Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Jun 13 8:00 PM
TOR 14 @ HAM 9 W 19,247  
B
Tue Jun 19 8:00 PM
EDM 31 @ TOR 16 L 35,741  
C
Wed Jun 27 8:00 PM
MTL 30 @ TOR 18 L 35,250  
D
Wed Jul 4 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 13 W 19,450  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 10 8:00 PM
MTL 11 @ TOR 9 L 42,108 CBCE
2
Wed Jul 18 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ HAM 11 W 25,104  
3
Tue Jul 24 8:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 2 L 42,160 R/C, CBCE
4
Tue Jul 31 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 16 W 27,034 CBCE
5
Wed Aug 8 8:00 PM
HAM @ TOR 25 W 41,282  
6
Wed Aug 15 8:00 PM
SSK 12 @ TOR 21 W 41,251 CTV
8
Tue Aug 28 9:30 PM
TOR 13 @ EDM 28 L 42,778 CBC
9
Tue Sep 4 8:00 PM
MTL 28 @ TOR 25 L 45,202 CBC
10
Sun Sep 9 2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 31 L 51,203 CBCE
12
Sat Sep 22 11:00 PM
TOR 25 @ BC 34 L 25,819 CTV
13
Sat Sep 29 2:00 PM
HAM 17 @ TOR 16 L 37,023 R/C
14
Mon Oct 8 2:00 PM
TOR 3 @ HAM 42 L 27,293  
15
Sat Oct 13 2:00 PM
WPG 15 @ TOR 19 W 35,106 CTV
16
Sat Oct 20 2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 25 L 37,690 CTVE
17
Sun Oct 28 2:00 PM
CGY 28 @ TOR 12 L 36,226 CBC
18
Sat Nov 3 2:00 PM
TOR 6 @ OTT 23 L 21,490 CTVE, R/C
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 66 83 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 5 11 0 10 234 352 L3 1-5-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 129 142 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 105 210 L6 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 11 3 8 0 6 144 235 L6 0-6-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 90 117 L1 2-3-0

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 (2-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (1-4-0) 7 (3-4-0) 2 (0-2-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 2nd 4 (2-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (4-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 3rd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (1-9-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (0-11-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.551 1-4-0 (5) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.506 2-1-0 (3) 0-2-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.375
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.719
Ottawa RedBlacks (3) 0.563
BC Lions (1) 0.594
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.750
Edmonton Elks (1) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.250
19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.63 -2.31
Average Winning Score 20.20 -2.55
Average Losing Score 12.09 +0.17
Average Home Score 16.13 +1.88
Average Visitor Score 13.13 -1.88
Average Margin of Victory 9.40 +0.65
Average Margin of Loss 15.00 -0.83
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Toronto 461258 313869 232346 293261 129 (16.1)105 (13.1)234 (14.6)
Opponent 134255 7041111 285583 3172103 210 (26.3)142 (17.8)352 (22.0)
Head Coach
Assistant Coach
  • Chuck Dickerson – Defensive line
1979 Player Awards and Nominations
1979 Most Outstanding
1979 Other Awards
Toronto Argonauts 1979 All-Star Selections
5 All-Division Selections
RB Terry Metcalf
T Nick Bastaja
DE Jim Corrigall
S Billy Hardee, Jr.
P Ian Sunter

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1979 Toronto Argonauts Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1)   Kevin Powell (OT) Utah State
2–1 (10)   Dan Huculak (RB) Simon Fraser
4–1 (28)   Brent Racette (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
5–1 (37)   Mark Forsyth (DB) Wilfrid Laurier
6–1 (46)   Peter Racey (OT) Simon Fraser
7–1 (55)   John Goodrow (RB) Toronto

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