The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1985 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1985 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1985 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 82 100 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 432 373 L2 4-2-0
Home 8 6 2 0 12 245 168 L1 4-2-0
Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 187 205 L1 4-2-0
Intra-division 8 5 3 0 10 213 199 L1 4-2-0
Inter-division 8 5 3 0 10 219 174 L1 4-2-0

Full 1985 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1985 Opponent Appearances

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Denny Creehan – Defensive line
  • Don Sutherin – Defensive secondary
  • Dan Kepley – Linebackers
  • Steve Goldman – Offensive backfield
  • Paul Boudreau – Offensive line

1985 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • High: 48,193
  • Avg: 42,031 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Variance over 1984 Avg: +1,054
  • Low: 39,144
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 69.96
  • Variance from League Avg: +15,533

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Team Scoring

19851984 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.31 6.38 -
Average Winning Score 29.70 5.52 -
Average Losing Score 22.50 1.50 +
Average Home Score 30.63 3.75 -
Average Visitor Score 23.38 0.25 -
Average Margin of Victory 14.00 0.33 +
Average Margin of Loss 13.50 1.07 -

Stadium

  • 1985 home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
  • Capacity: 60,081
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – 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 6536101 4864112 523890 8049129 245 (30.6)187 (23.4)432 (27.0)
Opponent 4162103 653196 194968 4363106 205 (25.6)168 (21.0)373 (23.3)

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

Edmonton Eskimos 1985 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Matt Dunigan
  • Defensive Star

    • 1 – Danny Bass

Lineman Star

  • 1 – James Zachery

Edmonton Eskimos 1985 Player Awards and Nominations

1985 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Matt Dunigan (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — James Zachery (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Leo Blanchard (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Milson Jones (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Tom Dixon (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1985 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5) Peter Emsky (OL) Washington State
3–5 (23) Mark Horvath (DB) McMaster
3–7 (25) [BC] Renzo Passaretti (LB) Saint Mary's
4–5 (32) Clorindo Grilli (RB) McMaster
5–5 (41) Tom Richards (RB) Alberta
6–5 (50) Harold Reimer (OL) Alberta
7–5 (59) Bill Starke (WR) Western Ontario
8–5 (68) Dana Donald (DB) Alberta
9–5 (77) Mike McLean (LB) Alberta
Week Game Details (PDT
B 6
Fri. June 14
6:00 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 28 L 20,552 CTVW
9
Mon. June 17
6:30 PM
BC 17 @ EDM 16 L 44,878 CTVW
C 14
Mon. June 24
6:30 PM
WPG 22 @ EDM 7 L 19,781
D 17
Fri. June 28
6:30 PM
EDM 34 @ CGY 33 W 12,732 CTVW
1 20
Fri. July 5
6:30 PM
TOR 23 @ EDM 25 W 40,373 CTV
2 26
Sat. July 13
7:00 PM
EDM 10 @ BC 25 L 38,055 CBC
3 27
Thu. July 18
4:30 PM
EDM 19 @ OTT 41 L 20,000 CBC
4 31
Thu. July 25
6:30 PM
WPG 23 @ EDM 25 W 41,173 CBC
5 37
Fri. Aug. 2
6:30 PM
OTT 14 @ EDM 49 W 42,323
6 40
Fri. Aug. 9
4:30 PM
EDM 23 @ TOR 43 L 29,056 CTV
8 48
Fri. Aug. 23
6:30 PM
SSK 42 @ EDM 34 L 45,894 CTV
9 53
Mon. Sept. 2
1:00 PM
EDM 34 @ CGY 28 W 18,000 CTV
10 58
Sun. Sept. 8
1:00 PM
HAM 17 @ EDM 27 W 39,144 CTV
11 62
Sun. Sept. 15
10:30 AM
EDM 27 @ SSK 15 W 26,205 CBC, R/C
12 64
Sat. Sept. 21
6:30 PM
CGY 6 @ EDM 17 W 39,327 CTV
14 72
Sat. Oct. 5
4:30 PM
EDM 17 @ HAM 12 W 15,512 CBC, R/C
15 76
Sat. Oct. 12
1:00 PM
MTL 1 @ EDM 39 W 39,822 CBC, R/C
16 79
Fri. Oct. 18
5:30 PM
EDM 37 @ WPG 18 W 29,162 CTV
17 86
Sun. Oct. 27
1:00 PM
BC 42 @ EDM 29 L 48,193 CBC
18 89
Sun. Nov. 3
10:00 AM
EDM 20 @ MTL 23 L 15,765 CTV
P1 92
Sun. Nov. 10
12:30 PM
EDM 15 @ WPG 22 L 29,191 CTV