68th Grey Cup

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68th Grey Cup
Edmonton Eskimos Hamilton Tiger-Cats
(13–3) (8–7–1)
48 10
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1 2 3 4 Total
Edmonton Eskimos 10 14 10 14 48
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3 6 1 0 10
Date November 23, 1980
Stadium Exhibition Stadium
Location Toronto
Most Valuable Player Warren Moon, QB, (Offence), Dale Potter, LB, (Defence)
Most Valuable Canadian Dale Potter, LB
Referee Don Barker
Attendance 54,661
Network CBC, CTV, SRC

The 68th Grey Cup was played on November 23, 1980, before 54,661 fans at the Exhibition Stadium at Toronto. The Edmonton Eskimos defeated Hamilton Tiger-Cats by the score 48 to 10, in one of the Grey Cup's most lopsided victories.


Edmonton Eskimos - 48
Touchdowns - Tom Scott (3); Jim Germany (2); Brian Kelly (1)
Field Goals - Dave Cutler (2)
Converts - Dave Cutler (6)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats - 10
Field Goals - Bernie Ruoff (3)
Single - Bernie Ruoff (1)


The officials cancelled the final several seconds of the game when fans began running on the field.

Though Eskimos fans cherish this victory, their team's third Grey Cup in a row (of their record 5 straight wins) and most convincing triumph, this was one of the truly dreadful blow outs in Grey Cup history. You have to go back to 1923 and the 11th Grey Cup, when Queen’s University blanked the Regina Roughriders 54-0 to find a larger margin of victory.

To date, this is the most recent Grey Cup in which a team did not score a single touchdown during the course of the game (all of the Ti-Cats points were accounted for by Bernie Ruoff).

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