1956 BC Lions season

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1956 BC Lions season
Head coach Clem Crowe
Home field Empire Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th, W.I.F.U
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey 1956.png

The 1956 BC Lions finished the season in fourth place in the W.I.F.U with a 6–10 record and failed to make the playoffs.

Under former Ottawa bench boss, Clem Crowe, the Lions matched their aggregate win total of the first two season (6), however, it was only good enough for 4th place in a tough WIFU. The Lions earned their first win over the Edmonton Eskimos on September 24th. Fullback By Bailey scored the first kickoff return touchdown in Lions history against Winnipeg on September 17th.

Receiver Dan Edwards, Running Back Ed Vereb on Offence and Safety Paul Cameron were WIFU all-stars

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 11 5 0 358 235 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 10 6 0 353 272 20
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 9 7 0 315 228 18
BC Lions 16 6 10 0 251 361 12
Calgary Stampeders 16 4 12 0 229 410 8

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 Aug 18 at Calgary Stampeders 17–14 Win 1–0
2 Aug 20 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 20–3 Win 2–0
3 Aug 27 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 18–0 Loss 2–1
4 Aug 31 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3–1 Loss 2–2
5 Sept 3 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–10 Loss 2–3
6 Sept 8 vs. Calgary Stampeders 45–15 Win 3–3
7 Sept 15 at Edmonton Eskimos 34–8 Loss 3–4
8 Sept 17 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16–15 Loss 3–5
9 Sept 24 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 11–1 Win 4–5
10 Sept 29 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 46–28 Loss 4–6
11 Oct 1 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34–7 Loss 4–7
12 Oct 6 vs. Calgary Stampeders 24–7 Win 5–7
13 Oct 13 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30–8 Loss 5–8
14 Oct 15 at Calgary Stampeders 22–21 Win 6–8
15 Oct 20 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 25–22 Loss 6–9
16 Oct 22 at Edmonton Eskimos 54–13 Loss 6–10

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Offensive leaders[edit]

Player Passing yds Rushing yds Receving yds TD
Jerry Gustafson 1214 43 0 3
By Bailey 620 294 4
Paul Cameron 199 430 428 3
Dan Edwards 0 672 3
Ed Vereb 514 178 14
Al Pollard 468 86 2

1956 Canadian Football Awards[edit]

None

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.