The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1973 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1973 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1973 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 2 1 3 61 64 L1 1-2-1
Regular Season 16 4 11 1 9 267 315 L3 1-4-1
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 149 160 L1 1-5-0
    Visitor 8 2 5 1 5 118 155 L2 2-3-1
   Divisional opponent 12 4 7 1 9 226 218 L1 3-2-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 0 4 0 0 41 97 L4 0-4-0

Full 1973 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1973 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 2-4-0 (6) 2-3-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.563 0-2-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.536
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.643
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.571

Coaches

Head Coach

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

1973 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 25,210
  • Total: 190,975
  • High: 25,210
  • Avg: 23,871 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1972 Avg: -790
  • Low: 22,013
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 94.69
  • Diff from League Avg: -907

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Team Scoring

19731972 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.38 7.44 -
Average Winning Score 26.50 5.90 -
Average Losing Score 13.36 0.53 +
Average Home Score 18.63 14.75 -
Average Visitor Score 14.75 2.00 -
Average Margin of Victory 11.50 5.10 -
Average Margin of Loss 8.55 2.29 -

Stadium

  • 1973 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 483482 183856 161935 672794 149 (18.6)118 (14.8)267 (16.7)
Opponent 141428 6938107 185674 5947106 155 (19.4)160 (20.0)315 (19.7)

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 7 (2-5-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (2-3-1) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 13 (4-8-1) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0)
After 2nd 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (1-2-1) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 7 (3-3-1) 2 (0-2-0) 7 (1-6-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (1-4-0) 5 (3-2-0) 2 (0-1-1) 9 (1-8-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (0-5-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 11 (0-11-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1973 Player Awards and Nominations

1973 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Don Jonas (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Bill Frank, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Gene Lakusiak (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — John Bledsoe (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1973 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–6 (15) Dale Potter (LB) Ottawa
3–6 (24) Nick Kanakos (DB) Simon Fraser
4–6 (33) Brian Warrender (HB) Queen's
5–6 (42) Paul Hilborn (T) Simon Fraser
6–6 (50) Fred Clarke (G) Western Ontario
7–6 (58) Tim Crowe (T) Windsor
8–6 (66) Bart Evans (G) Manitoba
9–6 (73) Dean Samson (DB) Manitoba

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1973 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
T Bill Frank, Jr.
3 All-Division Selections
C Bob Swift (Tie)
T Bill Frank, Jr.
DB Gene Lakusiak

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Wed. July 4
WPG 10 @ OTT 10 T 14,917
B 8
Tue. July 10
SSK 25 @ WPG 16 L 21,014
C 13
Wed. July 18
BC 7 @ WPG 22 W 18,146
D 16
Mon. July 23
WPG 13 @ SSK 22 L 9,000
1 22
Tue. July 31
EDM 33 @ WPG 22 L 24,526
2 25
Mon. Aug. 6
WPG 3 @ EDM 10 L 19,801
6 49
Thu. Aug. 9
CGY 7 @ WPG 30 W 23,338
2 31
Wed. Aug. 15
WPG 9 @ CGY 18 L 23,287
3 36
Wed. Aug. 22
BC 23 @ WPG 19 L 24,443
4 40
Wed. Aug. 29
SSK 13 @ WPG 12 L 25,210
5 41
Mon. Sept. 3
WPG 24 @ CGY 25 L 21,445
7 51
Wed. Sept. 12
OTT 24 @ WPG 13 L 24,385
8 55
Tue. Sept. 18
WPG 33 @ BC 13 W 21,084
9 61
Tue. Sept. 25
WPG 25 @ SSK 23 W 16,310
10 66
Wed. Oct. 3
HAM 21 @ WPG 18 L 22,688
11 69
Mon. Oct. 8
WPG 14 @ EDM 14 T 21,841
12 75
Sun. Oct. 14
SSK 17 @ WPG 18 W 24,372
13 77
Sat. Oct. 20
WPG 7 @ MTL 34 L 14,505
14 83
Sun. Oct. 28
BC 22 @ WPG 17 L 22,013
15 85
Sat. Nov. 3
WPG 3 @ TOR 18 L 33,135