1975 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

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1975 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach Jerry Williams
Home field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 5–10–1
Division place 3rd, East
Playoff finish Lost Eastern Semi-Finals
Team MOP Garney Henley
Team MOC Terry Evanshen
Team MOR Angelo Santucci

The 1975 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 18th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 26th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference with a 5–10–1 record, but lost the East Semi-Finals to the Montreal Alouettes.

Tiger-Cats president Ralph Sazio became president of the Canadian Football League in 1975.[1] It would be Garney Henley’s last season with the Tiger-Cats where he finished his career finished with 56 touchdowns. At the time, it was the franchise record for most touchdowns in a Tiger-Cats career.[2] Long-time CFL star Jerry Keeling would join the Tiger-Cats midway through the season, as it would also be his final season in the CFL.[3]

Terry Evanshen set a Tiger-Cats record (since broken) for most touchdowns in one season by a Tiger-Cats player with 13.[2] On September 7, Evanshen scored four of those touchdowns in one game against the Ottawa Rough Riders. He tied Garney Henley’s record for most touchdowns in one game by a Tiger-Cats player. In the same game, Evanshen would set a franchise record with most points in one game by scoring 26 points.[2]

Tragedy struck the CFL in October, when 23-year-old, Hamilton Tiger-Cats star Tom Pate suffered an aneurysm in the fourth quarter against the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. Pate was never again conscious and would die two days later. A year later, the CFLPA announced the Tom Pate Memorial Award in his honour to be awarded to the player who best personifies a unique combination of outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to the league and the community.

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 10 5 1 394 280 21
Montreal Alouettes 16 9 7 0 353 345 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 5 10 1 284 395 11
Toronto Argonauts 16 5 10 1 261 324 11

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Final Score Record
1 July 23 Montreal Alouettes 33–23 0–1
2 July 30 Ottawa Rough Riders 31–9 0–2
3 Aug 5 at Montreal Alouettes 15–8 1–2
4 Aug 13 at Toronto Argonauts 27–7 1–3
5 Aug 19 Montreal Alouettes 35–13 1–4
7 Sept 1 Toronto Argonauts 20–11 2–4
8 Sept 7 at Ottawa Rough Riders 56–31 2–5
9 Sept 14 Edmonton Eskimos 17–3 2–6
10 Sept 21 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 28–28 2–6–1
11 Sept 24 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34–32 2–7–1
12 Oct 1 Ottawa Rough Riders 16–11 2–8–1
13 Oct 8 at Ottawa Rough Riders 31–4 2–9–1
13 Oct 12 BC Lions 14–8 3–9–1
14 Oct 18 at Calgary Stampeders 25–23 4–9–1
15 Oct 25 at Toronto Argonauts 27–23 4–10–1
16 Nov 1 Toronto Argonauts 26–10 5–10–1

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Post-season[edit]

Game Date Opponent Final Score
Eastern Semi-Final Nov 9 Montreal Alouettes 35–12

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Awards and honours[edit]

CFL All-Stars[edit]

  • None

References[edit]