The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1971 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1971 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1971 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 63 55 W1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 7 8 1 15 366 349 W2 3-2-1
    Home 8 4 3 1 9 204 154 W2 4-1-1
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 162 195 W1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 5 6 1 11 287 278 L1 2-3-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 79 71 W2 2-2-0

Full 1971 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1971 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.492 3-2-1 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.518 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.406
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.594
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.375
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.594
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.429
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.429
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.714

Coaches

Head Coach

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1971 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Total: 171,063
  • High: 22,553
  • Avg: 21,382 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1970 Avg: +4,384
  • Low: 19,981
  • Sellouts: 4
  • % of Capacity: 98.76
  • Diff from League Avg: -2,629

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Team Scoring

19711970 +/-
Average Combined Score 44.69 12.44 +
Average Winning Score 28.71 7.21 +
Average Losing Score 16.75 6.68 +
Average Home Score 25.50 12.13 +
Average Visitor Score 20.25 10.63 +
Average Margin of Victory 13.57 3.07 +
Average Margin of Loss 9.75 2.32 -

Stadium

  • 1971 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 592685 424284 7059129 333568 204 (25.5)162 (20.3)366 (22.9)
Opponent 384078 4977126 243458 434487 195 (24.4)154 (19.3)349 (21.8)

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

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1971 Player Awards and Nominations

1971 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Don Jonas (Winner)
  • Lineman — Bill Frank, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bob LaRose (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1971 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5) [TOR] Pete Ribbins (DB) Ottawa
1–7 (7) [HAM] Bob Kraemer (QB) Manitoba
1–9 (9) [MTL] John Gauthier (T) Ottawa
2–1 (10) [WPG] Joe Petrone (K) Calgary
3–1 (19) Clay McEvoy (FB) Simon Fraser
4–1 (28) Walter McKee (K) Manitoba
5–1 (37) Steve Howell (E) Windsor
6–1 (46) Paul Paddon (QB) Ottawa
6–6 (51) [SSK] Roy Parker (FL) Manitoba
7–1 (55) Bob Labovitch (E) Carleton
7–6 (59) [SSK] Art Rochette (QB) Queen's
8–1 (63) Ian Jukes (G) British Columbia (UBC)
9–1 (68) Dennis Hryclako (HB) Manitoba

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1971 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
QB Don Jonas
SE Jim Thorpe
FL Bob LaRose
C Bob Swift
T Bill Frank, Jr.
8 All-Division Selections
QB Don Jonas*
RB Mack Herron
SE Jim Thorpe
FL Bob LaRose
C Bob Swift (Tie)
G Bob Lueck
T Bill Frank, Jr.
OLB Rob McLaren (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Mon. July 5
WPG 19 @ OTT 17 W 13,513
5
Wed. July 7
WPG 16 @ HAM 14 W 19,075
B 11
Mon. July 12
TOR 14 @ WPG 11 L 17,500
D 17
Wed. July 21
SSK 10 @ WPG 17 W 16,125
1 22
Wed. July 28
8:00 PM
WPG 20 @ TOR 21 L 33,135 CTV
2 25
Mon. Aug. 2
OTT 28 @ WPG 22 L 21,851
3 30
Mon. Aug. 9
BC 29 @ WPG 16 L 19,981
34
Fri. Aug. 13
WPG 32 @ SSK 22 W 14,358
4 35
Mon. Aug. 16
WPG 12 @ CGY 36 L 23,425
38
Thu. Aug. 19
SSK 31 @ WPG 25 L 20,980
5 40
Wed. Aug. 25
11:00 PM
WPG 40 @ EDM 31 W 20,149 CTV
6 46
Wed. Sept. 1
8:00 PM
CGY 15 @ WPG 31 W 22,553
8 52
Sat. Sept. 11
9:00 PM
EDM 14 @ WPG 26 W 22,553 CBC
9 55
Wed. Sept. 15
11:00 PM
WPG 7 @ CGY 20 L 23,616 CTV
59
Sun. Sept. 19
3:30 PM
BC 31 @ WPG 31 T 22,083 CTV
10 61
Sat. Sept. 25
WPG 18 @ BC 25 L 28,063
11 67
Sat. Oct. 2
SSK 2 @ WPG 35 W 20,717
12 72
Sun. Oct. 10
5:00 PM
WPG 14 @ EDM 22 L 18,762 CTV
13 79
Sun. Oct. 17
HAM 4 @ WPG 18 W 20,345
14 82
Sun. Oct. 24
WPG 19 @ MTL 18 W 19,312
P1 88
Sat. Nov. 6
4:00 PM
WPG 23 @ SSK 34 L 14,488