1977 GREY CUP GAME AT MONTREAL (Sunday, November 27 - 68,318)
MONTREAL ALOUETTES 41, EDMONTON ESKIMOS 6 - The Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos met for the third time in four years in the Grey Cup final. With a record crowd at
Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, the home team did not disappoint in a rout
over their Western rivals. It was Canada’s version of the Ice Bowl, as the
playing surface was more ideal for hockey than football. A blizzard hit
Montreal two days prior to the game, and stadium crews put salt on the
field to melt the snow. But as the temperature dropped the next day, the
melted snow turned into a sheet of ice. To combat the conditions, the Als
put staples on their shoes in order to get good traction. Sonny Wade was
22 of 40 passing for 340 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted
once. Montreal had a total offence of 424 yards, making 21 first downs. The
Eskimos were held to just 102 yards and turned the ball over 10 times, six
times in the first half alone. The kicking game carried over from the 1975
Grey Cup as both Montreal’s Don Sweet and Edmonton’s Dave Cutler
scored all the points in the first half. Sweet was good on three field goal
attempts and missed on one for a single point. Trailing 10-0, Cutler finally
put the Eskimos on the scoreboard on the final play of the second quarter,
as he was good on a nine-yard field goal. Sweet booted two field goals,
and Cutler kicked another before a touchdown drought spanning eight
quarters between these teams in the Grey Cup was finally put to rest.
Edmonton running back Angelo Santucci’s fumble set up an Alouettes scoring drive. Wade threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Peter Dalla Riva to put the Alouettes ahead 23-6. Just prior to the start of the fourth quarter Wade threw a 10-yard major to a wide-open John O’Leary, and the rout was on. Cornerback Vernon Perry returned an interception 74 yards to help set up Wade’s seven-yard touchdown pass to Bob Gaddis. Sweet added a single and field goal to complete the scoring. Sweet set a number of records in the game, including six field goals and 23 total points, records which still stand. It was the Alouettes’ third championship of the 1970s. For the Eskimos, it marked the fourth loss in five trips to the final since 1960.
Montreal Alouettes (11-5)
Head Coach: Marv Levy
Edmonton Eskimos (10-6)
Head Coach: Hugh Campbell
Ottawa Rough Riders (8-8)
Head Coach: George Brancato
Toronto Argonauts (6-10)
Head Coach: Leo Cahill
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-11)
Head Coach: Bob Shaw
British Columbia Lions (10-6)
Head Coach: Vic Rapp
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10-6)
Head Coach: Bud Riley
Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-8)
Head Coach: Jim Eddy
Calgary Stampeders (4-12)
Head Coach: Jack Gotta
TUESDAY JULY 12
WINNIPEG 33, Saskatchewan 11 (24,844) - Richard Crump ran for only 13 yards, but had seven catches for 62 yards and three TDs. The Bombers' defensive corps held the Roughriders to just 53 yards rushing
HAMILTON 21, Toronto 20 (27,502) - A missed 42-yard FG by Zenon Andrusyshyn gave the TiCats the win. Mike Harris, on a 40-yard TD from Jimmy Jones, and Jimmy Edwards' 1-yard run provided Hamilton's scores
BRITISH COLUMBIA 14, Calgary 9 (16,903) - FB Jim Harrison scored the only TD on a 1-yard plunge in the fourth quarter to give BC the win. The game was a kicking duel until B.C. managed the TD drive behind QB Jerry Tagge
WEDNESDAY JULY 13
Montreal 27, OTTAWA 17 (25,280) - QB Joe Barnes ran for 106 yards on eight carries including a five-yard TD run and set his RBs, John O'Leary and Andy Hopkins, to work. They responded with 83-yard and 65-yard efforts
