The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1965 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1965 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1965 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 67 42 L1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 11 5 0 22 301 262 W5 5-1-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 161 145 W4 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 140 117 W2 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 12 8 4 0 16 220 197 W4 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 81 65 W1 3-1-0

Full 1965 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1965 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 4-2-0 (6) 4-2-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.446 2-0-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.406
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.750
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.313
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.531
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.357
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.214

Coaches

Head Coach

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1965 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Total: 154,167
  • High: 22,486
  • Avg: 19,270 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1964 Avg: +5,062
  • Low: 16,104
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 89.00
  • Diff from League Avg: -1,034

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Team Scoring

19651964 +/-
Average Combined Score 35.19 6.50 -
Average Winning Score 21.27 15.73 -
Average Losing Score 13.40 2.53 -
Average Home Score 20.13 5.13 +
Average Visitor Score 17.50 1.25 -
Average Margin of Victory 9.09 20.91 -
Average Margin of Loss 12.20 0.99 +

Stadium

  • 1965 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 116980 59463 314980 601878 161 (20.1)140 (17.5)301 (18.8)
Opponent 613495 361955 42428 444084 117 (14.6)145 (18.1)262 (16.4)

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

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1965 Player Awards and Nominations

1965 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Leo Lewis, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Allen Miller (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Billy Cooper (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1965 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Paul Desjardins (T) Ottawa
2–2 (11) John Crouchman (LB) Queen's
3–2 (20) Guy Potvin (HB) Queen's
4–2 (29) Brian Hammerton (HB) Saskatchewan
5–2 (38) John Poutie (HB) Manitoba
6–2 (46) Ken Rekrutiak (FB) Manitoba
7–2 (53) Clarence Kachman (HB) Alberta
8–2 Pass

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1965 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
QB Kenny Ploen
T Frank Rigney
DHB Dick Thornton
7 All-Division Selections
QB Kenny Ploen
HB Dave Raimey (Tie)
G Herb Gray
T Frank Rigney
CLB Allen Miller
DHB Henry Janzen
DHB Dick Thornton

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Tue. July 13
WPG 29 @ MTL 7 W 14,923
5
Thu. July 15
WPG 7 @ OTT 26 L
B 8
Tue. July 20
HAM 0 @ WPG 25 W 13,334
11
Fri. July 23
10:00 PM
WPG 6 @ SSK 9 L 10,289
1 16
Fri. July 30
WPG 21 @ EDM 14 W 16,123
18
Wed. Aug. 4
BC 21 @ WPG 23 W 17,980
3 23
Wed. Aug. 11
CGY 8 @ WPG 19 W 20,100
4 27
Mon. Aug. 16
WPG 12 @ BC 6 W 36,457
5 33
Wed. Aug. 25
SSK 25 @ WPG 6 L 22,486
6 39
Thu. Sept. 2
BC 14 @ WPG 7 L 21,012
7 41
Mon. Sept. 6
WPG 7 @ CGY 35 L 22,711
8 46
Sat. Sept. 11
WPG 25 @ EDM 30 L 21,955
9 52
Sun. Sept. 19
OTT 12 @ WPG 19 W 20,658
10 54
Fri. Sept. 24
WPG 14 @ MTL 8 W 19,600
57
Sun. Sept. 26
1:00 PM
WPG 22 @ TOR 24 L 17,364
11 63
Sun. Oct. 3
HAM 21 @ WPG 26 W 16,542
12 69
Mon. Oct. 11
SSK 20 @ WPG 21 W 19,285
13 73
Sun. Oct. 17
4:00 PM
WPG 17 @ SSK 0 W 17,919
14 76
Sat. Oct. 23
EDM 24 @ WPG 40 W 16,104
15 79
Wed. Oct. 27
WPG 22 @ CGY 0 W 22,226
P1 85
Sun. Nov. 7
SSK 9 @ WPG 15 W 21,600
P2 86
Sat. Nov. 13
WPG 9 @ CGY 27 L 21,226
88
Wed. Nov. 17
CGY 11 @ WPG 15 W 16,100
89
Sat. Nov. 20
4:00 PM
WPG 19 @ CGY 12 W 21,361 CTV, CBC
GC 91
Sat. Nov. 27
1:00 PM
WPG 16 vs HAM 22 L 32,655 CTV, CBC