1978 BC Lions season

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1978 BC Lions season
Head coach Vic Rapp
Home field Empire Stadium
Results
Record 7–7–2
Division place 4th, West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey 1987.png

The 1978 BC Lions finished in fourth place in the CFL West Division with a 7–7–2 record and failed to make the playoffs. A six game mid-season losing streak, primarily to western opponents, cost the Lions a playoff spot.

Quarterback Jerry Tagge had 3134 yards passing but unfortunately also had 20 interceptions. The offence was driven by rookie running back Larry Key had 1054 yards rushing, 504 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.

Centre Al Wilson was selected to the CFL all-star team for the 4th consecutive season.

A new uniform was introduced which included the white helmet, orange and white colour scheme and now iconic mountain lion head logo. The traditional secondary colour of black was altered to a dark brown. The uniforms would become synonymous with the powerhouse teams of the 1980s in brand new BC Place stadium.

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 10 4 2 452 301 22
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 4 3 381 311 21
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 9 7 0 371 351 18
BC Lions 16 7 7 2 359 308 16
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 4 11 1 330 459 9

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 11 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30–14 Win 1–0
2 July 19 at Calgary Stampeders 23–21 Loss 1–1
3 July 25 vs. Calgary Stampeders 19–19 Tie 1–1–1
4 Aug 1 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22–22 Tie 1–1–2
5 Aug 8 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 43–14 Win 2–1–2
6 Aug 15 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–23 Win 3–1–2
7 Aug 22 at Montreal Alouettes 30–26 Loss 3–2–2
8 Aug 30 at Edmonton Eskimos 18–10 Loss 3–3–2
9 Sept 9 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 15–9 Loss 3–4–2
10 Sept 17 at Calgary Stampeders 14–4 Loss 3–5–2
11 Sept 24 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32–25 Loss 3–6–2
12 Sept 30 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 38–27 Loss 3–7–2
13 Oct 9 at Edmonton Eskimos 15–3 Win 4–7–2
14 Oct 21 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 20–17 Win 5–7–2
15 Oct 29 at Toronto Argonauts 31–15 Win 6–7–2
16 Nov 4 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 33–11 Win 7–7–2

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Offensive leaders[edit]

Player Passing yds Rushing yds Receving yds TD
Jerry Tagge 3134 1 0 0
Larry Key 1054 506 10
Al Charuk 0 790 4
Leon Bright 90 781 3
John Henry White 276 195 2
Terry Bailey 39 391 2
Jim Young 0 343 2


Awards and records[edit]

1978 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.