1959 BC Lions season

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1959 BC Lions season
Head coach Wayne Robinson
Home field Empire Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd, West
Playoff finish Lost West Semi-Finals
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey 1956.png
Timeline
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< 1958 1960 >

The 1959 BC Lions finished the season in third place in the West Division with a 9–7 record and made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. After hiring new coach Wayne Robinson and signing running back Willie Fleming, the Lions were a much different team compared to the one a year before.

The battle for a playoff spot came down to the last game of the season against the Calgary Stampeders, with both clubs holding 8–7 records, the loser would be out of the playoffs. The Lions won the game 10–8 and secured the first playoff spot in franchise history as well as the first home playoff game (the first in a two-game series). The Lions season would come to an end in the combined 61–15 West Semi-Finals loss to Edmonton, but the foundation had been laid for future success.

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

CFL West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 12 4 0 418 272 24
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 6 0 370 221 20
BC Lions 16 9 7 0 306 301 18
Calgary Stampeders 16 8 8 0 356 301 16
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 1 15 0 212 567 2

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Season schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 Aug 13 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 42–20 Loss 0–1
2 Aug 17 at Edmonton Eskimos 12–0 Win 1–1
3 Aug 20 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 36–21 Win 2–1
4 Aug 24 at Calgary Stampeders 29–17 Loss 2–2
5 Aug 31 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 8–7 Win 3–2
6 Sept 3 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34–23 Loss 3–3
7 Sept 7 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 35–17 Win 4–3
8 Sept 14 vs. Calgary Stampeders 14–8 Win 5–3
9 Sept 19 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 17–6 Win 6–3
10 Sept 21 at Edmonton Eskimos 29–7 Loss 6–4
11 Sept 26 at Calgary Stampeders 28–10 Win 7–4
12 Oct 5 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 15–14 Loss 7–5
13 Oct 10 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 38–14 Loss 7–6
14 Oct 17 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31–6 Loss 7–7
15 Oct 19 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 45–6 Win 8–7
16 Oct 24 vs. Calgary Stampeders 10–8 Win 9–7

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Playoffs[edit]

SEMI-FINALS[edit]

Western Semi-Finals – Game 1
Edmonton Eskimos @ BC Lions
Date Away Home
Oct 31 Edmonton Eskimos 20 BC Lions 8
Western Semi-Finals – Game 2
BC Lions @ Edmonton Eskimos
Date Away Home
November 4 BC Lions 7 Edmonton Eskimos 41
  • Edmonton won the total-point series by 61–15. The Eskimos will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Western Finals.

1959 CFL 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.