The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1978 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1978 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1978 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 99 58 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 10 4 2 22 452 301 L2 2-3-1
Home 8 4 3 1 9 193 146 L2 3-2-1
Visitor 8 6 1 1 13 259 155 L1 4-1-1
Intra-division 12 7 3 2 16 291 236 L2 2-3-1
Inter-division 4 3 1 0 6 161 65 W3 3-1-0

Full 1978 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1978 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ EDMEDM @
BC Lions (3)1-1-0 (2)0-1-0 (1)
Calgary Stampeders (3)1-0-1 (2)0-0-1 (1)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1)1-0-0 (1)--
Montreal Alouettes (1)--1-0-0 (1)
Ottawa Rough Riders (1)0-1-0 (1)--
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3)0-1-0 (1)2-0-0 (2)
Toronto Argonauts (1)--1-0-0 (1)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3)1-0-0 (1)2-0-0 (2)

Coaches

Head Coach

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1978 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 35,562
  • High: 42,778
  • Avg: 36,027 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Variance over 1977 Avg: +10,703
  • Low: 24,962
  • Sellouts: 7
  • % of Capacity: 101.31
  • Variance from League Avg: +4,157

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Team Scoring

19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 47.06 1.31 +
Average Winning Score 34.10 4.50 +
Average Losing Score 15.75 3.58 -
Average Home Score 24.13 2.75 -
Average Visitor Score 32.38 7.75 +
Average Margin of Victory 19.60 5.50 +
Average Margin of Loss 11.25 3.08 +

Stadium

  • 1978 home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
  • Capacity: 42,500
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1978 – Opened 1978

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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 494594 6693159 385088 4071111 193 (24.1)259 (32.4)452 (28.3)
Opponent 173855 702898 164662 434386 155 (19.4)146 (18.3)301 (18.8)

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

Edmonton Eskimos 1978 Player Awards and Nominations

1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tom Wilkinson (Division Finalist)
  • Defensive Player — Dave Fennell (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Bill Stevenson (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dave Fennell (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Warren Moon (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1978 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8) Rick Dundas (LB) Whitworth
2–8 (17) Richard Bellamy (OG) Wilfrid Laurier
3–6 (24) [BC] Gerald Palmer (DB) Carleton
3–8 (26) Paul Watson (K) Washington State
4–8 (35) Jim Hole (OT) Alberta
5–8 (44) Richard Foggo (DB) Calgary
6–8 (53) Mark Coflin (OG) Alberta
7–8 (62) Dave Zacharko (LB) Alberta
8–8 (71) Wes McHarg (DB) Alberta
Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Tue. June 13
10:00 PM
EDM 19 @ CGY 25 L 22,155
B 5
Sat. June 17
9:30 PM
TOR 14 @ EDM 26 W 25,007
C 10
Sat. June 24
8:00 PM
EDM 8 @ HAM 18 L 20,056
D 17
Tue. July 4
9:30 PM
BC 1 @ EDM 46 W 22,795
1 22
Wed. July 12
9:30 PM
CGY 17 @ EDM 33 W 25,277
2 24
Tue. July 18
9:00 PM
EDM 29 @ WPG 28 W 25,973 CBCW
3 29
Wed. July 26
10:00 PM
EDM 46 @ SSK 11 W 19,587
4 32
Tue. Aug. 1
9:30 PM
OTT 24 @ EDM 23 L 25,000 CTV
6 41
Wed. Aug. 16
8:00 PM
EDM 40 @ TOR 3 W 49,168 CTV
7 45
Wed. Aug. 23
9:30 PM
WPG 8 @ EDM 14 W 24,962 CTVW
8 49
Wed. Aug. 30
9:30 PM
BC 10 @ EDM 18 W 42,768
9 51
Mon. Sept. 4
4:00 PM
EDM 28 @ CGY 28 T 26,888 CBC
10 57
Sun. Sept. 10
4:30 PM
HAM 16 @ EDM 56 W 42,763 CBCW
11 62
Sun. Sept. 17
4:30 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 20 W 21,149
12 64
Sun. Sept. 24
4:30 PM
CGY 20 @ EDM 20 T 42,778 CBCW
13 69
Sun. Oct. 1
2:00 PM
EDM 42 @ MTL 22 W 54,652 CBC
14 73
Mon. Oct. 9
4:30 PM
BC 15 @ EDM 3 L 42,673 CTV
15 78
Sun. Oct. 15
3:30 PM
EDM 38 @ WPG 10 W 28,080 CTVW
17 84
Sun. Oct. 29
4:30 PM
SSK 36 @ EDM 26 L 42,673 CTV
18 87
Sat. Nov. 4
11:00 PM
EDM 11 @ BC 33 L 20,822 CTVW
P2 93
Sat. Nov. 18
4:00 PM
CGY 13 @ EDM 26 W 42,673 CTV
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 26
1:00 PM
EDM 20 vs MTL 13 W 54,386 CTV, CBC