1978 GREY CUP GAME AT TORONTO (Sunday, November 26 - 54,965)
EDMONTON ESKIMOS 20, MONTREAL ALOUETTES 13 - For the second time in the 1970s, the Montreal Alouettes failed to repeat as Grey Cup champions against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Unlike the previous year in Montreal, the Alouettes’ offence was handcuffed
by a tough Alberta Crude defence at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium. The
Eskimos jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Dave Cutler booted a 37-yard field
goal to open the scoring and Jim Germany scored on a two-yard run for
Edmonton’s lone touchdown. The play was set up by David Green’s fumble
and a successful fake field goal by the Eskimos. Don Sweet then put the
Alouettes on the scoreboard with a 32-yard field goal before the end of the
first quarter. Cutler failed on a 31-yard field goal attempt late in the first half
which gave the Eskimos a point. Randy Rhino then fumbled Hank Ilesic’s
punt, allowing Cutler to make good on a 35-yard attempt before halftime.
With the Eskimos ahead 17-3 late in the third quarter, Tom Wilkinson and
Germany mishandled a hand off which Alouettes defensive tackle Gord
Judges recovered on the Edmonton 10. Two plays later, Montreal QB Joe
Barnes ran 10 yards for the major. Montreal backup quarterback Sonny
Wade, like previous Grey Cups, got the call again midway through the
fourth quarter and the Alouettes trailing 17-10. Vernon Perry intercepted a
Wilkinson pass, putting the Alouettes on the Edmonton 31. Montreal had to
settle for a field goal by Sweet to narrow the gap to 17-13. With 90 seconds
left in regulation, Wade faked a punt on third down in Montreal territory. With no receivers to throw to down field, Wade got sacked by Dave Fennell. Cutler would use the great field position to kick his fourth field goal of the game to give the Eskimos some breathing room. He was responsible for 14 of the Eskimos’ 20 points. Wade drove the Alouettes down to the Edmonton 27 with the time he had left, and needed only one yard for the first down. But Wade elected to throw down field, and two incomplete passes ended any hopes of a Montreal miracle comeback. Following the game, the Grey Cup was damaged after Wilkinson accidentally dropped the trophy after being bumped by some rowdy fans. Dan Kepley caught it, but he too got knocked and the mug dropped to the turf and broke. “I shouldn’t have dropped the Grey Cup. The Alouettes hit me a lot harder than that,” said Wilkinson.
Ottawa Rough Riders (11-5)
Head Coach: George Brancato
Edmonton Eskimos (10-4-2)
Head Coach: Hugh Campbell
Montreal Alouettes (8-7-1)
Head Coach: Joe Scanella
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-10-1)
Head Coach: Tom Dimitroff, Sr. (1-3-1) and John Payne (4-7)
Toronto Argonauts (4-12)
Head Coach: Leo Cahill (3-6) and Bud Riley (1-6)
Calgary Stampeders (9-4-3)
Head Coach: Jack Gotta
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-7)
Head Coach: Ray Jauch
British Columbia Lions (7-7-2)
Head Coach: Vic Rapp
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-11-1)
Head Coach: Jim Eddy (0-5) and Walt Posadowski (4-6-1)
TUESDAY JULY 11
BRITISH COL 30, Winnipeg 14 (25,808) - RB Larry Key scored on runs of 11, 8 and 42 yards in his debut for the Lions. He rushed for 184 yards. The Bombers only TD came on a 20-yard pass from Harry Knight to Mike Holmes
OTTAWA 17, Montreal 10 (25,319) - RB Richard Holmes galloped 29 yards for a TD in the closing minutes to lead the Riders. Art Green scored Ottawa's first TD on a 45-yard pass play from Condredge Holloway
WEDNESDAY JULY 12
TORONTO 34, Hamilton 22 (49,950) - Terry Metcalf has made the Argo fans forget all about Anthony Davis, for one game, anyway. Metcalf slashed and dashed his way to two TDs and 163 yards on 18 carries
THURSDAY JULY 13
EDMONTON 33, Calgary 17 (25,277) - In a game delayed one day by flooding rains, RB Jim Germany and QB Tom Wilkinson were Edmonton's dynamite duo as they combined for two second-quarter TDs