MONDAY JULY 18
Winnipeg 29, EDMONTON 26 (25,482) - Ralph Brock fired two 2nd-quarter TD passes while Brian Herosian stalled Edmonton twice in the third with an interception and a fumble recovery to ruin Hugh Campbell's coaching debut
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Winnipeg    2  0 0  62  37  4 Montreal    1  0 0  27  17  2
British Col 1  0 0  14   9  2 Hamilton    1  0 0  21  20  2
Saskatch    0  1 0  11  33  0 Toronto     0  1 0  20  21  0
Edmonton    0  1 0  26  29  0 Ottawa      0  1 0  17  27  0
Calgary     0  1 0   9  14  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 2
EDMONTON 34, Saskatchewan 9 (25,618) - In a downpour, DBs Pete Lavorato and Larry Highbaugh and LB Dan Kepley scored TDs on Saskatchewan mistakes. The teams were assessed a record 30 penalties
Montreal 21, HAMILTON 11 (25,678) - A 20-yard TD pass from third-string QB Gerry Dattilio to Peter Dalla Riva with less than three minutes remaining lifted Montreal, with the go-ahead score coming off a fake field goal attempt
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3
British Col 30, CALGARY 26 (25,568) - British Columbia marched 83 yards in 11 plays to score a TD with 18 seconds remaining to defeat Calgary. The winning score was a 19-yard pass from Jerry Tagge to Al Charuk
OTTAWA 41, Toronto 11 (27,643) - QB Tom Clements said the Argos gave him the out-side and he took it. He completed 15 passes in 24 attempts for 236 yards. The score at the end of the first quarter was 28-0 for the Riders
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 3  1 0  83  73  6 Montreal    4  0 0  81  44  8
Winnipeg    2  1 0  75  80  4 Hamilton    1  2 0  43  54  2
Edmonton    2  1 0 103  51  4 Ottawa      1  2 0  59  55  2
Calgary     1  3 0  54  72  2 Toronto     1  3 0  58  79  2
Saskatch    1  3 0  58 106  2
TUESDAY JULY 19
CALGARY 13, Hamilton 11 ( ) - QB John Hufnagel combined with his FL Tom Forzani for a 52-yard TD. The TD negated a potential Hamilton comeback that ended when they could not recover a short kickoff in the final minute
WEDNESDAY JULY 20
Brit Col 34, SASKATCHEWAN 14 (18,455) - TE Richard Appleby highlighted B.C.'s 20-point.outburst in the first quarter, taking a 41-yard TD from Jerry Tagge. DB Doug Carlson had an 88-yard fumble return for a BC TD.
Montreal 16, TORONTO 10 (47,320) - Joe Barnes turned in a solid performance, scrambling for 96 of the Alouettes 172 yards in rushing and firing a second-quarter TD pass to Peter Dalla Riva
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Winnipeg    2  0 0  62  37  4 Montreal    2  0 0  43  27  4
British Col 2  0 0  48  23  4 Hamilton    1  1 0  32  33  2
Calgary     1  1 0  22  25  2 Ottawa      0  1 0  17  27  0
Edmonton    0  1 0  26  29  0 Toronto     0  2 0  30  37  0
Saskatch    0  2 0  25  67  0
TUESDAY JULY 26
Saskatchewan 24, BRIT COL 5 (26,459) - Ron Lancaster threw a 23-yard TD to Tom Campana and 17 yards to Mollie McGee as the Roughriders struck for 17 second-quarter points in winning their first game of the season
MONTREAL 17, Calgary 6 (55,085) - QB Joe Barnes combined with John O'Leary for the game's only TD early in the second quarter to snap a 3-3 tie.  Don Sweet kicked three FGs and a convert and Sonny Wade booted a single
WEDNESDAY JULY 27
Edmonton 43, WINNIPEG 13 (25,210) - Jim Germany scored three TDs, including a 96-yard run, to lead the Eskimos, who jumped to a 26-0 lead at the half. Joe Holliman had three pass interceptions, returning one 82 yards
TORONTO 17, Ottawa 1- Toronto scored TDs on a one-yard dive by Richard Holmes and a fumble recovery by LB Gord Knowlton, as they won their first game
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Winnipeg    2  1 0  75  80  4 Montreal    3  0 0  60  33  6
