The Toronto Argonauts’ 1979 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference

Toronto Argonauts 1979 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1979 Record
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

Toronto Argonauts 1979 Opponent Appearances

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 Rough Riders (3) 0.563
BC Lions (1) 0.594
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.750
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.250

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coach
  • Chuck Dickerson – Defensive line

1979 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Total: 320,358
  • High: 45,202
  • Avg: 40,044 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1978 Avg: -6,501
  • Low: 35,106
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 74.16
  • Diff from League Avg: +8,947

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Team Scoring

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 -

Stadium

  • 1979 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 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)

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 (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)

Toronto Argonauts 1979 Player Awards and Nominations

1979 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Terry Metcalf (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Bruce Smith (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Nick Bastaja (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Peter Muller (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Mike McArthur (Team Nominee)
1979 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Peter Muller (Winner)

Toronto Argonauts 1979 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

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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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. June 13
TOR 14 @ HAM 9 W 19,247
B 8
Tue. June 19
EDM 31 @ TOR 16 L 35,741
C 13
Wed. June 27
MTL 30 @ TOR 18 L 35,250
D 17
Wed. July 4
TOR 18 @ OTT 13 W 19,450
1 19
Tue. July 10
8:00 PM
MTL 11 @ TOR 9 L 42,108 CBCE
2 26
Wed. July 18
8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ HAM 11 W 25,104
3 27
Tue. July 24
8:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 2 L 42,160 R/C, CBCE
4 33
Tue. July 31
8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 16 W 27,034 CBC
5 38
Wed. Aug. 8
8:00 PM
HAM 0 @ TOR 25 W 41,282
6 42
Wed. Aug. 15
8:00 PM
SSK 12 @ TOR 21 W 41,251 CTV
8 48
Tue. Aug. 28
9:30 PM
TOR 13 @ EDM 28 L 42,778 CBC
9 54
Tue. Sept. 4
8:00 PM
MTL 28 @ TOR 25 L 45,202 CBC
10 57
Sun. Sept. 9
2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 31 L 51,203 CBCE
12 63
Sat. Sept. 22
11:00 PM
TOR 25 @ BC 34 L 25,819 CTV
13 68
Sat. Sept. 29
2:00 PM
HAM 17 @ TOR 16 L 37,023 R/C
14 73
Mon. Oct. 8
2:00 PM
TOR 3 @ HAM 42 L 27,293
15 75
Sat. Oct. 13
2:00 PM
WPG 15 @ TOR 19 W 35,106 CTVW
16 80
Sat. Oct. 20
2:00 PM
TOR 11 @ MTL 25 L 37,690 CTVE
17 86
Sun. Oct. 28
2:00 PM
CGY 28 @ TOR 12 L 36,226 CBC
18 88
Sat. Nov. 3
2:00 PM
TOR 6 @ OTT 23 L 21,490 R/C, CBCE