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    1  0 0  33  17  2 Ottawa      1  0 0  17  10  2
British Col 1  0 0  30  14  2 Toronto     1  0 0  34  22  2
Saskatch    0  0 0   0   0  0 Hamilton    0  1 0  22  34  0
Winnipeg    0  1 0  14  30  0 Montreal    0  1 0  10  17  0
Calgary     0  1 0  17  33  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 1
BRIT COL 22, Hamilton 22 (T) (23,662) - The Ti-Cats, who tied the game late in the fourth on a TD and two-point conversion, punted the ball from the B.C. 39 on the last play of the game in a failed attempt to get a single point
Ottawa 24, EDMONTON 23 ( ) - Dave Cutler, who won the scoring title last year with 195 points, had kicked 137 consecutive PATs before missing wide to the left side in the second quarter, which came back to haunt the Esks
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2
WINNIPEG 23, Saskatchewan 13 (26,619) - Two explosive plays, 70- and 90- yard passes from Ralph Brock to Richard Crump and Mike Holmes, and three FGs and two converts by Bernie Ruoff gave the Bombers their first win
TORONTO 16, Montreal 11 (52,308) - Rookie QB Rodney Allison came off the bench in the third quarter to lead the Argo comeback before a record crowd
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    3  1 0 131  80  6 Toronto     3  1 0  93  79  6
British Col 1  1 2  92  78  4 Ottawa      2  1 0  57  53  4
Calgary     1  1 1  59  73  3 Montreal    2  2 0  75  68  4
Winnipeg    1  2 0  65  72  2 Hamilton    1  2 1  83 103  3
Saskatch    0  3 0  47  96  0
TUESDAY JULY 18
Edmonton 29, WINNIPEG 28 (25,973) - An interception and TD by LB Ron Southwick, a Bernie Ruoff convert and FG had the Bombers up 10-0 after 4:25. The Esks took over and scored 25 straight points before holding on
Montreal 30, TORONTO 23 (51,288) - Late in the game, Toronto LB Larry Brame and DE Wayne Smith were ejected, while the teams had to be kept apart at half
WEDNESDAY JULY 19
CALGARY 23, British Col 21 (25,606) - Calgary scored the first two times they got their hands on the football but had to rally for the win. They led 20-11 at the half but the Lions went ahead 21-20 at the three-quarter mark
HAMILTON 27, Saskatchewan 23 (22,746) - QB Jimmy Jones, benched at the start of the game, guided Hamilton to 16 fourth-quarter points. Down 23-11, Hamilton K Nick Jambrosic kicked a single to start the comeback
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    2  0 0  62  45  4 Ottawa      1  0 0  17  10  2
British Col 1  1 0  51  37  2 Toronto     1  1 0  57  52  2
Calgary     1  1 0  40  54  2 Hamilton    1  1 0  49  57  2
Saskatch    0  1 0  23  27  0 Montreal    1  1 0  40  40  2
Winnipeg    0  2 0  42  59  0
TUESDAY JULY 25
BRITISH COL 19, Calgary 19 (T) (26,643) - Cyril McFall saved Calgary for the second straight week as he booted a 32-yard FG with two seconds to play to give the Stampeders a tie
MONTREAL 24, Hamilton 12 (52,132) - With Sonny Wade placed on waivers following a knee operation, Joe Barnes started at QB for the Als. He went down with an injured right hand and Gerry Dattilio led the Als to the win
WEDNESDAY JULY 26
Edmonton 46, SASKATCHEWAN 11 (19,587) - Veteran QB Tom Wilkinson threw TD passes of 18 and 17 yards to Waddell Smith while the Eskimos scored three defensive touchdowns through interceptions
TORONTO 20, Ottawa 16 (48,159) - Chuck Ealey hit WR Terry Evanshen with a spectacular 30-yard TD pass with 14 seconds remaining in the game to cap a 72-yard game-winning drive
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    3  0 0 108  56  6 Toronto     2  1 0  77  68  4
British Col 1  1 1  70  56  3 Montreal    2  1 0  64  52  4
Calgary     1  1 1  59  73  3 Ottawa      1  1 0  33  30  2
Saskatch    0  2 0  34  73  0 Hamilton    1  2 0  61  81  2
Winnipeg    0  2 0  42  59  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 8
