The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1980 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1980 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1980 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 118 70 W1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 13 3 0 26 505 281 W1 4-2-0
Home 8 6 2 0 12 264 148 L1 4-2-0
Visitor 8 7 1 0 14 241 133 W2 5-1-0
Intra-division 12 9 3 0 18 340 226 L1 4-2-0
Inter-division 4 4 0 0 8 165 55 W4 4-0-0

Full 1980 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1980 Opponent Appearances

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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Edmonton Eskimos 1980 Attendance

  • Capacity: 43,346
  • High: 43,460
  • Avg: 42,081 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Variance over 1979 Avg: -458
  • Low: 35,328
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 97.08
  • Variance from League Avg: +12,956

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Team Scoring

19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 24.31 7.81 +
Average Winning Score 34.69 0.28 +
Average Losing Score 18.00 4.00 -
Average Home Score 33.00 5.88 -
Average Visitor Score 30.13 7.13 +
Average Margin of Victory 34.69 0.28 +
Average Margin of Loss 22.67 3.33 -

Stadium

  • 1980 home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
  • Capacity: 43,346
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1980 – 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 7369142 6965134 6845113 5462116 264 (33.0)241 (30.1)505 (31.6)
Opponent 41115 465197 342155 6450114 133 (16.6)148 (18.5)281 (17.6)

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 8 (6-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 13 (10-3-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0)
After 2nd 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (6-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 13 (12-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0)
After 3rd 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 13 (12-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 13 (13-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1980 Player Awards and Nominations

1980 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Warren Moon (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Dan Kepley (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mike Wilson (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Dave Fennell (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Michael McLeod (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1980 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9) Ross Francis (DE) Queen's
2–3 (12) [WPG] Derry Donaldson (RB) Tulane
2–9 (18) Dan Kearns (DE) Simon Fraser
3–9 (27) Ed Gataveckas (LB) Acadia
4–9 (36) Bob Bridgeman (DT) Windsor
5–9 (45) Francis Sheridan (WR) Queen's
6–9 (54) Richard Infantino (DB) Western Ontario
7–9 (62) Anthony Dipolito (DE) McMaster
Week Details (EDT
A 5
Sat. June 14
9:30 PM
SSK 14 @ EDM 42 W 28,011
B 9
Wed. June 18
8:00 PM
EDM 25 @ OTT 13 W 17,231
C 14
Sun. June 29
EDM 16 @ CGY 28 L 30,272
D 18
Wed. July 2
9:30 PM
TOR 15 @ EDM 35 W 42,778
1 22
Wed. July 9
9:30 PM
WPG 13 @ EDM 36 W 42,778 CTV
2 26
Wed. July 16
10:00 PM
EDM 21 @ SSK 6 W 22,145 CBC
4 34
Wed. July 30
9:30 PM
BC 21 @ EDM 33 W 42,887
5 37
Wed. Aug. 6
8:00 PM
EDM 23 @ TOR 3 W 48,595
6 42
Wed. Aug. 13
9:00 PM
EDM 30 @ WPG 17 W 26,422 CTV
7 44
Tue. Aug. 19
9:30 PM
CGY 16 @ EDM 15 L 42,778
8 48
Tue. Aug. 26
9:30 PM
OTT 20 @ EDM 45 W 42,728 CBC
9 54
Mon. Sept. 1
3:30 PM
EDM 38 @ CGY 23 W 34,628 CTV
10 58
Sun. Sept. 7
4:30 PM
HAM 18 @ EDM 53 W 43,460 CBC
11 60
Sat. Sept. 13
11:00 PM
EDM 42 @ BC 14 W 21,980 CTVW
12 65
Sun. Sept. 21
4:30 PM
SSK 17 @ EDM 24 W 35,328
14 73
Sun. Oct. 5
3:30 PM
EDM 14 @ WPG 28 L 28,238 CBCW
15 78
Mon. Oct. 13
4:30 PM
BC 9 @ EDM 33 W 43,346 CBC
16 81
Sun. Oct. 19
5:30 PM
EDM 29 @ SSK 28 W 23,744 CBCW
17 86
Sun. Oct. 26
4:30 PM
CGY 34 @ EDM 25 L 43,346 CTV
18 87
Sat. Nov. 1
2:00 PM
EDM 44 @ MTL 14 W 42,234 CTV
P2 94
Sat. Nov. 15
4:00 PM
WPG 24 @ EDM 34 W 43,346 CTV, R/C
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 23
1:30 PM
EDM 48 vs HAM 10 W 54,649 CBC, CTV