Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Thu Jun 4 8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 12 L 28,325  
B
Sat Jun 13 7:00 PM
TOR 15 @ HAM 3 W 13,003  
C
Thu Jun 18 8:00 PM
HAM 23 @ TOR 16 L 30,011  
D
Fri Jun 26 8:00 PM
TOR 25 @ OTT 35 L 14,092  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Thu Jul 2 8:00 PM
SSK 19 @ TOR 18 L 33,243  
2
Fri Jul 10 8:00 PM
TOR 22 @ MTL 23 L 35,281 CTV
3
Thu Jul 16 8:00 PM
BC 32 @ TOR 29 L 37,116 CBC
4
Sat Jul 25 7:00 PM
TOR 13 @ HAM 57 L 30,022  
5
Thu Jul 30 8:00 PM
WPG 21 @ TOR 18 L 36,102  
6
Fri Aug 7 8:00 PM
TOR 11 @ OTT 38 L 22,658 CTV
7
Thu Aug 13 8:00 PM
EDM 22 @ TOR 12 L 38,288 CTVR
8
Sun Aug 23 4:00 PM
TOR 14 @ SSK 38 L 26,100 CTV
10
Mon Sep 7 4:00 PM
TOR 5 @ CGY 23 L 30,381 CBC
11
Sun Sep 13 1:30 PM
OTT 23 @ TOR 6 L 30,340 CBCE, R/C
12
Sat Sep 19 8:00 PM
TOR 14 @ BC 45 L 20,196 CTV
13
Sun Sep 27 1:30 PM
CGY 26 @ TOR 29 W 28,664 CBCE, R/C
15
Sun Oct 11 4:00 PM
TOR 12 @ WPG 43 L 22,757 CBC
16
Sat Oct 17 7:30 PM
MTL 14 @ TOR 20 W 31,038 CTVE, R/C
17
Sat Oct 24 9:00 PM
TOR 7 @ EDM 61 L 46,146 CTV
18
Sat Oct 31 1:30 PM
HAM 21 @ TOR 11 L 30,615  
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

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)
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 RedBlacks (2) 0.313
BC Lions (2) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.375
Edmonton Elks (2) 0.906
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.688
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 -4.62
Average Visitor Score 12.25 -7.00
Average Margin of Victory 4.50 -7.33
Average Margin of Loss 19.57 +10.07
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)
Head Coaches
Toronto Argonauts 1981 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • None
Defensive Star
  • None
Lineman Star
  • None
1981 Player Awards and Nominations
1981 Most Outstanding
Toronto Argonauts 1981 All-Star Selections
2 All-Division Selections
RB Cedric Minter
P Zenon Andrusyshyn

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1981 Toronto Argonauts Canadian Amateur 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

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