Brit Col 43, SASKATCHEWAN 14 (19,584) - Fans began to file out of the stadium midway through the fourth quarter, with the Riders trailing 28-0. BC QB Jerry Tagge threw three TD passes, as the Lions gained 506 yards
OTTAWA 37, Toronto 18 (30,723) - Quarterback Conredge Holloway broke the game open in the third quarter when the Riders scored three TDs in less than seven minutes, one of them on a punt return by DB Larry Gates
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9
Winnipeg 29, HAMILTON 7 (22,647) - The Bombers limited the Tabbies to just eight offensive plays in the opening quarter while opening a 15-0 lead. They maintained a 15-point advantage at half, leading 22-7
Montreal 28, CALGARY 14 (26,888) - Montreal converted two fumble recoveries into TDs. Their TDs came on passes from Joe Barnes to Larry Smith, Bob Gaddis and Craig Labbett
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    3  1 0 131  80  6 Ottawa      3  1 0  94  71  6
British Col 2  1 2 135  92  6 Toronto     3  2 0 111 116  6
Winnipeg    2  2 0  94  79  4 Montreal    3  2 0 103  82  6
Calgary     1  2 1  73 101  3 Hamilton    1  3 1  90 132  3
Saskatch    0  4 0  61 139  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 15
BRIT COL 24, Saskatchewan 23 (24,860) - A decison by Jim Eddy not to gamble may have cost the Riders the game and his job. Trailing 21-20 late, Eddy elected to go for a FG instead of the go-ahead TD on the Lion 8
OTTAWA 32, Hamilton 6 (25,389) - Ottawa QBs Condredge Holloway and Tom Clements picked apart the Tiger-Cat defence and slotback Art Green scored two TDs to pace the Riders and ruined John Payne's coaching debut
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16
Calgary 29, WINNIPEG 21 (26,259) - No Winnipeg QB had thrown an interception through the first four games, but Ralph Brock was victimized twice. Both led to Calgary touchdowns
Edmonton 40, TORONTO 3 (49,168) - QB Tom Wilkinson tossed two TD passes and K Dave Cutler scored 16 points as Edmonton led 21-1 at the half and never looked back
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    4  1 0 171  83  8 Ottawa      4  1 0 126  77  8
British Col 3  1 2 159 115  8 Montreal    3  2 0 103  82  6
Calgary     2  2 1 102 122  5 Toronto     3  3 0 114 156  6
Winnipeg    2  3 0 115 108  4 Hamilton    1  4 1  96 164  3
Saskatch    0  5 0  84 163  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 22
CALGARY 43, Saskatchewan 22 (26,876) - The Roughies were routed for the sixth  time, as the game was never in doubt as Calgary scored TDs on their first two drives to ruin the debut of new head coach Walt Posadowaski
MONTREAL 30, British Col 26 (65,312) - Lions' head coach Vic Rapp was quick to put the blame on the referees. What infuriated Rapp was a call late in the fourth quarter that led to a Don Sweet FG with just over 1:30 left
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23
EDMONTON 14, Winnipeg 8 (24,692) - Tom Wilkinson passed to Waddell Smith for the only TD six minutes into the second quarter to lead the Eskimos. Bernie Ruoff got all of Winnipeg's points
Ottawa 36, HAMILTON 8 (24,314) - Tom Clements threw three TD passes, two to Tony Gabriel, and backup QB Condredge Holloway connected with Ross Clarkson for two more as Ottawa moved into sole possession of first
SUNDAY AUGUST 27
SASKATCHEWAN 31, Toronto 10 (19,341) - Saskatchewan finally won as Bob Macoritti kicked a record seven FGs. Macoritti contributed 23 of Saskatchewan's 31 points
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    5  1 0 185  91 10 Ottawa      5  1 0 162  85 10
British Col 3  2 2 185 145  8 Montreal    4  2 0 133 108  8
Calgary     3  2 1 145 144  7 Toronto     3  4 0 124 187  6
Winnipeg    2  4 0 123 122  4 Hamilton    1  5 1 104 200  3
Saskatch    1  6 0 137 216  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16
WINNIPEG 19, Toronto 14 (27,201) - Trailing 16-14, Gary  Rosolowich picked off a Chuck  Ealey pass and ran it back 22 yards to the Toronto 50. Four plays later, Bernie Ruoff booted a 19-yard FG to complete the scoring