British Col 2  1 0  53  47  4 Hamilton    1  1 0  32  33  2
Edmonton    1  1 0  69  42  2 Toronto     1  2 0  47  38  2
Calgary     1  2 0  28  42  2 Ottawa      0  2 0  18  44  0
Saskatch    1  2 0  49  72  2
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 7  2 0 216 159 14 Montreal    8  1 0 190 125 16
Edmonton    5  3 0 223 148 10 Ottawa      3  6 0 195 187  6
Saskatch    5  4 0 185 225 10 Toronto     3  6 0 138 176  6
Winnipeg    5  4 0 214 206 10 Hamilton    3  6 0 150 194  6
Calgary     1  8 0 133 224  2
TUESDAY AUGUST 9
Edmonton 24, BRITISH COL 18 (26,131) - Edmonton stopped a 99-yard Lions march on the one with 16 seconds. BC failed to gain a first down in the third quarter but lost the ball three times deep in Esks territory in the fourth
SASKATCHEWAN 27, Ottawa 17 (19,216) - Using a faked FG attempt, third down gambles and a recovered punt, Saskatchewan pulled out the win, as Ron Lancaster handed the ball to Steve Molnar three times for short TD runs
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10
TORONTO 22, Hamilton 1 (48,120) - WR Kelvin Kirk scored a first-quarter TD on a 62-yard pass from Chuck Ealey. In the third quarter, a 46-yard Ealey-to-Kirk pass set up Ealey's 1-yard TD plunge
THURSDAY AUGUST 11
MONTREAL 27, Winnipeg 10 (63,330) - Before a record CFL crowd, Larry Smith, Joe Barnes and Andy Hopkins all scored relatively short-yardage TDs for the Als with Don Sweet kicking two field goals and three converts
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    3  1 0 127  69  6 Montreal    5  0 0 108  54 10
British Col 3  2 0 101  97  6 Toronto     2  3 0  80  80  4
Winnipeg    2  2 0  85 107  4 Ottawa      1  3 0  76  82  2
Saskatch    2  3 0  85 123  4 Hamilton    1  3 0  44  76  2
Calgary     1  3 0  54  72  2
TUESDAY AUGUST 16
EDMONTON 32, Calgary 19 (25,761) - Don Warrington, Angelo Santucci and Larry Highbaugh picked up Edmonton TDs, while Dave Cutler collected 14 points to close to within four of the all-time CFL career scoring record
OTTAWA 31, Hamilton 17 (23,494) - Newcomer Richard Holmes scored three TDs, including a 72-yard run, for Ottawa. Acquired from Toronto, he carried the ball 20 times for 136 yards.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17
British Col 25, WINNIPEG 17 (25,210) - Leon Bright contributed a pair of TDs, one of them on a spectacular 100-yard kickoff return, for the Lions. Bright's other TD was on a 65-yard pass from quarterback Jerry Tagge
Saskatchewan 27, TORONTO 26 (49,714) - Ron Lancaster, ignoring four interceptions, threw the winning TD pass to Steve Mazurak with 1:04 left. The Argos had built a 25-13 lead in the third quarter
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    4  1 0 159  88  8 Montreal    5  0 0 108  54 10
British Col 4  2 0 126 114  8 Ottawa      2  3 0 107  99  4
Saskatch    3  3 0 112 149  6 Toronto     2  4 0 106 107  4
Winnipeg    2  3 0 102 132  4 Hamilton    1  4 0  61 107  2
Calgary     1  4 0  73 104  2
TUESDAY AUGUST 23
Winnipeg 35, CALGARY 12 ( ) - Winnipeg gained 584 yards in total offense as both running backs, Richard Crump and Jim Washington, rushed for over 100 yards each. Crump ran for two TDs to end the Bombers 3-game skid
MONTREAL 27, Ottawa 20 (66,544) - Vernon Perry raced 83 yards for a TD with a pass interception early in the fourth quarter and the Alouettes went on to record their sixth straight win
BRITISH COLUMBIA 30, Toronto 0 (24,873) - The Lions defense forced eight Toronto turnovers. Jerry Tagge completed 15 of 29 passes for 195 yards. Toronto went through three QBs, but didn't cross the 55 until the third quarter
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24
