The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1979 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1979 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1979 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 138 98 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 12 2 2 26 495 219 W2 4-2-0
Home 8 8 0 0 16 311 80 W8 6-0-0
Visitor 8 4 2 2 10 184 139 W1 3-2-1
Intra-division 12 9 2 1 19 374 155 W2 4-2-0
Inter-division 4 3 0 1 7 121 64 W3 3-0-1

Full 1979 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1979 Opponent Appearances

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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1979 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 42,500
  • High: 43,321
  • Avg: 42,540 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Variance over 1978 Avg: +6,513
  • Low: 40,231
  • Sellouts: 7
  • % of Capacity: 100.10
  • Variance from League Avg: +11,443

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Team Scoring

19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 44.63 2.44 -
Average Winning Score 34.42 0.32 +
Average Losing Score 22.00 6.25 +
Average Home Score 38.88 14.75 +
Average Visitor Score 23.00 9.38 -
Average Margin of Victory 23.67 4.07 +
Average Margin of Loss 4.00 7.25 -

Stadium

  • 1979 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 7624100 10060160 583593 7765142 311 (38.9)184 (23.0)495 (30.9)
Opponent 142337 284270 134154 253358 139 (17.4)80 (10.0)219 (13.7)

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

Edmonton Eskimos 1979 Player Awards and Nominations

1979 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Waddell Smith (Division Finalist)
  • Defensive Player — Dan Kepley (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mike Wilson (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Dave Fennell (Winner)
  • Rookie — Brian Kelly (Winner)

Edmonton Eskimos 1979 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9) Dan Brown (LB) Calgary
2–9 (18) Chris Davies (TE) British Columbia
3–9 (27) Dave Roberts (LB) Queen's
4–9 (36) Blair Shier (OT) Bishop's
5–9 (45) Gary Simpson (DB) Carleton
6–9 (54) Bob Colak (LB) Windsor
7–9 (63) Paul Shugart (TE) Queen's
Week Game Details (MDT
A 3
Tue. June 12
3:30 PM
BC 32 @ EDM 27 L 41,326
B 8
Tue. June 19
EDM 31 @ TOR 16 W 35,741
C 10
Sun. June 24
OTT 30 @ EDM 27 L 41,379
14
Fri. June 29
8:00 PM
EDM 53 @ SSK 20 W 17,460
1 20
Tue. July 10
6:00 PM
EDM 28 @ WPG 10 W 24,024 CBCW
2 24
Tue. July 17
7:30 PM
SSK 20 @ EDM 52 W 43,321
4 32
Tue. July 31
8:30 PM
CGY 9 @ EDM 44 W 42,887
5 35
Tue. Aug. 7
9:00 PM
EDM 14 @ BC 14 T 30,137
6 39
Tue. Aug. 14
6:00 PM
EDM 24 @ OTT 24 T 27,050
7 44
Tue. Aug. 21
7:30 PM
WPG 13 @ EDM 41 W 42,778
8 48
Tue. Aug. 28
7:30 PM
TOR 13 @ EDM 28 W 42,778 CBC
9 51
Mon. Sept. 3
2:30 PM
EDM 27 @ CGY 1 W 34,825 CTV
10 56
Sun. Sept. 9
2:30 PM
SSK 0 @ EDM 40 W 40,231 CBCW
11 60
Sun. Sept. 16
2:30 PM
BC 8 @ EDM 40 W 42,776 CBCW
12 65
Sun. Sept. 23
1:00 PM
EDM 22 @ HAM 21 W 18,186 CBC
13 69
Sun. Sept. 30
2:30 PM
EDM 19 @ CGY 26 L 33,245
14 72
Mon. Oct. 8
2:30 PM
MTL 6 @ EDM 47 W 42,778 R/C, CBC
15 78
Sun. Oct. 14
2:30 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 26 L 20,042
17 85
Sun. Oct. 28
2:30 PM
WPG 11 @ EDM 19 W 42,778 CBCR
18 87
Sat. Nov. 3
9:00 PM
EDM 25 @ BC 17 W 26,575 CTV
P2 94
Sun. Nov. 18
2:00 PM
CGY 7 @ EDM 19 W 43,033 CBC
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 25
11:30 AM
EDM 17 @ MTL 9 W 65,113 CTV, CBC