2006 BC Lions season

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2006 BC Lions season
Head coach Wally Buono
General manager Wally Buono
Home field BC Place Stadium
Results
Record 13–5
Division place 1st, West
Playoff finish Won 94th Grey Cup
Team MOP Geroy Simon
Team MOC Brent Johnson
Team MOR Aaron Hunt
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey 2006.png
Timeline
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The 2006 BC Lions season was the 49th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 53rd overall. The Lions finished in first place in the West Division for a third consecutive season with a 13–5 record and won the 94th Grey Cup over the Montreal Alouettes.[1] Lions quarterback Dave Dickenson was named the game's Most Valuable Player after completing 18 of 29 passes for 184 yards and rushing for 53 yards on six carries. Placekicker Paul McCallum tied a Grey Cup record by kicking six field goals en route to being named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian. The Lions won their fifth Grey Cup championship in franchise history and first since 2000 when they also defeated the Alouettes.[2]

During the regular season, the Lions were dominant, led by slotback Geroy Simon who caught 105 passes for a club record 1856 yards and 15 touchdowns. Simon was named the league's Most Outstanding Player, becoming the fifth BC Lions player to win the award. Defensive end Brent Johnson was named the league's Most Outstanding Canadian and Most Outstanding Defensive Player, defensive tackle Aaron Hunt was named the league's Most Outstanding Rookie, and offensive tackle Rob Murphy was named the league's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Defensive back Mark Washington was awarded the CFLPA's Outstanding Community Service Award and head coach Wally Buono won the Annis Stukus Trophy as the CFL's Coach of the Year, making it the third time he won the award. The only CFL major trophy not won by the Lions was the CFL's Most Outstanding Special Teams Award, won by Calgary Stampeders kicker Sandro DeAngelis. The Lions had 10 Western All-Stars and a league leading seven Western All-Stars.[3]

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Rd Pick Player Position School
1 2 Jay Pottinger LB McMaster
1 4 Ricky Foley LB York
1 6 Dean Valli OL Simon Fraser
2 15 Jon Hameister-Ries OL Tulsa
5 40 Mike Lindstrom SB British Columbia
6 48 Jason Ward DL Connecticut

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
A June 2 vs. Calgary Stampeders 26–23 Loss 23,154 0–1
B June 8 at Calgary Stampeders 57–13 Win 7,335 1–1
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-BC Lions 18 13 5 0 555 355 26 Details
X-Calgary Stampeders 18 10 8 0 477 426 20 Details
X-Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 9 9 0 465 434 18 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 18 7 11 0 399 468 14 Details

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 June 16 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 45–28 Win 27,539 1–0
2 June 25 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 32–24 Loss 21,082 1–1
3 June 30 vs. Toronto Argonauts 26–19 Win 30,514 2–1
4 July 7 at Edmonton Eskimos 27–20 Loss 35,035 2–2
5 July 14 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 29–28 Loss 28,513 2–3
6 July 21 at Calgary Stampeders 43–20 Win 31,210 3–3
7 July 29 at Toronto Argonauts 28–8 Win 28,356 4–3
8 August 4 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 34–17 Win 27,312 5–3
9 August 10 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32–5 Win 25,033 6–3
10 August 18 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 30–28 Win 33,589 7–3
11 Bye 7–3
12 September 1 at Montreal Alouettes 48–13 Win 20,202 8–3
13 Bye 8–3
14 September 16 vs. Montreal Alouettes 36–20 Win 35,971 9–3
15 September 24 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 23–20 (OT) Loss 27,592 9–4
16 September 30 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28–8 Win 24,163 10–4
17 October 6 vs. Calgary Stampeders 39–13 Win 32,232 11–4
18 October 15 at Calgary Stampeders 32–25 Loss 33,546 11–5
19 October 21 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23–17 Win 31,294 12–5
20 October 28 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26–16 Win 33,744 13–5

[4]

 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with alternate uniforms.

Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att. Comp  % Yards TD INT Rating
Dave Dickenson 338 238 70.4 3032 22 7 111.2
Buck Pierce 186 137 73.7 1752 11 6 109.0
Jarious Jackson 79 37 46.8 477 3 2 68.4

[5]

Rushing[edit]

Player Att. Yards Avg. Long TD
Joe Smith 166 887 5.3 66 9
Buck Pierce 31 294 9.5 39 3
Dave Dickenson 32 195 6.1 15 0
Antonio Warren 41 169 4.1 16 0
Jarious Jackson 46 137 3.0 15 1

[6]

Receiving[edit]

Player No. Yards Avg. Long TD
Geroy Simon 105 1856 17.7 92 15
Paris Jackson 51 634 12.4 49 4
Ryan Thelwell 53 625 11.8 30 4
Jason Clermont 44 507 11.5 26 3
Joe Smith 51 420 8.2 26 1

[7]

Awards and records[edit]

2006 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Western Division All-Star Selections[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Week Game Date Opponent Score Result Attendance
21 Bye
22 West Final Nov 12 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 45–18 Win 50,084
23 Grey Cup Nov 19 Montreal Alouettes 25–14 Win 44,786
 #  Games played with alternate uniforms.

West Final[edit]

November 12, 2006 @ BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Saskatchewan Roughriders 3 1 14 0 18
BC Lions 3 26 3 13 45

Dave Dickenson completed 27-of-37 passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns, as the BC Lions destroyed the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 45–18, to score a franchise playoff-record points total and reach the 94th Grey Cup against Montreal. The Lions will play the Montreal Alouettes, who beat the Toronto Argonauts 33–24 in the East Final. BC, who finished first in the West Division for the third straight season, lost the 2004 Grey Cup to Toronto and were downed by Edmonton in the 2005 West Final.

Grey Cup[edit]

November 19, 2006 @ Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg, MB

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Montreal Alouettes 0 3 9 2 14
BC Lions 9 10 0 6 25

Scoring summary[edit]

BC Lions (25) – TDs, Ian Smart; FGs Paul McCallum (6); cons., McCallum.

Montreal Alouettes (14) – TDs, Robert Edwards; FGs Damon Duval; cons., Duval; safety touch (2).

First Quarter
BC—FG McCallum 34-yard field goal 4:49
BC—FG McCallum 35-yard field goal 12:26
BC—FG McCallum 24-yard field goal 14:15

Second Quarter
BC—TD Smart 25-yard run (McCallum convert) 4:12
MTL—FG Duval 43-yard field goal 13:18
BC—FG McCallum 30-yard field goal 15:00

Third Quarter
MTL—Safety McCallum concedes in end zone 8:47
MTL—TD Edwards 2-yard run (Duval convert) 13:00

Fourth Quarter
BC—FG McCallum 21-yard field goal 4:17
BC—FG McCallum 47-yard field goal 6:28
MTL—Safety McCallum concedes in end zone 13:17

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