The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1979 Season

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1979 Record
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

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) 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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sun Jun 10
CGY 35 @ WPG 13 L 21,584  
B
Mon Jun 18
WPG 12 @ OTT 13 L 18,870  
C
Tue Jun 26
WPG 6 @ BC 12 L 17,155  
D
Wed Jul 4 8:00 PM
SSK 10 @ WPG 16 W 21,501  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 10 8:00 PM
EDM 28 @ WPG 10 L 24,024 CBCW
2
Wed Jul 18 9:30 PM
WPG 7 @ CGY 35 L 33,196 CTV
3
Tue Jul 24 8:00 PM
BC 19 @ WPG 18 L 24,727 CBCW
5
Tue Aug 7 8:00 PM
WPG 10 @ MTL 25 L 41,232 CBC
6
Tue Aug 14 9:00 PM
HAM 21 @ WPG 27 W 24,660 CBC
7
Tue Aug 21 9:30 PM
WPG 13 @ EDM 41 L 42,778  
8
Tue Aug 28 9:30 PM
SSK 1 @ WPG 30 W 25,159  
9
Mon Sep 3 4:30 PM
WPG 28 @ SSK 11 W 22,190  
10
Sun Sep 9 4:30 PM
BC 17 @ WPG 15 L 27,203  
11
Sat Sep 15 8:00 PM
OTT 22 @ WPG 19 L 25,644 CTV
12
Sun Sep 23 4:30 PM
WPG 23 @ CGY 28 L 30,125 CBCR
13
Sat Sep 29 11:00 PM
WPG 21 @ BC 22 L 23,964 CTVW
14
Mon Oct 8 3:30 PM
CGY 18 @ WPG 13 L 22,429 CTV
15
Sat Oct 13 2:00 PM
WPG 15 @ TOR 19 L 35,106 CTVW
16
Sun Oct 21 3:30 PM
SSK 14 @ WPG 23 W 23,032 CBCW
17
Sun Oct 28 4:30 PM
WPG 11 @ EDM 19 L 42,778 CBCR

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1979 Opponent Appearances

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 Eskimos (3) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.125
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.375
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.719
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.563
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.313

Team Scoring

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

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 364682 424789 422264 351348 155 (19.4)128 (16.0)283 (17.7)
Opponent 255782 414081 324476 4259101 200 (25.0)140 (17.5)340 (21.3)

Coaches

Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Bob Vespaziani – Assistant Offensive Coordinator
  • Ellis Rainsberger – Offensive line
  • Gene Stauber – Defensive line
  • Leo McKillip – Linebackers, Defensive backs

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1979 Player Awards and Nominations

1979 Most Outstanding
  • Player — John Helton (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — John Helton (Division Finalist)
  • Offensive Lineman — John Bonk (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bernie Ruoff (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Walt Passaglia (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1979 All-Star Selections

No Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1979.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1979 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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