The Toronto Argonauts 1987 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 9 7:30 PM
OTT 29 @ TOR 14 L 23,126  
B
Tue Jun 16 7:30 PM
TOR 17 @ HAM 15 W 12,449  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Thu Jun 25 7:30 PM
WPG 38 @ TOR 30 L 33,412 TSN
2
Sat Jul 4 8:00 PM
TOR 33 @ SSK 33 OT T 23,927 CBC
3
Sat Jul 11 8:00 PM
TOR 27 @ OTT 34 L 19,699 CBC
4
Fri Jul 17 8:00 PM
TOR 30 @ HAM 27 W 18,214 CFN
5
Wed Jul 22 7:30 PM
CGY 16 @ TOR 26 W 31,524 TSN
6
Sun Aug 2 4:00 PM
TOR 32 @ CGY 13 W 21,125 CFN
6
Fri Aug 7 8:00 PM
EDM 20 @ TOR 23 W 30,264 CFN
7
Thu Aug 13 10:00 PM
TOR 23 @ BC 30 L 37,843 TSN
8
Fri Aug 21 8:00 PM
HAM 28 @ TOR 25 L 33,648 CFN
10
Mon Sep 7 7:00 PM
TOR 25 @ HAM 19 W 24,770 CBC
11
Sat Sep 12 8:00 PM
TOR 20 @ EDM 42 L 40,486 CBC
12
Sun Sep 20 1:30 PM
HAM 29 @ TOR 39 W 26,619  
13
Sun Oct 4 1:30 PM
BC 14 @ TOR 33 W 26,232 CBC
14
Fri Oct 9 8:00 PM
TOR 30 @ OTT 22 W 16,541 CFN
15
Fri Oct 16 8:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 20 W 21,127 TSN
16
Fri Oct 23 8:00 PM
SSK 3 @ TOR 25 W 22,329 TSN
17
Sun Nov 1 2:30 PM
TOR 23 @ WPG 24 L 26,288 CBC
18
Sun Nov 8 1:30 PM
WPG 18 @ TOR 20 W 21,042 CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 15 1:30 PM
HAM 13 @ TOR 29 W 21,339 CBC
P2
Sun Nov 22 1:30 PM
TOR 19 @ WPG 3 W 32,946 CFN
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 29 5:30 PM
TOR 36 vs EDM 38 L 59,478 CBC

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

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

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)

Coaches

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

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 – Dan Sellers
  • 1 – Glenn Kulka

Toronto Argonauts 1987 Player Awards and Nominations

1987 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Darrell K. 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 All-Star Selections

6 All-Canadian Selections
RB Gill Fenerty
SB Darrell K. Smith
G Dan Ferrone
T Chris Schultz
DT Jearld Baylis
P Hank Ilesic
9 All-Division Selections
RB Gill Fenerty
SB Darrell K. 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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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

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