The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1977 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 3rd (in tiebreaker) in the Western Conference
  • Western Conference Semi-final

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1977 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1977 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 4 0 0 8 113 64 W4 4-0-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 382 336 W3 5-1-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 196 167 W5 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 186 169 W2 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 12 7 5 0 14 287 256 W2 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 95 80 W3 3-1-0

Full 1977 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1977 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 4-2-0 (6) 3-3-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.469 2-0-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.250
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.500
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.313
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.688
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.375

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Jim Erkenbeck – Offensive line
  • Del Wight – Defensive line
  • Dick Monroe – Linebackers, Defensive backs

1977 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 25,210
  • Total: 197,584
  • High: 25,210
  • Avg: 24,698 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1976 Avg: +1,476
  • Low: 23,211
  • Sellouts: 4
  • % of Capacity: 97.97
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,605

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Team Scoring

19771976 +/-
Average Combined Score 44.88 1.13 +
Average Winning Score 29.00 1.80 +
Average Losing Score 15.33 3.33 -
Average Home Score 24.50 4.63 -
Average Visitor Score 23.25 4.38 +
Average Margin of Victory 12.20 1.40 +
Average Margin of Loss 12.67 6.00 +

Stadium

  • 1977 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 314071 5669125 312657 7851129 196 (24.5)186 (23.3)382 (23.9)
Opponent 353267 564197 373774 395998 169 (21.1)167 (20.9)336 (21.0)

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 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (2-3-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (5-4-0) 3 (3-0-0) 4 (2-2-0)
After 2nd 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (7-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0)
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 1977 Player Awards and Nominations

1977 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Washington (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Brian Herosian (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Bob Swift (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Gord Paterson (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Lyall Woznesensky (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1977 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) Ray Honey (OT) Drake
3–4 (22) Duncan MacKinlay (LB) Western Ontario
4–4 (31) Jamie Bone (QB) Western Ontario
5–4 (40) John McCorquindale (FB) Brigham Young
6–4 (49) Al Bowness (RB) Manitoba
7–4 (58) Doyle Matheson (DB) Calgary
8–4 (67) Peter Capobianco (LB) Livingston
9–4 (76) Gary Krahn (LB) North Dakota
10–4 (85) Wayne Parizeau (QB) Wilfrid Laurier

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1977 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
RB Jim Washington
SB Tom Scott
5 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Washington
TE Gord Paterson
SB Tom Scott
G Halver “Buddy” Brown, Jr.
DHB Chuck Wills

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. June 15
MTL 17 @ WPG 24 W 17,000
B 8
Wed. June 22
WPG 27 @ SSK 19 W 17,213
C 11
Tue. June 28
WPG 34 @ BC 17 W 13,428
D 17
Tue. July 5
CGY 11 @ WPG 28 W 18,502
1 22
Tue. July 12
10:00 PM
SSK 11 @ WPG 33 W 24,844
2 24
Mon. July 18
10:00 PM
WPG 29 @ EDM 26 W 25,842 CTVW
3 31
Wed. July 27
9:00 PM
EDM 43 @ WPG 13 L 25,210 CTVW
5 39
Thu. Aug. 11
8:00 PM
WPG 10 @ MTL 27 L 63,330 CTV
6 43
Wed. Aug. 17
BC 25 @ WPG 17 L 25,210
7 45
Tue. Aug. 23
10:00 PM
WPG 35 @ CGY 12 W 26,836
8 50
Tue. Aug. 30
9:00 PM
HAM 19 @ WPG 20 W 25,036 CBC
9 54
Mon. Sept. 5
4:30 PM
WPG 18 @ SSK 26 L 22,616 CBC
10 59
Sun. Sept. 11
3:30 PM
SSK 17 @ WPG 39 W 25,210 CBCW
11 60
Sat. Sept. 17
10:00 PM
WPG 10 @ CGY 16 L 26,657
12 65
Sat. Sept. 24
9:00 PM
OTT 24 @ WPG 36 W 23,211 CTV
13 71
Sun. Oct. 2
3:30 PM
BC 15 @ WPG 19 W 25,210 CBCW
14 74
Mon. Oct. 10
4:30 PM
WPG 24 @ EDM 31 L 23,123 CBC
15 79
Sun. Oct. 16
2:00 PM
WPG 29 @ TOR 10 W 49,242 R/C, CBC
16 83
Sun. Oct. 23
3:00 PM
CGY 13 @ WPG 19 W 23,653
18 88
Sat. Nov. 5
11:00 PM
WPG 31 @ BC 21 W 30,580
P1 92
Sat. Nov. 12
5:00 PM
WPG 32 @ BC 33 L 27,105 CTV