The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1972 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1972 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1972 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 79 84 L1 1-3-0
Regular Season 14 11 3 0 22 372 262 W10 6-0-0
    Home 7 6 1 0 12 195 115 W5 5-1-0
    Visitor 7 5 2 0 10 177 147 W5 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 9 8 1 0 16 240 169 W8 6-0-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 2 0 6 132 93 W2 3-2-0

Full 1972 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1972 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.429 3-1-0 (4) 5-0-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.488 3-0-0 (3) 0-2-0 (2)
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.286
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.214
BC Lions (1) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coach

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1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,500
  • Total: 224,906
  • High: 35,217
  • Avg: 32,129 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1971 Avg: +4,391
  • Low: 26,497
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 93.13
  • Diff from League Avg: +8,933

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Team Scoring

19721971 +/-
Average Combined Score 45.29 10.43 +
Average Winning Score 27.73 5.58 +
Average Losing Score 22.33 9.90 +
Average Home Score 27.86 8.43 +
Average Visitor Score 25.29 10.14 +
Average Margin of Victory 10.64 0.35 +
Average Margin of Loss 2.33 8.52 -

Stadium

  • 1972 home stadium: Ivor Wynne Stadium
  • Capacity: 34,500
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1971 – Name change/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)
Hamilton 403373 5866124 343468 6344107 195 (27.9)177 (25.3)372 (26.6)
Opponent 304272 202949 401252 256489 147 (21.0)115 (16.4)262 (18.7)

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 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 6 (6-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (5-2-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 9 (8-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (2-2-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 10 (9-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1972 Player Awards and Nominations

1972 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Garney Henley (Winner)
  • Lineman — Ed Chalupka (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Gabriel (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Chuck Ealey (Winner)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1972 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) [OTT] Tom Walker (FB) Waterloo Lutheran
1–6 (6) John Harris (T) York
1–7 (7) [SSK] Mike O'Shaugnessy (DE) McMaster
3–6 (24) Jim Chaigley (FB) McMaster
4–6 (33) Jerry Mays (WR) McMaster
5–6 (42) Dan Smith (QB) Ottawa
6–6 (50) Mark Drexler (DE) Western Ontario
7–6 (59) Rick Wiedenboeff (DB) Waterloo
8–6 Pass
9–6 Pass

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1972 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
RB Dave Buchanan
TE Tony Gabriel (Tie)
WR Garney Henley
DB Al Brenner
DB John Williams
10 All-Division Selections
QB Chuck Ealey*
RB Dave Buchanan
TE Tony Gabriel (Tie)
FL Garney Henley
G Ed Chalupka
G Jon Hohman
T Bill Danychuk
DE George Wells (Tie)
DB Al Brenner
DB John Williams

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 6
Thu. July 6
OTT 22 @ HAM 21 L 20,000
B 10
Thu. July 13
HAM 24 @ TOR 25 L 33,135
C 13
Wed. July 19
MTL 9 @ HAM 21 W 20,195
D 16
Mon. July 24
HAM 13 @ CGY 28 L 18,103
1 20
Mon. July 31
SSK 17 @ HAM 20 W 26,497
2 25
Tue. Aug. 8
HAM 17 @ BC 19 L 26,488
29
Fri. Aug. 11
HAM 27 @ EDM 30 L 21,363
3 34
Sat. Aug. 19
MTL 25 @ HAM 23 L 32,417
4 37
Thu. Aug. 24
HAM 25 @ MTL 12 W 18,388
6 43
Mon. Sept. 4
OTT 16 @ HAM 17 W 34,772
7 49
Sun. Sept. 10
HAM 22 @ TOR 18 W 33,135
8 51
Sat. Sept. 16
HAM 30 @ OTT 22 W 25,537
9 58
Sun. Sept. 24
TOR 14 @ HAM 41 W 34,410
10 64
Sun. Oct. 1
HAM 25 @ OTT 20 W 25,068
12 67
Sat. Oct. 7
CGY 24 @ HAM 50 W 27,647
13 73
Sat. Oct. 14
HAM 31 @ MTL 26 W 12,373
14 77
Sat. Oct. 21
WPG 3 @ HAM 18 W 33,946
16 87
Sun. Nov. 5
TOR 16 @ HAM 26 W 35,217
P2 90
Sat. Nov. 18
HAM 7 @ OTT 19 L 21,800
92
Sun. Nov. 26
OTT 8 @ HAM 23 W 30,721
GC 93
Sun. Dec. 3
1:00 PM
SSK 10 @ HAM 13 W 33,993 CTV, CBC