The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1980 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1980 Full Schedule/Results

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

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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

1980 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 28,080
  • Total: 200,226
  • High: 29,522
  • Avg: 25,028 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1979 Avg: +418
  • Low: 20,774
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 89.13
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,096

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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 7.63 +
Average Margin of Victory 9.50 5.75 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.67 4.83 +

Stadium

  • 1980 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 28,080
  • 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 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)

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)

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 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

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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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Tue. June 10
MTL 26 @ WPG 20 L 20,133
B 6
Sun. June 15
4:30 PM
WPG 23 @ CGY 25 L 27,698
C 13
Wed. June 25
WPG 20 @ TOR 16 W 28,101
D 16
Tue. July 1
BC 22 @ WPG 26 W 17,806
1 22
Wed. July 9
9:30 PM
WPG 13 @ EDM 36 L 42,778 CTV
2 25
Wed. July 16
9:00 PM
TOR 20 @ WPG 17 L 20,980 CTV
3 28
Tue. July 22
11:00 PM
WPG 6 @ BC 26 L 23,214
4 32
Tue. July 29
8:30 PM
CGY 18 @ WPG 35 W 20,774 CBCW
6 42
Wed. Aug. 13
9:00 PM
EDM 30 @ WPG 17 L 26,422 CTV
7 45
Wed. Aug. 20
8:00 PM
WPG 34 @ HAM 13 W 24,152 CTV
8 50
Wed. Aug. 27
9:00 PM
SSK 16 @ WPG 24 W 22,154
9 53
Mon. Sept. 1
3:30 PM
WPG 32 @ SSK 29 W 25,699
10 57
Sun. Sept. 7
CGY 29 @ WPG 30 W 25,784
11 61
Sun. Sept. 14
2:00 PM
WPG 20 @ OTT 19 W 21,241 CBC
13 69
Sun. Sept. 28
4:30 PM
BC 22 @ WPG 28 W 29,522
14 73
Sun. Oct. 5
3:30 PM
EDM 14 @ WPG 28 W 28,238 CBCW
15 76
Sun. Oct. 12
3:30 PM
WPG 39 @ SSK 16 W 23,938 CBC
16 82
Sun. Oct. 19
6:30 PM
WPG 28 @ CGY 31 L 31,441
17 85
Sun. Oct. 26
3:30 PM
MTL 25 @ WPG 26 W 26,352 CBC
18 90
Sun. Nov. 2
WPG 17 @ BC 43 L 16,676
P1 92
Sun. Nov. 9
4:00 PM
CGY 14 @ WPG 32 W 21,622 CBC
P2 94
Sat. Nov. 15
4:00 PM
WPG 24 @ EDM 34 L 43,346 CTV, R/C