The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1978 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1978 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1978 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 66 82 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 4 11 1 9 330 459 W1 2-3-1
Home 8 2 5 1 5 167 222 L1 2-3-1
Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 163 237 W1 2-4-0
Intra-division 12 3 9 0 6 223 334 W1 3-3-0
Inter-division 4 1 2 1 3 107 125 T1 1-2-1

Full 1978 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1978 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ SSKSSK @
BC Lions (3)0-1-0 (1)1-1-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3)1-0-0 (1)0-2-0 (2)
Edmonton Eskimos (3)0-2-0 (2)1-0-0 (1)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1)--0-1-0 (1)
Montreal Alouettes (1)0-0-1 (1)--
Ottawa Rough Riders (1)--0-1-0 (1)
Toronto Argonauts (1)1-0-0 (1)--
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3)0-2-0 (2)0-1-0 (1)

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1978 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • High: 22,451
  • Avg: 20,337 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Variance over 1977 Avg: -821
  • Low: 19,341
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 92.44
  • Variance from League Avg: -11,532

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Team Scoring

19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 49.31 4.38 +
Average Winning Score 25.50 3.13 -
Average Losing Score 17.55 4.92 +
Average Home Score 20.88 7.00 -
Average Visitor Score 20.38 7.00 +
Average Margin of Victory 9.50 0.75 -
Average Margin of Loss 15.18 2.44 -

Stadium

  • 1978 home stadium: Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1968 – Expansion

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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)
Saskatchewan 154055 4766113 432669 623193 167 (20.9)163 (20.4)330 (20.6)
Opponent 4662108 484593 4872120 8058138 237 (29.6)222 (27.8)459 (28.7)

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1978 Player Awards and Nominations

1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Mike Strickland (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Cleveland Vann (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Joe Miller (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bob Macoritti (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Eary Jones (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1978 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–3 (21) Les McFarlane (DB) Saskatchewan
4–3 (30) Maurice Butler (WR) Simon Fraser
5–3 (39) Mike Hume (SB) Concordia
6–3 (48) Mike Lamborn (DB) Saskatchewan
7–3 (57) Dan Graham (LB) McGill
8–3 (66) Tim Molnar (LB) Saskatchewan
Week Game Details (MDT
A 4
Wed. June 14
7:00 PM
SSK 14 @ WPG 23 L 22,527
B 6
Sun. June 18
2:00 PM
HAM 18 @ SSK 11 L 17,510
C 14
Thu. June 29
9:00 PM
SSK 25 @ BC 30 L 19,796
D 18
Wed. July 5
6:00 PM
CGY 11 @ SSK 16 W 17,293
2 26
Wed. July 19
6:00 PM
SSK 23 @ HAM 27 L 22,746 CTV
3 29
Wed. July 26
8:00 PM
EDM 46 @ SSK 11 L 19,587
4 34
Wed. Aug. 2
7:00 PM
SSK 13 @ WPG 23 L 26,619
5 36
Tue. Aug. 8
8:00 PM
BC 43 @ SSK 14 L 19,584 CTVW
6 39
Tue. Aug. 15
9:00 PM
SSK 23 @ BC 24 L 24,860
7 43
Tue. Aug. 22
8:00 PM
SSK 22 @ CGY 43 L 28,876 CBCW
8 47
Sun. Aug. 27
2:30 PM
TOR 10 @ SSK 31 W 19,341 CBC
9 53
Mon. Sept. 4
2:30 PM
WPG 31 @ SSK 29 L 22,451
10 55
Sat. Sept. 9
9:00 PM
SSK 15 @ BC 9 W 23,473
11 62
Sun. Sept. 17
2:30 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 20 L 21,149
12 65
Sun. Sept. 24
12:00 PM
SSK 18 @ OTT 53 L 24,960 R/C, CBC
13 70
Sun. Oct. 1
12:30 PM
CGY 19 @ SSK 20 W 20,065
14 72
Sun. Oct. 8
2:30 PM
MTL 35 @ SSK 35 T 20,907 CBC
15 76
Sun. Oct. 15
2:00 PM
SSK 13 @ CGY 32 L 26,526
16 82
Sun. Oct. 22
3:00 PM
WPG 13 @ SSK 7 L 19,614 CTVW
17 84
Sun. Oct. 29
2:30 PM
SSK 36 @ EDM 26 W 42,673 CTV