1975 BC Lions season

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1975 BC Lions season
Head coach

Eagle Keys - 1-5-0

Cal Murphy - 5-5-0
General manager

Jackie Parker - 1-5-0

Bob Ackles - 5-5-0
Home field Empire Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 5th, West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey 1975.png

The 1975 BC Lions finished in fifth place in the West Division with a 6–10 record and failed to make the playoffs.

With Don Moorhead injured, Peter Liske took most of the snaps during the season for the Lions. The club had a terrible start to the season going 1-5 in there first six games and on August 29th the Board of Directors fired both General Manager Jackie Parker and Head Coach Coach Keys. Bob Ackles was promoted to General Manager and Ackles elevated Cal Murphy to Head Coach.

The club when 5-5 the remaining part of the the season, however, they did not get out of last place in the Western Conference.

Despite the poor season by the club, three Lions made the CFL all-star team: Centre Al Wilson, Defensive End Bill Baker and linebacker Larry Cameron.

Byron Bailey was elected to the Football Hall of Fame.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Rd Pick Player Position School

Preseason[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 12 4 0 432 370 24
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 10 5 1 373 309 21
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 6 8 2 340 383 14
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 10 0 387 363 12
BC Lions 16 6 10 0 276 331 12

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Result
1 July 24 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 17–9 Loss 0–1
2 July 30 at Calgary Stampeders 30–28 Loss 0–2
3 Aug 5 vs. Calgary Stampeders 28–13 Loss 0–3
4 Aug 10 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 28–27 Win 1–3
5 Aug 14 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 27–24 Loss 1–4
6 Bye 1–4
7 Aug 27 at Edmonton Eskimos 34–10 Loss 1–5
8 Sept 4 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29–17 Win 2–5
9 Sept 9 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15–1 Win 3–5
10 Sept 13 vs. Toronto Argonauts 32–10 Win 4–5
11 Sept 20 vs. Montreal Alouettes 20–17 Loss 4–6
12 Sept 28 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 33–6 Loss 4–7
13 Oct 4 vs. Calgary Stampeders 38–12 Loss 4–8
14 Oct 12 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14–8 Loss 4–9
15 Oct 15 at Ottawa Rough Riders 25–15 Win 5–9
16 Oct 25 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 12–8 Win 6–9
17 Nov 1 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 12–8 Loss 6–10

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Awards and records[edit]

1975 CFL All-Stars[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFL.ca". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. 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.