The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1987 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 54 64 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 11 7 0 22 617 462 W1 3-3-0
    Home 9 7 2 0 14 358 217 L1 5-1-0
    Visitor 9 4 5 0 8 259 245 W1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 260 192 L2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 7 3 0 14 357 270 W2 5-1-0

Full 1987 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.458 3-1-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.456 4-1-0 (5) 3-2-0 (5)
BC Lions (2) 0.667
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.306
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.389
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.167
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.639
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.667

Team Scoring

19871986 +/-
Average Combined Score 59.94 +9.67
Average Winning Score 41.09 +6.94
Average Losing Score 23.57 +3.57
Average Home Score 39.78 +3.33
Average Visitor Score 28.78 +5.22
Average Margin of Victory 19.36 +2.83
Average Margin of Loss 8.29 -1.71

1987 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • Total: 302,230
  • High: 40,486
  • Avg: 33,581 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1986 Avg: -6,516
  • Low: 29,930
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 55.89
  • Diff from League Avg: +7,591

More 1987 Attendance Numbers

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Gary Durchik – Offensive line
  • Steve Goldman – Offensive backfield
  • Don Sutherin – Defensive secondary
  • Doug Sams – Defensive line
  • Mike Roach – Linebackers

Stadium

  • 1987 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 8856144 9295187 12556181 5352105 358 (39.8)259 (28.8)617 (34.3)
Opponent 425395 5359112 4174115 8159140 245 (27.2)217 (24.1)462 (25.7)

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 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 12 (9-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 2nd 9 (7-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 14 (11-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)
After 3rd 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 12 (11-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Matt Dunigan
  • 1 – Henry Williams

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Stanley Blair
  • 1 – Danny Bass

Lineman Star

  • 4 – Stewart Hill

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Player Awards and Nominations

1987 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Brian Kelly (Division Finalist)
  • Defensive Player — Danny Bass (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Rod Connop (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Marco Cyncar (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Stanley Blair (Division Finalist)

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) [MTL] Blake Marshall (FB) Western Ontario
1–3 (3) [SSK] Todd Storme (OL) Utah State
2–8 (17)   Pierre Vercheval (C) Western Ontario
3–2 (20) [MTL] David Braithwaite (DL) Toronto
3–8 (26)   Mark Norman (DB) British Columbia (UBC)
4–8 (35)   Jeff Funtasz (RB) Alberta
5–8 (44)   Tim Spriel (TE) Western Ontario
6–8 (53)   Darrell Skuse (RB) Guelph
7–8 (62)   Tony Spoletini (RB) Calgary
8–8 (71)   Ken Hoppus (OL) Whitworth

Edmonton Eskimos 1987 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
WR Brian Kelly
C Rod Connop
ST Henry “Gizmo” Williams*
5 All-Division Selections
WR Brian Kelly*
C Rod Connop
T Hector Pothier
MLB Danny Bass
ST Henry “Gizmo” Williams*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sat. June 6 8:00 PM
CGY 33 @ EDM 39 W 34,501  
B
Tue. June 16 10:30 PM
EDM 15 @ BC 31 L 28,384  
1
Sat. June 27 8:00 PM
CGY 16 @ EDM 54 W 29,930 CBC
3
Sun. July 5 1:30 PM
EDM 36 @ HAM 33 W 15,720 CFN
3
Sun. July 12 4:00 PM
HAM 40 @ EDM 30 L 32,265 CFN
4
Sat. July 18 8:00 PM
EDM 18 @ BC 26 L 43,772 CBC
5
Fri. July 24 8:00 PM
EDM 42 @ WPG 28 W 29,260 CFN
6
Sat. Aug. 1 8:00 PM
SSK 28 @ EDM 38 W 30,399 CBC
6
Fri. Aug. 7 8:00 PM
EDM 20 @ TOR 23 L 30,264 CFN
9
Sun. Aug. 23 4:00 PM
OTT 24 @ EDM 45 W 32,167 CFN
9
Fri. Aug. 28 8:00 PM
EDM 39 @ SSK 13 W 24,000 CFN
10
Mon. Sept. 7 4:00 PM
EDM 20 @ CGY 29 L 33,842 CFN
11
Sat. Sept. 12 8:00 PM
TOR 20 @ EDM 42 W 40,486 CBC
11
Sat. Sept. 19 8:00 PM
SSK 13 @ EDM 34 W 31,862 CBC
13
Fri. Oct. 2 8:00 PM
OTT 19 @ EDM 34 W 31,331 CFN
15
Mon. Oct. 12 3:00 PM
EDM 20 @ WPG 38 L 24,999 CBC
15
Sun. Oct. 18 4:00 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 34 L 24,282 CFN
16
Sun. Oct. 25 2:00 PM
WPG 24 @ EDM 49 W 33,376 CBC
17
Sun. Nov. 1 4:00 PM
BC 33 @ EDM 32 L 40,414 CFN
18
Sat. Nov. 7 1:30 PM
EDM 39 @ OTT 21 W 15,107 CBC
P1
Sun. Nov. 15 4:30 PM
CGY 16 @ EDM 30 W 26,809 CFN
P2
Sun. Nov. 22 4:30 PM
EDM 31 @ BC 7 W 44,385 CBC
GC
Sun. Nov. 29 5:30 PM
TOR 36 vs EDM 38 W 59,478 CBC