The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1979 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1979 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

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

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,500
  • Total: 174,461
  • High: 27,293
  • Avg: 21,807 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1978 Avg: -3,414
  • Low: 18,186
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 63.21
  • Diff from League Avg: -9,289

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Team Scoring

19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.63 0.63 -
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 4.13 +
Average Margin of Victory 13.17 4.17 +
Average Margin of Loss 13.70 8.60 -

Stadium

  • 1979 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 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)

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)

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 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

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1979 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
G Larry Butler
OLB Ben Zambiasi
4 All-Division Selections
QB Tom Clements
SB Leif Pettersen
G Larry Butler
OLB Ben Zambiasi

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. June 13
TOR 14 @ HAM 9 L 19,247
B 7
Tue. June 19
HAM 11 @ BC 16 L 17,839
C 12
Tue. June 26
CGY 23 @ HAM 8 L 17,205
D 15
Tue. July 3
HAM 8 @ MTL 21 L 27,637
1 21
Wed. July 11
8:00 PM
HAM 19 @ OTT 30 L 21,674 CTVE
2 26
Wed. July 18
8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ HAM 11 L 25,104
3 30
Wed. July 25
10:00 PM
HAM 24 @ SSK 20 W 19,759
4 34
Wed. Aug. 1
8:00 PM
MTL 21 @ HAM 8 L 20,490 CTVE
5 38
Wed. Aug. 8
8:00 PM
HAM 0 @ TOR 25 L 41,282
6 40
Tue. Aug. 14
9:00 PM
HAM 21 @ WPG 27 L 24,660 CBC
7 45
Tue. Aug. 21
8:00 PM
BC 22 @ HAM 16 L 18,420 CBC
9 52
Mon. Sept. 3
8:00 PM
OTT 9 @ HAM 16 W 19,246
10 55
Sat. Sept. 8
2:00 PM
HAM 4 @ OTT 44 L 23,589 R/C, CTVE
11 61
Sun. Sept. 16
2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ HAM 14 L 18,511 R/C, CBCE
12 65
Sun. Sept. 23
3:00 PM
EDM 22 @ HAM 21 L 18,186 CBC
13 68
Sat. Sept. 29
2:00 PM
HAM 17 @ TOR 16 W 37,023 R/C
14 73
Mon. Oct. 8
2:00 PM
TOR 3 @ HAM 42 W 27,293
15 76
Sun. Oct. 14
HAM 26 @ CGY 16 W 30,925
16 81
Sun. Oct. 21
2:00 PM
OTT 3 @ HAM 21 W 27,211 R/C, CBCE
18 90
Sun. Nov. 4
2:00 PM
HAM 20 @ MTL 41 L 41,382 CBCE
P1 92
Sun. Nov. 11
2:00 PM
HAM 26 @ OTT 29 L 25,540 CBC