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17
Edmonton 25, SASKATCHEWAN 20 (21,149) - Edmonton DB Joe Hollimon intercepted a third-quarter pass for a 72-yard TD, one of three by the Eskimos
MONTREAL 14, Hamilton 4 (50,567) - QB Gerry Dattilio directed the Alouettes to three first-half FGs by Don Sweet. Dattilio was relieved for the second half by newcomer Tom Shuman, cut by Hamilton earlier this season
CALGARY 14, British Columbia 4 (26,885) - Jim Sykes's two-yard TD run marked the first time in 12 quarters the B.C. defense allowed the opposition to score an offensive TD. It came came after a Terry Irvin interception
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    8  1 1 312 165 17 Ottawa      7  2 0 241 150 14
Winnipeg    6  4 0 240 204 12 Montreal    6  4 0 202 173 12
Calgary     4  3 2 203 203 10 Toronto     3  7 0 156 252  6
British Col 3  5 2 208 192  8 Hamilton    2  7 1 143 286  5
Saskatch    2  8 0 201 281  4
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23
HAMILTON 17, Montreal 6 - Jimmy Edwards scored two TDs to lead Hamilton. Don Sweet's field goal and Wally Buono's singles accounted for the Montreal points
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24
OTTAWA 53, Saskatchewan 18 (24,960) - Saskatchewan led18-17 at 5:33 of the third and then the roof fell in. Tony Gabriel caught three TD passes, while  Larry Brame ran 15 yards with a blocked punt to spark the comeback
EDMONTON 20, Calgary 20 (T) (42,778) - Dave Cutler saved Edmonton with a 20-yard FG with 55 seconds to play. Tom Scott and Don Warrington scored TDs for the Esks, while Willie Burden scored the Stamps only TD
WINNIPEG 32, British Columbia 25 (27,201) - Jim Young, a 12-year veteran, was open in the end zone on a third-down gamble from the 10, but Jerry Tagge's 49th pass fell harmlessly and the Bombers  ran out the clock
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    8  1 2 332 185 18 Ottawa      8  2 0 294 168 16
Winnipeg    7  4 0 272 229 14 Montreal    6  5 0 208 190 12
Calgary     4  3 3 223 223 11 Hamilton    3  7 1 160 292  7
British Col 3  6 2 233 224  8 Toronto     3  7 0 156 252  6
Saskatch    2  9 0 219 334  4
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30
Winnipeg 38, BRITISH COL 27 (23,432) - Trailing 17-7, Winnipeg LB Harry Walters intercepted a Jerry Tagge pass, and the Bombers scored three plays later. They scored on their next two possessions, all three scored via the air
Ottawa 24, TORONTO 3 - The opening kickoff was delayed 45 minutes because of a heavy downpour and things did not improve for the Argos. TE Tony Gabriel scored an 81-yard TD on Ottawa's second play
SUNDAY OCTOBER 1
SASKATCHEWAN 20, Calgary 19 (20,065) - Saskatchewan came up with a last-minute FG by Bob Macoritti. The wind, gusting to 65 KPH, was an important factor, as the kickers accounted for much of the scoring
Edmonton 42, MONTREAL 22 (54,652) - In a Grey Cup rematch, Tom Wilkinson took advantage of an injury-riddled Montreal secondary and threw two TD passes to Waddell Smith as well as one to Brian Fryer and Tom Scott
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton  9  1 2 374 207 20 *-Ottawa    9  2 0 318 171 18
Winnipeg    8  4 0 310 256 16 Montreal    6  6 0 230 232 12
Calgary     4  4 3 242 243 11 Hamilton    3  7 1 160 292  7
British Col 3  7 2 260 262  8 Toronto     3  8 0 159 276  6
Saskatch    3  9 0 239 353  6 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7
CALGARY 22, Toronto 16 (26,190) - Toronto not only lost their eighth consecutive game, but also veteran QB Chuck Ealey with a broken rib, DE Wayne Smith and LB Rick Sowieta with knee ligament damage
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8
SASKATCHEWAN 35, Montreal 35 (T) (20,907) - A 44-yard single off a missed FG by the Riders' Bob Macoritti with 22 seconds left in the game produced  the tie.
