The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1972 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1972 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1972 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 1 1 5 100 67 W1 2-1-1
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 401 300 L1 2-4-0
    Home 8 8 0 0 16 267 135 W8 6-0-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 134 165 L4 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 8 4 0 16 344 230 W2 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 57 70 L2 2-2-0

Full 1972 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1972 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.453 6-0-0 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.518 2-0-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.500
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.786
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.286
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.214

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Fred Hightower – Receivers, Defensive backs
  • Leroy Montgomery – Offensive assistant
  • William Long – Defensive assistant

1972 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 25,210
  • Total: 197,296
  • High: 25,210
  • Avg: 24,662 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1971 Avg: +3,279
  • Low: 20,826
  • Sellouts: 7
  • % of Capacity: 97.83
  • Diff from League Avg: +1,465

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Team Scoring

19721971 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.81 0.88 -
Average Winning Score 32.40 3.69 +
Average Losing Score 12.83 3.92 -
Average Home Score 33.38 7.88 +
Average Visitor Score 16.75 3.50 -
Average Margin of Victory 16.60 3.03 +
Average Margin of Loss 10.83 1.08 +

Stadium

  • 1972 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 25,210
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1972 – 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 742195 8451135 532073 564298 267 (33.4)134 (16.8)401 (25.1)
Opponent 254469 324981 272148 5151102 165 (20.6)135 (16.9)300 (18.8)

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 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 6 (5-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 8 (3-5-0)
After 2nd 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 11 (9-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 10 (9-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 4th 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1972 Player Awards and Nominations

1972 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Mack Herron (Division Finalist)
  • Lineman — Mickey Doyle (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bob Swift (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Mike Kuhn (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1972 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–2 (11) [EDM] Bruce Miatello (T) McMaster
2–6 (15) [HAM] Jon Dellandrea (T) Toronto
3–5 (23) Rein Enno (C) Toronto
4–5 (32) John Morash (DT) Windsor
5–5 (41) Jamie Horne (LB) Manitoba
6–5 (49) Mario Nardone (DT) Carleton
7–5 (58) Mark Millen (DE) Manitoba
8–5 (65) Bill Thompson (DE) Queen's
9–5 (69) Doug Cozac (HB) Queen's

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1972 All-Star Selections

6 All-Canadian Selections
QB Don Jonas
RB Mack Herron*
C Bob Swift
G Bob Lueck
T Bill Frank, Jr.
DB Grady Cavness
11 All-Division Selections
QB Don Jonas
RB Mack Herron
WR Jim Thorpe (Tie)
C Bob Swift
G Bob Lueck
T Bill Frank, Jr.
DT Joe Critchlow (Tie)
DE Jim Heighton
MLB Mickey Doyle
DB Gene Lakusiak
DB Grady Cavness

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Mon. July 3
WPG 43 @ MTL 10 W 10,170
5
Wed. July 5
WPG 14 @ TOR 14 T 32,912
C 11
Mon. July 17
BC 15 @ WPG 14 L 22,055
D 18
Tue. July 25
OTT 28 @ WPG 29 W 17,610
1 22
Wed. Aug. 2
WPG 7 @ CGY 31 L 22,386
2 26
Tue. Aug. 8
CGY 14 @ WPG 41 W 25,210
3 33
Thu. Aug. 17
WPG 39 @ BC 7 W
4 36
Wed. Aug. 23
TOR 19 @ WPG 21 W 25,210
5 41
Wed. Aug. 30
EDM 16 @ WPG 49 W 25,210
6 45
Mon. Sept. 4
WPG 21 @ SSK 32 L 21,531
7 46
Thu. Sept. 7
BC 7 @ WPG 42 W 25,210
8 52
Sat. Sept. 16
CGY 8 @ WPG 22 W 25,210
9 59
Sun. Sept. 24
WPG 18 @ SSK 16 W 19,568
10 61
Wed. Sept. 27
MTL 22 @ WPG 26 W 20,826
11 65
Tue. Oct. 3
WPG 24 @ BC 26 L 20,579
12 70
Mon. Oct. 9
WPG 15 @ EDM 24 L 20,564
13 75
Sun. Oct. 15
SSK 25 @ WPG 28 W 25,210
14 77
Sat. Oct. 21
WPG 3 @ HAM 18 L 33,946
15 83
Sun. Oct. 29
EDM 24 @ WPG 38 W 25,210
16 85
Sat. Nov. 4
WPG 7 @ OTT 11 L 22,780
P2 91
Sun. Nov. 19
SSK 27 @ WPG 24 L 19,534