HAMILTON 27, Edmonton 22 - In a game where Dave Cutler became the all-time leading scorer, Edmonton QB Bruce Lcmmerman overthrew Howard Strickland in the end zone with 50 seconds left to end a potential tying rally
SUNDAY AUGUST 28
SASKATCHEWAN 30, Calgary 19 - Saskatchewan pressed two newcomers into service and were rewarded. RB Fred Williams contributed two TDs and 85 yards rushing, while FL Joey Walters set up the scores with key catches
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 5  2 0 156 114 10 Montreal    6  0 0 135  74 12
Edmonton    4  2 0 181 115  8 Ottawa      2  4 0 127 126  4
Saskatch    4  3 0 142 168  8 Hamilton    2  4 0  88 129  4
Winnipeg    3  3 0 137 144  6 Toronto     2  5 0 106 137  4
Calgary     1  6 0 104 169  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17
CALGARY 16, Winnipeg 10 (26,000) - Calgary, with the worst record in the CFL, scored 13 points in the first quarter. Their only TD came when CB Ray Odums returned an interception 49 yards for a first-quarter touchdown
British Col 20, EDMONTON 18 (25,858) - The Eskimos' mistakes allowed the Lions to extend their lead in the West to four points. The margin of victory came on a 31-yard FG by Lui Passaglia with no time left on the clock
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18
SASKATCHEWAN 38, Hamilton 17 (21,307) - The clubs swapped TDs moments after the kickoff but the Roughriders pulled away with three second quarter majors. Tommy Reamon scored his first two CFL TDs for the Riders
TORONTO 19, Montreal 13 (47,138) - The Toronto defense shut off the Als ground game, allowing them only 34 yards. Montreal managed 270 yards passing, but only penetrated inside the Argos 30-yard line three times
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 8  2 0 236 177 16 Montreal    8  2 0 203 144 16
Saskatch    6  4 0 223 242 12 Toronto     4  6 0 157 189  8
Edmonton    5  4 0 241 168 10 Ottawa      3  6 0 195 187  6
Winnipeg    5  5 0 224 222 10 Hamilton    3  7 0 167 232  6
Calgary     2  8 0 149 234  4
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24
BRITISH COL 30, Edmonton 13 (32,419) - Leon Bright and Ken Hinton gave BC its best running attack since the Willie Fleming era in the early 60s. Bright scored on a 78-yard pass, and Hinton ran a missed FG back 130 yards
WINNIPEG 36, Ottawa 24 (23,211) - Ottawa put on an impressive display
of offense, with 454 yards but lost 107 yards on penalties and committed three costly turnovers that Winnipeg turned into touchdowns
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25
CALGARY 11, Saskatchewan 1 - Cyril McFall recorded all 11 Calgary points, as he kicked three FGs and added two singles. Bob Macaoritti accounted for the lone Rider point with a 51-yard single in the second quarter
HAMILTON 20, Montreal 19 (21,748) - Doyle Orange rushed for 68 yards as Hamilton rolled up 208 yards along the ground. RB Jimmy Edwards rushed for 118 to go over the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 9  2 0 266 190 18 Montreal    8  3 0 222 164 16
Saskatch    6  5 0 224 253 12 Toronto     4  6 0 157 189  8
Winnipeg    6  5 0 260 246 12 Hamilton    4  7 0 187 251  8
Edmonton    5  5 0 254 198 10 Ottawa      3  7 0 219 223  6
Calgary     3  8 0 160 235  6
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1
OTTAWA 34, Edmonton 17 (21,312) - In a steady rain that turned the field into mud, Condredge Holloway came off the bench to replace Tom Clements and throw three spectacular TD passes, two to TE Tony Gabriel
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2
WINNIPEG 19, British Col 15 (25,210) - QB Ralph Brock capped a 68-yard march late in the game for Winnipeg's go-ahead points, going over from the Lions one-yard line after setting the stage with a 14-yard run
