The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1978 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1978 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1978 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 63 59 L1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 5 10 1 11 225 403 W1 3-3-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 127 166 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 0 7 1 1 98 237 L5 0-5-1
   Divisional opponent 11 4 7 0 8 152 238 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 1 3 1 3 73 165 L3 1-3-1

Full 1978 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1978 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.486 4-1-0 (5) 0-6-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.538 1-2-0 (3) 0-1-1 (2)
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.531
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.688
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.250
BC Lions (1) 0.500
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.656
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.281
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.563

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,500
  • Total: 201,773
  • High: 31,377
  • Avg: 25,221 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1977 Avg: -200
  • Low: 21,178
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 73.11
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,657

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Team Scoring

19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.25 3.06 -
Average Winning Score 22.20 2.60 -
Average Losing Score 9.20 5.25 -
Average Home Score 15.88 3.38 -
Average Visitor Score 12.25 3.88 -
Average Margin of Victory 9.00 3.00 +
Average Margin of Loss 22.30 9.48 +

Stadium

  • 1978 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 161430 313263 283058 522274 127 (15.9)98 (12.3)225 (14.1)
Opponent 4853101 4562107 255176 4871119 237 (29.6)166 (20.8)403 (25.2)

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 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 3 (0-2-1) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 5 (2-2-1) 1 (1-0-0) 10 (2-8-0)
After 2nd 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-0-1) 6 (0-6-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-0-1) 11 (2-9-0)
After 3rd 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-7-1) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 12 (1-10-1)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 7 (0-7-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 10 (0-10-0)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1978 Player Awards and Nominations

1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ray Nettles (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Ray Nettles (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Larry Butler (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Neil Lumsden (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Ben Zambiasi (Division Finalist)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1978 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Bob O'Doherty (WR) Queen's
2–2 (11) Larry Colbey (OT) Simon Fraser
3–2 (20) Angelo Castellan (DT) Toronto
4–2 (29) Dave Stumpf (WR) Waterloo
5–2 (38) Bill Levine (DT) Toronto
6–2 (47) Yves Leclerc (QB) Ottawa
7–2 (56) Mike Katarincic (DB) Wilfrid Laurier
8–2 (65) Dan Medwin (TE) Ottawa

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1978 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
OLB Ben Zambiasi
3 All-Division Selections
RB Jimmy Edwards
G Larry Butler
OLB Ben Zambiasi

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Wed. June 14
8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 16 L 21,414
B 6
Sun. June 18
4:00 PM
HAM 18 @ SSK 11 W 17,510
C 10
Sat. June 24
8:00 PM
EDM 8 @ HAM 18 W 20,056
13
Thu. June 29
8:00 PM
HAM 11 @ TOR 16 L 38,120
1 21
Wed. July 12
8:00 PM
HAM 22 @ TOR 34 L 49,950
2 26
Wed. July 19
8:00 PM
SSK 23 @ HAM 27 W 22,746 CTV
3 28
Tue. July 25
8:00 PM
HAM 12 @ MTL 24 L 52,132 CBC
4 31
Tue. Aug. 1
11:00 PM
HAM 22 @ BC 22 T 23,662
5 38
Wed. Aug. 9
8:00 PM
WPG 29 @ HAM 7 L 22,647
6 40
Tue. Aug. 15
8:00 PM
HAM 6 @ OTT 32 L 25,389 CBC
7 46
Wed. Aug. 23
8:00 PM
OTT 36 @ HAM 8 L 24,314 CTVE
9 52
Mon. Sept. 4
8:00 PM
TOR 16 @ HAM 19 W 31,377 R/C, CTV
10 57
Sun. Sept. 10
4:30 PM
HAM 16 @ EDM 56 L 42,763 CBCW
11 61
Sun. Sept. 17
2:00 PM
HAM 4 @ MTL 14 L 50,567 CBC
12 63
Sat. Sept. 23
8:00 PM
MTL 6 @ HAM 17 W 22,794 R/C, CTVE
14 74
Mon. Oct. 9
2:00 PM
OTT 5 @ HAM 25 W 25,712 R/C, CBC
15 75
Sat. Oct. 14
8:00 PM
HAM 7 @ TOR 21 L 41,250
16 81
Sun. Oct. 22
2:00 PM
CGY 35 @ HAM 1 L 21,178 CBC
17 83
Sat. Oct. 28
2:00 PM
HAM 9 @ OTT 34 L 20,775 R/C, CTV
18 90
Sun. Nov. 5
2:00 PM
TOR 16 @ HAM 23 W 31,005 R/C, CBCE
P1 91
Sat. Nov. 11
2:00 PM
HAM 20 @ MTL 35 L 37,017 CTV