The Toronto Argonauts’ 1976 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th (in tiebreaker) in the Eastern Conference

Toronto Argonauts 1976 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1976 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 2 1 3 77 82 L1 1-2-1
Regular Season 16 7 8 1 15 289 354 L1 2-3-1
    Home 8 5 2 1 11 178 141 W2 4-1-1
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 111 213 L3 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 11 4 6 1 9 191 243 L1 2-3-1
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 2 0 6 98 111 W1 3-2-0

Full 1976 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1976 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.514 4-1-1 (6) 0-5-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.494 1-1-0 (2) 2-1-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.469
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.594
BC Lions (1) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.594
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.688
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1976 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Total: 378,847
  • High: 50,212
  • Avg: 47,355 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1975 Avg: +9,474
  • Low: 43,002
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 87.70
  • Diff from League Avg: +19,196

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Team Scoring

19761975 +/-
Average Combined Score 40.19 3.63 +
Average Winning Score 24.57 2.37 +
Average Losing Score 12.13 0.78 -
Average Home Score 22.25 2.38 +
Average Visitor Score 13.88 1.13 +
Average Margin of Victory 9.57 1.77 +
Average Margin of Loss 16.50 6.30 +

Stadium

  • 1976 home stadium: Exhibition Stadium
  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1976 – 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)
Toronto 502070 512677 143751 632891 178 (22.3)111 (13.9)289 (18.1)
Opponent 204969 5058108 263157 4575120 213 (26.6)141 (17.6)354 (22.1)

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

Toronto Argonauts 1976 Player Awards and Nominations

1976 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Granville Liggins (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Granville Liggins (Division Finalist)
  • Offensive Lineman — Wally Highsmith (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Neil Lumsden (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Neil Lumsden (Division Finalist)

Toronto Argonauts 1976 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–1 (19) Rodney Allison (LB) Saint Mary's
4–1 (28) Brian Utley (OT) Saskatchewan
5–1 (37) Bob Palmer (RB) York
6–1 (46) Doug Falconer (DB) Ottawa
7–1 (55) John Montelepare (LB) Concordia
7–2 (56) [BC] Peter Sorenson (DT) Bishop's
8–1 (64) Jim Trimm (TE) Toronto
9–1 (73) Gary McCann (RB) Windsor
9–8 (79) [MTL] George Beattie (DB) Acadia
10–1 (81) Maurice St. Martin (OT) Queen's
10–8 (87) [MTL] Bernie Muldoon (RB) Windsor

Toronto Argonauts 1976 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DT Granville Liggins
4 All-Division Selections
WR Mike Eben
DT Granville Liggins
DB Larry Uteck (Tie)
DB Steve Dennis

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Tue. June 29
TOR 18 @ BC 27 L 15,636
B 8
Sat. July 3
CGY 25 @ TOR 25 T 37,343
C 14
Sat. July 10
TOR 25 @ HAM 10 W 19,549
D 18
Wed. July 14
OTT 20 @ TOR 9 L 37,851
1 23
Thu. July 22
TOR 22 @ WPG 16 W 21,433
2 26
Wed. July 28
EDM 25 @ TOR 20 L 43,002
3 32
Wed. Aug. 4
MTL 10 @ TOR 23 W 44,920
4 36
Wed. Aug. 11
OTT 27 @ TOR 16 L 50,212
5 41
Wed. Aug. 18
HAM 11 @ TOR 14 W 49,724
6 44
Mon. Aug. 23
8:00 PM
TOR 3 @ MTL 23 L 25,802 CTVE
7 50
Wed. Sept. 1
8:00 PM
TOR 27 @ OTT 40 L 28,060 CTVE
8 52
Sun. Sept. 5
2:00 PM
TOR 0 @ MTL 28 L 20,444 CBC
9 59
Sun. Sept. 12
2:00 PM
HAM 22 @ TOR 31 W 48,250 CBCE
10 60
Sat. Sept. 18
10:00 PM
TOR 28 @ CGY 20 W 22,961 CTV
11 65
Sat. Sept. 25
TOR 14 @ HAM 29 L 31,793
12 69
Sat. Oct. 2
2:00 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 20 T 47,685 CTVE
13 73
Sun. Oct. 10
4:30 PM
TOR 3 @ SSK 34 L 22,140 CBC
14 78
Sun. Oct. 17
2:00 PM
MTL 10 @ TOR 29 W 49,650 CTVE
16 84
Sat. Oct. 30
2:00 PM
BC 16 @ TOR 25 W 45,404 R/C, CBC
17 91
Sun. Nov. 7
2:00 PM
TOR 14 @ HAM 23 L 35,394 R/C, CBCE