The Toronto Argonauts’ 1968 Season

Season Summary

Toronto Argonauts 1968 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1968 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 98 94 L2 2-2-0
Regular Season 14 9 5 0 18 284 266 L1 4-2-0
    Home 7 4 3 0 8 170 163 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 7 5 2 0 10 114 103 W1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 9 5 4 0 10 158 185 L1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 4 1 0 8 126 81 W2 4-1-0

Full 1968 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1968 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.488 2-3-0 (5) 3-1-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.481 2-0-0 (2) 2-1-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.464
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.286
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.714
BC Lions (1) 0.281
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.625
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.531
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.781
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.188

Coaches

Head Coach

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1968 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 33,150
  • Total: 198,889
  • High: 33,135
  • Avg: 28,412 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1967 Avg: +4,503
  • Low: 21,142
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 85.71
  • Diff from League Avg: +7,657

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Team Scoring

19681967 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.29 2.29 +
Average Winning Score 25.33 0.07 -
Average Losing Score 11.20 0.93 -
Average Home Score 24.29 2.57 +
Average Visitor Score 16.29 2.00 +
Average Margin of Victory 12.67 3.53 -
Average Margin of Loss 19.20 7.32 +

Stadium

  • 1968 home stadium: Exhibition Stadium
  • Capacity: 33,150
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1959 – Opened 1959

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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)
Toronto 372966 503989 31839 523890 170 (24.3)114 (16.3)284 (20.3)
Opponent 342963 403474 532073 362056 103 (14.7)163 (23.3)266 (19.0)

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

Toronto Argonauts 1968 Player Awards and Nominations

1968 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bill Symons (Winner)
  • Lineman — Ed Harrington (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bobby Taylor (Team Nominee)

Toronto Argonauts 1968 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5) Chuck Liebrock (OG) Saint Mary's
2–5 (14) Jon Purcell (TE) St. Francis Xavier
3–5 (23) Paul Markle (TE) Waterloo Lutheran
4–5 (32) Bruce MacGregor (DE) Carleton
5–5 (40) Bob McKillop (DB) Waterloo
6–5 (48) Tom Chown (DE) Queen's
7–5 (55) Terry Gorman (DB) St. Francis Xavier
8–5 (62) Wayne Gallop (LB) Saskatchewan
9–5 (68) John Frost (TE) McGill
10–5 (72) Lyle Dunkley (TE) Saskatchewan
11–5 (74) Jim Grant McMaster

Toronto Argonauts 1968 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
RB Bill Symons
T Bill Frank, Jr.
DE Ed Harrington
DB Ed Learn
DB Marv Luster
8 All-Division Selections
RB Bill Symons*
E Mel Profit, Jr.
T Bill Frank, Jr.
DT Mike Wadsworth
DE Ed Harrington
LB Ray Allen Aldridge
DB Ed Learn
DB Marv Luster

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. July 10
WPG 1 @ TOR 35 W 20,784
C 11
Thu. July 18
HAM 23 @ TOR 35 W 22,023
D 15
Mon. July 22
10:00 PM
TOR 21 @ CGY 24 L 14,221
16
Wed. July 24
TOR 7 @ BC 46 L 21,995
1 23
Fri. Aug. 2
EDM 4 @ TOR 32 W 25,991
2 27
Fri. Aug. 9
OTT 38 @ TOR 14 L 32,810
4 35
Wed. Aug. 21
TOR 19 @ CGY 7 W 23,186
38
Sun. Aug. 25
TOR 17 @ SSK 32 L 20,390
5 42
Mon. Sept. 2
TOR 18 @ HAM 15 W 27,153
6 47
Sun. Sept. 8
HAM 20 @ TOR 6 L 33,135
7 51
Sun. Sept. 15
TOR 23 @ MTL 8 W 27,214
8 56
Sun. Sept. 22
MTL 16 @ TOR 37 W 30,303
9 61
Sun. Sept. 29
TOR 15 @ WPG 9 W 17,012
10 65
Sun. Oct. 6
TOR 10 @ OTT 31 L 23,454
11 68
Sat. Oct. 12
BC 29 @ TOR 43 W 22,373
12 76
Sun. Oct. 20
MTL 25 @ TOR 29 W 21,142
13 81
Sun. Oct. 27
TOR 12 @ HAM 1 W 24,206
14 85
Sun. Nov. 3
2:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 9 L 33,135 CTVE
P1 87
Sat. Nov. 9
HAM 21 @ TOR 33 W 25,723
P2 90
Sun. Nov. 17
OTT 11 @ TOR 13 W 32,304
92
Sat. Nov. 23
2:00 PM
TOR 14 @ OTT 36 L 25,085