Montreal Alouettes (11-4-1)
Head Coach: Joe Scanella
Edmonton Eskimos (12-2-2)
Head Coach: Hugh Campbell
Ottawa Rough Riders (8-6-2)
Head Coach: George Brancato
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-10)
Head Coach: John Payne
Toronto Argonauts (5-11)
Head Coach: Forrest Gregg
Calgary Stampeders (12-4)
Head Coach: Jack Gotta
British Columbia Lions (9-6-1)
Head Coach: VIc Rapp
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-12)
Head Coach: Ray Jauch
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-14)
Head Coach: Ron Lancaster
1979 GREY CUP GAME AT MONTREAL (Sunday, November 25 - 65,113)
EDMONTON ESKIMOS 17, MONTREAL ALOUETTES 9 - The Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes battled each other for the Grey Cup for the fifth time in the 1970s. With each team
defeating the other on two occasions, the 1979 classic was the rubber
match to determine the team of the decade. The game was played in the
Alouettes’ backyard as 65,113 were in attendance at Olympic Stadium.
They witnessed Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson throw a 43-yard
pass to a wide open Waddell Smith for the initial touchdown of the game.
The Alouettes responded as Don Sweet kicked field goals from 38 and 45
yards out before halftime to cut the Montreal deficit to 7-6. Sweet would give
the Alouettes their only lead of the game in the third quarter on a 29-yard
field goal. Warren Moon, who replaced Wilkinson behind centre, restored
Edmonton’s lead by driving the Eskimos 75 yards in six plays, including a
33-yard TD pass to Tom Scott. Dave Cutler made it a 17-9 advantage for
Edmonton when he booted a 38-yard field goal. Both teams were held off
the scoreboard in the fourth quarter. The Alouettes hurt their own cause as
they were penalized 16 times for 145 yards. Near the end of the game,
Gerry Dattilio was called for clipping on an 85-yard punt return for a TD by
Keith Baker. The Eskimos were only penalized four times for 25 yards.
Needless to say, Montreal head coach Joe Scannella wasn’t happy with
the officials at the end of the game. “There has to be two teams on the field
and I don’t believe we were the only team that was guilty of penalties,” Scannella fumed. Wilkinson completed six of 10 pass attempts for 107 yards. Moon was five of 11 for 96 yards. Montreal pivot Joe Barnes was 13 of 23 passing for 151 yards. The Alouettes had 21 first downs and 318 yards of total offence, compared to the Eskimos’ 16 first downs and 280 total yards. Despite losing the game, the Alouettes won all the major awards. David Green was the game’s outstanding offensive player carrying the ball 21 times for 142 yards. Montreal linebacker Tom Cousineau was named defensive player of the game, and Sweet was the top Canadian. Unlike the 1977 Ice Bowl, the game time temperature was 12 degrees Celsius in Montreal. Both the Alouettes and Eskimos appeared in the Grey Cup six times in the 1970s, with each team winning three titles.
