12
SSK 8 @ EDM 6 L 15,773