The Montreal Alouettes’ 1981 Season

Season Summary

Montreal Alouettes 1981 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Montreal Alouettes 1981 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 97 86 W2 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 3 13 0 6 267 518 W1 2-4-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 161 217 W1 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 0 8 0 0 106 301 L8 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 6 2 4 0 4 128 132 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 1 9 0 2 139 386 L2 1-5-0

Full 1981 League Standings

Montreal Alouettes 1981 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.385 2-1-0 (3) 0-3-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.631 1-4-0 (5) 0-5-0 (5)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.719
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.313
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.125
BC Lions (2) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.906
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.688

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1981 Montreal Alouettes Attendance

  • Capacity: 66,308
  • Total: 227,854
  • High: 45,835
  • Avg: 28,481 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1980 Avg: -3,959
  • Low: 15,523
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 42.95
  • Diff from League Avg: -885

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Team Scoring

19811980 +/-
Average Combined Score 49.06 3.38 +
Average Winning Score 28.00 3.25 -
Average Losing Score 14.08 0.83 +
Average Home Score 20.13 6.00 -
Average Visitor Score 13.25 5.13 -
Average Margin of Victory 10.33 2.79 -
Average Margin of Loss 21.69 6.19 +

Stadium

  • 1981 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 491564 183149 322153 6239101 161 (20.1)106 (13.3)267 (16.7)
Opponent 474693 86111197 257499 5970129 301 (37.6)217 (27.1)518 (32.4)

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 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (0-6-0) 5 (2-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (1-9-0)
After 2nd 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (2-5-0) 2 (0-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (2-11-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (1-11-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (0-13-0)

Montreal Alouettes 1981 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – David Overstreet

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Jim Marshall
  • 1 – Tom Cousineau

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Keith Gary

Montreal Alouettes 1981 Player Awards and Nominations

1981 Most Outstanding
  • Player — James Scott (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Doug Scott (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Doug Payton (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Doug Scott (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — David Overstreet (Team Nominee)

Montreal Alouettes 1981 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) Chris Walby (DT) Dickinson State
2–4 (13) Stan Marshall (DB) Simon Fraser
2–6 (15) [CGY] Fred Prinzen (LB) Queen's
3–4 (22) Joe Kuklo (DB) Simon Fraser
4–4 (31) Dean Claridge (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
5–4 (40) Murray Wenhardt (TE) Saskatchewan
6–4 (49) Dom Vetro (WR) Wilfrid Laurier
7–4 (58) Dave Ridgway (K) Toledo

Montreal Alouettes 1981 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
WR James Scott
3 All-Division Selections
WR James Scott
G Bill Norton
T Doug Payton

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Sun. June 7
1:30 PM
HAM 27 @ MTL 21 L 21,742
B 7
Thu. June 11
8:00 PM
MTL 17 @ OTT 18 L 16,139
C 13
Sun. June 21
1:30 PM
OTT 17 @ MTL 21 W 21,240
D 18
Sat. June 27
7:00 PM
MTL 38 @ HAM 24 W 16,604
1 21
Sat. July 4
11:00 PM
MTL 8 @ BC 48 L 26,627 CBC, R/C
2 23
Fri. July 10
8:00 PM
TOR 22 @ MTL 23 W 35,281 CTV
3 28
Fri. July 17
7:00 PM
MTL 31 @ OTT 33 L 24,872 R/C
4 34
Sun. July 26
1:30 PM
EDM 33 @ MTL 17 L 45,835 CTV
5 38
Sun. Aug. 2
1:30 PM
SSK 43 @ MTL 23 L 33,209 CTV
6 41
Sat. Aug. 8
9:30 PM
MTL 2 @ WPG 58 L 32,938 CBCW, R/C
8 49
Sun. Aug. 23
1:30 PM
BC 29 @ MTL 14 L 28,932 CBC
9 52
Sat. Aug. 29
7:00 PM
MTL 11 @ HAM 16 L 27,180 CBCE, R/C
10 56
Sun. Sept. 6
4:00 PM
MTL 26 @ SSK 35 L 28,526 CBC, R/C
11 59
Sat. Sept. 12
1:30 PM
HAM 26 @ MTL 10 L 27,720 CBC
13 68
Sat. Sept. 26
9:00 PM
MTL 11 @ EDM 62 L 48,472 CTV, R/C
14 73
Sun. Oct. 4
1:30 PM
CGY 16 @ MTL 22 W 15,523 CTV
15 75
Sat. Oct. 10
9:00 PM
MTL 3 @ CGY 29 L 29,986 CTV
16 79
Sat. Oct. 17
7:30 PM
MTL 14 @ TOR 20 L 31,038 CTVE, R/C
17 83
Sat. Oct. 24
1:30 PM
WPG 33 @ MTL 13 L 20,487 CBC
18 89
Sun. Nov. 1
1:30 PM
OTT 15 @ MTL 39 W 20,867 CBCE
P1 91
Sun. Nov. 8
1:00 PM
MTL 16 @ OTT 20 L 17,554 CBC