TUESDAY AUGUST 28
WINNIPEG 30, Saskatchewan 1 (25,159) - Mike Holmes hauled in six passes for 107 yards, with two of his receptions from Dieter Brock good for TDs of 47 and 13 yards. Walt Passaglia scored the other Winnipeg major
EDMONTON 28, Toronto 13 (42,778) - The Eskimos overcame six interceptions, as Tom Wilkinson threw TD passes to Waddell Smith, John  Konihowski and Tommy Scott . Peter Muller scored the only Argo TD
BRITISH COLUMBIA 18, Calgary 17 (30,018) - Jim Young caught a 12-yard TD from Joe  Paopao, on the last play of the game for the win. The Lions didn't seem to be in the game until Paopao got hot in the last 33 seconds
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29
OTTAWA 31, Montreal 29 (31,672) - Martin Cox ignited his Rider teammates by scoring three TDs in his first game. The win came on the last play when a 40-yard FG attempt by Montreal's Don Sweet went wide
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3
Winnipeg 28, SASKATCHEWAN 11 (22,190) - The Riders took another financial bath with the crowd, with rumors the team will lose $450,000. Mike Holmes, Dieter Brock and Gord Paterson scored the Bombers TDs
HAMILTON 16, Ottawa 9 (19,246) - Ed Smith, with recently-acquired Tom Clements waiting in the wings, found John Holland with a 53-yard TD pass early in the second quarter that put Hamilton in front to stay
Edmonton 27, CALGARY 1 (34,825) - Gregg Butler scored the winning TD at 2:29 of the second quarter, picking off a John Hufnagel pass for a 10-yard score. The crowd booed repeatedly as the Stamps went to a shotgun offense
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    6  0 2 258 104 14 Montreal    4  3 0 135 116  8
British Col 6  1 1 160 116 13 Toronto     4  3 0 106 109  8
Calgary     5  3 0 136 135 10 Ottawa      3  4 1 172 167  7
Winnipeg    3  5 0 143 181  6 Hamilton    2  6 0 115 172  4
Saskatch    0  8 0  88 213  0
TUESDAY JULY 10
EDMONTON 28, Winnipeg 10 (24,024) - Tom Wilkinson threw the ball 31 times, combining with six receivers for 21 completions. He twice hit rookie Brian Kelly for TDs as Kelly worked against rookie DB Martin Mitchell
MONTREAL 11, Toronto 9 (42,108) - Montreal could only manage 209 yards on offense, but the Argos Tony Adams could generate 113 yards in his CFL debut. Montreal RB David Green ran for 107 yards on 22 carries
WEDNESDAY JULY 11
Brit Col 28, SASKATCHEWAN 4 (19,030) - A seemingly-weak offensive effort spoiled Ron Lancaster's debut as coach of the Roughriders, as three second-half touchdowns, two by RB Larry Key, put the Lions on top
OTTAWA 30, Hamilton 19 (21,674) - Condrege Holloway threw for three TDs and passed for 244 yards to lead the Riders. TE Tony Gabriel caught scoring passes of 36 and 37 yards, while RB John Kinch hauling in a 3-yard strike
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    1  0 0  28  10  2 Ottawa      1  0 0  30  19  2
British Col 1  0 0  28   4  2 Montreal    1  0 0  11   9  2
Calgary     0  0 0   0   0  0 Toronto     0  1 0   9  11  0
Winnipeg    0  1 0  10  28  0 Hamilton    0  1 0  19  30  0
Saskatch    0  1 0   4  28  0
TUESDAY JULY 17
EDMONTON 52, Saskatchewan 20 (43,231) - Edmonton WR Waddell Smith romped through the defense, as he caught 10 passes for 232 yards and scored two TDs, as the Eskimos rolled up 559 yards on offense
BRIT COLUMBIA 25, Montreal 10 (23,422) - The B.C. defense sacked QB Joe Barnes four times for 32 yards to stall the Als' offense. Larry Key and John Henry White scored TDs for the Lions. Lui Passaglia had three FGs
WEDNESDAY JULY 18
CALGARY 35, Winnipeg 7 (33,194) - Willie Armstead caught two first-quarter
TD passes to pace the Calgary rout. TE Bob Viccars and QB John Hufnagel, who played the final quarter, also had majors before a record crowd
Toronto 18, HAMILTON 11 (25,109) - Toronto won in a game punctuated by a rash of penalties and 12 turnovers. QB Tony Adams scored the clinching TD on a bootleg with 6:18 remaining
