The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1985 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1985 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1985 Record
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

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1985 Opponent Appearances

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)
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.375
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.500
BC Lions (2) 0.813
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.750

Coaches

Head Coach
  • Al Bruno (Oct. 7, 1983 – Sept. 30, 1987)

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Assistant Coaches
  • John Salavantis – Offensive line
  • Mike Faragalli – Receivers
  • Rich Stubler – Defensive secondary
  • Ted Schmitz – Defensive line

1985 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 29,231
  • Total: 119,933
  • High: 17,566
  • Avg: 14,991 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1984 Avg: -892
  • Low: 13,101
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 51.29
  • Diff from League Avg: -11,505

More 1985 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

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 2.13 -
Average Visitor Score 26.75 5.13 +
Average Margin of Victory 21.63 9.29 +
Average Margin of Loss 13.88 3.90 -

Stadium

  • 1985 home stadium: Ivor Wynne Stadium
  • Capacity: 29,231
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – Reduction

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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 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)

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) 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)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1985 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Ken Hobart
  • 1 – Bernie Ruoff
  • Defensive Star

    • 2 – Paul Bennett
    • 1 – Less Browne
    • 1 – Ben Zambiasi

Lineman Star

  • 3 – Grover Covington
  • 1 – Mitchell Price

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1985 Player Awards and Nominations

1985 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ken Hobart (Division Finalist)
  • Defensive Player — Paul Bennett (Division Finalist)
  • Offensive Lineman — Marv Allemang (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Paul Bennett (Winner)
  • Rookie — Mike Derks (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1985 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

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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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Tue. June 11
7:30 PM
HAM 6 @ TOR 24 L 28,853
B 8
Mon. June 17
7:30 PM
TOR 24 @ HAM 13 L 10,101
C 10
Fri. June 21
7:30 PM
HAM 13 @ MTL 32 L 12,508
D 18
Sat. June 29
7:30 PM
OTT 14 @ HAM 33 W 16,753
1 21
Sat. July 6
7:30 PM
BC 42 @ HAM 8 L 13,101 CTV
2 24
Thu. July 11
8:30 PM
HAM 11 @ WPG 16 L 25,428 CBC
4 32
Fri. July 26
7:30 PM
TOR 35 @ HAM 10 L 17,566 CTV
5 36
Fri. Aug. 2
7:30 PM
HAM 39 @ MTL 11 W 25,318 CTV
6 41
Sat. Aug. 10
9:00 PM
HAM 29 @ SSK 33 L 24,697 CTV
7 46
Sun. Aug. 18
1:30 PM
WPG 28 @ HAM 10 L 14,026
8 49
Sat. Aug. 24
10:00 PM
HAM 11 @ BC 21 L 34,351 CBC
9 54
Mon. Sept. 2
7:00 PM
MTL 16 @ HAM 19 W 14,549 CBC, R/C
10 58
Sun. Sept. 8
4:00 PM
HAM 17 @ EDM 27 L 39,144 CTV
11 61
Sun. Sept. 15
1:30 PM
HAM 41 @ TOR 10 W 28,824
12 65
Sun. Sept. 22
1:30 PM
OTT 11 @ HAM 32 W 16,101 CTV, R/C
13 70
Sun. Sept. 29
4:00 PM
HAM 30 @ CGY 13 W 14,601 CBC
14 72
Sat. Oct. 5
7:30 PM
EDM 17 @ HAM 12 L 15,512 CBC, R/C
15 77
Mon. Oct. 14
1:30 PM
SSK 14 @ HAM 51 W 15,026 R/C
17 84
Sat. Oct. 26
1:30 PM
HAM 36 @ OTT 4 W 23,692 CBC
18 88
Sat. Nov. 2
7:30 PM
CGY 17 @ HAM 21 W 14,052 CTVW
P2 93
Sun. Nov. 17
12:30 PM
MTL 26 @ HAM 50 W 24,423 CTV, R/C
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 24
1:00 PM
BC 37 vs HAM 24 L 56,723 CBC, CTV, R/C