Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result TV
A
Fri Jun 10 8:30 PM
CGY 26 @ WPG 4 L CTVR
B
Fri Jun 17 8:30 PM
BC 24 @ WPG 23 L  
C
Wed Jun 22 9:30 PM
WPG 17 @ EDM 34 L  
C
Sun Jun 26 3:30 PM
WPG 10 @ SSK 33 L  
-5Bye
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result TV
1
Fri Jul 8 8:30 PM
OTT 26 @ WPG 25 L CTV
2
Fri Jul 15 9:30 PM
WPG 20 @ EDM 18 W CTV
3
Fri Jul 22 8:30 PM
HAM 18 @ WPG 29 W CTV
4Bye
5
Sun Aug 7 1:30 PM
WPG 30 @ MTL 25 W CBC
6
Sat Aug 13 9:30 PM
TOR 16 @ WPG 32 W CBC
7
Sat Aug 20 10:30 PM
WPG 6 @ BC 44 L  
8
Sun Aug 28 3:00 PM
CGY 21 @ WPG 36 W CBC
9
Sun Sep 4 3:30 PM
WPG 30 @ SSK 32 L  
10
Sat Sep 10 8:30 PM
MTL 30 @ WPG 18 L CBC
11
Fri Sep 16 7:30 PM
WPG 19 @ CGY 14 W CTV
12
Sat Sep 24 8:30 PM
SSK 19 @ WPG 50 W CBC
13
Sat Oct 1 7:00 PM
WPG 34 @ HAM 19 W CBC
14
Mon Oct 10 3:00 PM
BC 30 @ WPG 18 L CBC
15
Sun Oct 16 1:30 PM
WPG 23 @ OTT 42 L CBC
16
Sun Oct 23 4:00 PM
EDM 15 @ WPG 33 W CBC
17Bye
18
Sat Nov 5 1:30 PM
WPG 9 @ TOR 33 L CBC
Week Date/Time (EST ) Result TV
Semi-Final
Sun Nov 13 4:00 PM
EDM 22 @ WPG 49 W CTV
Final
Sun Nov 20 4:00 PM
WPG 21 @ BC 39 L CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 54 117 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 9 7 0 18 412 402 L1 3-3-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 241 175 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 171 227 L2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 8 5 3 0 10 212 193 W1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 200 209 L2 3-3-0

Full 1983 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 4 (3-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (7-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (2-6-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-7-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 3-1-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.484 2-2-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
BC Lions (2) 0.688
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.500
Edmonton Elks (2) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.344
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.344
Ottawa RedBlacks (2) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.750
19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.88 +1.12
Average Winning Score 31.44 +0.35
Average Losing Score 18.43 -1.97
Average Home Score 30.13 +5.38
Average Visitor Score 21.38 -9.38
Average Margin of Victory 13.11 +0.75
Average Margin of Loss 15.43 +6.63
Quarter Team Home (PPG) Visitor (PPG) Total (PPG)
Total Winnipeg 241 (30.1) 171 (21.4) 412 (25.8)
Opponent 227 (28.4) 175 (21.9) 402 (25.1)
1st Winnipeg 37 (4.6) 41 (5.1) 78 (4.9)
Opponent 43 (5.4) 18 (2.3) 61 (3.8)
2nd Winnipeg 80 (10.0) 34 (4.3) 114 (7.1)
Opponent 90 (11.3) 62 (7.8) 152 (9.5)
3rd Winnipeg 41 (5.1) 36 (4.5) 77 (4.8)
Opponent 60 (7.5) 39 (4.9) 99 (6.2)
4th Winnipeg 83 (10.4) 60 (7.5) 143 (8.9)
Opponent 34 (4.3) 56 (7.0) 90 (5.6)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Art Asselta – Quarterbacks, Receivers
  • John Gregory – Offensive line
  • Bob Vespaziani – Defensive line, Special teams
  • Fred Glick – Linebackers
  • Mike Riley – Defensive secondary
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • 1 – John Hufnagel
  • 1 – Tom Clements
  • 1 – Willard Reaves
Defensive Star
  • 1 – David Shaw
  • 1 – Donovan Rose
  • 1 – Paul Bennett
  • 1 – Wylie Turner
Lineman Star
  • 2 – Tony Norman
  • 2 – John Bonk
  • 1 – Pete Catan
1983 Player Awards and Nominations
1983 Most Outstanding
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 All-Star Selections
2 All-Canadian Selections
C John Bonk
S Paul Bennett
6 All-Division Selections
RB Willard Reaves
C John Bonk
DE Tony Norman
CB David Shaw
S Paul Bennett
K Trevor Kennerd (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1983 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7)   Jason Riley (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
3–7 (25)   John Pitts (LB) Western Ontario
4–7 (34)   Pat Cantner (TE) British Columbia (UBC)
5–7 (43)   Todd Turnbull (OG) Wilfrid Laurier
6–7 (52)   Fred Lyseyko (LB) Manitoba
7–7 (61)   Dave Bowness (TE) Manitoba
8–7 (70)   Danny Jakobs (DB) Manitoba

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