The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1980 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1980 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 89 89 W2 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 394 387 L1 4-2-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 205 174 W5 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 189 213 L2 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 12 7 5 0 14 297 310 L2 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 97 77 W3 3-1-0

Full 1980 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 4 (3-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (3-3-0) 5 (4-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 8 (5-3-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (7-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 3rd 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 10 (4-6-0)
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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 10
MTL 26 @ WPG 20 L 20,133  
B
Sun Jun 15 4:30 PM
WPG 23 @ CGY 25 L 27,698  
C
Wed Jun 25
WPG 20 @ TOR 16 W 28,101  
D
Tue Jul 1
BC 22 @ WPG 26 W 17,806  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 9 9:30 PM
WPG 13 @ EDM 36 L 42,778 CTV
2
Wed Jul 16 9:00 PM
TOR 20 @ WPG 17 L 20,980 CTV
3
Tue Jul 22 11:00 PM
WPG 6 @ BC 26 L 23,214  
4
Tue Jul 29 8:30 PM
CGY 18 @ WPG 35 W 20,774 CBCW
6
Wed Aug 13 9:00 PM
EDM 30 @ WPG 17 L 26,422 CTV
7
Wed Aug 20 8:00 PM
WPG 34 @ HAM 13 W 24,152 CTV
8
Wed Aug 27 9:00 PM
SSK 16 @ WPG 24 W 22,154  
9
Mon Sep 1 3:30 PM
WPG 32 @ SSK 29 W 25,699  
10
Sun Sep 7
CGY 29 @ WPG 30 W 25,784  
11
Sun Sep 14 2:00 PM
WPG 20 @ OTT 19 W 21,241 CBC
13
Sun Sep 28 4:30 PM
BC 22 @ WPG 28 W 29,522  
14
Sun Oct 5 3:30 PM
EDM 14 @ WPG 28 W 28,238 CBCW
15
Sun Oct 12 3:30 PM
WPG 39 @ SSK 16 W 23,938 CBC
16
Sun Oct 19 6:30 PM
WPG 28 @ CGY 31 L 31,441  
17
Sun Oct 26 3:30 PM
MTL 25 @ WPG 26 W 26,352 CBC
18
Sun Nov 2
WPG 17 @ BC 43 L 16,676  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 9 4:00 PM
CGY 14 @ WPG 32 W 21,622 CBC
P2
Sat Nov 15 4:00 PM
WPG 24 @ EDM 34 L 43,346 CTV, R/C

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1980 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.508 5-1-0 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.461 1-1-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.531
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.125
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.531
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.375

Team Scoring

19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.81 +9.88
Average Winning Score 29.60 +2.60
Average Losing Score 16.33 +1.75
Average Home Score 25.63 +6.25
Average Visitor Score 23.63 +7.62
Average Margin of Victory 9.50 -5.75
Average Margin of Loss 14.67 +4.83

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 301242 6871139 145064 9356149 205 (25.6)189 (23.6)394 (24.6)
Opponent 225779 6569134 435295 443579 213 (26.6)174 (21.8)387 (24.2)

Coaches

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

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1980 Player Awards and Nominations

1980 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dieter Brock (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — John Helton (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Haywood “Butch” Norman (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Joe Poplawski (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — William Miller (Winner)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1980 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
QB Dieter Brock
RB William Miller
WR Mike Holmes
G Larry Butler
T Haywood “Butch” Norman
6 All-Division Selections
QB Dieter Brock
RB William Miller
WR Mike Holmes
G Larry Butler
T Haywood “Butch” Norman
CB Charley Williams

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1980 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3)   Ken Ciancone (LB) Utah State
3–1 (19) [TOR] Rob Bunce (DE) Saskatchewan
3–3 (21)   Vernon Paul (OG) Prince Edward Island
4–3 (30)   Brian Perkins (OT) Saskatchewan
5–3 (39)   Perry Mamor (DE) Saskatchewan
6–3 (48)   Mike Danese (LB) Toronto
7–3 (57)   Mike Topolovec (DE) Ottawa

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