Season Summary

  • 5 wins, 11 losses, 0 ties
  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result TV
A
Wed Jun 13 8:00 PM
TOR 14 @ HAM 9 W  
B
Tue Jun 19 8:00 PM
EDM 31 @ TOR 16 L  
C
Wed Jun 27 8:00 PM
MTL 30 @ TOR 18 L  
D
Wed Jul 4 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 13 W  
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result TV
1
Tue Jul 10 8:00 PM
MTL 11 @ TOR 9 L CBCE
2
Wed Jul 18 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ HAM 11 W  
3
Tue Jul 24 8:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 2 L R/C, CBCE
4
Tue Jul 31 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 16 W CBCE
5
Wed Aug 8 8:00 PM
HAM 0 @ TOR 25 W  
6
Wed Aug 15 8:00 PM
SSK 12 @ TOR 21 W CTV
7Bye
8
Tue Aug 28 9:30 PM
TOR 13 @ EDM 28 L CBC
9
Tue Sep 4 8:00 PM
MTL 28 @ TOR 25 L CBC
10
Sun Sep 9 2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 31 L CBCE
11Bye
12
Sat Sep 22 11:00 PM
TOR 25 @ BC 34 L CTV
13
Sat Sep 29 2:00 PM
HAM 17 @ TOR 16 L R/C
14
Mon Oct 8 2:00 PM
TOR 3 @ HAM 42 L  
15
Sat Oct 13 2:00 PM
WPG 15 @ TOR 19 W CTV
16
Sat Oct 20 2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 25 L CTVE
17
Sun Oct 28 2:00 PM
CGY 28 @ TOR 12 L CBC
18
Sat Nov 3 2:00 PM
TOR 6 @ OTT 23 L 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
Quarter Team Home (PPG) Visitor (PPG) Total (PPG)
Total Toronto 129 (16.1) 105 (13.1) 234 (14.6)
Opponent 210 (26.3) 142 (17.8) 352 (22.0)
1st Toronto 46 (5.8) 12 (1.5) 58 (3.6)
Opponent 42 (5.3) 13 (1.6) 55 (3.4)
2nd Toronto 31 (3.9) 38 (4.8) 69 (4.3)
Opponent 41 (5.1) 70 (8.8) 111 (6.9)
3rd Toronto 23 (2.9) 23 (2.9) 46 (2.9)
Opponent 55 (6.9) 28 (3.5) 83 (5.2)
4th Toronto 29 (3.6) 32 (4.0) 61 (3.8)
Opponent 72 (9.0) 31 (3.9) 103 (6.4)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Chuck Hutchinson – Offensive line
  • Mike Faulkiner – Receivers
  • Chuck Dickerson – Defensive line (until 1979-11-07)
  • Dick Evans – Defensive backfield (until 1979-05-07)
  • Willie Wood – Defensive backfield
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 Huclack (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 (UofT)

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