1964 BC Lions season

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1964 BC Lions season
Head coach Dave Skrien
Home field Empire Stadium
Results
Record 11–2–3
Division place 1st, West
Playoff finish Won Grey Cup
Timeline
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< 1963 1965 >

The 1964 BC Lions finished the season in first place in the West Division with an 11–2–3 record, the fewest losses in one season in team history. Of the eight retired numbers in team history, four of those players played on the 1964 team. The Lions began the season undefeated in ten games and were 10–1–1 against western opponents. The Lions' defense was, once again, outstanding as they allowed a team record 10.5 points and 245 yards per game. The Lions won the Western Finals over Calgary, taking two games to one, sending them to the Grey Cup

Once again, the Lions met the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 52nd Grey Cup in a rematch of the previous year's game. After taking a 34–8 lead into the fourth quarter, the Lions cruised to their first championship by a score of 34–24 on the heels of defensive back and backup fullback Bill Munsey's two touchdown performance. Converted defensive back By Bailey, who scored the first touchdown in Lions' history, retired after the game, ending his 11 year CFL career.

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
A July 16 at Ottawa Rough Riders 21–6 Loss 15,020 0–1
A July 20 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3–0 Loss 17,720 0–2
B July 29 vs. Toronto Argonauts 26–17 Loss 24,033 0–3

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
BC Lions 16 11 2 3 328 168 25
Calgary Stampeders 16 12 4 0 352 349 24
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 9 7 0 330 282 18
Edmonton Eskimos 16 4 12 0 222 458 8
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 1 14 1 270 397 3

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 Aug 4 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10–10 Tie 15,125 0–0–1
2 Aug 10 vs. Calgary Stampeders 22–4 Win 32,664 1–0–1
3 Aug 14 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 17–2 Win 17,787 2–0–1
4 Aug 19 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 27–16 Win 35,618 3–0–1
5 Aug 30 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21–4 Win 33,607 4–0–1
6 Sept 8 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 17–17 Tie 31,355 4–0–2
7 Sept 19 at Edmonton Eskimos 49–6 Win 21,000 5–0–2
8 Sept 22 at Calgary Stampeders 12–7 Win 19,546 6–0–2
9 Sept 26 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16–16 Tie 37,008 6–0–3
10 Oct 3 at Toronto Argonauts 20–15 Win 27,249 7–0–3
11 Oct 5 at Montreal Alouettes 14–7 Loss 17,084 7–1–3
12 Oct 10 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 26–6 Win 29,277 8–1–3
13 Oct 17 at Edmonton Eskimos 24–14 Win 12,000 9–1–3
14 Oct 24 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 20–3 Win 30,856 10–1–3
15 Oct 28 at Calgary Stampeders 26–14 Loss 20,000 10–2–3
16 Nov 1 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26–8 Win 29,614 11–2–3

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Playoffs[edit]

West Finals[edit]

Western-Finals – Game 1
BC Lions @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 14 BC Lions 24 Calgary Stampeders 10
Western Finals – Game 2
Calgary Stampeders @ BC Lions
Date Away Home
November 18 Calgary Stampeders 14 BC Lions 10
Western Finals – Game 3
Calgary Stampeders @ BC Lions
Date Away Home
November 22 Calgary Stampeders 14 BC Lions 33
  • BC wins the best of three series 2–1. The Lions will advance to the Grey Cup Championship game.

Grey Cup[edit]

Main article: 52nd Grey Cup
November 28

52nd Annual Grey Cup Game: Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario

Western Champion Eastern Champion
BC Lions 34 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24
The BC Lions are the 1964 Grey Cup Champions

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Awards and records[edit]

1964 CFL All-Stars[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFL.ca". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  2. ^ "BC Lions All-Time Canadian Football League (CFL) Records". Archived from the original on 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  3. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/page/his_greycup_recap1964