The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1973 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1973 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1973 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 71 80 L1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 9 5 2 20 329 284 W1 3-1-2
    Home 8 5 1 2 12 155 124 W1 4-0-2
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 174 160 L1 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 12 7 3 2 16 248 193 W1 3-1-2
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 81 91 W1 2-2-0

Full 1973 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1973 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.414 4-0-2 (6) 3-3-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.563 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.375
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.281
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.536
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.643
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.571

Coaches

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

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Assistant Coach
  • Victor Rapp – Offensive Coordinator

1973 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Total: 172,814
  • High: 22,919
  • Avg: 21,601 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1972 Avg: +789
  • Low: 19,801
  • Sellouts: 7
  • % of Capacity: 104.52
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,177

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Team Scoring

19731972 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.31 8.44 -
Average Winning Score 24.11 4.89 -
Average Losing Score 16.80 1.80 +
Average Home Score 19.38 6.38 -
Average Visitor Score 21.75 0.00
Average Margin of Victory 9.89 1.49 +
Average Margin of Loss 8.80 3.20 -

Stadium

  • 1973 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 202848 344882 602787 4171112 155 (19.4)174 (21.8)329 (20.6)
Opponent 163046 352560 305585 435093 160 (20.0)124 (15.5)284 (17.8)

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

Edmonton Eskimos 1973 Player Awards and Nominations

1973 Most Outstanding
  • Player — George McGowan (Winner)
  • Lineman — Bob Howes (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dave Cutler (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Sam Britts (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1973 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7) [OTT] Dave McGillis (HB) Calgary
1–9 (9) [HAM] Wayne Allison (QB) Waterloo Lutheran
3–4 (22) Bill Sherwood (G) Ottawa
4–4 (31) Gerry Blacker (RB) Waterloo Lutheran
5–4 (40) Dan Syratiuk (T) Western Ontario
6–4 (48) Gary Duffy (QB) Wisconsin State-La Crosse
7–4 (56) Brian Jones (DE) Alberta
8–4 (64) Doug Keene (RB) Eastern Michigan
9–4 (71) Dave Campbell (DB) Queen's

Edmonton Eskimos 1973 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
RB Roy Bell
WR George McGowan*
T Charlie Turner
DB Larry Highbaugh
8 All-Division Selections
RB Roy Bell*
WR George McGowan*
C Bob Howes (Tie)
T Charlie Turner
DT John LaGrone, III
DE Ron Estay
OLB Sam Britts
DB Larry Highbaugh

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 6
Fri. July 6
MTL 14 @ EDM 25 W 19,662
B 9
Wed. July 11
EDM 16 @ OTT 25 L 14,728
C 12
Wed. July 18
CGY 15 @ EDM 17 W 19,176
D 17
Tue. July 24
EDM 13 @ BC 26 L 18,874
1 22
Tue. July 31
EDM 33 @ WPG 22 W 24,526
2 25
Mon. Aug. 6
WPG 3 @ EDM 10 W 19,801
30
Tue. Aug. 14
EDM 11 @ BC 30 L 23,139
3 34
Wed. Aug. 22
EDM 24 @ CGY 4 W 27,188
4 39
Wed. Aug. 29
TOR 24 @ EDM 16 L 22,265
5 44
Mon. Sept. 3
EDM 27 @ SSK 28 L 22,265
6 46
Sat. Sept. 8
MTL 18 @ EDM 23 W 22,637
7 52
Sat. Sept. 15
CGY 22 @ EDM 33 W 22,919
8 57
Sat. Sept. 22
2:00 PM
EDM 20 @ OTT 32 L 20,306 CBC
9 60
Mon. Sept. 24
8:00 PM
EDM 22 @ HAM 17 W 27,978 CTV
10 64
Sun. Sept. 30
SSK 13 @ EDM 17 W 21,429
11 69
Mon. Oct. 8
WPG 14 @ EDM 14 T 21,841
12 72
Sat. Oct. 13
EDM 27 @ BC 13 W 21,377
13 76
Sat. Oct. 20
BC 14 @ EDM 14 T 20,688
14 80
Sat. Oct. 27
EDM 10 @ CGY 14 L 21,055
15 86
Sun. Nov. 4
SSK 16 @ EDM 28 W 21,234
P2 90
Sun. Nov. 18
4:30 PM
SSK 23 @ EDM 25 W 20,021 CBC
GC 92
Sun. Nov. 25
1:00 PM
EDM 18 vs OTT 22 L 36,653 CTV, CBC