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    2  0 0  80  30  4 Ottawa      1  0 0  30  19  2
British Col 2  0 0  53  14  4 Montreal    1  1 0  21  34  2
Calgary     1  0 0  35   7  2 Toronto     1  1 0  27  22  2
Winnipeg    0  2 0  17  63  0 Hamilton    0  2 0  30  48  0
Saskatch    0  2 0  24  80  0
TUESDAY JULY 24
British Col 19, WINNIPEG 18 (24,727) - Billy Troup tossed a 23-yard TD to Mike Holmes on the final play of the third to cut the deficit to five. In the final quarter, Bernie Ruoff made one FG, but missed a 36-yarder with 1:49 to play
Ottawa 31, TORONTO 2 (42,160) - CB Mike Nelms broke the Argos' spirit in the second quarter with a 71-yard punt return TD. It was one of two big plays for Nelms, who also had a 40-yard interception return for a TD
WEDNESDAY JULY 25
Calgary 19, MONTREAL 7 (51,237) - Tom Cousineau, the No. 1 draft pick overall in the NFL draft, made his CFL debut, but the Als lost on a 22-yard pass from John Hufnagel to WR Tom Forzani at 6:29 of the third
Hamilton 24, SASKATCHEWAN 20 (19,759) - Hamilton could muster just seven points in the first three quarters, then exploded for 17 in the fourth. Zac Henderson made an end-zone interception with 14 seconds left to clinch
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 3  0 0  72  32  6 Ottawa      2  0 0  61  21  4
Edmonton    2  0 0  80  30  4 Hamilton    1  2 0  54  68  2
Calgary     2  0 0  54  14  4 Toronto     1  2 0  29  53  2
Winnipeg    0  3 0  35  82  0 Montreal    1  2 0  28  53  2
Saskatch    0  3 0  44 104  0
TUESDAY JULY 31
EDMONTON 44, Calgary 9 (42,887) - Jim Germany scored two second quarter TDs for Edmonton and Tommy Scott and Waddell Smith caught TD passes of 54 and 59 yards, respectively from QB Warren Moon in the fourth
Toronto 18, OTTAWA 16 (27,034) - Dwight Edwards scored on a 9-yard TD  from Tony Adams in the first quarter and K Ian Sunter added 12 points as the Argos upset the Riders, who lost QB Condredge Hollaway with a rib injury
BRITISH COLUMBIA 24, Saskatchewan 15 - The Lions recorded their fourth straight win thanks to Lui Passaglia who kicked five FGs. RB Larry Key scored the Lions' lone TD with 1:34 left in the game
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1
Montreal 21, HAMILTON 8 (20,492) - Tom Cousineau ran into a wall and was knocked temporarily unconscious during the game. Cousineau was trying to force Hamilton RB Ronnie Rowland out of bounds
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 4  0 0  96  47  8 Ottawa      2  1 0  77  39  4
Edmonton    3  0 0 124  39  6 Montreal    2  2 0  49  61  4
Calgary     2  1 0  63  58  4 Toronto     2  2 0  47  69  4
Winnipeg    0  3 0  35  82  0 Hamilton    1  3 0  62  89  2
Saskatch    0  4 0  59 128  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 7
MONTREAL 25, Winnipeg 10 (41,232) - John O'Leary, playing with sore ribs, reeled off runs of 17 and 25 yards to lead the Als, who clinched the win on an 18-yard TD pass from Joe Barnes to Bob Gaddis with 6:55 remaining
BRIT COL 14, Edmonton 14 (T) (30,137) - The Lions sacked the Edmonton QBs  six times, while Moon threw 24 yards to Waddell Smith for one TD and Jim Germany ran three yards for another. Jerry Tagge threw a TD for BC
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8
CALGARY 27, Ottawa 17 (32,780) - Calgary exploded for three quick TDs in the second quarter then hung on. The Stampeders completed all their scoring by 6:14 of the second quarter
TORONTO 25, Hamilton 0 ( ) - Toronto's defense came up big, intercepting six passes and scoring a touchdown, as the Argos dominated play, taking a 7-0 lead into the second half and scoring 14 points in the final quarter
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 4  0 1 110  61  9 Montreal    3  2 0  74  71  6
