The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1988 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sun Jun 26 3:30 PM
WPG 6 vs SSK 41 L 5,100  
A
Wed Jun 29 7:30 PM
WPG 30 @ OTT 25 OT W 17,647  
B
Tue Jul 5 9:00 PM
TOR 26 @ WPG 22 L 21,491  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 12 10:30 PM
WPG 3 @ BC 36 L 38,347 CFN
2
Thu Jul 21 8:00 PM
HAM 9 @ WPG 21 W 23,316 CBC
3
Fri Jul 29 9:00 PM
WPG 18 @ SSK 46 L 24,301 CFN
4
Sat Aug 6 8:00 PM
BC 21 @ WPG 38 W 24,854 CBC
5
Sat Aug 13 8:00 PM
OTT 28 @ WPG 17 L 23,293 CBC
6
Fri Aug 19 9:00 PM
WPG 21 @ EDM 46 L 30,172 CFN
7
Wed Aug 24 9:30 PM
WPG 12 @ CGY 11 W 21,012 CFN
8
Wed Aug 31 8:30 PM
SSK 35 @ WPG 38 W 26,177 TSN
9
Sun Sep 4 4:00 PM
WPG 19 @ SSK 29 L 29,438 CFN
10
Sun Sep 11 1:30 PM
BC 8 @ WPG 34 W 23,281 CBC
11
Sat Sep 17 8:00 PM
CGY 20 @ WPG 14 L 25,587 TSN
12
Sat Sep 24 7:30 PM
WPG 31 @ OTT 0 W 18,523 TSN
13
Sun Oct 2 2:00 PM
SSK 20 @ WPG 32 W 27,356 TSN
14
Mon Oct 10 3:00 PM
EDM 17 @ WPG 21 W 26,298 CBC
15
Sun Oct 16 1:00 PM
WPG 35 @ HAM 29 W 14,106 CBC
16
Sun Oct 23 1:30 PM
WPG 13 @ TOR 36 L 23,324 CFN
17
Sun Oct 30 1:30 PM
TOR 22 @ WPG 16 L 26,360 CBC
18
Sat Nov 5 10:30 PM
WPG 24 @ BC 45 L 35,963 TSN
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 13 1:30 PM
HAM 28 @ WPG 35 W 12,210 CFN
P2
Sun Nov 20 1:30 PM
WPG 27 @ TOR 11 W 26,091 CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 27 5:00 PM
BC 21 vs WPG 22 W 50,604 CFN, CBC

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

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

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)

Coaches

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

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 – Chris Walby
  • 1 – Mike Gray
  • 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 All-Star Selections

No Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1988.

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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

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