67th Grey Cup

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67th Grey Cup
Edmonton Eskimos Montreal Alouettes
(12-2-2) (11-4-1)
17 9
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1 2 3 4 Total
Edmonton Eskimos 7 0 10 0 17
Montreal Alouettes 0 6 3 0 9
Date November 25, 1979
Stadium Olympic Stadium
Location Montreal
Most Valuable Player David Green, RB, Montreal
Most Valuable Canadian Don Sweet, Montreal
Attendance 65,113
Broadcasters
Network CBC, CTV, SRC
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The 67th Grey Cup was played on November 25, 1979 before 65,113 fans at Olympic Stadium at Montreal. The Edmonton Eskimos won against the Montreal Alouettes by the score 17 to 9.

Box Score[edit]

First Quarter

Edmonton - TD – Waddell Smith 43 yard pass from Tom Wilkinson (Dave Cutler convert)

Second Quarter

Montreal – FG – Don Sweet 38 yards
Montreal – FG – Don Sweet 45 yards

Third Quarter

Montreal – FG – Don Sweet 29 yards
Edmonton - TD – Tom Scott 33 yard pass from Warren Moon (Dave Cutler convert)
Edmonton – FG – Dave Cutler 38 yards

Fourth Quarter

No scoring

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Edmonton Eskimos 7 0 10 0 17
Montreal Alouettes 0 6 3 0 9

Trivia[edit]

Unlike previous Grey Cups, especially the 65th Grey Cup (or Ice Bowl) in 1977 in Montreal, the temperature was a balmy 12 degrees Celsius.

The Alouettes were penalized 16 times in the game, most importantly when Gerry Dattilio was called for clipping on an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown by Keith Baker. Edmonton was penalized 4 times.

Edmonton and Montreal have met in 11 Grey Cup clashes. The Eskimos have won in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2003 and 2005's overtime thriller. The Larks have prevailed in 1974, the Ice Bowl of 1977, and 2002.

This is the most recent Grey Cup game where one team scored only single-digit total points in a game.

Eskimos' roster: Leo Blanchard, Greg Butler, Jimmy Walker, Warren Moon, Jim Germany, Marco Cyncar, Danny Kepley, Don Warrington, Brian Fryer, York Hentschel, Mike Wilson, Dave Zacharko, Tom Scott, Bruce Lemmerman, Stuart Lang, Joe Hollimon, John Konihowski, Waddell Smith, Ted Milian, Jimmy Rogers, Jerome Stanton, Bill Stevenson, Hector Pothier, Brian Kelly, Emilio Fraietta, Angelo Santucci, Pete Lavorato, David Boone, Dave Fennell, Ed Jones, Tom Towns, Hank Ilesic, Ian Bryans, Dave Cutler, Eric Upton, Ron Estay, Tom Wilkinson, Dale Potter, Bob Howes, Larry Highbaugh, Don Matthews (Assistant Coach), Cal Murphy (Assistant Coach), Hugh Campbell (Head Coach), Joe Faragalli (Assistant Coach), Dan Daniel (Assistant Coach).

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