The Toronto Argonauts’ 1987 Season

Season Summary

Toronto Argonauts 1987 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1987 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 31 44 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 11 6 1 23 484 427 W1 5-1-0
    Home 9 7 2 0 14 241 183 W5 5-1-0
    Visitor 9 4 4 1 9 243 244 L1 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 10 6 4 0 12 269 256 W1 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 5 2 1 11 215 171 W2 4-2-0

Full 1987 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1987 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.406 3-2-0 (5) 3-2-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.535 4-0-0 (4) 1-2-1 (4)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.389
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.167
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.667
BC Lions (2) 0.667
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.306

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Dennis Meyer – Defensive backs
  • Sam Sanders – Defensive line
  • Ellis Rainsberger – Offensive line
  • Jim Gilstrap – Receivers

1987 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Total: 246,197
  • High: 33,648
  • Avg: 27,355 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1986 Avg: +1,073
  • Low: 21,042
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 50.66
  • Diff from League Avg: +1,365

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Team Scoring

19871986 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.61 2.94 +
Average Winning Score 27.55 0.05 -
Average Losing Score 24.67 7.04 +
Average Home Score 26.78 3.22 +
Average Visitor Score 27.00 4.22 +
Average Margin of Victory 9.55 1.55 +
Average Margin of Loss 8.00 5.00 -

Stadium

  • 1987 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 563995 5472126 504999 8176157 241 (26.8)243 (27.0)484 (26.9)
Opponent 315384 6880148 342458 5080130 244 (27.1)183 (20.3)427 (23.7)

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 7 (5-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (2-2-1) 9 (6-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (4-2-1)
After 2nd 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (2-0-1) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 10 (8-1-1) 2 (1-1-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 3rd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 4 (2-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 10 (7-2-1) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (4-4-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (0-4-0) 11 (11-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 6 (0-6-0)
After OT1 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 0 (0-0-0)

Toronto Argonauts 1987 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Gilbert Renfroe
  • 1 – Lance Chomyc
  • 1 – Gill Fenerty
  • Defensive Star

    • 2 – Doug Landry
    • 1 – Sel Drain

Lineman Star

  • 3 – Rodney Harding
  • 1 – Glenn Kulka
  • 1 – Dan Sellers

Toronto Argonauts 1987 Player Awards and Nominations

1987 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Darrell Smith (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Willie Pless (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Chris Schultz (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Don Moen (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Gill Fenerty (Winner)

Toronto Argonauts 1987 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–3 (21) [SSK] Jake Vaughan (DB) Bishop's
4–4 (31) Scott Lesperance (OL) Colgate
5–4 (40) Veron Stiliadis (DL) Wilfrid Laurier
6–4 (49) Ron Klein (DB) Wilfrid Laurier
7–4 (58) Rob Raycroft (OL) Toronto
8–4 (67) Dave Kohler (LB) Wilfrid Laurier

Toronto Argonauts 1987 All-Star Selections

6 All-Canadian Selections
RB Gill Fenerty
SB Darrell Smith
G Dan Ferrone
T Chris Schultz
DT Jearld Baylis
P Hank Ilesic
9 All-Division Selections
RB Gill Fenerty
SB Darrell Smith
C Ian Beckstead
G Dan Ferrone
T Chris Schultz
DT Jearld Baylis
DE Rodney Harding
P Hank Ilesic
ST Darnell Clash

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Tue. June 9
7:30 PM
OTT 29 @ TOR 14 L 23,126
B 8
Tue. June 16
7:30 PM
TOR 17 @ HAM 15 W 12,449
1 11
Thu. June 25
7:30 PM
WPG 38 @ TOR 30 L 33,412 TSN
2 17
Sat. July 4
8:00 PM
TOR 33 @ SSK 33 OT T 23,927 CBC
3 20
Sat. July 11
8:00 PM
TOR 27 @ OTT 34 L 19,699 CBC
4 23
Fri. July 17
8:00 PM
TOR 30 @ HAM 27 W 18,214 CFN
5 26
Wed. July 22
7:30 PM
CGY 16 @ TOR 26 W 31,524 TSN
6 32
Sun. Aug. 2
4:00 PM
TOR 32 @ CGY 13 W 21,125 CFN
33
Fri. Aug. 7
8:00 PM
EDM 20 @ TOR 23 W 30,264 CFN
7 36
Thu. Aug. 13
10:00 PM
TOR 23 @ BC 30 L 37,843 TSN
8 40
Fri. Aug. 21
8:00 PM
HAM 28 @ TOR 25 L 33,648 CFN
10 48
Mon. Sept. 7
7:00 PM
TOR 25 @ HAM 19 W 24,770 CBC
11 50
Sat. Sept. 12
8:00 PM
TOR 20 @ EDM 42 L 40,486 CBC
12 54
Sun. Sept. 20
1:30 PM
HAM 29 @ TOR 39 W 26,619
13 61
Sun. Oct. 4
1:30 PM
BC 14 @ TOR 33 W 26,232 CBC
14 63
Fri. Oct. 9
8:00 PM
TOR 30 @ OTT 22 W 16,541 CFN
15 67
Fri. Oct. 16
8:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 20 W 21,127 TSN
16 70
Fri. Oct. 23
8:00 PM
SSK 3 @ TOR 25 W 22,329 TSN
17 76
Sun. Nov. 1
2:30 PM
TOR 23 @ WPG 24 L 26,288 CBC
18 80
Sun. Nov. 8
1:30 PM
WPG 18 @ TOR 20 W 21,042 CBC
P1 82
Sun. Nov. 15
1:30 PM
HAM 13 @ TOR 29 W 21,339 CBC
P2 84
Sun. Nov. 22
1:30 PM
TOR 19 @ WPG 3 W 32,946 CFN
GC 86
Sun. Nov. 29
5:30 PM
TOR 36 vs EDM 38 L 59,478 CBC