The Toronto Argonauts’ 1981 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference

Toronto Argonauts 1981 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1981 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 68 81 L2 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 2 14 0 4 241 506 L2 2-4-0
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 143 178 L1 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 0 8 0 0 98 328 L8 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 6 1 5 0 2 83 176 L1 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 1 9 0 2 158 330 L2 1-5-0

Full 1981 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1981 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.406 1-2-0 (3) 0-3-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.631 1-4-0 (5) 0-5-0 (5)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.719
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.188
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.313
BC Lions (2) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.906
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.688

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Rickie Harris
  • Steve Goldman
  • Jim Corrigall
  • Alva Tabor
  • Chuck Hutchinson

1981 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Total: 265,406
  • High: 38,288
  • Avg: 33,175 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1980 Avg: -4,430
  • Low: 28,664
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 61.44
  • Diff from League Avg: +3,808

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Team Scoring

19811980 +/-
Average Combined Score 46.69 3.44 +
Average Winning Score 24.50 2.67 -
Average Losing Score 13.71 3.39 -
Average Home Score 17.88 4.63 -
Average Visitor Score 12.25 7.00 -
Average Margin of Victory 4.50 7.33 -
Average Margin of Loss 19.57 10.07 +

Stadium

  • 1981 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 262652 482775 212243 482371 143 (17.9)98 (12.3)241 (15.1)
Opponent 295988 52111163 365389 61105166 328 (41.0)178 (22.3)506 (31.6)

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 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 4 (0-4-0) 5 (1-4-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (1-7-0)
After 2nd 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (1-11-0)
After 3rd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (1-12-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (0-14-0)

Toronto Argonauts 1981 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • None
  • Defensive Star

    • None

Lineman Star

  • None

Toronto Argonauts 1981 Player Awards and Nominations

1981 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Paul Pearson (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Danny Bass (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Dan Ferrone (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Paul Pearson (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Cedric Minter (Division Finalist)

Toronto Argonauts 1981 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Tom Trifaux (OT) Calgary
1–7 (7) [WPG] Tom Bray (DT) Bishop's
1–8 (8) [HAM] Ron Engleson (DT) Simon Fraser
2–2 (11) Gord Elser (LB) Calgary
2–5 (14) [BC] Warner Miles (OL) Ottawa
3–2 (20) Dan Dominico (WR) Western Ontario
4–2 (29) John Lowe (RB) Guelph
5–2 (38) Gord Goodwin (RB) Calgary
6–2 (47) Jeff Hale (OT) Guelph
7–2 (56) Kevin Malone (DB) Queen's

Toronto Argonauts 1981 All-Star Selections

2 All-Division Selections
RB Cedric Minter
P Zenon Andrusyshyn

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Thu. June 4
8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 12 L 28,325
B 8
Sat. June 13
7:00 PM
TOR 15 @ HAM 3 W 13,003
C 11
Thu. June 18
8:00 PM
HAM 23 @ TOR 16 L 30,011
D 15
Fri. June 26
8:00 PM
TOR 25 @ OTT 35 L 14,092
1 19
Thu. July 2
8:00 PM
SSK 19 @ TOR 18 L 33,243
2 23
Fri. July 10
8:00 PM
TOR 22 @ MTL 23 L 35,281 CTV
3 27
Thu. July 16
8:00 PM
BC 32 @ TOR 29 L 37,116 CBC
4 32
Sat. July 25
7:00 PM
TOR 13 @ HAM 57 L 30,022
5 35
Thu. July 30
8:00 PM
WPG 21 @ TOR 18 L 36,102
6 39
Fri. Aug. 7
8:00 PM
TOR 11 @ OTT 38 L 22,658 CTV
7 43
Thu. Aug. 13
8:00 PM
EDM 22 @ TOR 12 L 38,288 CTVR
8 50
Sun. Aug. 23
4:00 PM
TOR 14 @ SSK 38 L 26,100 CTV
10 57
Mon. Sept. 7
4:00 PM
TOR 5 @ CGY 23 L 30,381 CBC
11 61
Sun. Sept. 13
1:30 PM
OTT 23 @ TOR 6 L 30,340 CBCE, R/C
12 63
Sat. Sept. 19
8:00 PM
TOR 14 @ BC 45 L 20,196 CTV
13 69
Sun. Sept. 27
1:30 PM
CGY 26 @ TOR 29 W 28,664 CBCE, R/C
15 76
Sun. Oct. 11
4:00 PM
TOR 12 @ WPG 43 L 22,757 CBC
16 79
Sat. Oct. 17
7:30 PM
MTL 14 @ TOR 20 W 31,038 CTVE, R/C
17 84
Sat. Oct. 24
9:00 PM
TOR 7 @ EDM 61 L 46,146 CTV
18 87
Sat. Oct. 31
1:30 PM
HAM 21 @ TOR 11 L 30,615