The Montreal Alouettes 1978 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Montreal Alouettes 1978 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 75 55 W3 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 8 7 1 17 331 295 W2 2-3-1
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 194 145 W2 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 2 5 1 5 137 150 L1 2-3-1
   Divisional opponent 11 6 5 0 12 206 142 W2 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 2 1 5 125 153 T1 2-2-1

Full 1978 League Standings

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 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 5 (2-2-1) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (7-2-1) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-4-1) 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-6-1)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (0-2-1) 9 (8-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (0-4-1)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (0-5-0) 8 (8-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 7 (0-7-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Mon. June 12 11:00 PM
MTL 9 @ BC 15 L 21,608  
B
Tue. June 20 8:00 PM
CGY 12 @ MTL 14 W 28,484  
C
Wed. June 28 8:00 PM
MTL 25 @ OTT 4 W 16,991  
D
Tue. July 4 8:00 PM
TOR 24 @ MTL 27 W 34,500  
1
Tue. July 11 8:00 PM
MTL 10 @ OTT 17 L 25,391 CTVE
2
Tue. July 18 8:00 PM
TOR 23 @ MTL 30 W 51,388 CBCE
3
Tue. July 25 8:00 PM
HAM 12 @ MTL 24 W 52,132 CBC
4
Wed. Aug. 2 8:00 PM
MTL 11 @ TOR 16 L 52,308  
5
Wed. Aug. 9 10:00 PM
MTL 28 @ CGY 14 W 26,888 CTV
7
Tue. Aug. 22 8:00 PM
BC 26 @ MTL 30 W 65,132 CBC
8
Tue. Aug. 29 9:00 PM
MTL 10 @ WPG 36 L 27,201 CBC
9
Tue. Sept. 5 8:00 PM
OTT 23 @ MTL 18 L 62,197 CBC
10
Sun. Sept. 10 2:00 PM
MTL 27 @ TOR 2 W 46,202 CBCE
11
Sun. Sept. 17 2:00 PM
HAM 4 @ MTL 14 W 50,567 CBC
12
Sat. Sept. 23 8:00 PM
MTL 6 @ HAM 17 L 22,794 R/C, CTVE
13
Sun. Oct. 1 2:00 PM
EDM 42 @ MTL 22 L 54,652 CBC
14
Sun. Oct. 8 4:30 PM
MTL 35 @ SSK 35 T 20,907 CBC
15
Sun. Oct. 15 2:00 PM
MTL 10 @ OTT 13 L 33,976 R/C, CTVE
16
Sat. Oct. 21 2:00 PM
TOR 7 @ MTL 30 W 45,547 CTVE
18
Sat. Nov. 4 2:00 PM
OTT 8 @ MTL 26 W 54,159 CTVE
P1
Sat. Nov. 11 2:00 PM
HAM 20 @ MTL 35 W 37,017 CTV
P2
Sun. Nov. 19 2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ OTT 16 W 31,960 CBC
GC
Sun. Nov. 26 1:00 PM
EDM 20 vs MTL 13 L 54,386 CTV, CBC

Montreal Alouettes 1978 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.435 5-1-0 (6) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.538 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-1 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.344
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.688
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.250
BC Lions (1) 0.500
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.656
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.281
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.563

Team Scoring

19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.13 +4.38
Average Winning Score 26.13 +4.12
Average Losing Score 12.43 -1.37
Average Home Score 24.25 +4.62
Average Visitor Score 17.13 -2.12
Average Margin of Victory 14.13 +5.76
Average Margin of Loss 11.00 +5.80

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Montreal 414485 561874 273461 7041111 194 (24.3)137 (17.1)331 (20.7)
Opponent 281644 4666112 311849 405090 150 (18.8)145 (18.1)295 (18.4)

Coaches

Head Coach

Montreal Alouettes 1978 Player Awards and Nominations

1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Randy Rhino (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Randy Rhino (Division Finalist)
  • Offensive Lineman — Dan Yochum (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Gerry Dattilio (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Jerry Friesen (Team Nominee)

Montreal Alouettes 1978 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
WR Bob Gaddis
T Dan Yochum
OLB Chuck Zapiec
DB Dickie Harris
DB Randy Rhino
9 All-Division Selections
WR Bob Gaddis
T Dan Yochum
DT Glen Weir
MLB Carl Crennel
OLB Chuck Zapiec
DHB Jim Burrow, Jr.
CB Dickie Harris
S Randy Rhino
K Don Sweet

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Montreal Alouettes 1978 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6) [BC] Neil Quilter (OT) British Columbia (UBC)
1–9 (9)   Phil Noble (LB) Western Ontario
2–3 (12) [SSK] Gary Boochler (OG) Saskatchewan
2–5 (14) [TOR] Jerry Friesen (LB) Saskatchewan
2–7 (16) [OTT] Bob Hultgren (WR) McMaster
2–9 (18)   Ty Morris (WR) Puget Sound
3–7 (25) [OTT] Bill O'Bryan (C) Oregon State
4–9 (36)   Sandy Gray (DB) Ottawa
5–9 (45)   Kerry Powell (RB) Queen's
6–9 (54)   Henry Svec (DT) Western Ontario
7–9 (63)   Clarence Coleman (RB) Ottawa
8–9 (72)   Eric Salvatori (RB) McGill

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