Toronto 18, MONTREAL 6 (62,832) - Toronto QB Chuck Ealey passed for  two TDs. It marked the third time in four starts the Argos have handled the Als, a team that started the season with seven straight victories
SASKATCHEWAN 19, Calgary 17 (21,505) - Calgary earned a FG and a TD in the third quarter and another FG goal early in the fourth to come within a point of a  tie. But two singles by Bob Macoritti in the fourth provided the margin
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 9  3 0 281 209 18 Montreal    8  4 0 228 182 16
Saskatch    7  5 0 243 270 14 Toronto     5  6 0 175 195 10
Winnipeg    7  5 0 279 261 14 Hamilton    4  7 0 187 251  8
Edmonton    5  6 0 271 232 10 Ottawa      4  7 0 253 240  8
Calgary     3  9 0 177 254  6
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8
Ottawa 24, CALGARY 20 (23,789) - Ottawa marched 75 yards in four plays late in the fourth quarter to eliminate Calgary from the playoff race. Mike Murphy, a Canadian rookie RB, scampered 20 yards for the Ottawa score
SUNDAY OCTOBER 9
MONTREAL 20, Saskatchewan 18 (50,540) - Montreal withstood a two-TD charge by Saskatchewan late in the fourth quarter on the rain-drenched artificial turf. Als rookie QB Mark Jackson scored his first rushing TD
MONDAY OCTOBER 10
EDMONTON 31, Winnipeg 24 - The Esks overcame injuries to QBs Bruce Lemmerman and Tom Wilkinson to keep their playoff hopes alive. They overcame a 21-16 halftime deficit with two third-quarter TDs
Toronto 43, HAMILTON 2 (34,390) - FB Neil Lumsden led the Argos to their first win in Hamilton since the 1971 Eastern playoffs with two TDs and a punt single as Toronto rolled up 219 yards rushing and 374 yards in offense
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 9  3 0 281 209 18 *-Montreal  9  4 0 248 200 18
Saskatch    7  6 0 261 290 14 Toronto     6  6 0 218 197 12
Winnipeg    7  6 0 303 292 14 Ottawa      5  7 0 277 260 10
Edmonton    6  6 0 302 256 12 Hamilton    4  8 0 189 294  8
Calgary     3 10 0 197 278  6 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15
BRITISH COL 18, Montreal 17 (32,719) - The Lions won for the fourth time this season with less then two minutes left as Lui Passaglia kicked a record-tying sixth FG on a night featuring a first-half rain storm and 28 penalties
OTTAWA 36, Hamilton 28 (24,750) - The Rough Riders overcame an 18-17 halftime deficit with TDs by Richard Holmes and Bill Hatanaka and FGs of 45 and 34 yards from Gerry Organ. The lead changed hands four times
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
Edmonton 33, SASKATCHEWAN 31 (22,452) - The Eskimos strengthened their playoff hopes as Dave Cutler connected on FGs of 15, 54 and 10 yards. The Roughriders staged a late fourth-quarter rally but fell short
Winnipeg 29, TORONTO 10 (49,242) - The win was Bombers' first in Toronto since 1963. The Bombers lost four fumbles and one interception, while the Argos lost five fumbles and five iterceptions.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Brit Col 10  3 0 299 226 20 *-Montreal  9  5 0 265 218 18
Winnipeg    8  6 0 332 302 16 Toronto     6  7 0 228 226 12
Edmonton    7  6 0 335 287 14 Ottawa      6  7 0 313 288 12
Saskatch    7  7 0 292 323 14 Hamilton    4  9 0 217 330  8
Calgary     3 10 0 197 278  6 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22
MONTREAL 28, Ottawa 16 - Sonny Wade threw three TD passes and completed 20 of 28 pass attempts in guiding Montreal to the Eastern Conference title. Peter Dalla Riva caught two of Wade's scoring strikes
SUNDAY OCTOBER 23
WINNIPEG 19, Calgary 13 (23,663) - Mike Holmes took a 37-yard pass from Ralph Brock and Tom Walker plunged one yard for Winnipeg TDs, as the Bombers clinced a playoff berth
HAMILTON 31, British Col 21 (19,133) - Hamilton kept their playoff hopes alive. The Ticats blew a 21-6 half-time lead but got the go-ahead score from Jimmy Edwards on the opening play of the fourth quarter
