The Toronto Argonauts’ 1970 Season

Season Summary

Toronto Argonauts 1970 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1970 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 4 0 0 8 138 59 W4 4-0-0
Regular Season 14 8 6 0 16 329 290 W1 4-2-0
    Home 7 6 1 0 12 177 103 W3 5-1-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 152 187 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 9 6 3 0 12 215 178 W1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 114 112 W1 2-3-0

Full 1970 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1970 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.476 4-1-0 (5) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.500 2-0-0 (2) 0-3-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.607
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.536
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.286
BC Lions (1) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.563
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.875
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.125

Team Scoring

19701969 +/-
Average Combined Score 44.21 -4.79
Average Winning Score 28.75 -3.15
Average Losing Score 16.50 -5.25
Average Home Score 25.29 -6.43
Average Visitor Score 21.71 -4.57
Average Margin of Victory 14.50 -0.70
Average Margin of Loss 12.83 +6.33

1970 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 33,150
  • Total: 224,696
  • High: 33,135
  • Avg: 32,099 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1969 Avg: -273
  • Low: 25,886
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 96.83
  • Diff from League Avg: +8,746

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1970 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 312859 7133104 115768 643498 177 (25.3)152 (21.7)329 (23.5)
Opponent 162844 245882 263864 3763100 187 (26.7)103 (14.7)290 (20.7)

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

Toronto Argonauts 1970 Player Awards and Nominations

1970 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Marv Luster (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Charles Bray (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Moro (Team Nominee)

Toronto Argonauts 1970 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–7 (16)   Paul Brown (T) Waterloo Lutheran
3–7 (25)   John Candiotto (E) Dalhousie
4–7 (34)   Vince Lyons (DB) McMaster
5–7   Pass
6–7 (51)   Bear Brown (T) Royal Military College
7–7 (59)   Bill Simmons (DB) Royal Military College
8–7   Pass
9–7   Pass
10–7   Pass

Toronto Argonauts 1970 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
RB Bill Symons
FL Jim Thorpe
G Charles Bray (Tie)
DE Ed Harrington
DB Marv Luster (Tie)
6 All-Division Selections
RB Bill Symons*
TE Mel Profit, Jr.
FL Jim Thorpe
G Charles Bray
DB Jim Tomlin
DB Marv Luster

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed. July 8
OTT 8 @ TOR 29 W 29,018  
B
Tue. July 14
TOR 47 @ EDM 7 W 13,000  
C
Thu. July 16
TOR 42 @ BC 25 W 23,604  
D
Fri. July 24
MTL 19 @ TOR 20 W 30,886  
2
Tue. Aug. 4 8:00 PM
TOR 27 @ MTL 34 L 26,743 CTVE
3
Thu. Aug. 13 8:00 PM
HAM 3 @ TOR 29 W 33,135 CTVE
4
Thu. Aug. 20 8:00 PM
EDM 14 @ TOR 16 W 33,135 CTV
5
Wed. Aug. 26 9:00 PM
TOR 22 @ WPG 28 L 19,108 CTV
6
Sun. Aug. 30 4:00 PM
TOR 14 @ SSK 36 L 20,179 CTV
7
Mon. Sept. 7 8:00 PM
TOR 37 @ OTT 21 W 26,000 CTV
8
Sun. Sept. 13 2:00 PM
OTT 25 @ TOR 30 W 33,135 CTVE
9
Sun. Sept. 20 2:00 PM
MTL 24 @ TOR 17 L 33,135 CTVE
10
Sun. Sept. 27 5:00 PM
TOR 12 @ CGY 27 L 21,292 CTV
11
Sun. Oct. 4
TOR 33 @ HAM 14 W 29,455  
12
Sat. Oct. 10 8:00 PM
BC 7 @ TOR 50 W 33,135 CTV
13
Sun. Oct. 18 2:00 PM
MTL 13 @ TOR 16 W 33,135 CTVE
14
Sun. Oct. 25 2:00 PM
TOR 7 @ HAM 27 L 29,755 CTVE
15
Sat. Oct. 31 2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 19 W 25,886 CBC
P1
Sat. Nov. 7 2:00 PM
MTL 16 @ TOR 7 L 31,794 CBC