HAMILTON 25, Ottawa 5 (25,712) - Safety Ike Thomas, released by Toronto last week, blocked Ottawa's first punt of the game and ran the ball in for a TD. He also added an interception to spark his new team
MONDAY OCTOBER 9
British Columbia 15, EDMONTON 3 (42,673) - Lions' DB John Beaton picked off a Tom Wilkinson pass late in the first quarter and B.C. marched in for the TD with Larry Key scoring from two yards out. The kickers took over then
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton  9  2 2 377 222 20 *-Ottawa    9  3 0 323 196 18
*-Winnipeg  8  4 0 310 256 16 Montreal    6  6 1 265 267 13
Calgary     5  4 3 264 259 13 Hamilton    4  7 1 185 297  9
British Col 4  7 2 275 265 10 Toronto     3  9 0 175 298  6
Saskatch    3  9 1 274 388  7 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14
TORONTO 21, Hamilton 7 (41,250) - The Ti-Cats led 7-0 at the half, and never scored again. The Argos snapped their eight-game losing streak thanks to a recovered fumble in the end zone
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15
Edmonton 38, WINNIPEG 10 (28,080) - The Bombers led 7-4, but Tom Wilkinson's first of three TD passes to Tom Scott put Edmonton back into the lead, as they went on to clinch the Western title
OTTAWA 13, Montreal 10 (33,976) - With the Als moving into Rider territory late, the Riders called a blitz that caught QB Joe Barnes for a sack. The Als were forced to punt, and the Riders clinched the East
CALGARY 32, Saskatchewan 13 - Ron Lancaster turned 40 and showed his age. He completed eight of 23 attempts and was intercepted three times, one whichTerry Irvin returned 72 yards for a TD
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Z-Edmonton 10  2 2 415 232 22 Z-Ottawa   10  3 0 336 206 20
*-Winnipeg  8  5 0 320 294 16 Montreal    6  7 1 275 280 13
Calgary     6  4 3 296 272 15 Hamilton    4  8 1 192 318  9
British Col 4  7 2 275 265 10 Toronto     4  9 0 196 305  6
Saskatch    3 10 1 287 420  7 
Z-Clinched conference title   *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21
BRITISH COL 20, Ottawa 17 (20,971) - Lui Passaglia's fourth FG with less than a minute remaining gave the Lions the win. It was BC's fourth consecutive victory over the Riders, but their playoff hopes came to an end
MONTREAL 30, Toronto 7 (45,547) - Rookie David Green, playing his third game for Montreal, carried the ball for 145 yards, including a 45-yard gallop, as the Als assured themselves of second place in the East
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
Winnipeg 13, SASKATCHEWAN 7 (19,614) - Mike Holmes caught seven passes for 49 yards and returned three punts for another 88, as the Bombers scored nine points in the last 2:14 for the win
Calgary 35, HAMILTON 1 (21,178) - The Stamps clinched a playoff berth, as Ken Johnson threw for 276 yards, while the team picked up another 189 yards on the ground, 103 of them from James Sykes who scored three TDs
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Z-Edmonton 10  2 2 415 232 22 Z-Ottawa   10  4 0 353 226 20
*-Winnipeg  9  5 0 333 301 18 *-Montreal  7  7 1 305 287 15
*-Calgary   7  4 3 331 273 17 Hamilton    4  9 1 193 353  9
British Col 5  7 2 295 282 12 Toronto     4 10 0 203 335  6
Saskatch    3 11 1 294 433  7 
Z-Clinched conference title   *-Clinched Playoff Berth
CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS
Sat Nov 11 - MONTREAL 35, Hamilton 20 (37,017) - RB David Green, a mid-season acquisition, ran for three TDs to lead Montreal. QB Joe Barnes ran 19 yards for one TD and connected with WR Bob Gaddis for another.
