Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 12 5:30 PM
BC 32 @ EDM 27 L 41,326  
B
Tue Jun 19 8:00 PM
EDM 31 @ TOR 16 W 35,741  
C
Sun Jun 24 4:30 PM
OTT 30 @ EDM 27 L 41,379  
C
Fri Jun 29 10:00 PM
EDM 53 @ SSK 20 W 17,460  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 10 8:00 PM
EDM 28 @ WPG 10 W 24,024 CBCW
2
Tue Jul 17 9:30 PM
SSK 20 @ EDM 52 W 43,321  
4
Tue Jul 31 10:30 PM
CGY 9 @ EDM 44 W 42,887 CBCW
5
Tue Aug 7 11:00 PM
EDM 14 @ BC 14 T 30,137  
6
Tue Aug 14 8:00 PM
EDM 24 @ OTT 24 T 27,050  
7
Tue Aug 21 9:30 PM
WPG 13 @ EDM 41 W 42,778  
8
Tue Aug 28 9:30 PM
TOR 13 @ EDM 28 W 42,778 CBC
9
Mon Sep 3 4:30 PM
EDM 27 @ CGY 1 W 34,825 CTV
10
Sun Sep 9 4:30 PM
SSK 0 @ EDM 40 W 40,231 CBCW
11
Sun Sep 16 4:30 PM
BC 8 @ EDM 40 W 42,776 CBCW
12
Sun Sep 23 3:00 PM
EDM 22 @ HAM 21 W 18,186 CBC
13
Sun Sep 30 4:30 PM
EDM 19 @ CGY 26 L 33,245 CTV
14
Mon Oct 8 4:30 PM
MTL 6 @ EDM 47 W 42,778 R/C, CBC
15
Sun Oct 14 4:30 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 26 L 20,042  
17
Sun Oct 28 4:30 PM
WPG 11 @ EDM 19 W 42,778 CBCR
18
Sat Nov 3 11:00 PM
EDM 25 @ BC 17 W 26,575 CTVW
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 18 4:00 PM
CGY 7 @ EDM 19 W 43,033 CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 25 1:30 PM
EDM 17 @ MTL 9 W 65,113 CTV, CBC
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
   Divisional opponent 12 9 2 1 19 374 155 W2 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 0 1 7 121 64 W3 3-0-1

Full 1979 League Standings

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)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.430 6-0-0 (6) 3-2-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.492 2-0-0 (2) 1-0-1 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.594
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.750
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.250
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.375
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.719
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.563
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.313
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
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)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Cal Murphy – Offensive assistant
  • Joe Faragalli – Offensive assistant
  • Dan Daniel – Defensive assistant
  • Don Matthews – Defensive assistant
Edmonton Eskimos 1979 Player Awards and Nominations
1979 Most Outstanding
Edmonton Eskimos 1979 All-Star Selections
9 All-Canadian Selections
QB Tom Wilkinson
WR Waddell Smith
WR Brian Kelly
T Mike Wilson
DT Dave Fennell
MLB Dan Kepley
DHB Gregg Butler
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones
P Hank Ilesic
14 All-Division Selections
QB Tom Wilkinson
RB Jim Germany
WR Brian Kelly
WR Waddell Smith
G Bill Stevenson
G Eric Upton
T Mike Wilson
DT Dave Fennell
DE David Boone, Jr.
MLB Dan Kepley
OLB Tom Towns
DHB Gregg Butler
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones
P Hank Ilesic

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1979 Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Amateur 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 (UBC)
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

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