The Montreal Alouettes’ 1979 Season

Season Summary

Montreal Alouettes 1979 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Montreal Alouettes 1979 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 4 0 0 8 106 53 W4 4-0-0
Regular Season 16 11 4 1 23 351 284 W3 4-1-1
    Home 8 7 1 0 14 196 96 W7 6-0-0
    Visitor 8 4 3 1 9 155 188 L1 3-2-1
   Divisional opponent 11 9 1 1 19 292 180 W3 5-0-1
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 59 104 L1 2-3-0

Full 1979 League Standings

Montreal Alouettes 1979 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.420 5-0-0 (5) 4-1-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.506 2-1-0 (3) 0-2-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.375
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.563
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.313
BC Lions (1) 0.594
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.750
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.250

Team Scoring

19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.69 +0.56
Average Winning Score 24.55 -1.58
Average Losing Score 13.00 +0.57
Average Home Score 24.50 +0.25
Average Visitor Score 19.38 +2.25
Average Margin of Victory 12.45 -1.67
Average Margin of Loss 17.50 +6.50

1979 Montreal Alouettes Attendance

  • Capacity: 66,308
  • Total: 356,839
  • High: 51,487
  • Avg: 44,604 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1978 Avg: -9,866
  • Low: 35,240
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 67.27
  • Diff from League Avg: +13,507

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1979 home stadium: Olympic Stadium
  • Capacity: 66,308
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1977 – Expansion/artificial turf

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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)
Montreal 403272 4669115 572784 532780 196 (24.5)155 (19.4)351 (21.9)
Opponent 175471 276895 273764 252954 188 (23.5)96 (12.0)284 (17.8)

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 2 (2-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (3-2-1) 4 (3-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 8 (4-3-1)
After 2nd 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-2-1) 11 (9-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-2-1)
After 3rd 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-0-1) 3 (1-2-0) 10 (9-1-0) 2 (1-0-1) 4 (1-3-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 3 (0-3-0) 11 (11-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (0-4-0)

Montreal Alouettes 1979 Player Awards and Nominations

1979 Most Outstanding
  • Player — David Green (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — Dickie Harris (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Ray Watrin (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Ray Watrin (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Tom Cousineau (Team Nominee)

Montreal Alouettes 1979 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–1 (19) [TOR] Ed Szpytma (DE) McMaster
3–6 (24) [OTT] Adrien Polesel (DT) McMaster
3–8 (26)   Jim Rutka (WR) Queen's
4–8 (35)   Roland Mangold (OG) Northeast Missouri State
5–8 (44)   Harry Webster (OT) Bishop's
6–8 (53)   Richard Payne (LB) Wilfrid Laurier
7–8 (62)   Keir Cutler (WR) McGill

Montreal Alouettes 1979 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
RB David Green
G Ray Watrin
DE Junior Ah You
CB Dickie Harris
11 All-Division Selections
RB David Green*
WR Bob Gaddis
C Doug Smith
G Ray Watrin
T Dan Yochum
DT Glen Weir
DE Junior Ah You
MLB Carl Crennel
DHB Tony Proudfoot
CB Dickie Harris
K Don Sweet

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue. June 12 8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 36 W 24,920  
B
Wed. June 20 10:00 PM
MTL 19 @ SSK 7 W 18,349  
C
Wed. June 27
MTL 30 @ TOR 18 W 35,250  
D
Tue. July 3
HAM 8 @ MTL 21 W 27,637  
1
Tue. July 10 8:00 PM
MTL 11 @ TOR 9 W 42,108 CBCE
2
Tue. July 17 11:00 PM
MTL 10 @ BC 25 L 23,422 CBC
3
Wed. July 25 8:00 PM
CGY 19 @ MTL 7 L 51,237 CTVE
4
Wed. Aug. 1 8:00 PM
MTL 21 @ HAM 8 W 20,490 CTVE
5
Tue. Aug. 7 8:00 PM
WPG 10 @ MTL 25 W 41,232 CBC
7
Mon. Aug. 20 8:00 PM
OTT 14 @ MTL 32 W 51,487  
8
Wed. Aug. 29 8:00 PM
MTL 29 @ OTT 31 L 31,672 CTVE
9
Tue. Sept. 4 8:00 PM
MTL 28 @ TOR 25 W 45,202 CBC
10
Sun. Sept. 9 2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 31 W 51,203 CBCE
11
Sun. Sept. 16 2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ HAM 14 W 18,511 R/C, CBCE
12
Sun. Sept. 23 6:30 PM
SSK 3 @ MTL 11 W 35,240 CTV
13
Sun. Sept. 30 2:00 PM
MTL 29 @ OTT 29 T 32,669 R/C, CBC
14
Mon. Oct. 8 4:30 PM
MTL 6 @ EDM 47 L 42,778 R/C, CBC
16
Sat. Oct. 20 2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 25 W 37,690 CTVE
17
Sat. Oct. 27 2:00 PM
OTT 8 @ MTL 24 W 47,368 CTVE
18
Sun. Nov. 4 2:00 PM
HAM 20 @ MTL 41 W 41,382 CBCE
P2
Sat. Nov. 17 2:00 PM
OTT 6 @ MTL 17 W 35,103 CTV
GC
Sun. Nov. 25 1:30 PM
EDM 17 @ MTL 9 L 65,113 CTV, CBC