The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1985 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1985 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 67 52 W2 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 12 4 0 24 500 259 W1 4-2-0
    Home 8 7 1 0 14 269 125 L1 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 231 134 W2 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 8 6 2 0 12 262 121 W1 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 6 2 0 12 238 138 L1 5-1-0

Full 1985 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 5 (5-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 10 (8-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 2nd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 10 (9-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 11 (11-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 12 (12-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Mon Jun 10 8:30 PM
SSK 9 @ WPG 7 L 22,027  
B
Sun Jun 16 2:30 PM
CGY 18 @ WPG 10 L 23,826  
C
Fri Jun 21 10:00 PM
WPG 28 @ BC 18 W 26,921  
C
Mon Jun 24 9:30 PM
WPG 22 @ EDM 7 W 19,781  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Thu Jul 4 7:30 PM
WPG 18 @ MTL 34 L 23,627 CBC
2
Thu Jul 11 8:30 PM
HAM 11 @ WPG 16 W 25,428 CBC
3
Sat Jul 20 8:30 PM
TOR 27 @ WPG 28 W 27,641 CBC
4
Thu Jul 25 9:30 PM
WPG 23 @ EDM 25 L 41,173 CBC
6
Thu Aug 8 8:30 PM
OTT 15 @ WPG 58 W 27,709 CBC
7
Sun Aug 18 1:30 PM
WPG 28 @ HAM 10 W 14,026  
8
Sun Aug 25 3:00 PM
CGY 6 @ WPG 43 W 28,166 CBC, R/C
9
Sun Sep 1 3:30 PM
WPG 18 @ SSK 10 W 29,588 CTV
10
Sat Sep 7 1:30 PM
WPG 42 @ OTT 14 W 19,165 CTV, R/C
11
Fri Sep 13 8:30 PM
MTL 0 @ WPG 24 W 30,593 CTV
12
Sun Sep 22 3:00 PM
SSK 3 @ WPG 49 W 27,804 CBC
13
Fri Sep 27 7:30 PM
WPG 24 @ TOR 27 L 28,052 CTV
14
Sun Oct 6 4:00 PM
BC 26 @ WPG 33 W 32,946 CTV
15
Fri Oct 11 10:00 PM
WPG 31 @ BC 10 W 59,478 CBC
16
Fri Oct 18 8:30 PM
EDM 37 @ WPG 18 L 29,162 CTV
17
Fri Oct 25 7:30 PM
WPG 47 @ CGY 4 W 11,185 CTV
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 10 3:30 PM
EDM 15 @ WPG 22 W 29,191 CTV
P2
Sun Nov 17 3:00 PM
WPG 22 @ BC 42 L 59,478 CBC, R/C

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1985 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.484 3-1-0 (4) 3-1-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.453 4-0-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
BC Lions (2) 0.813
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.375
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.500

Team Scoring

19851984 +/-
Average Combined Score 47.44 -4.56
Average Winning Score 34.75 -5.70
Average Losing Score 20.75 +4.75
Average Home Score 33.63 -8.25
Average Visitor Score 28.88 +5.38
Average Margin of Victory 23.42 +0.23
Average Margin of Loss 10.00 -0.25

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 554297 10068168 513687 6385148 269 (33.6)231 (28.9)500 (31.3)
Opponent 252651 425698 201939 383371 134 (16.8)125 (15.6)259 (16.2)

Coaches

Head Coaches
Assistant Coaches
  • John Gregory – Offensive line
  • Pal Sartori – Receivers
  • Fred Glick – Linebackers
  • Mike Riley – Defensive backs
  • Urban Bowman – Defensive line

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1985 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Jeff Boyd

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Darrell Patterson
  • 1 – David Shaw
  • 1 – Frank Robinson
  • 1 – Tyrone Jones
  • 1 – Scott Flagel

Lineman Star

  • 1 – John Bonk
  • 1 – John Sturdivant
  • 1 – Nick Bastaja

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1985 Player Awards and Nominations

1985 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jeff Boyd (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Tyrone Jones (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Nick Bastaja (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Joe Poplawski (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Roy Bennett (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1985 All-Star Selections

9 All-Canadian Selections
RB Willard Reaves
IR Joe Poplawski
WR Jeff Boyd
C John Bonk
G Nick Bastaja
T Chris Walby
OLB Tyrone Jones
DB Ken Hailey
K Trevor Kennerd
13 All-Division Selections
RB Willard Reaves
IR Joe Poplawski
WR Jeff Boyd
C John Bonk
G Nick Bastaja
T Chris Walby
DE Tony Norman
OLB Tyrone Jones
DB Wylie Turner (Tie)
DB David Shaw
DB Scott Flagel
DB Ken Hailey
K Trevor Kennerd

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1985 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6) [TOR] Pat Langdon (TE) Tennessee
1–9 (9)   Bob Molle (DE) Simon Fraser
2–9 (18)   Derron Vernon (RB) Eastern Michigan
3–9 (27)   Rob Prodanovic (DL) Calgary
5–9 (45)   Glenn Steele (RB) British Columbia (UBC)
6–9 (54)   Greg Miller (LB) Concordia
7–7 (61) [BC] Doug Campbell (LB) Alberta
7–9 (63)   Randy Saunders (TE) Simon Fraser
8–9 (72)   Randy Fabi (WR) Western Ontario
9–9 (81)   Rob St. Mars (LB) Manitoba

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