The Toronto Argonauts’ 1977 Season

Season Summary

Toronto Argonauts 1977 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1977 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 2 1 3 53 57 W1 1-2-1
Regular Season 16 6 10 0 12 251 266 L4 2-4-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 123 122 L2 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 128 144 L2 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 11 6 5 0 12 196 154 L1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 0 5 0 0 55 112 L5 0-5-0

Full 1977 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1977 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 3-2-0 (5) 3-3-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.525 0-3-0 (3) 0-2-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.313
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.688
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.500
BC Lions (1) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.250
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coach

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1977 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Total: 375,319
  • High: 49,714
  • Avg: 46,914 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1976 Avg: -306
  • Low: 40,747
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 86.88
  • Diff from League Avg: +15,611

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Team Scoring

19771976 +/-
Average Combined Score 32.31 7.88 -
Average Winning Score 23.17 1.40 -
Average Losing Score 11.20 0.93 -
Average Home Score 15.38 6.88 -
Average Visitor Score 16.00 2.13 +
Average Margin of Victory 17.00 7.43 +
Average Margin of Loss 11.70 4.80 -

Stadium

  • 1977 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 362157 224365 383977 272552 123 (15.4)128 (16.0)251 (15.7)
Opponent 214566 374481 222850 422769 144 (18.0)122 (15.3)266 (16.6)

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

Toronto Argonauts 1977 Player Awards and Nominations

1977 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ray Nettles (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Ray Nettles (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mike Wilson (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Paul Bennett (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Paul Bennett (Team Nominee)

Toronto Argonauts 1977 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Rick Sowieta (LB) Richmond
2–2 (11) Cliff Pelham (DB) Dalhousie
3–2 (20) Alan MacLean (OG) Bishop's
4–2 (29) Brian Anderson (C) Guelph
5–2 (38) David Bossey (LB) Notre Dame
6–2 (47) Hugh Fraser (WR) Ottawa
7–2 (56) Greg Mosher (DB) Dalhousie
8–2 (65) Tom Arnott (DT) Guelph
9–2 (74) Sam Sinopoli (TE) Toronto
10–2 (83) John Vernon (LB) Toronto

Toronto Argonauts 1977 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
T Mike Wilson
DE Jim Corrigall
DHB Paul Bennett
6 All-Division Selections
T Mike Wilson
DT Ecomet Burley, Jr.
DE Jim Corrigall
MLB Ray Nettles
DHB Paul Bennett
CB Eric Harris

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Tue. June 14
TOR 7 @ OTT 7 T 16,877
B 7
Wed. June 22
TOR 12 @ HAM 21 L 20,061
C 14
Wed. June 29
MTL 20 @ TOR 6 L 29,103
D 19
Thu. July 7
OTT 9 @ TOR 28 W 39,804
1 21
Tue. July 12
8:00 PM
TOR 20 @ HAM 21 L 27,502 CBC
2 27
Wed. July 20
8:00 PM
MTL 16 @ TOR 10 L 47,320 CBC
3 30
Wed. July 27
8:00 PM
OTT 1 @ TOR 17 W 45,540 CTVE
4 35
Wed. Aug. 3
8:00 PM
TOR 11 @ OTT 41 L 27,643 CTVE
5 38
Wed. Aug. 10
HAM 1 @ TOR 22 W 48,120
6 42
Wed. Aug. 17
8:00 PM
SSK 27 @ TOR 26 L 49,714 CTV
7 44
Tue. Aug. 23
11:00 PM
TOR 0 @ BC 30 L 24,873 CBC
9 55
Tue. Sept. 6
8:00 PM
TOR 20 @ MTL 14 W 69,093 CBC
10 57
Sat. Sept. 10
8:00 PM
HAM 25 @ TOR 12 L 47,498
11 63
Sun. Sept. 18
2:00 PM
MTL 13 @ TOR 19 W 47,138 CBC
13 69
Sun. Oct. 2
2:00 PM
TOR 18 @ MTL 6 W 62,832 CBCE
14 75
Mon. Oct. 10
TOR 43 @ HAM 2 W 34,390
15 79
Sun. Oct. 16
2:00 PM
WPG 29 @ TOR 10 L 49,242 R/C, CBC
16 81
Sun. Oct. 23
5:00 PM
TOR 12 @ EDM 16 L 25,388 CTV
17 86
Sun. Oct. 30
2:00 PM
TOR 4 @ OTT 14 L 31,365
18 89
Sat. Nov. 5
2:00 PM
CGY 10 @ TOR 7 L 40,747 CTV
P1 93
Sun. Nov. 13
2:00 PM
TOR 16 @ OTT 21 L 24,875 CBC