The Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1979 Season

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1979 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 36 74 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 6 10 0 12 280 338 L1 4-2-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 149 119 W2 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 131 219 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 11 4 7 0 8 172 231 L1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 108 107 W1 2-3-0

Full 1979 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 5 (2-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (2-5-0) 6 (3-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (2-5-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (2-9-0)
After 3rd 4 (3-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (2-5-0) 5 (4-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (2-8-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (0-10-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Jun 13 8:00 PM
TOR 14 @ HAM 9 L 19,247  
B
Tue Jun 19 11:00 PM
HAM 11 @ BC 16 L 17,839  
C
Tue Jun 26 8:00 PM
CGY 23 @ HAM 8 L 17,205  
D
Tue Jul 3 8:00 PM
HAM 8 @ MTL 21 L 27,637  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 11 8:00 PM
HAM 19 @ OTT 30 L 21,674 CTVE
2
Wed Jul 18 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ HAM 11 L 25,104  
3
Wed Jul 25 10:00 PM
HAM 24 @ SSK 20 W 19,759  
4
Wed Aug 1 8:00 PM
MTL 21 @ HAM 8 L 20,490 CTVE
5
Wed Aug 8 8:00 PM
HAM 0 @ TOR 25 L 41,282  
6
Tue Aug 14 9:00 PM
HAM 21 @ WPG 27 L 24,660 CBC
7
Tue Aug 21 8:00 PM
BC 22 @ HAM 16 L 18,420 CBC
9
Mon Sep 3 8:00 PM
OTT 9 @ HAM 16 W 19,246 CBC
10
Sat Sep 8 2:00 PM
HAM 4 @ OTT 44 L 23,589 R/C, CTVE
11
Sun Sep 16 2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ HAM 14 L 18,511 R/C, CBCE
12
Sun Sep 23 3:00 PM
EDM 22 @ HAM 21 L 18,186 CBC
13
Sat Sep 29 2:00 PM
HAM 17 @ TOR 16 W 37,023 R/C
14
Mon Oct 8 2:00 PM
TOR 3 @ HAM 42 W 27,293  
15
Sun Oct 14 4:30 PM
HAM 26 @ CGY 16 W 30,925  
16
Sun Oct 21 2:00 PM
OTT 3 @ HAM 21 W 27,211 R/C, CBCE
18
Sun Nov 4 2:00 PM
HAM 20 @ MTL 41 L 41,382 CBCE
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 11 2:00 PM
HAM 26 @ OTT 29 L 25,540 CBC

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1979 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.514 3-3-0 (6) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.506 0-2-0 (2) 2-1-0 (3)
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.719
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.563
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.313
BC Lions (1) 0.594
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.750
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.250

Team Scoring

19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.63 -0.62
Average Winning Score 24.33 +2.13
Average Losing Score 13.40 +4.20
Average Home Score 18.63 +2.75
Average Visitor Score 16.38 +4.12
Average Margin of Victory 13.17 +4.17
Average Margin of Loss 13.70 -8.60

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Hamilton 50757 375693 331144 295786 149 (18.6)131 (16.4)280 (17.5)
Opponent 2887115 4865113 153752 283058 219 (27.4)119 (14.9)338 (21.1)

Coaches

Head Coach

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1979 Player Awards and Nominations

1979 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tom Clements (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Ben Zambiasi (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Larry Butler (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Leif Pettersen (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Jim Reid (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1979 All-Star Selections

No Hamilton Tiger-Cats Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1979.

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1979 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–4 (13)   Jim O'Keeffe (DB) Wilfrid Laurier
2–8 (17) [MTL] Walt Payerl (WR) Western Ontario
5–4 (40)   Mark Heidebrecht (DT) Springfield College
6–4 (49)   Jack Davis (DT) Wilfrid Laurier
7–4 (58)   Peter Hepburn (DT) Wilfrid Laurier

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