The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1977 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1977 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1977 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 84 91 L2 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 5 11 0 10 283 394 L2 2-4-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 154 204 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 129 190 L3 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 11 3 8 0 6 178 280 L4 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 105 114 W1 2-3-0

Full 1977 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1977 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.506 2-4-0 (6) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.525 2-0-0 (2) 0-3-0 (3)
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.688
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.375
BC Lions (1) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.250
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coach
  • Bob Shaw (Aug. 1, 1976 – Dec. 31, 1977)

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1977 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,500
  • Total: 195,310
  • High: 34,390
  • Avg: 24,413 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1976 Avg: -1,061
  • Low: 17,353
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 70.76
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,889

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Team Scoring

19771976 +/-
Average Combined Score 42.31 3.75 +
Average Winning Score 24.80 2.55 +
Average Losing Score 14.45 3.08 +
Average Home Score 19.25 3.00 +
Average Visitor Score 16.13 1.25 -
Average Margin of Victory 6.00 2.38 -
Average Margin of Loss 12.82 5.43 -

Stadium

  • 1977 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 281947 593594 311748 365894 154 (19.3)129 (16.1)283 (17.7)
Opponent 234366 5764121 622688 6257119 190 (23.8)204 (25.5)394 (24.6)

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

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1977 Player Awards and Nominations

1977 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jimmy Edwards (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — Mike Samples (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Larry Butler (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ken Clark (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — John Martini (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1977 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8) [SSK] John Martini (LB) Toronto
2–7 (16) John Rothwell (DB) Waterloo
3–7 (25) Paul Sheridan (DE) York
4–7 (34) Julio Giordani (LB) Toronto
5–7 (43) Glen Dawson (K) Marshall
6–7 (52) Andre Morin (DT) Ottawa
7–7 (61) Bill Rozalowsky (RB) Western Ontario
7–8 (62) [SSK] Terry Tapak (DE) Acadia
8–7 (70) Mark Dumont (LB) St. Francis Xavier
8–8 (71) [SSK] Pat Chemeris (OT) Waterloo
9–7 (79) James D'Andrea (DB) Queen's
9–8 (80) [SSK] Dean Lees (LB) Saint Mary's
10–7 (87) Peter Logan (WR) Western Ontario
10–8 (88) [SSK] Jim Howard (DT) McMaster

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1977 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
RB Jimmy Edwards
P Ken Clark
3 All-Division Selections
RB Jimmy Edwards
G Larry Butler
P Ken Clark

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Wed. June 15
CGY 16 @ HAM 24 W 16,124
B 7
Wed. June 22
TOR 12 @ HAM 21 W 20,061
C 12
Tue. June 28
HAM 20 @ OTT 36 L 17,004
D 16
Tue. July 5
HAM 19 @ MTL 27 L 23,920
1 21
Tue. July 12
8:00 PM
TOR 20 @ HAM 21 W 27,502 CBC
2 25
Tue. July 19
10:00 PM
HAM 11 @ CGY 13 L 24,497
4 33
Tue. Aug. 2
8:00 PM
MTL 21 @ HAM 11 L 25,782 CBCE
5 38
Wed. Aug. 10
HAM 1 @ TOR 22 L 48,120
6 41
Tue. Aug. 16
8:00 PM
HAM 17 @ OTT 31 L 23,480 CBCE
7 47
Wed. Aug. 24
8:00 PM
EDM 22 @ HAM 27 W 23,725 CTV
8 50
Tue. Aug. 30
9:00 PM
HAM 19 @ WPG 20 L 25,036 CBC
9 53
Mon. Sept. 5
8:00 PM
OTT 33 @ HAM 18 L 25,677 CTV
10 57
Sat. Sept. 10
8:00 PM
HAM 25 @ TOR 12 W 47,498
11 62
Sun. Sept. 18
4:00 PM
HAM 17 @ SSK 38 L 21,307 CTV
12 67
Sun. Sept. 25
2:00 PM
MTL 19 @ HAM 20 W 21,748 CBCE
14 75
Mon. Oct. 10
TOR 43 @ HAM 2 L 34,390
15 77
Sat. Oct. 15
2:00 PM
HAM 28 @ OTT 36 L 24,750 CTV
16 82
Sun. Oct. 23
2:00 PM
BC 21 @ HAM 31 W 19,133 CBC
17 84
Sat. Oct. 29
2:00 PM
HAM 11 @ MTL 18 L 46,620 CTV
18 91
Sun. Nov. 6
2:00 PM
OTT 25 @ HAM 24 L 17,353 CBCE