Edmonton    3  0 1 138  53  7 Toronto     3  2 0  72  69  6
Calgary     3  1 0  90  75  6 Ottawa      2  2 0  94  66  4
Winnipeg    0  4 0  45 107  0 Hamilton    1  4 0  62 114  2
Saskatche   0  4 0  59 128  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 14
OTTAWA 24, Edmonton 24 (T) (27,050) - Condredge Holloway's 39-yard TD pass with 57 seconds left forced the tie. The Eskimos trailed 10-0 at the half, but took the lead in the final minutes on a Warren Moon 65-yard TD pass
WINNIPEG 27, Hamilton 21 (24,600) - HB Jim Washington scored two of Winnipeg's three TDs on Ralph Brock passes of 22 and 32 yards while WR Mike Holmes had the other as the Bombers won their first
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15
TORONTO 21, Saskatchewan 12 (41,251) - Terry Metcalf and Mike McArthur scored a TD each for Toronto's first win over Saskatchewan since 1974. Metcalf scored on a 10-yard pass and McArthur's TD  came on a five-yard run
CALGARY 22, British Col 10 (34,825) - The game, played before a record crowd, was dominated by strong defences, inept offences and penalties, as thirty were called, including five consecutive holding calls in the first quarter
MONDAY AUGUST 20
MONTREAL 32, Ottawa 14 (51,487) - The Al, who scored but five TDs in their first five games, piled up a net offense of 288 yards, including David Green's 153 yards on 21 carries for two TDs
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 4  1 1 120  83  9 Montreal    4  2 0 106  85  8
Edmonton    3  0 2 162  77  8 Toronto     4  2 0  93  81  8
Calgary     4  1 0 112  85  8 Ottawa      2  3 1 132 122  5
Winnipeg    1  4 0  72 128  2 Hamilton    1  5 0  83 141  2
Saskatch    0  5 0  71 149  0
TUESDAY AUGUST 21
British Col 22, HAMILTON 16 (18,420) - Reserve QB Joe Paopao directed BC to the won. Before Jerry Tagge was injured, he passed to Al Charuk for a 28-yard TD. John Henry White and Paopao combined on an 84-yard TD play
EDMONTON 41, Winnipeg 13 (42,778) - The Eskimos, held to a share of a 13-13 halftime tie, poured it on in the second half to win. It was a deluge as Tom Wilkinson, Warren Moon and Waddell Smith all threw TD passes
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22
Calgary 6, SASKATCHEWAN 5 (20,790) - Penalties and flaring Calgary tempers forced the Stamps to punt from their own 26 in the final seconds. A Rider attempt at a single and a tie by kicking the ball back failed
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
British Col 5  1 1 142  99 11 Montreal    4  2 0 106  85  8
Edmonton    4  0 2 203  90 10 Toronto     4  2 0  93  81  8
Calgary     5  1 0 118  90 10 Ottawa      2  3 1 132 122  5
Winnipeg    1  5 0  85 169  2 Hamilton    1  6 0  99 163  2
Saskatch    0  6 0  76 155  0
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4
Montreal 28, TORONTO 25 (45,202) - John O'Leary scored on runs of four and five yards in the second quarter as the Als rallied from a 10-0 deficit, and added his third score on a one-yard plunge early in the third quarter
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8
OTTAWA 44, Hamilton 4 (23,589) - RB Emmett King, in his second start, ran for 141 yards and two TDs, while Calvin Prince added 64 yards on 11 carries in his first game as a Rider. WR Martin Cox caught two TD passes
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9
EDMONTON 40, Saskatchewan 0 (40,231) - The Eskimos ran up 39 points in the first half, as QB Warren Moon, in his first start of the season, directed the Eskimos for five first-half TDs, two from RB Jim Germany
MONTREAL 31, Toronto 11 (51,203) - David Green piled up 210 yards on 26 carries, including a TD on the last play of the game, as the Argos moved farther ahead in the EFC
Brit Col 17, WINNIPEG 15 (27,203) - Bernie Ruoff had closed the gap to two, before the Lions rolled the dice on a
