The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1987 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1987 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1987 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 29 30 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 7 11 0 14 470 509 L2 1-5-0
    Home 9 3 6 0 6 224 238 L4 2-4-0
    Visitor 9 4 5 0 8 246 271 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 9 4 5 0 8 231 241 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 9 3 6 0 6 239 268 L5 1-5-0

Full 1987 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1987 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.488 2-2-0 (4) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.537 1-4-0 (5) 2-2-0 (4)
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.167
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.639
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.667
BC Lions (2) 0.667
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.306

Coaches

Head Coaches
  • Al Bruno (Nov. 17, 1987 – Sept. 24, 1990)
  • Ted Schmitz* (Sept. 30, 1987 – Nov. 16, 1987)
  • Al Bruno (Oct. 7, 1983 – Sept. 30, 1987)

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Assistant Coaches
  • Jerry Keeling – Offensive Coordinator
  • John Salavantis – Offensive Coordinator
  • Rich Stubler – Defensive Coordinator
  • Ted Schmitz – Defensive Coordinator
  • Frank North – Special teams

1987 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 29,231
  • Total: 152,992
  • High: 24,770
  • Avg: 16,999 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1986 Avg: -232
  • Low: 12,541
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 58.15
  • Diff from League Avg: -8,990

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Team Scoring

19871986 +/-
Average Combined Score 54.39 11.56 +
Average Winning Score 28.43 2.32 +
Average Losing Score 24.64 6.01 +
Average Home Score 24.89 2.78 +
Average Visitor Score 27.33 4.44 +
Average Margin of Victory 8.57 2.65 -
Average Margin of Loss 9.00 1.25 +

Stadium

  • 1987 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 7660136 623597 435396 4398141 224 (24.9)246 (27.3)470 (26.1)
Opponent 384987 9599194 4863111 5760117 271 (30.1)238 (26.4)509 (28.3)

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 (2-4-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 11 (5-6-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 2nd 4 (2-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0) 7 (4-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 3rd 6 (3-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 9 (6-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (1-8-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (0-11-0)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1987 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Earl Winfield
  • 1 – Tom Porras
  • Defensive Star

    • 2 – Frank Robinson
    • 1 – Ben Zambiasi

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Mike Walker

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1987 Player Awards and Nominations

1987 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Steve Stapler (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Frank Robinson (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Miles Gorrell (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Rocky DiPietro (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Johnnie Jones (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1987 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9) Joe Germain (WR) Simon Fraser
3–9 (27) Lou Godry (OL) Guelph
4–9 (36) Robin Belanger (DB) McGill
5–9 (45) Bill McIntyre (WR) St. Francis Xavier
6–9 (54) Joe Fortune (OL) McMaster
7–9 (63) Sean Guy (DL) Purdue
8–9 (72) Greg Doren (OL) Nevada-Reno

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1987 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DT Mike Walker
5 All-Division Selections
WR Steve Stapler
DT Mike Walker
DE Grover Covington
OLB Frank Robinson
DB Howard Fields

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Sat. June 6
1:00 PM
HAM 14 vs MTL 13 W 8,000
B 8
Tue. June 16
7:30 PM
TOR 17 @ HAM 15 L 12,449
1 12
Fri. June 26
8:00 PM
HAM 32 @ OTT 36 L 20,129 CFN
3 18
Sun. July 5
1:30 PM
EDM 36 @ HAM 33 L 15,720 CFN
21
Sun. July 12
4:00 PM
HAM 40 @ EDM 30 W 32,265 CFN
4 23
Fri. July 17
8:00 PM
TOR 30 @ HAM 27 L 18,214 CFN
5 29
Sun. July 26
4:00 PM
HAM 28 @ SSK 25 W 24,830 CFN
6 30
Fri. July 31
8:00 PM
BC 20 @ HAM 21 W 18,088 CFN
7 37
Fri. Aug. 14
8:00 PM
WPG 14 @ HAM 26 W 18,503 CFN
8 40
Fri. Aug. 21
8:00 PM
HAM 28 @ TOR 25 W 33,648 CFN
9 44
Sat. Aug. 29
8:00 PM
OTT 23 @ HAM 28 W 17,447 CBC
10 48
Mon. Sept. 7
7:00 PM
TOR 25 @ HAM 19 L 24,770 CBC
12 54
Sun. Sept. 20
1:30 PM
HAM 29 @ TOR 39 L 26,619
57
Sun. Sept. 27
1:30 PM
CGY 33 @ HAM 17 L 14,189 TSN
14 62
Sun. Oct. 4
4:00 PM
HAM 14 @ WPG 47 L 31,655 CFN
64
Sun. Oct. 11
1:30 PM
SSK 23 @ HAM 20 L 12,541 CBC
15 68
Sat. Oct. 17
10:00 PM
HAM 11 @ BC 25 L 34,909 TSN
16 71
Sat. Oct. 24
1:30 PM
HAM 28 @ OTT 2 W 16,370 CBC
17 75
Sun. Nov. 1
1:30 PM
CGY 34 @ HAM 33 L 13,520
18 78
Fri. Nov. 6
9:30 PM
HAM 36 @ CGY 42 L 25,944 TSN
P1 82
Sun. Nov. 15
1:30 PM
HAM 13 @ TOR 29 L 21,339 CBC