Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 11 7:30 PM
HAM 6 @ TOR 24 L 28,853  
B
Mon Jun 17 7:30 PM
TOR 24 @ HAM 13 L 10,101  
C
Fri Jun 21 7:30 PM
HAM 13 @ MTL 32 L 12,508  
D
Sat Jun 29 7:30 PM
OTT 14 @ HAM 33 W 16,753  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Sat Jul 6 7:30 PM
BC 42 @ HAM 8 L 13,101 CTV
2
Thu Jul 11 8:30 PM
HAM 11 @ WPG 16 L 25,428 CBC
4
Fri Jul 26 7:30 PM
TOR 35 @ HAM 10 L 17,566 CTV
5
Fri Aug 2 7:30 PM
HAM 39 @ MTL 11 W 25,318 CTV
6
Sat Aug 10 9:00 PM
HAM 29 @ SSK 33 L 24,697 CTV
7
Sun Aug 18 1:30 PM
WPG 28 @ HAM 10 L 14,026  
8
Sat Aug 24 10:00 PM
HAM 11 @ BC 21 L 34,351 CBC
9
Mon Sep 2 7:00 PM
MTL 16 @ HAM 19 W 14,549 CBC, R/C
10
Sun Sep 8 4:00 PM
HAM 17 @ EDM 27 L 39,144 CTV
11
Sun Sep 15 1:30 PM
HAM 41 @ TOR 10 W 28,824  
12
Sun Sep 22 1:30 PM
OTT 11 @ HAM 32 W 16,101 CTV, R/C
13
Sun Sep 29 4:00 PM
HAM 30 @ CGY 13 W 14,601 CBC
14
Sat Oct 5 7:30 PM
EDM 17 @ HAM 12 L 15,512 CBC, R/C
15
Mon Oct 14 1:30 PM
SSK 14 @ HAM 51 W 15,026 R/C
17
Sat Oct 26 1:30 PM
HAM 36 @ OTT 4 W 23,692 CBC
18
Sat Nov 2 7:30 PM
CGY 17 @ HAM 21 W 14,052 CTVW
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 17 12:30 PM
MTL 26 @ HAM 50 W 24,423 CTV, R/C
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 24 1:00 PM
BC 37 vs HAM 24 L 56,723 CBC, CTV, R/C
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 65 94 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 8 8 0 16 377 315 W3 5-1-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 163 180 W2 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 214 135 W3 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 6 5 1 0 10 177 87 W5 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 3 7 0 6 200 228 W2 3-3-0

Full 1985 League Standings

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) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 7 (4-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 2nd 3 (2-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (1-7-0)
After 3rd 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 7 (7-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.438 2-1-0 (3) 3-0-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.538 2-3-0 (5) 1-4-0 (5)
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.500
Ottawa RedBlacks (2) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.375
BC Lions (2) 0.813
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.188
Edmonton Elks (2) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.750
19851984 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.25 -6.25
Average Winning Score 33.63 +2.96
Average Losing Score 13.50 -2.28
Average Home Score 20.38 -2.12
Average Visitor Score 26.75 +5.12
Average Margin of Victory 21.63 +9.29
Average Margin of Loss 13.88 -3.90
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Hamilton 473986 4876124 364985 325082 163 (20.4)214 (26.8)377 (23.6)
Opponent 255277 9238130 221032 413576 135 (16.9)180 (22.5)315 (19.7)
Head Coach
  • Al Bruno (Oct. 7, 1983 – Sept. 30, 1987)
Assistant Coaches
  • John Salavantis – Offensive line
  • Mike Faragalli – Receivers
  • Rich Stubler – Defensive secondary
  • Ted Schmitz – Defensive line
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1985 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • 2 – Ken Hobart
  • 1 – Bernie Ruoff
Defensive Star
  • 2 – Paul Bennett
  • 1 – Ben Zambiasi
  • 1 – Less Browne
Lineman Star
  • 3 – Grover Covington
  • 1 – Mitchell Price
1985 Player Awards and Nominations
1985 Most Outstanding
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1985 All-Star Selections
5 All-Canadian Selections
DE Grover Covington
MLB Ben Zambiasi
DB Less Browne
DB Howard Fields
DB Paul Bennett
9 All-Division Selections
QB Ken Hobart
WR Steve Stapler
C Marv Allemang
DE Grover Covington
MLB Ben Zambiasi
DB Less Browne
DB Howard Fields
DB Paul Bennett
K Bernie Ruoff (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1985 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8)   Jed Tommy (RB) Guelph
2–8 (17)   Lance Thompson (LB) Carleton
4–9 (36) [WPG] Dale Sanderson (C) Tennessee
5–8 (44)   Glen Miller (SB) McGill
6–8 (53)   Lance Harry (OG) Concordia
7–8 (62)   John Lepore (RB) Guelph
8–8 (71)   Brian Bone (WR) Western Ontario
9–8 (80)   Sean McKenna (LB) McMaster

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