third-and-one at their own 28-yard line with a minute to go. John Henry White ran for the yard to run the clock out
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    7  0 2 298 104 16 Montreal    6  3 0 194 152 12
British Col 7  1 1 177 131 15 Ottawa      4  4 1 216 171  9
Calgary     5  3 0 136 135 10 Toronto     4  5 0 142 168  8
Winnipeg    3  6 0 158 198  6 Hamilton    2  7 0 119 216  4
Saskatch    0  9 0  88 253  0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15
Ottawa 22, WINNIPEG 19 (25,644) - Winnipeg led 16-8 going into the fourth, as Bernie Ruoff became the all-time leading scorer in Winnipeg football history. Gerry Organ kicked a 33-yard FG on the final play to ruin his day
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16
Calgary 52, SASKATCHEWAN 10 (20,021) - Calvin Kirk scored two TDs in his first game since coming over from the Riders, who suffered their 10th straight loss. Calgary's Willie Burden scored three TDs
Montreal 21, HAMILTON 14 (18,511) - A TD by David Green early in the fourth quarter, the only one the Montreal offence could produce, gave the Alouettes the decision
EDMONTON 40, British Columbia 8 (42,778) - The Eskimos rolled thanks to  rookie Brian Kelly's pass catching. Kelly caught eight passes for 239 yards and played a role in four of the Eskimos' five TDs, scoring two himself
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    8  0 2 338 112 18 Montreal    7  3 0 215 166 14
British Col 7  2 1 185 171 15 Ottawa      5  4 1 238 190 11
Calgary     6  3 0 188 145 12 Toronto     4  5 0 142 168  8
Winnipeg    3  7 0 177 220  6 Hamilton    2  8 0 133 237  4
Saskatch    0 10 0  98 305  0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22
BRITISH COLUMBIA 34, Toronto 25 (25,819) - Joe Paopao completed 21 of 24 passes for 244 yards to help sink the Argos. During one stretch, Paopao completed 18 straight passes for a club record
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23
MONTREAL 11, Saskatchewan 3 (35,240) - David Green picked up 129 yards on 25 carries to become the first rusher to pass the 1,000-yard mark. He ran 17 yards for the only TD in the third
Edmonton 22, HAMILTON 21 (18,186) - With less than two minutes to go, Hamilton QB Tom Clements dropped into his own end zone to pass and was flagged for intentional grounding and a two-point safety
CALGARY 28, Winnipeg 23 (30,125) - Winnipeg led 17-9 before Ken Johnson came off  the bench to direct the Stampeders through the final 30 minutes and virtually set the WFC playoff picture in place
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton  9  0 2 360 133 20 *-Montreal  8  3 0 226 169 16
*-Brit Col  8  2 1 219 196 17 Ottawa      5  4 1 238 190 11
Calgary     7  3 0 216 168 14 Toronto     4  6 0 167 202  8
Winnipeg    3  8 0 200 248  6 Hamilton    2  9 0 154 259  4
Saskatch    0 11 0 101 316  0 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29
BRITISH COL 22, Winnipeg 21 (23,964) - Bernie Ruoff kicked five FGs, and Larry Washington added an 18-yard TD run, but a missed two-point conversion late clinched a playoff berth for the Stampeders
Hamilton 17, TORONTO 16 (37,023) - The Ti-Cats stayed in the Eastern title race as QB Tom Clements hit Leif Pettersen for a touchdown with less than a minute to go in the game and then hit for a two-point conversion
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30
CALGARY 26, Edmonton 19 (33,445) - RB Willie Burden scored his second TD with just more than a minute remaining to give Edmonton its first loss. Burden plowed through the Eskimos' defensive line on a 2-yard plunge
Montreal 29, OTTAWA 29 (T) (33,669) - A 31-yard touchdown pass by Keith Baker from Joe Barnes on a third-down play late in the final quarter helped the Alouettes gain the tie. It was Baker's second TD of the game
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton  9  1 2 379 159 20 *-Montreal  8  3 1 255 198 17
