Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri Jun 15 9:00 PM
SSK 21 @ CGY 18 W 25,455  
B
Wed Jun 20 10:00 PM
MTL 19 @ SSK 7 L 18,349  
C
Fri Jun 29 10:00 PM
EDM 53 @ SSK 20 L 17,460  
D
Wed Jul 4 8:00 PM
SSK 10 @ WPG 16 L 21,501  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 11 10:00 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 4 L 19,030 CTVW
2
Tue Jul 17 9:30 PM
SSK 20 @ EDM 52 L 43,321  
3
Wed Jul 25 10:00 PM
HAM 24 @ SSK 20 L 19,759  
4
Tue Jul 31 11:00 PM
SSK 15 @ BC 24 L 23,308  
6
Wed Aug 15 8:00 PM
SSK 12 @ TOR 21 L 41,251 CTV
7
Wed Aug 22 10:00 PM
CGY 6 @ SSK 5 L 20,790 CTVW
8
Tue Aug 28 9:30 PM
SSK 1 @ WPG 30 L 25,159  
9
Mon Sep 3 4:30 PM
WPG 28 @ SSK 11 L 22,190  
10
Sun Sep 9 4:30 PM
SSK 0 @ EDM 40 L 40,231 CBCW
11
Sun Sep 16 4:30 PM
CGY 52 @ SSK 10 L 20,021  
12
Sun Sep 23 6:30 PM
SSK 3 @ MTL 11 L 35,240 CTV
14
Sun Oct 7 4:30 PM
OTT 20 @ SSK 19 L 19,300 CBC
15
Sun Oct 14 4:30 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 26 W 20,042  
16
Sun Oct 21 3:30 PM
SSK 14 @ WPG 23 L 23,032 CBCW
17
Sun Oct 28 3:30 PM
BC 12 @ SSK 26 W 29,012 CTVR
18
Sun Nov 4 4:30 PM
SSK 8 @ CGY 41 L 30,654 CBCW
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 58 106 L3 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 2 14 0 4 194 437 L1 2-4-0
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 121 195 W2 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 0 8 0 0 73 242 L8 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 12 2 10 0 4 140 361 L1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 0 4 0 0 54 76 L4 0-4-0

Full 1979 League Standings

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 (1-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (0-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (1-7-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (1-6-0)
After 2nd 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (1-11-0)
After 3rd 4 (2-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 2 (0-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (2-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (0-9-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (0-14-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.602 2-4-0 (6) 0-6-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.492 0-2-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.594
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.750
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.813
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.250
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.375
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.719
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.563
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.313
19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.44 -9.88
Average Winning Score 26.00 +0.50
Average Losing Score 10.14 -7.40
Average Home Score 15.13 -5.75
Average Visitor Score 9.13 -11.25
Average Margin of Victory 7.50 -2.00
Average Margin of Loss 18.43 +3.25
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Saskatchewan 481765 272350 221436 241943 121 (15.1)73 (9.1)194 (12.1)
Opponent 376198 4091131 5352105 6538103 242 (30.3)195 (24.4)437 (27.3)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Laurie Niskanen – Offensive line
  • Tom Campana – Receivers
  • Walt Posadowski – Offensive line (until 1979-11-05)
  • Al Ford – Defensive secondary (until 1979-12-18)
  • Mike Murphy – Front Seven
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1979 Player Awards and Nominations
1979 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ken McEachern (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Ken McEachern (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Curtis Wester (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ken McEachern (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Neil Quilter (Team Nominee)
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1979 All-Star Selections

No Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1979.

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1979 Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2)   Al Chorney (DB) British Columbia (UBC)
1–4 (4) [HAM] Gerry Hornett (OT) Simon Fraser
2–2 (11)   Bernard Crump (DB) British Columbia (UBC)
4–2 (29)   Joe Sturby (LB) Saskatchewan
5–2 (38)   Lyle Bauer (OG) Weber State
6–2 (47)   Paul Krepinski (DT) Utah State
7–2 (56)   Lorne Groot (DT) Alberta

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