The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1988 Season

Season Summary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1988 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1988 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 1 2 0 2 58 92 L1 1-2-0
Regular Season 18 9 9 0 18 407 458 L3 3-3-0
    Home 9 6 3 0 12 231 180 L1 4-2-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 176 278 L2 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 6 3 3 0 6 133 124 L2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 12 6 6 0 12 274 334 L1 3-3-0

Full 1988 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1988 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.463 1-2-0 (3) 2-1-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.546 5-1-0 (6) 1-5-0 (6)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.111
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.778
BC Lions (4) 0.556
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.333
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.611

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Bruce Lemmerman – Quarterbacks
  • Scott Schuhmann – Offensive line
  • Bob Padilla – Linebackers
  • Eugene Gaines – Defensive secondary
  • Urban Bowman – Defensive line

1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 32,946
  • Total: 226,522
  • High: 27,356
  • Avg: 25,169 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1987 Avg: -1,671
  • Low: 23,281
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 76.40
  • Diff from League Avg: +940

More 1988 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

19881987 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.06 5.44 -
Average Winning Score 29.11 6.47 -
Average Losing Score 16.11 5.06 -
Average Home Score 25.67 11.11 -
Average Visitor Score 19.56 5.22 -
Average Margin of Victory 12.44 4.97 -
Average Margin of Loss 18.11 7.44 +

Stadium

  • 1988 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 32,946
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1988 – Artificial turf

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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 4560105 8650136 453277 553489 231 (25.7)176 (19.6)407 (22.6)
Opponent 4364107 5970129 355893 4386129 278 (30.9)180 (20.0)458 (25.4)

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 (3-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (1-3-0) 6 (5-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 8 (3-5-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 9 (6-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (3-6-0)
After 3rd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 9 (7-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1988 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – James Murphy

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Bennie Thompson
  • 1 – James West
  • 1 – Rod Hill

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Mike Gray
  • 1 – Chris Walby
  • 1 – Rob Prodanovic

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1988 Player Awards and Nominations

1988 Most Outstanding
  • Player — James Murphy (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Bennie Thompson (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Lyle Bauer (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bob Cameron (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Dan Wicklum (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1988 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) [HAM] Dan Wicklum (LB) Guelph
1–5 (5) Ryan Hanson (RB) Slippery Rock
3–1 (17) [OTT] Brian Wise (DE) Utah
3–5 (21) Rob Crifo (WR) Toronto
4–1 (25) [OTT] Brad Tierney (OL) Acadia
4–5 (29) Michael Allen (CB) Carleton
5–5 (37) John Hoffman (DHB) Saskatchewan
6–5 (45) Matt Fitzpatrick (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
7–5 (53) Rob Deluca (K) McMaster
8–5 (61) Jim Taplin (FB) Acadia

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1988 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
WR James Murphy
S Bennie Thompson
P Bob Cameron
6 All-Division Selections
WR James Murphy
G Nick Bastaja
MLB James West
CB James Jefferson, III
S Bennie Thompson
P Bob Cameron

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Sun. June 26
3:30 PM
WPG 6 vs SSK 41 L 5,100
3
Wed. June 29
7:30 PM
WPG 30 @ OTT 25 OT W 17,647
B 6
Tue. July 5
9:00 PM
TOR 26 @ WPG 22 L 21,491
1 9
Tue. July 12
10:30 PM
WPG 3 @ BC 36 L 38,347 CFN
2 14
Thu. July 21
8:00 PM
HAM 9 @ WPG 21 W 23,316 CBC
3 19
Fri. July 29
9:00 PM
WPG 18 @ SSK 46 L 24,301 CFN
4 24
Sat. Aug. 6
8:00 PM
BC 21 @ WPG 38 W 24,854 CBC
5 28
Sat. Aug. 13
8:00 PM
OTT 28 @ WPG 17 L 23,293 CBC
6 31
Fri. Aug. 19
9:00 PM
WPG 21 @ EDM 46 L 30,172 CFN
7 33
Wed. Aug. 24
9:30 PM
WPG 12 @ CGY 11 W 21,012 CFN
8 38
Wed. Aug. 31
8:30 PM
SSK 35 @ WPG 38 W 26,177 TSN
9 41
Sun. Sept. 4
4:00 PM
WPG 19 @ SSK 29 L 29,438 CFN
10 47
Sun. Sept. 11
1:30 PM
BC 8 @ WPG 34 W 23,281 CBC
11 50
Sat. Sept. 17
8:00 PM
CGY 20 @ WPG 14 L 25,587 TSN
12 54
Sat. Sept. 24
7:30 PM
WPG 31 @ OTT 0 W 18,523 TSN
13 59
Sun. Oct. 2
2:00 PM
SSK 20 @ WPG 32 W 27,356 TSN
14 64
Mon. Oct. 10
3:00 PM
EDM 17 @ WPG 21 W 26,298 CBC
15 66
Sun. Oct. 16
1:00 PM
WPG 35 @ HAM 29 W 14,106 CBC
16 71
Sun. Oct. 23
1:30 PM
WPG 13 @ TOR 36 L 23,324 CFN
17 75
Sun. Oct. 30
1:30 PM
TOR 22 @ WPG 16 L 26,360 CBC
18 77
Sat. Nov. 5
10:30 PM
WPG 24 @ BC 45 L 35,963 TSN
P1 81
Sun. Nov. 13
1:30 PM
HAM 28 @ WPG 35 W 12,210 CFN
P2 83
Sun. Nov. 20
1:30 PM
WPG 27 @ TOR 11 W 26,091 CBC
GC 85
Sun. Nov. 27
5:00 PM
BC 21 vs WPG 22 W 50,604 CFN, CBC