*-Brit Col  9  2 1 241 217 19 Ottawa      5  4 2 267 219 12
*-Calgary   8  3 0 242 187 16 Toronto     4  7 0 183 219  8
Winnipeg    3  9 0 221 270  6 Hamilton    3  9 0 171 275  6
Saskatch    0 11 0 101 316  0 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SUNDAY OCTOBER 7
Ottawa 20, SASKATCHEWAN 19 (19,300) - The Roughies continued their winless ways thanks to a failed two-point conversion attempt on the final play of the game
MONDAY OCTOBER 8
EDMONTON 47, Montreal 6 (42,778) - QBs Tom Wilkinson and Warren Moon led an attack that rolled up 496 yards, while the Edmonton defense held the CFL's leading rusher, David Green, to 68 yards and the Als' only TD
HAMILTON 42, Toronto 3 (27,293) - Tom Clements toyed with the Toronto secondary while FB Neil Lumsden scored three TDs against his former teams. Clements completed 23 of 31 passes for 433 yards and three TDs
Calgary 18, WINNIPEG 13 (22,449) - The Bombers were at the Calgary seven-yard line for the game's last play. Dieter Brock threw to SB Brian Gervais a yard into the end zone, but Robert Sparkes knocked the ball away
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 10  1 2 426 165 22 *-Montreal  8  4 1 261 245 17
*-Brit Col  9  2 1 241 217 19 Ottawa      6  4 2 287 238 14
*-Calgary   9  3 0 260 200 18 Toronto     4  8 0 186 261  8
Winnipeg    3 10 0 234 288  6 Hamilton    4  9 0 213 278  6
Saskatch    0 12 0 120 336  0 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13
TORONTO 19, Winnipeg 15 - The Argos broke a six-game losing streak, and though they hardly looked like a team bound for the Grey Cup, were in control during the late moments
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14
OTTAWA 28, British Col 26 (25,708) - A 44-yard TD pass in the final two minutes clinched a playoff berth for the Riders, who also moved to within one point of the idle Als in the East
Hamilton 26, CALGARY 16 (30,925) - A late 5-yard TD pass from Ed Smith to WR John Holland ended a comeback drive by Calgary, who trailed 18-7 at the half and had pulled to within three points when Smith found Holland
SASKATCHEWAN 26, Edmonton 25 (20,042) - After Dave Cutler missed a 32-yard FG, Emil Nielson booted the ball out of the end zone, but Tom Wilkinson kicked it back. P Bob Macoritti kicked the ball back for the win.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 10  2 2 451 191 22 *-Montreal  8  4 1 261 245 17
*-Brit Col  9  3 1 267 245 19 *-Ottawa    7  4 2 315 264 16
*-Calgary   9  4 0 276 226 18 Toronto     5  8 0 205 276 10
Winnipeg    3 11 0 249 307  6 Hamilton    5  9 0 239 294 10
Saskatch    1 12 0 146 361  2 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20
Calgary 37, BRITISH COL 32 (25,301) - Calgary fought back from a 30-15 deficit late in the third and pulled ahead to stay as Tom Forzani hauled in a 12-yard TD from Ken Johnson with less than six minutes remaining
MONTREAL 25, Toronto 11 (37,690) - Trailing 11-3 at half time, Montreal RB David Green turned the game around as he rushed for a total of 212 yards and became the first player in history to top the 200 mark twice in a season
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21
WINNIPEG 23, Saskatchewan 14 (22,033) - Dieter Brock completed 21 of 36 passes for 248 yards and two TDs. The rest was up to league scoring leader Bernie Ruoff, who kicked three FGs, a convert and a 54-yard single
HAMILTON 21, Ottawa 3 (27,211) - Clements, last year's Ottawa QB who came to Hamilton in mid-season from Saskatchewan, guided the Ticats to their fifth victory in six starts as he scored the winning TD on a 6-yard bootleg
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 10  2 2 451 191 22 *-Montreal  9  4 1 286 256 19
*-Calgary  10  4 0 313 258 20 *-Ottawa    7  5 2 318 285 16
*-Brit Col  9  4 1 299 282 19 Hamilton    6  9 0 260 297 12
