The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1976 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1976 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1976 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 126 86 L2 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 384 316 W4 5-1-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 233 152 W5 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 151 164 W2 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 12 9 3 0 18 303 226 W3 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 81 90 W1 1-3-0

Full 1976 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1976 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.461 5-1-0 (6) 4-2-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.508 1-1-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.594
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.688
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.469
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.594
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.469

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Joe Faragalli – Offensive line
  • Dick Monroe – Linebackers, Defensive backs
  • George Dyer – Linebackers, Defensive line

1976 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 25,210
  • Total: 185,769
  • High: 25,210
  • Avg: 23,221 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1975 Avg: -784
  • Low: 20,438
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 92.11
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,938

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Team Scoring

19761975 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.75 1.44 -
Average Winning Score 27.20 4.37 +
Average Losing Score 18.67 0.96 -
Average Home Score 29.13 10.88 +
Average Visitor Score 18.88 5.38 -
Average Margin of Victory 10.80 7.13 +
Average Margin of Loss 6.67 1.46 -

Stadium

  • 1976 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 442771 6981150 401959 8024104 233 (29.1)151 (18.9)384 (24.0)
Opponent 202343 464389 275077 5948107 164 (20.5)152 (19.0)316 (19.8)

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) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (6-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 6 (3-3-0)
After 2nd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 6 (3-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 12 (8-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0)
After 3rd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 10 (8-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1976 Player Awards and Nominations

1976 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Washington (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Harry Walters (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Haywood “Butch” Norman (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Heighton (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Chuck Wills (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1976 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–5 (14) Gord Taylor (QB) Wilfrid Laurier
2–8 (17) [MTL] Ron Mironuck (LB) Whitworth
3–5 (23) Tim Maitre (WR) Memphis State
4–5 (32) Henry Booy (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
5–5 (41) Wayne Churchill (DE) Windsor
6–5 (50) Gary Anderson (DE) Concordia
7–5 (59) Claude Riopelle (DE) Western Ontario
8–5 (68) Bruce Young (RB) Manitoba
9–5 (77) Brian Wagner (DE) Manitoba
10–5 (85) Mike Kashty (TE) Manitoba

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1976 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
RB Jim Washington
T Haywood “Butch” Norman
MLB Harry Walters
DB Brian Herosian
6 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Washington*
RB Steve Beaird
G Halver “Buddy” Brown, Jr.
T Haywood “Butch” Norman
MLB Harry Walters
DB Brian Herosian

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Tue. June 29
WPG 39 @ CGY 27 W 20,000
B 10
Tue. July 6
HAM 3 @ WPG 38 W 18,374
D 15
Mon. July 12
WPG 30 @ EDM 32 L 23,924
19
Thu. July 15
BC 24 @ WPG 19 L 17,727
1 23
Thu. July 22
TOR 22 @ WPG 16 L 21,433
2 25
Tue. July 27
WPG 27 @ OTT 38 L 22,541
3 30
Tue. Aug. 3
CGY 3 @ WPG 49 W 20,438
4 34
Tue. Aug. 10
9:00 PM
EDM 31 @ WPG 30 L 25,210 CBC
5 40
Tue. Aug. 17
11:00 PM
WPG 14 @ BC 22 L 21,505 CBC
6 47
Fri. Aug. 27
10:00 PM
WPG 13 @ SSK 12 W 21,362
7 51
Wed. Sept. 1
9:00 PM
CGY 20 @ WPG 29 W 22,345 CTVW
8 54
Mon. Sept. 6
8:00 PM
WPG 15 @ HAM 17 L 22,162 CTV
10 63
Sun. Sept. 19
3:30 PM
BC 20 @ WPG 22 W 22,809 CBCW
11 64
Sat. Sept. 25
9:30 PM
WPG 28 @ EDM 17 W 25,936 CBC
12 70
Sat. Oct. 2
9:00 PM
SSK 10 @ WPG 28 W 25,210 CTVW
13 72
Sat. Oct. 9
WPG 10 @ CGY 22 L 22,737
14 79
Sun. Oct. 17
3:30 PM
EDM 33 @ WPG 36 W 24,178 CTVW
15 83
Sun. Oct. 24
4:30 PM
WPG 21 @ SSK 19 W 22,508 CBC
16 87
Sun. Oct. 31
3:30 PM
MTL 13 @ WPG 23 W 24,146 R/C, CBC
17 88
Sat. Nov. 6
11:00 PM
WPG 23 @ BC 17 W 14,469 CTVW
P1 93
Sun. Nov. 14
3:00 PM
EDM 14 @ WPG 12 L 24,320 CBC