The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1970 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1970 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1970 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 98 83 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 2 14 0 4 184 332 L5 1-5-0
    Home 8 1 7 0 2 107 184 L5 1-5-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 77 148 L3 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 0 12 0 0 125 267 L12 0-6-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 59 65 W2 2-2-0

Full 1970 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1970 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.594 0-6-0 (6) 0-6-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.500 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.563
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.875
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.607
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.536
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.286
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.571

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Robert Clark – Defensive assistant
  • John Payne – Assistant

1970 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Total: 135,987
  • High: 23,553
  • Avg: 16,998 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1969 Avg: -1,254
  • Low: 10,131
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 78.51
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,354

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Team Scoring

19701969 +/-
Average Combined Score 32.25 2.19 -
Average Winning Score 21.50 5.17 +
Average Losing Score 10.07 0.15 +
Average Home Score 13.38 1.38 +
Average Visitor Score 9.63 2.38 -
Average Margin of Victory 10.50 8.83 +
Average Margin of Loss 12.07 2.26 -

Stadium

  • 1970 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 402161 171734 72229 431760 107 (13.4)77 (9.6)184 (11.5)
Opponent 381149 424688 473178 5760117 148 (18.5)184 (23.0)332 (20.8)

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 4 (1-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 4 (1-3-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 8 (2-6-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (0-5-0)
After 2nd 2 (1-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (1-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 5 (2-3-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 3rd 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (1-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 13 (1-12-0)
After 4th 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (0-14-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1970 Player Awards and Nominations

1970 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bill Frank, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Bill Frank, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Paul Brule (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1970 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7) [TOR] Bob LaRose (DE) Western Ontario
2–1 (10) John Senst (FL) Simon Fraser
2–5 (14) [HAM] Rick Sugden (DB) Simon Fraser
3–1 (19) Wayne Powell (DE) Ottawa
4–1 (28) John Storey (DB) Saskatchewan
5–1 (37) Lorne Prokopy (DB) Calgary
6–1 (45) Laurence Stockton (LB) Manitoba
7–1 (53) Terry Moss (DB) Manitoba
8–1 (62) Len Sitter (C) Brandon
9–1 Pass
10–1 Pass

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1970 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
T Bill Frank, Jr.
3 All-Division Selections
SE Rick Shaw
T Bill Frank, Jr.
DB Paul Brule

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Tue. July 7
8:00 PM
WPG 23 @ MTL 27 L 10,000
6
Thu. July 9
WPG 29 @ HAM 12 W 16,150
B 9
Mon. July 13
SSK 22 @ WPG 21 L 19,400
D 16
Tue. July 21
BC 22 @ WPG 25 W 13,100
1 21
Wed. July 29
11:00 PM
WPG 10 @ CGY 34 L 19,436 CTVW
2 25
Tue. Aug. 4
9:00 PM
BC 48 @ WPG 21 L 17,340 CTVW
3 30
Wed. Aug. 12
9:00 PM
MTL 16 @ WPG 10 L 17,110 CTV
4 37
Sat. Aug. 22
8:00 PM
WPG 6 @ HAM 27 L 19,723 CBC
5 40
Wed. Aug. 26
9:00 PM
TOR 22 @ WPG 28 W 19,108 CTV
6 45
Wed. Sept. 2
9:00 PM
CGY 29 @ WPG 8 L 23,553 CTVW
7 49
Mon. Sept. 7
4:00 PM
WPG 11 @ SSK 30 L 15,433
8 52
Sun. Sept. 13
5:00 PM
WPG 13 @ BC 16 L 36,250 CTVW
9 58
Sun. Sept. 20
3:30 PM
EDM 33 @ WPG 15 L 16,500 CTVW
10 63
Sun. Sept. 27
3:30 PM
SSK 5 @ WPG 2 L 16,528
11 65
Sat. Oct. 3
2:00 PM
WPG 15 @ OTT 0 W 19,575 CBC
12 70
Sun. Oct. 11
4:00 PM
WPG 10 @ SSK 19 L 15,606 CTV
13 75
Sat. Oct. 17
EDM 20 @ WPG 17 L 15,717
14 78
Wed. Oct. 21
WPG 1 @ BC 7 L 22,510
79
Sat. Oct. 24
11:00 PM
WPG 11 @ EDM 15 L 20,157 CBCW
15 87
Sun. Nov. 1
CGY 11 @ WPG 6 L 10,131