Winnipeg    4 11 0 272 321  8 Toronto     5  9 0 216 301 10
Saskatch    1 13 0 160 384  2 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
MONTREAL 24, Ottawa 8 (47,368) - David Green started slowly but finished with 153 yards to help clinched first place for Montreal. Green's ninth 100-yard game gave him total of 1,681 yards, breaking the EFC record
SUNDAY OCTOBER 28
SASKATCHEWAN 26, Brit Col 12 (28,012) - Before a record crowd, CB Frank Dark intercepted a Joe Paopao pass and returned it 100 yards for a TD to give Saskatchewan an early lead and the Roughriders were never in trouble
Calgary 28, TORONTO 12 (36,226) - James Sykes, who rushed for 85 yards, took a one-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach and end the Argos playoff hopes
EDMONTON 19, Winnipeg 11 (42,778) - Waddel Smith caught Tom Wilkinson's 15- yard TD while Walt Passaglia scored Winnipeg's TD. Bernie Ruoff set a new Winnipeg season scoring mark of 152 points
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 11  2 2 470 202 24 *-Montreal 10  4 1 310 264 21
*-Calgary  11  4 0 341 270 22 *-Ottawa    7  6 2 326 309 16
*-Brit Col  9  5 1 311 308 19 Hamilton    6  9 0 260 297 12
Winnipeg    4 12 0 283 340  8 Toronto     5 10 0 228 329 10
Saskatch    2 13 0 186 396  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3
Edmonton 25, BRIT COLUMBIA 17 (26,575) - Edmonton trailed 17-16 going into the fourth before rallying. Jim Germany scored from five yards out with less than three minutes to go to clinch the win
OTTAWA 23, Toronto 6 (21,490) - Richard Crump ran for 101 yards as the Riders tuned up for the playoffs. The defense picked off four Argo passes in sending Toronto into last place all by themselves
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4
CALGARY 41, Saskatchewan 8 (30,654) - QB Ken Johnson had a big day for the Stamps completing 14 of 20 passes for 305 yards and four TDs. He received 105 yards on one play when he teamed with Willie Armstead
MONTREAL 41, Hamilton 20 (41,382) - Don Sweet's fifth convert was the Montreal kicker's 155th consecutive successful attempt, a new record. Dickie Harris also established a record with his third TD on a punt return this year
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 12  2 2 495 219 26 *-Montreal 11  4 1 351 284 23
*-Calgary  12  4 0 382 278 24 *-Ottawa    8  6 2 349 315 18
*-Brit Col  9  6 1 328 333 19 *-Hamilton  6 10 0 280 338 12
Winnipeg    4 12 0 283 340  8 Toronto     5 11 0 234 352 10
Saskatch    2 14 0 194 437  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS
Sat Nov 10 - CALGARY 37, British Columbia 2 (31,424) - QB Ken Johnson was a standout for Calgary, connecting on 28  of 36 passes for 467 yards. Ten passes went to Willie Armstead, who had 197 yards, including a 50-yard TD early in the third. Johnson struck for two more TDs in the quarter, hitting James Sykes from 25 yards and Mike McTague from 20 yards
Sun Nov 11 - OTTAWA 29, Hamilton 26 (25,540) - The Tiger-Cats trailed 23-10 at halftime but fought back to a 26-26 tie in the final moments before losing on a 32-yard FG by Gerry Organ. The Ticats generated 330 yards in offense compared with 253 yards for the Riders. But Hamilton hurt its chances with three interceptions, two fumbles and 141 yards in penalties
CONFERENCE FINALS
Sat Nov 17 - MONTREAL 17, Ottawa 6 (35,103) - A 69-yard interception return for a TD by Larry Uteck gave Montreal a 14-6 lead at 12:58 of the fourth and the Als went on to their fifth Grey Cup in six years. Don Sweet kicked three FGs, a 45-yard single and a convert to complete the scoring
Sun Nov 18 - EDMONTON 19, Calgary 7 (43,033) - With 2:40 left in the second quarter, Calgary led 3-0. With 40 seconds left, they were down 14-3. The abrupt Eskimo explosion, with Warren Moon throwing TDs to John Konihowski and Brian Kelly, changed the complexion of the WFC final