1985 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

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1985 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach Al Bruno
Home field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 8–8–0
Division place 1st, East
Playoff finish Lost in Grey Cup
Team MOP Ken Hobart
Team MOC Paul Bennett
Team MOR Mike Derks
Uniform
CFL HAM Jersey 1985.png

The 1985 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 28th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 36th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 1st place in the East division with an 8–8–0 record which marked the first time in league history that a team finished in first place without a winning record. The team appeared in the 73rd Grey Cup game, but lost to the BC Lions.

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A June 11 at Toronto Argonauts 24–6 Loss 0–1
B June 17 vs. Toronto Argonauts 24–13 Loss 0–2
C June 21 at Montreal Concordes 32–13 Loss 0–3
D June 29 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 33–14 Win 1–3

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 8 8 0 377 315 16
Montreal Concordes 16 8 8 0 284 332 16
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 7 9 0 272 402 14
Toronto Argonauts 16 6 10 0 344 397 12

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 6 vs. BC Lions 42–8 Loss 0–1
2 July 11 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16–11 Loss 0–2
3 Bye
4 July 26 vs. Toronto Argonauts 35–10 Loss 0–3
5 Aug 2 at Montreal Concordes 39–11 Win 1–3
6 Aug 10 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 33–29 Loss 1–4
7 Aug 18 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28–10 Loss 1–5
8 Aug 24 at BC Lions 21–11 Loss 1–6
9 Sept 2 vs. Montreal Concordes 19–16 Win 2–6
10 Sept 8 at Edmonton Eskimos 27–17 Loss 2–7
11 Sept 15 at Toronto Argonauts 41–10 Win 3–7
12 Sept 22 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 32–11 Win 4–7
13 Sept 29 at Calgary Stampeders 30–13 Win 5–7
14 Oct 5 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 17–12 Loss 5–8
15 Oct 14 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 51–14 Win 6–8
16 Bye
17 Oct 26 at Ottawa Rough Riders 36–4 Win 7–8
18 Nov 2 vs. Calgary Stampeders 21–17 Win 8–8

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Postseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result
East Final Nov 17 vs. Montreal Concordes 50–26 Win
Grey Cup Nov 24 BC Lions 37–24 Loss

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Grey Cup[edit]

Main article: 73rd Grey Cup
Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 0 14 0 10 24
BC Lions 10 13 6 8 37

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