The Montreal Alouettes 1979 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 12 8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 36 W 24,920  
B
Wed Jun 20 10:00 PM
MTL 19 @ SSK 7 W 18,349  
C
Wed Jun 27
MTL 30 @ TOR 18 W 35,250  
D
Tue Jul 3
HAM 8 @ MTL 21 W 27,637  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 10 8:00 PM
MTL 11 @ TOR 9 W 42,108 CBCE
2
Tue Jul 17 11:00 PM
MTL 10 @ BC 25 L 23,422 CBC
3
Wed Jul 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 Sep 4 8:00 PM
MTL 28 @ TOR 25 W 45,202 CBC
10
Sun Sep 9 2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 31 W 51,203 CBCE
11
Sun Sep 16 2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ HAM 14 W 18,511 R/C, CBCE
12
Sun Sep 23 6:30 PM
SSK 3 @ MTL 11 W 35,240 CTV
13
Sun Sep 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
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sat Nov 17 2:00 PM
OTT 6 @ MTL 17 W 35,103 CTV
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 25 1:30 PM
EDM 17 @ MTL 9 L 65,113 CTV, CBC

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

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)

Coaches

Head Coach

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 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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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

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