The Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1978 Season

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Jun 14 8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 16 L 21,414  
B
Sun Jun 18 4:00 PM
HAM 18 @ SSK 11 W 17,510  
C
Sat Jun 24 8:00 PM
EDM 8 @ HAM 18 W 20,056  
C
Thu Jun 29 8:00 PM
HAM 11 @ TOR 16 L 38,120  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 12 8:00 PM
HAM 22 @ TOR 34 L 49,950  
2
Wed Jul 19 8:00 PM
SSK 23 @ HAM 27 W 22,746 CTV
3
Tue Jul 25 8:00 PM
HAM 12 @ MTL 24 L 52,132 CBC
4
Tue Aug 1 11:00 PM
HAM 22 @ BC 22 T 23,662  
5
Wed Aug 9 8:00 PM
WPG 29 @ HAM 7 L 22,647  
6
Tue Aug 15 8:00 PM
HAM 6 @ OTT 32 L 25,389 CBC
7
Wed Aug 23 8:00 PM
OTT 36 @ HAM 8 L 24,314 CTVE
9
Mon Sep 4 8:00 PM
TOR 16 @ HAM 19 W 31,377 R/C, CTV
10
Sun Sep 10 4:30 PM
HAM 16 @ EDM 56 L 42,763 CBCW
11
Sun Sep 17 2:00 PM
HAM 4 @ MTL 14 L 50,567 CBC
12
Sat Sep 23 8:00 PM
MTL 6 @ HAM 17 W 22,794 R/C, CTVE
14
Mon Oct 9 2:00 PM
OTT 5 @ HAM 25 W 25,712 R/C, CBC
15
Sat Oct 14 8:00 PM
HAM 7 @ TOR 21 L 41,250  
16
Sun Oct 22 2:00 PM
CGY 35 @ HAM 1 L 21,178 CBC
17
Sat Oct 28 2:00 PM
HAM 9 @ OTT 34 L 20,775 R/C, CTV
18
Sun Nov 5 2:00 PM
TOR 16 @ HAM 23 W 31,005 R/C, CBCE
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 11 2:00 PM
HAM 20 @ MTL 35 L 37,017 CTV

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

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

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)

Coaches

Head Coaches

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 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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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

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