Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result TV
A
Sun Jun 10 3:30 PM
CGY 35 @ WPG 13 L  
B
Mon Jun 18 8:00 PM
WPG 12 @ OTT 13 L  
C
Tue Jun 26 11:00 PM
WPG 6 @ BC 12 L  
D
Wed Jul 4 8:00 PM
SSK 10 @ WPG 16 W  
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result TV
1
Tue Jul 10 8:00 PM
EDM 28 @ WPG 10 L CBCW
2
Wed Jul 18 9:30 PM
WPG 7 @ CGY 35 L CTV
3
Tue Jul 24 8:00 PM
BC 19 @ WPG 18 L CBCW
5Bye
5
Tue Aug 7 8:00 PM
WPG 10 @ MTL 25 L CBC
6
Tue Aug 14 9:00 PM
HAM 21 @ WPG 27 W CBC
7
Tue Aug 21 9:30 PM
WPG 13 @ EDM 41 L  
8
Tue Aug 28 9:30 PM
SSK 1 @ WPG 30 W  
9
Mon Sep 3 4:30 PM
WPG 28 @ SSK 11 W  
10
Sun Sep 9 4:30 PM
BC 17 @ WPG 15 L CBCR
11
Sat Sep 15 8:00 PM
OTT 22 @ WPG 19 L CTV
12
Sun Sep 23 4:30 PM
WPG 23 @ CGY 28 L CBCR
13
Sat Sep 29 11:00 PM
WPG 21 @ BC 22 L CTVW
14
Mon Oct 8 3:30 PM
CGY 18 @ WPG 13 L CTV
15
Sat Oct 13 2:00 PM
WPG 15 @ TOR 19 L CTV
16
Sun Oct 21 3:30 PM
SSK 14 @ WPG 23 W CBCW
17
Sun Oct 28 4:30 PM
WPG 11 @ EDM 19 L CBCR
18Bye
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 47 70 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 4 12 0 8 283 340 L1 1-5-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 155 140 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 128 200 L4 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 3 9 0 6 212 253 L1 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 71 87 L2 1-3-0

Full 1979 League Standings

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) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (0-5-0) 5 (3-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (1-9-0)
After 2nd 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (0-3-0) 7 (4-3-0) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After 3rd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (3-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (1-8-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (0-12-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.570 2-4-0 (6) 1-5-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.492 1-1-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.594
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.750
Edmonton Elks (3) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.125
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.375
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.719
Ottawa RedBlacks (1) 0.563
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.313
19791978 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.94 -6.19
Average Winning Score 27.00 -1.00
Average Losing Score 14.58 -2.42
Average Home Score 19.38 -4.75
Average Visitor Score 16.00 -6.25
Average Margin of Victory 15.25 +5.14
Average Margin of Loss 9.83 -0.31
Quarter Team Home (PPG) Visitor (PPG) Total (PPG)
Total Winnipeg 155 (19.4) 128 (16.0) 283 (17.7)
Opponent 200 (25.0) 140 (17.5) 340 (21.3)
1st Winnipeg 36 (4.5) 46 (5.8) 82 (5.1)
Opponent 57 (7.1) 25 (3.1) 82 (5.1)
2nd Winnipeg 42 (5.3) 47 (5.9) 89 (5.6)
Opponent 40 (5.0) 41 (5.1) 81 (5.1)
3rd Winnipeg 42 (5.3) 22 (2.8) 64 (4.0)
Opponent 44 (5.5) 32 (4.0) 76 (4.8)
4th Winnipeg 35 (4.4) 13 (1.6) 48 (3.0)
Opponent 59 (7.4) 42 (5.3) 101 (6.3)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Bob Vespaziani – Assistant Offensive Coordinator
  • Ellis Rainsberger – Offensive line
  • Gene Stauber – Defensive line
  • Leo McKillip – Defensive backs, Linebackers
1979 Player Awards and Nominations
1979 Most Outstanding
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1979 All-Star Selections
1 All-Canadian Selections
DT John Helton
1 All-Division Selections
DT John Helton

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1979 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5)   Rick House (RB) Simon Fraser
2–5 (14)   Jim Dziedzina (TE) Simon Fraser
3–4 (22) [HAM] Walt Passaglia (WR) Simon Fraser
3–5 (23)   Doug Biggerstaff (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
4–4 (31) [HAM] Chris Brewer (DE) Acadia
4–5 (32)   Jim McHugh (LB) McMaster
5–5 (41)   Bob McEachern (LB) Weber State
6–5 (50)   Gerry Hatherly (LB) Manitoba
7–5 (59)   Barry Safiniuk (RB) Manitoba

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