The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1980 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1980 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1980 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 124 76 L1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 8 7 1 17 332 377 W1 4-2-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 191 171 W3 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 3 4 1 7 141 206 L1 2-3-1
   Divisional opponent 11 7 4 0 14 236 226 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 1 3 1 3 96 151 W1 1-3-1

Full 1980 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1980 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.432 4-1-0 (5) 3-3-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.531 1-2-0 (3) 0-1-1 (2)
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.375
BC Lions (1) 0.531
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Joe Haering – Offensive line, Offensive backfield
  • Jim Eddy – Defensive Coordinator
  • Bill Dutton – Linebackers, Defensive line

1980 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,500
  • Total: 188,329
  • High: 30,479
  • Avg: 23,541 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1979 Avg: +1,733
  • Low: 18,363
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 68.24
  • Diff from League Avg: -5,584

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Team Scoring

19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 44.31 5.69 +
Average Winning Score 25.25 0.92 +
Average Losing Score 16.14 2.74 +
Average Home Score 23.88 5.25 +
Average Visitor Score 17.63 1.25 +
Average Margin of Victory 8.25 4.92 -
Average Margin of Loss 15.86 2.16 +

Stadium

  • 1980 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 542882 543993 523183 314374 191 (23.9)141 (17.6)332 (20.8)
Opponent 144963 6239101 494493 4674120 206 (25.8)171 (21.4)377 (23.6)

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

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1980 Player Awards and Nominations

1980 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jerry Anderson (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Jerry Anderson (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Henry Waszczuk (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Rocky DiPietro (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Jim Muller (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1980 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–4 (22) Jack Kutasiewich (OG) Moorhead State
3–8 (26) [MTL] Ed Murray (K) Tulane
4–4 (31) Dave Yarmoluk (DE) Toronto
5–4 (40) Jim Muller (DE) Queen's
6–4 (49) Mark Spaguo (LB) Wilfrid Laurier
7–4 (58) Mike Giftopoulos (RB) Ottawa

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1980 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
OLB Ben Zambiasi
CB David Shaw (Tie)
K Bernie Ruoff
8 All-Division Selections
C Henry Waszczuk
G Alan Moffat
T Willie Martin
OLB Ben Zambiasi
DHB Jerry Anderson
DHB Harold Woods
CB David Shaw
K Bernie Ruoff

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. June 11
HAM 37 @ TOR 29 W 42,170
B 7
Mon. June 16
BC 19 @ HAM 29 W
C 10
Sun. June 22
3:30 PM
HAM 41 @ SSK 7 W 18,868
D 17
Wed. July 2
MTL 21 @ HAM 17 L 18,201
2 23
Tue. July 15
OTT 23 @ HAM 41 W 23,100
3 27
Tue. July 22
8:00 PM
HAM 14 @ MTL 17 L 32,048
4 33
Wed. July 30
8:00 PM
SSK 19 @ HAM 18 L 22,398
5 35
Tue. Aug. 5
8:00 PM
HAM 13 @ OTT 3 W 24,181
6 41
Wed. Aug. 13
HAM 18 @ TOR 16 W 45,201
7 45
Wed. Aug. 20
8:00 PM
WPG 34 @ HAM 13 L 24,152 CTV
8 49
Tue. Aug. 26
11:00 PM
HAM 17 @ BC 17 T 21,312
9 52
Mon. Sept. 1
TOR 2 @ HAM 23 W 30,229
10 58
Sun. Sept. 7
4:30 PM
HAM 18 @ EDM 53 L 43,460 CBC
11 59
Sat. Sept. 13
8:00 PM
MTL 25 @ HAM 14 L 19,619 R/C
12 66
Sun. Sept. 21
8:00 PM
HAM 10 @ MTL 49 L 28,185
13 68
Sun. Sept. 28
2:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 29 W 18,363
15 77
Mon. Oct. 13
CGY 28 @ HAM 30 W 19,989
16 80
Sun. Oct. 19
2:00 PM
HAM 25 @ TOR 24 W 34,150 CBCE
17 83
Sat. Oct. 25
2:00 PM
HAM 26 @ OTT 27 L 21,788 CTV
18 88
Sun. Nov. 2
2:00 PM
TOR 16 @ HAM 23 W 30,479 R/C
P2 93
Sun. Nov. 16
2:00 PM
MTL 13 @ HAM 24 W 30,838 CBC, R/C
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 23
1:30 PM
EDM 48 vs HAM 10 L 54,649 CBC, CTV