EDMONTON 16, Toronto 12 (25,388) - Dave Cutler kicked three FGs to erase his own one-season record as he scored most of the points in Edmonton's win. Cutler now has 42 field goals, two more than he kicked in 1975
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Brit Col 10  4 0 320 257 20 Z-Montreal 10  5 0 293 234 20
*-Winnipeg  9  6 0 351 315 18 Toronto     6  8 0 240 242 12
Edmonton    8  6 0 351 299 14 Ottawa      6  8 0 329 316 12
Saskatch    7  7 0 292 323 14 Hamilton    5  9 0 248 351 10
Calgary     3 11 0 210 297  6
Z-Clinched conference title   *-Clinched Playoff Berth
CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS
Sat Nov 12 - BRITISH COLUMBIA 33, Winnipeg 32 - On the opening
klckoff of one of the wildest games ever played at Empire Stadium. Lions CB Joe Fourqurean got his bell rang. Some 58 minutes later he tolled the final bell for Winnipeg. Only 1:33 remained on the clock when Fourqurean reached high into the rainy November sky to knock away a third-down pass from Winnipeg quarterback Ralph Brock intended for Mike Holmes
Sun Nov 13 - OTTAWA 21, Toronto 16 - Mark Mitchell picked off a Clint Longlcy pass on the 6-yard line with four minutes to play, hailing a Toronto scoring drive and providing Ottawa. The defense came up with another big play in the final minute as Mike Fanucci and Mike Riley combined to force a Chuck Ealey fumble
CONFERENCE FINALS
Sat Nov 19 - MONTREAL 21, Ottawa 18 (55,100) - A 53-yard FG attempt by Gerry Organ fell short on the last play of the game and Montreal escaped with the win. The points that advanced Montreal to the Grey Cup final came on a 28-yard FG by Don Sweet at 2:52. That put the Alouettes ahead 20-18 and Sweet added the final point on a wide field goal try later in the quarter
Sun Nov 20 - EDMONTON 38, British Columbia 1 - Edmonton turned a quick start into an easy victory as they smashed British Columbia. The Eskimos scored TDs the first two times they had the ball. The Lions probably were hampered by temperatures of -17C at the start of the game, but the major problem was handling Edmonton's defensive front four
TUESDAY AUGUST 30
WINNIPEG 20, Hamilton 19 (25,210) - The Ti-Cats, who stayed in the game thanks to turnovers and penalties, saw Nick Jambrosic miss a FG from the 32-yard line and Richard Crump conceded the single in the last minute
Montreal 25, EDMONTON 20 (25,875) - The passing and running of QB Joe Barnes, spectacular pass-catching by TE Peter Dalla Riva and a hard rush by the Montreal defensive front four led by Glen Weir led to another win
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31
British Columbia 27, OTTAWA 24 (27,248) - Lions' QB Jerry Tagge tossed a 16-yard TD pass to Jim Young as time expired.  The Lions surrendered the lead late when LB Mike Widger ran an interception back for a 24-20 lead
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5
SASKATCHEWAN 26, Winnipeg 18 (22,616) - Winnipeg threatened up to the final seconds and it was Saskatchewan's Bill Baker who put an end to it by dumping QB Ralph Brock on the Saskatchewan 20 as time ran out
Ottawa 33, HAMILTON 18 (25,677) - With the score tied 10-10, Hamilton opted to give Ottawa the ball and the strong wind to open the second half, a decision which backfired as the Riders put 17 points on the board in the third
Edmonton 22, CALGARY 8 (26,888) - The Stamps scored on their first drive, when Willie Burden plunged over from the one. Dave Cutler led the Esks back, with 16 of their points, booting four FGs, three singles and a convert
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 6  2 0 183 138 12 Montreal    7  0 0 160  94 14
Edmonton    5  3 0 223 148 10 Ottawa      3  5 0 184 171  6