Sun Nov 12 - CALGARY 38, Winnipeg 4 (26,888) - Calgary reached their first WFC final since 1971, while the loss marked Bombers' eighth straight playoff loss. With reserve QB Harry Knight, the Bombers could never get going
CONFERENCE FINALS
Sat Nov 18 - Montreal 21, OTTAWA 16 (31,960) - QB Joe Barnes scored TDs on 10 and one-yard runs, K Don Sweet added two converts, field goals of 33 and 27 yards and a 39-yard single off a missed FG. Barnes moved the Als on two long scoring drives in the second half that killed off the clock
Sun Nov 19 - EDMONTON 26, Calgary 13 (42,673) - The Stamps committed three turnovers in the fourth and the Esks scored for 14 points and their fifth trip to the Grey Cup in the last six years. The temperature was -19 Celsius
TUESDAY AUGUST 29
WINNIPEG 36, Montreal 10 (27,201) - Ralph Brock threw four TD passes in the second quarter. He connected with Richard Crump twice, as Winnipeg ripped Montreal for 33 points in the quarter before a record crowd
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30
EDMONTON 18, British Col 10 (42,768) - A capacity crowd was on hand to view the Eskimos debut in their stadium after 10 years in adjacent Clarke Stadium. DB Joe Holliman scored Edmonton's only TD with an interception
OTTAWA 27, Calgary 16 (26,665) - QBsTom Clements and Condredge Holloway each threw a TD pass during a 17-point second half to spark an Ottawa comeback
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4
Winnipeg 31, SASKATCHEWAN 29 (22,451) - Richard Crump had been held to 16 yards on seven carries, before he ripped off a 103-yard run to put the Bombers ahead 31-22
HAMILTON 19, Toronto 16 (31,377) - QB Jimmy Jones fought his way into the end zone from four yards out with seven seconds remaining, capping a six-play march that started on the Toronto 13 following a Chuck Ealey fumble
Edmonton 28, CALGARY 28 (T) (26,888) - The Stamps stormed out in the first quarter, opening up a 17-0 lead before the game was nine minutes old. The Eskimos rallied back to force the tie
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    6  1 1 231 129 13 Ottawa      6  1 0 189 101 12
British Col 3  3 2 195 163  8 Montreal    4  3 0 143 144  8
Calgary     3  3 2 189 199  8 Toronto     3  5 0 140 206  6
Winnipeg    4  4 0 190 161  8 Hamilton    2  5 1 123 216  5
Saskatch    1  7 0 166 247  2
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28
OTTAWA 34, Hamilton 9 (20,775) - The Riders romped from the opening Hamilton punt, which they blocked and Ken Downing pounced on the ball for a TD. Ottawa also recovered two fumbles and picked off three passes
SUNDAY OCTOBER 29
Calgary 28, WINNIPEG 24 (26,781) - Winnipeg came within 38 yards of clinching second place, but a last-minute drive ran short of time, setting up a rematch next week to decide home field for the WFC semi-final
British Col 31, TORONTO 15 (40,120) - B.C.'s rookie import running back Larry Key, became just the second 1,000-yard rusher this season in the CFL with 89 yards on 20 carries, as the Argos playoff hopes were dimmed
Saskatchewan 36, EDMONTON 26 - Ron Lancaster came into the game with 10 minutes remaining and Edmonton leading 26-20. Lancaster threw for two TDs in what may have been his last appearance as an active player
