The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1986 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 41 40 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 13 4 1 27 540 365 W1 4-1-1
    Home 9 8 1 0 16 328 180 W6 6-0-0
    Visitor 9 5 3 1 11 212 185 T1 3-2-1
   Divisional opponent 10 9 1 0 18 326 178 W1 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 4 3 1 9 214 187 T1 3-2-1

Full 1986 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.578 5-0-0 (5) 4-1-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.375 3-1-0 (4) 1-2-1 (4)
BC Lions (3) 0.667
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.361
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.611
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.528
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.222
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.194
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.556

Team Scoring

19861985 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.28 -0.03
Average Winning Score 34.15 +4.45
Average Losing Score 20.00 -2.50
Average Home Score 36.44 +5.82
Average Visitor Score 23.56 +0.18
Average Margin of Victory 16.54 +2.54
Average Margin of Loss 10.00 -3.50

1986 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • Total: 360,880
  • High: 53,504
  • Avg: 40,097 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1985 Avg: -1,933
  • Low: 32,757
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 66.74
  • Diff from League Avg: +14,322

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Coaches

Head Coach

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

Stadium

  • 1986 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

365 (20.3)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 503484 10261163 9044134 8673159 328 (36.4)212 (23.6)540 (30.0)
Opponent 282149 6656122 194564 6763130 185 (20.6)180 (20.0)

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) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-0-1) 4 (2-2-0) 8 (7-1-0) 4 (3-0-1) 6 (3-3-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (3-1-1) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 10 (8-1-1) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 3rd 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (3-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 13 (10-2-1) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 4th 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 3 (0-3-0) 13 (13-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (0-4-0)
After OT1 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 0 (0-0-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Matt Dunigan
  • 1 – Tom Richards

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Danny Bass
  • 1 – Craig Shaffer
  • 1 – Cliff Toney

Lineman Star

  • 3 – Stewart Hill
  • 1 – James Zachery
  • 1 – Tom Tuinei
  • 1 – Rudy Phillips

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Player Awards and Nominations

1986 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Stewart Hill (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Stewart Hill (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Leo Blanchard (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Chris Skinner (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Tom Richards (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6)   John Coflin (OL) Simon Fraser
2–6 (15)   Jeff Volpe (DB) Guelph
2–8 (17) [TOR, HAM] Blaine Schmidt (DE) Guelph
3–6 (24)   Greg McCormack (DL) Simon Fraser
4–6 (33)   Michael Pauls (RB) Simon Fraser
5–6 (42)   Andrew Stephan (OG) Alberta
6–6 (51)   Dale Mounzer (DL) Alberta
7–6 (60)   Stuary Bundy (OL) Western Kentucky
8–6 (69)   Gerald Tilidetski (LB) Alberta

Edmonton Eskimos 1986 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
G Leo Blanchard
T Rudy Phillips
MLB Danny Bass
6 All-Division Selections
G Leo Blanchard
T Rudy Phillips
DT James Zachery
DE Stewart Hill*
MLB Danny Bass
P Tom Dixon

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Mon. June 9 8:30 PM
EDM 7 @ WPG 22 L 21,526  
B
Mon. June 16 9:30 PM
SSK 18 @ EDM 34 W 29,604  
1
Tue. June 24 9:30 PM
EDM 21 @ CGY 20 W 27,120 CTVW
2
Thu. July 3 9:30 PM
BC 13 @ EDM 36 W 32,757 CBCW
4
Sat. July 12 9:00 PM
EDM 31 @ SSK 19 W 16,498 CBC
4
Thu. July 17 10:30 PM
OTT 39 @ EDM 49 W 33,922 CBCW
6
Fri. Aug. 1 9:30 PM
TOR 35 @ EDM 34 L 38,672 CTV
7
Thu. Aug. 7 9:30 PM
EDM 6 @ MTL 17 L 11,203 CBCE
9
Fri. Aug. 15 9:30 PM
WPG 5 @ EDM 33 W 40,617  
10
Sat. Aug. 23 7:30 PM
EDM 20 @ TOR 26 L 28,833  
11
Mon. Sept. 1 4:00 PM
EDM 42 @ CGY 19 W 33,626 CTV
12
Sun. Sept. 7 4:00 PM
MTL 22 @ EDM 37 W 37,332  
14
Fri. Sept. 19 10:00 PM
EDM 32 @ BC 3 W 59,478 CTV
14
Fri. Sept. 26 9:30 PM
BC 13 @ EDM 31 W 41,570 CTVW
16
Sat. Oct. 4 7:30 PM
EDM 24 @ HAM 23 W 17,352 CBC
16
Fri. Oct. 10 9:30 PM
HAM 9 @ EDM 28 W 38,385  
18
Sun. Oct. 19 3:00 PM
CGY 30 @ EDM 38 W 53,504 CTV
18
Sat. Oct. 25 9:30 PM
EDM 20 @ WPG 42 L 32,946  
19
Sat. Nov. 1 1:30 PM
EDM 16 @ OTT 16 OT T 14,058 CTV
20
Sun. Nov. 9 4:00 PM
SSK 14 @ EDM 42 W 44,121 CTV
P1
Sun. Nov. 16 4:30 PM
CGY 18 @ EDM 27 W 24,065 CBC
P2
Sun. Nov. 23 4:30 PM
BC 5 @ EDM 41 W 32,490 CTV
GC
Sun. Nov. 30 4:00 PM
HAM 39 vs EDM 15 L 59,621 CTV, CBC