The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1978 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1978 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1978 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 76 86 W2 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 9 7 0 18 371 351 L2 3-3-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 193 186 L2 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 178 165 L1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 12 5 7 0 10 256 291 L2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 4 0 0 8 115 60 W4 4-0-0

Full 1978 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1978 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.531 2-4-0 (6) 3-3-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.453 2-0-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.500
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.656
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.281
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.344
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.531
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.688
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.250

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Ellis Rainsberger – Offensive line
  • Gene Stauber – Defensive line
  • Leo McKillip – Linebackers, Defensive backs

1978 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,420
  • Total: 215,315
  • High: 28,080
  • Avg: 26,914 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1977 Avg: +2,216
  • Low: 25,973
  • Sellouts: 4
  • % of Capacity: 98.15
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,964

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Team Scoring

19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 45.13 0.25 +
Average Winning Score 28.00 1.00 -
Average Losing Score 17.00 1.67 +
Average Home Score 24.13 0.38 -
Average Visitor Score 22.25 1.00 -
Average Margin of Victory 10.11 2.09 -
Average Margin of Loss 10.14 2.52 -

Stadium

  • 1978 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 27,201
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1978 – 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 422264 7047117 384583 4364107 193 (24.1)178 (22.3)371 (23.2)
Opponent 423375 5150101 523890 414485 165 (20.6)186 (23.3)351 (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 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (3-3-0) 4 (3-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 10 (5-5-0)
After 2nd 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-7-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1978 Player Awards and Nominations

1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dieter Brock (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Vince Phason (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Haywood “Butch” Norman (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Joe Poplawski (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Joe Poplawski (Winner)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1978 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) Evan Jones (TE) British Columbia (UBC)
2–4 (13) Bob Stracina (WR) Acadia
3–4 (22) Vaughan Wright (RB) Guelph
4–4 (31) Julian Hanlon (OG) Ottawa
5–4 (40) Dave Neber (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
6–4 (49) Steve Davis (DT) Bishop's
7–4 (58) Gord Bone (TE) Manitoba
8–4 (67) Duane Hysop (QB) Manitoba

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1978 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
WR Joe Poplawski
3 All-Division Selections
WR Mike Holmes
WR Joe Poplawski
T Haywood “Butch” Norman

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. June 14
9:00 PM
SSK 14 @ WPG 23 W 22,527
B 9
Thu. June 22
8:00 PM
WPG 4 @ TOR 35 L 37,207
C 12
Wed. June 28
10:00 PM
WPG 21 @ CGY 10 W 23,196
D 16
Tue. July 4
8:00 PM
OTT 27 @ WPG 28 W 24,931
1 19
Tue. July 11
11:00 PM
WPG 14 @ BC 30 L 25,808 CTVW
2 24
Tue. July 18
9:00 PM
EDM 29 @ WPG 28 L 25,973 CBCW
4 34
Wed. Aug. 2
9:00 PM
SSK 13 @ WPG 23 W 26,619
5 38
Wed. Aug. 9
8:00 PM
WPG 29 @ HAM 7 W 22,647
6 42
Wed. Aug. 16
9:00 PM
CGY 29 @ WPG 21 L 26,259
7 45
Wed. Aug. 23
9:30 PM
WPG 8 @ EDM 14 L 24,962 CTVW
8 48
Tue. Aug. 29
9:00 PM
MTL 10 @ WPG 36 W 27,201 CBC
9 53
Mon. Sept. 4
4:30 PM
WPG 31 @ SSK 29 W 22,451
10 56
Sat. Sept. 9
2:00 PM
WPG 31 @ OTT 29 W 26,282 R/C, CTV
11 59
Sat. Sept. 16
6:00 PM
TOR 14 @ WPG 19 W 27,201 CTV
12 66
Sun. Sept. 24
5:30 PM
BC 25 @ WPG 32 W 27,201
13 67
Sat. Sept. 30
11:00 PM
WPG 38 @ BC 27 W 23,345 CTVW
15 78
Sun. Oct. 15
3:30 PM
EDM 38 @ WPG 10 L 28,080 CTVW
16 82
Sun. Oct. 22
5:00 PM
WPG 13 @ SSK 7 W 19,614 CTVW
17 86
Sun. Oct. 29
4:30 PM
CGY 28 @ WPG 24 L 26,781 CBCW
18 89
Sun. Nov. 5
4:00 PM
WPG 14 @ CGY 22 L 26,888 CBCW
P1 92
Sun. Nov. 12
4:00 PM
WPG 4 @ CGY 38 L 26,868 CBC