The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1963 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1963 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1963 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 0 3 0 0 64 81 L3 0-3-0
Regular Season 16 7 9 0 14 302 325 L1 2-4-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 148 145 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 154 180 L2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 6 6 0 12 236 217 L1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 66 108 L3 1-3-0

Full 1963 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1963 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.516 4-2-0 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.500 0-2-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.750
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.688
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.125
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.500
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.429
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.643
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.214

Coaches

Head Coach

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1963 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Total: 136,588
  • High: 19,632
  • Avg: 17,073 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1962 Avg: +543
  • Low: 13,083
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 78.85
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,650

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Team Scoring

19631962 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.19 3.06 -
Average Winning Score 27.00 1.55 -
Average Losing Score 12.56 1.64 -
Average Home Score 18.50 1.38 -
Average Visitor Score 19.25 9.00 -
Average Margin of Victory 11.57 0.21 +
Average Margin of Loss 11.56 5.36 +

Stadium

  • 1963 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1962 – Expansion

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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)
Winnipeg 463581 184260 223961 6238100 148 (18.5)154 (19.3)302 (18.9)
Opponent 443478 184765 532073 3079109 180 (22.5)145 (18.1)325 (20.3)

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

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1963 Player Awards and Nominations

1963 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Farrell Funston (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Herb Gray (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Henry Janzen (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1963 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9) Ian Monteith (FB) McGill
2–9 (18) John Shanksi (HB) Manitoba
3–9 (27) Ray Wickland (FB) British Columbia (UBC)
4–9 (36) Ron Near (E) Toronto
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1963 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DHB Dick Thornton
2 All-Division Selections
E Farrell Funston
DHB Dick Thornton

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
B 5
Tue. July 23
WPG 29 @ OTT 31 L 5,442
8
Thu. July 25
WPG 23 @ HAM 24 L 8,000
C 10
Mon. July 29
TOR 26 @ WPG 12 L 14,742
1 15
Tue. Aug. 6
WPG 27 @ CGY 36 L 18,800
2 20
Mon. Aug. 12
CGY 24 @ WPG 8 L 19,027
3 26
Mon. Aug. 19
9:00 PM
SSK 1 @ WPG 16 W 16,672
27
Fri. Aug. 23
WPG 36 @ EDM 7 W 15,000
4 32
Thu. Aug. 29
BC 15 @ WPG 16 W 19,632
5 36
Mon. Sept. 2
4:30 PM
WPG 9 @ SSK 15 L 16,200
6 37
Fri. Sept. 6
8:00 PM
WPG 25 @ TOR 20 W 29,902
41
Sun. Sept. 8
WPG 1 @ MTL 30 L 24,592
7 46
Sat. Sept. 14
OTT 32 @ WPG 26 L 17,645
9 53
Mon. Sept. 23
EDM 15 @ WPG 24 W 13,083
10 55
Sat. Sept. 28
WPG 38 @ EDM 30 W 13,000
58
Mon. Sept. 30
10:00 PM
SSK 12 @ WPG 10 L 18,216
11 63
Mon. Oct. 7
HAM 26 @ WPG 14 L 15,340
12 67
Mon. Oct. 14
WPG 8 @ CGY 14 L 22,000
14 77
Sun. Oct. 27
BC 20 @ WPG 34 W 16,973
15 80
Sun. Nov. 3
WPG 10 @ BC 28 L 32,646