The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1974 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1974 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1974 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 71 92 L1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 8 8 0 16 258 350 W1 3-3-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 167 147 W1 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 91 203 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 12 5 7 0 10 187 283 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 71 67 W1 3-1-0

Full 1974 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1974 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.523 4-2-0 (6) 1-5-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.477 2-0-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.500
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.563
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.438
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.625
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.406

Coaches

Head Coach

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1974 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Total: 179,940
  • High: 24,921
  • Avg: 22,492 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1973 Avg: -1,379
  • Low: 16,569
  • Sellouts: 6
  • % of Capacity: 103.88
  • Diff from League Avg: -562

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Team Scoring

19741973 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.00 1.63 +
Average Winning Score 21.75 4.75 -
Average Losing Score 10.50 2.86 -
Average Home Score 20.88 2.25 +
Average Visitor Score 11.38 3.38 -
Average Margin of Victory 5.38 6.13 -
Average Margin of Loss 16.88 8.33 +

Stadium

  • 1974 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 112031 434285 50454 632588 167 (20.9)91 (11.4)258 (16.1)
Opponent 464793 335285 394887 295685 203 (25.4)147 (18.4)350 (21.9)

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

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1974 Player Awards and Nominations

1974 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Paul Williams, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Jim Heighton (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Bob Swift (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Heighton (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Tom Scott (Division Finalist)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1974 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–1 (19) Derek Forbes (LB) McMaster
4–1 (28) David Semple (C) Simon Fraser
5–1 (37) Geoff Sutherland (FB) Waterloo
6–1 (46) Jay Chapman (DE) Western Ontario
7–1 (55) Rick Howse (FB) Waterloo
8–1 (64) Carl Knovac (DE) Bridgeport
9–1 (72) John Malus (DE) Manitoba

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1974 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
C Bob Swift
DB Paul Williams, Jr.
4 All-Division Selections
WR Tom Scott (Tie)
C Bob Swift
DE Jim Heighton
DB Paul Williams, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 6
Thu. July 4
MTL 23 @ WPG 8 L 16,500
B 11
Wed. July 10
WPG 17 @ TOR 27 L 31,325
C 14
Mon. July 15
SSK 15 @ WPG 30 W 17,600
D 18
Thu. July 18
WPG 16 @ OTT 27 L 12,424
2 27
Wed. July 31
BC 29 @ WPG 22 L 22,478
3 31
Thu. Aug. 8
WPG 6 @ BC 26 L 24,569
4 36
Fri. Aug. 16
WPG 13 @ SSK 24 L 16,552
5 40
Wed. Aug. 21
TOR 13 @ WPG 18 W 21,139
6 45
Wed. Aug. 28
CGY 30 @ WPG 31 W 22,644
7 48
Mon. Sept. 2
WPG 20 @ SSK 18 W 19,232
8 52
Sun. Sept. 8
WPG 2 @ EDM 24 L 21,346
10 60
Wed. Sept. 18
EDM 13 @ WPG 19 W 24,921
62
Sat. Sept. 21
WPG 10 @ BC 28 L 22,793
11 66
Sat. Sept. 28
MTL 15 @ WPG 24 W 23,126
12 73
Sun. Oct. 6
SSK 21 @ WPG 24 W 24,535
13 75
Sat. Oct. 12
WPG 10 @ OTT 27 L 15,500
79
Mon. Oct. 14
WPG 19 @ HAM 12 W 27,491
14 83
Sun. Oct. 20
EDM 17 @ WPG 10 L 24,528
15 85
Sun. Oct. 27
WPG 11 @ CGY 44 L 19,323
16 91
Sun. Nov. 3
CGY 9 @ WPG 19 W 16,569