1972 CFL season

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The 1972 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 19th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 15th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1972[edit]

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame was officially opened on November 28, 1972, in Hamilton. The Grey Cup game was played on astroturf at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Regular season standings[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 10 6 0 401 300 20
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 6 0 380 368 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 8 8 0 330 283 16
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 10 0 331 394 12
BC Lions 16 5 11 0 254 380 10
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 11 3 0 372 262 22
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 11 3 0 298 228 22
Montreal Alouettes 14 4 10 0 246 353 8
Toronto Argonauts 14 3 11 0 254 298 6
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Winnipeg and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1972

Conference Semi-Finals[edit]

Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 11 Montreal Alouettes 11 Ottawa Rough Riders 14
Western Semi-Finals
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Edmonton Eskimos
Date Away Home
November 12 Saskatchewan Roughriders 8 Edmonton Eskimos 6

Conference Finals[edit]

Western Finals
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 19 Saskatchewan Roughriders 27 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24
Eastern Finals – Game 1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 18 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7 Ottawa Rough Riders 19
Eastern Finals – Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 26 Ottawa Rough Riders 8 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23
  • Hamilton won 2 game total-point series by 30–27. The Tiger-Cats will advance to the Grey Cup Championship game.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals     Division Final     60th Grey Cup
                           
  East     E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 19-8  
  E2  Montreal Alouettes 11     E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 7-23    
  E3  Ottawa Rough Riders 14         E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 13
      W3  Saskatchewan Roughriders 10
  West     W3  Saskatchewan Roughriders 27    
  W3  Saskatchewan Roughriders 8     W1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24  
  W2  Edmonton Eskimos 6  

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Grey Cup Championship[edit]

December 3

60th Annual Grey Cup Game: Ivor Wynne StadiumHamilton, Ontario

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Saskatchewan Roughriders 10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1972 Grey Cup Champions

CFL Leaders[edit]

1972 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1972 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

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Defence[edit]

1972 Western All-Stars[edit]

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Defence[edit]

1972 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1971 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1973 CFL season