The Toronto Argonauts’ 1980 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference

Toronto Argonauts 1980 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1980 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 76 123 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 6 10 0 12 334 358 L1 2-4-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 180 169 W1 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 154 189 L3 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 11 3 8 0 6 231 254 L3 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 2 0 6 103 104 W1 3-2-0

Full 1980 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1980 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.494 2-4-0 (6) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.531 1-1-0 (2) 2-1-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.531
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.438
BC Lions (1) 0.531
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coach
  • Jim Corrigall – Defensive line

1980 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Total: 300,853
  • High: 48,595
  • Avg: 37,606 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1979 Avg: -4,793
  • Low: 30,175
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 69.64
  • Diff from League Avg: +8,481

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Team Scoring

19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.25 6.63 +
Average Winning Score 27.17 6.97 +
Average Losing Score 17.10 5.01 +
Average Home Score 22.50 6.38 +
Average Visitor Score 19.25 6.13 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.83 2.43 +
Average Margin of Loss 9.50 5.50 -

Stadium

  • 1980 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 463076 473683 422769 4561106 180 (22.5)154 (19.3)334 (20.9)
Opponent 295483 5545100 464389 394786 189 (23.6)169 (21.1)358 (22.4)

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 3 (2-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 5 (4-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 2nd 5 (3-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (5-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 3rd 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 8 (6-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 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 1980 Player Awards and Nominations

1980 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bob Gaddis (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Billy Hardee, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mike Obrovac (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Zenon Andrusyshyn (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Dave Newman (Division Finalist)

Toronto Argonauts 1980 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Greg Barrow (OL) Florida
2–6 (15) [OTT] Tom Stevenson (TE) Valley City State
4–1 (28) Robert Kiviranta (DE) Kansas State
5–1 (37) Rick Katvaitis (DT) Wilfrid Laurier
6–1 (46) David Marinucci (FB) Queen's
7–1 (55) Todd Krohn (OT) Southern Oregon

Toronto Argonauts 1980 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DT Bruce Clark
6 All-Division Selections
SB Dave Newman
WR Bob Gaddis
DT Bruce Clark
DE Jim Corrigall
S Billy Hardee, Jr.
P Zenon Andrusyshyn*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. June 11
HAM 37 @ TOR 29 L 42,170
B 8
Tue. June 17
TOR 16 @ MTL 31 L 25,423
C 13
Wed. June 25
WPG 20 @ TOR 16 L 28,101
D 18
Wed. July 2
9:30 PM
TOR 15 @ EDM 35 L 42,778
1 21
Wed. July 9
8:00 PM
MTL 11 @ TOR 18 W 32,250
2 25
Wed. July 16
9:00 PM
TOR 20 @ WPG 17 W 20,980 CTV
3 29
Wed. July 23
8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 16 L 40,112
4 31
Tue. July 29
8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 10 W 28,742 R/C
5 37
Wed. Aug. 6
8:00 PM
EDM 23 @ TOR 3 L 48,595
6 41
Wed. Aug. 13
HAM 18 @ TOR 16 L 45,201
8 47
Tue. Aug. 26
8:00 PM
TOR 33 @ MTL 43 L 29,256
9 52
Mon. Sept. 1
TOR 2 @ HAM 23 L 30,229
10 55
Sat. Sept. 6
8:00 PM
MTL 35 @ TOR 24 L 37,214 R/C
11 62
Sun. Sept. 14
3:30 PM
TOR 28 @ SSK 17 W 25,448
12 64
Sun. Sept. 21
2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 41 W 33,156
13 67
Sat. Sept. 27
8:00 PM
TOR 23 @ MTL 29 L 31,633
14 74
Sun. Oct. 5
4:30 PM
TOR 14 @ CGY 27 L 30,265 CTV
16 80
Sun. Oct. 19
2:00 PM
HAM 25 @ TOR 24 L 34,150 CBCE
17 84
Sun. Oct. 26
2:00 PM
BC 20 @ TOR 38 W 30,175 CBCE
18 88
Sun. Nov. 2
2:00 PM
TOR 16 @ HAM 23 L 30,479 R/C