The Edmonton Eskimos 1980 Season

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
   Divisional opponent 12 9 3 0 18 340 226 L1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 4 0 0 8 165 55 W4 4-0-0

Full 1980 League Standings

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sat Jun 14 9:30 PM
SSK 14 @ EDM 42 W 28,011  
B
Wed Jun 18 8:00 PM
EDM 25 @ OTT 13 W 17,231  
C
Sun Jun 29
EDM 16 @ CGY 28 L 30,272  
D
Wed Jul 2 9:30 PM
TOR 15 @ EDM 35 W 42,778  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 9 9:30 PM
WPG 13 @ EDM 36 W 42,778 CTV
2
Wed Jul 16 10:00 PM
EDM 21 @ SSK 6 W 22,145 CBC
4
Wed Jul 30 9:30 PM
BC 21 @ EDM 33 W 42,887  
5
Wed Aug 6 8:00 PM
EDM 23 @ TOR 3 W 48,595  
6
Wed Aug 13 9:00 PM
EDM 30 @ WPG 17 W 26,422 CTV
7
Tue Aug 19 9:30 PM
CGY 16 @ EDM 15 L 42,778  
8
Tue Aug 26 9:30 PM
OTT 20 @ EDM 45 W 42,728 CBC
9
Mon Sep 1 3:30 PM
EDM 38 @ CGY 23 W 34,628 CTV
10
Sun Sep 7 4:30 PM
HAM 18 @ EDM 53 W 43,460 CBC
11
Sat Sep 13 11:00 PM
EDM 42 @ BC 14 W 30,793 CTVW
12
Sun Sep 21 4:30 PM
SSK 17 @ EDM 24 W 35,328  
14
Sun Oct 5 3:30 PM
EDM 14 @ WPG 28 L 28,238 CBCW
15
Mon Oct 13 4:30 PM
BC 9 @ EDM 33 W 43,346 CBC
16
Sun Oct 19 5:30 PM
EDM 29 @ SSK 28 W 23,744 CBCW
17
Sun Oct 26 4:30 PM
CGY 34 @ EDM 25 L 43,346 CTV
18
Sat Nov 1 2:00 PM
EDM 44 @ MTL 14 W 42,234 CTV
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sat Nov 15 4:00 PM
WPG 24 @ EDM 34 W 43,346 CTV, R/C
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 23 1:30 PM
EDM 48 vs HAM 10 W 54,649 CBC, CTV

Edmonton Eskimos 1980 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.461 4-2-0 (6) 5-1-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.461 2-0-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.531
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.563
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.531
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.375

Team Scoring

19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 49.13 +4.50
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 +7.12
Average Margin of Victory 19.08 -4.59
Average Margin of Loss 8.00 +4.00

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)

Coaches

Head Coach

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 All-Star Selections

10 All-Canadian Selections
SB Tom Scott
WR Brian Kelly
T Mike Wilson
DT Dave Fennell
DE Ron Estay
MLB Dan Kepley
OLB Dale Potter
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones
DHB Gregg Butler
P Hank Ilesic
12 All-Division Selections
SB Tom Scott
WR Brian Kelly
T Mike Wilson
DT Dave Fennell
DE Ron Estay
MLB Dan Kepley*
OLB Tom Towns
OLB Dale Potter
DHB Gregg Butler
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones
P Hank Ilesic*
K Dave Cutler (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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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

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