1970 BC Lions season

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1970 BC Lions season
Head coach Jackie Parker
Home field Empire Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th, West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey 1970.png

The 1970 BC Lions finished in fourth place in the West Division with a 6–10 record and failed to make the playoffs.

Before the season, Empire Stadium became the first facility in Canada to have artificial playing surface installed, made by 3M, under the brand name "Tartan Turf".

Running back Jim Evenson had his third consecutive 1000-yard season with 1003 yards in an injury-shortened 14 games and receiver Jim Young had 1041 yards receiving. The big offseason addition of Ottawa star Vic Washington was a bust as he played only 9 games and was openly disgruntled for most of season.

For the first time in five seasons, the Lions had CFL All-stars as Evenson, guard Ken Sugarman and linebacker Greg Findlay were all league all-stars. Young won the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award.

The Lions introduced a new jersey which featured orange "ti-cat" stripes down the arms of home and away jerseys. As well, the Lions went to grey pants which they would wear for the next 8 seasons.

After the season, Jackie Parker was promoted to general manager and he hired Eagle Keys away from Saskatchewan to become head coach of the Lions for the 1971 season.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Rd Pick Player Position School

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A July 6 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 37–19 Loss 0–1
B July 10 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 27–21 Loss 0–2
C July 16 vs Toronto Argonauts 42–25 Loss 0–3
D July 21 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25–22 Loss 0–4

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 14 2 0 369 206 28
Edmonton Eskimos 16 9 7 0 282 287 18
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 7 0 293 209 18
BC Lions 16 6 10 0 295 384 12
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 2 14 0 184 332 4

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 28 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 42–9 Loss 0–1
2 Aug 4 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 48–21 Win 1–1
3 Aug 10 at Calgary Stampeders 16–9 Loss 1–2
4 Aug 13 at Edmonton Eskimos 35–7 Win 2–2
5 Aug 20 vs. Calgary Stampeders 27–13 Win 3–2
6 Aug 27 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 32–30 Win 4–2
7 Sept 1 at Edmonton Eskimos 20–9 Loss 4–3
8 Sept 13 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16–13 Win 5–3
9 Sept 18 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 23–22 Loss 5–4
10 Sept 23 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26–14 Loss 5–5
11 Oct 3 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 32–20 Loss 5–6
12 Oct 10 at Toronto Argonauts 50–7 Loss 5–7
13 Oct 14 at Montreal Alouettes 28–27 Loss 5–8
14 Oct 21 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7–1 Win 6–8
15 Oct 25 at Calgary Stampeders 29–0 Loss 6–9
16 Nov 1 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 33–13 Loss 6–10

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Offensive leaders[edit]

Player Passing yds Rushing yds Receving yds TD
Paul Brothers 2604 227 0 3
Jim Evenson 1003 125 11
A.D. Whitfield 754 495 3
Jim Young 171 1041 7
Vic Washington 10 475 2
Lefty Hendrickson 0 431 1


Awards and records[edit]

1970 CFL All-Stars[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFL.ca". Archived from the original on 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  2. ^ "British Columbia Lions All-Time Canadian Football League (CFL) Records". Archived from the original on 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-03-08.