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Z-Edmonton 10  3 2 441 268 22 Z-Ottawa   11  4 0 387 235 22
*-Calgary   8  4 3 359 297 19 *-Montreal  7  7 1 305 287 15
*-Winnipeg  9  6 0 357 329 18 Hamilton    4 10 1 202 387  9
British Col 6  7 2 326 297 14 Toronto     4 11 0 218 366  6
Saskatch    4 11 1 330 459  9
Z-Clinched conference title   *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY NOVEMBER
BRITISH COL 33, Edmonton 11 (20,822) - RB Don Taylor scored two  second-half TDs to help the Lions finish at .500. Dave Cutler kicked his 300th FG for the Eskimos, who rested QB Tom Wilkinson
MONTREAL 26, Ottawa 8 (54,159) - Montreal DE Junior Ah You blocked a punt and ran the ball in for the game's first TD, while the Riders managed only 201 yards in net offence and were held to 65 yards on the ground
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 
CALGARY 22, Winnipeg 14 (26,888) - The Stamps clinched second place, but lost QB Ken Johnson,  with torn knee ligaments and cartilage damage. Bomber QB Ralph Brock also sustained torn knee ligaments
HAMILTON 23, Toronto 16 - The Ti-Cat defense led to the playoffs, as Ben Zambiasi ran 42 yards into the end zone after intercepting one of Alvin White's passes. Zac Henderson also ran back an interception for a TD
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Z-Edmonton 10  4 2 452 301 22 Z-Ottawa   11  5 0 395 261 22
*-Calgary   9  4 3 381 311 21 *-Montreal  8  7 1 331 295 17
*-Winnipeg  9  7 0 371 351 18 *-Hamilton  5 10 1 225 403 11
British Col 7  7 2 359 308 16 Toronto     4 12 0 234 389  6
Saskatch    4 11 1 330 459  9
Z-Clinched conference title   *-Clinched Playoff Berth
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5
Ottawa 23, MONTREAL 18 (62,197) - Condredge Holloway engineered two first-half TD drives to lead Ottawa. Art Green scored from the 1 in the first quarter and TE Tony Gabriel caught a 29-yard pass for another TD
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9
Saskatchewan 15, BRIT COL 9 (23,473) - Despite not scoring an offensive TD, the Roughriders used a strong defense to upset the Lions. Bob Macoritti completed the Roughriders scoring with a 23-yard single on a missed FG
Winnipeg 31, OTTAWA 29 (22,282) - Joe Poplawski's onside kick was recovered at the Ottawa 34 and, two plays later, Jim Washington rambled five yards for the wining TD with 38 seconds left
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10
EDMONTON 56, Hamilton 16 (42,763) - The Esks set a team scoring record, as Waddell Smith scored three TDs while Tom Scott, Stu Lang and Larry Washington each had one. Joe Hollimon added an interception for a TD
Montreal 27, TORONTO 2 (46,202) - Joe Barnes threw first-quarter TDs to Brock Aynsley and Bob Gaddis and Jerry Datilio tossed a 49-yarder to Gaddis for the Als TDs. After the game, Argo head coach Leo Cahill was fired
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    7  1 1 287 145 15 Ottawa      7  2 0 241 150 14
Winnipeg    5  4 0 221 190 10 Montreal    5  4 0 188 169 10
Calgary     3  3 2 189 199  8 Toronto     3  6 0 142 233  6
British Col 3  4 2 204 178  8 Hamilton    2  6 1 139 272  5
Saskatch    2  7 0 181 256  4