Saskatch    5  3 0 168 186 10 Toronto     2  5 0 106 137  4
Winnipeg    4  4 0 175 189  8 Hamilton    2  6 0 125 182  4
Calgary     1  7 0 112 191  2
SATURDAY OCTOBER 29
MONTREAL 18, Hamilton 11 - The Eastern Division playoff positions were settled when Montreal used an 89-yard TD toss from Billy Wade to Bob Gaddis in the last minute to nip Hamilton
SUNDAY OCTOBER 30
Edmonton 23, CALGARY 21 (25,058) - A 48-yard FG by Dave Cutler with 27 seconds remaining carried Edmonton to a playoff berth and eliminated Saskatchewan
OTTAWA 14, Toronto 4 (37,365) - Head coach George Brancato said his team's victory may have been a costly one. Ottawa lost both its starting MLB Ken Moore, who broke his ankle, and backup LB Tim Berryman
SASKATCHEWAN 38, Brit Columbia 28 (22,173) - QB Eric Guthrie ran the offense for the Riders, who missed the playoffs for the first time since 1961. Ron Lancaster missed his first game in 11 years because of a knee injury
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Brit Col 10  5 0 348 295 20 *-Montreal 11  5 0 311 245 22
*-Winnipeg  9  6 0 351 315 18 *-Ottawa    7  8 0 343 320 14
Edmonton    9  6 0 374 320 18 Toronto     6  9 0 244 256 12
Saskatch    8  7 0 330 351 16 Hamilton    5 10 0 259 369 10
Calgary     3 12 0 231 320  6 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5
Winnipeg 31, BRITISH COL 21 (30,580) - Winnipeg found themselves facing a third-and-long late. QB Ralph Brock pitched out to Jay Washington and the west's leading rusher made the gamble pay off with an 8-yard TD
Calgary 10, TORONTO 7 (40,474) - Clint Longley, the backup to Chuck Ealey, made his first start at QB for the Argos, but Neil Lumsden  fumbled twice inside the Calgary 10-yard line to snuff out two promising drives
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6
EDMONTON 38, Saskatchewan 0 (25,434) - Dave Cutler had already kicked five FGs in the game, and a sixth would have tied the CFL record, but he  took some consolation in knowing that his 195 points had set a pro record
Ottawa 25, HAMILTON 24 (17,355) - Gerry Organ's fourth FG of the game with no time left gave Ottawa the win. Hamilton's Jimmy Edwards ran for 157 yards and brought his season total to an Eastern Conference record 1,581
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 10  6 0 412 320 20 *-Montreal 11  5 0 311 245 22
*-Brit Col 10  6 0 369 326 20 *-Ottawa    8  8 0 368 344 16
*-Winnipeg 10  6 0 382 336 20 *-Toronto   6 10 0 251 266 12
Saskatch    8  8 0 330 389 16 Hamilton    5 11 0 283 394 10
Calgary     4 12 0 241 327  8 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6
Toronto 20, MONTREAL 14 (69,093) - Rookie Toronto DB Eric Harris intercepted a pass and ran 115 yards with 12 seconds remaining in the first half as the Argos handed the Als their first loss before a record crowd
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10
BRITISH COL 33, Calgary 21 (28,213) - Jerry Tagge's ball-control offense and timely play selection were the factors in the Lions' win. He stunned Calgary with a 76-yard TD to Terry Bailey three minutes into the game
Hamilton 25, TORONTO 12 (47,498) - FB Doyle Orange teamed with Jimmy Edwards to lead Hamilton. Orange ran for 98 yards and Edwards added 89 yards to account for most of the Hamilton offense
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11
WINNIPEG 39, Saskatchewan 17 (25,210) - Saskatchewan piled up 443 yards on offense, 113 more than Winnipeg, but they were inside the Winnipeg 25-yard-line only four times and just once in the second half
Montreal 16, OTTAWA 11 (33,399) - Sonny Wade was good on 18 of 30 passing attempts for 275 yards but the biggest offensive play of the day was his 105-yard TD pass to Brock Aynsley, who caught  two TDs