Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-7-1)
Head Coach: John Payne
Edmonton Eskimos (13-3)
Head Coach: Hugh Campbell
Montreal Alouettes (8-8)
Head Coach: Joe Scanella
Ottawa Rough Riders (7-9)
Head Coach: George Brancato
Toronto Argonauts (6-10)
Head Coach: Willie Wood
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10-6)
Head Coach: Ray Jauch
Calgary Stampeders (9-7)
Head Coach: Ardell Wiegandt
British Columbia Lions (8-7-1)
Head Coach: Vic Rapp
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-14)
Head Coach: Ron Lancaster
11980 GREY CUP GAME AT TORONTO (Sunday, November 23 - 54,661)
EDMONTON ESKIMOS 48, HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 10 - The Edmonton Eskimos continued the dominance they showed in the late 1970s into a new decade, reaching the Grey Cup final for the fourth consecutive year. The game proved to be merely a formality. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats were no match for the Eskimos, who people were beginning to label the best Canadian football team ever. The margin of victory was the largest since Queen’s University shut out the Regina Roughriders 54-0 in 1923. The 48 points scored by the Eskimos were the most by one team at the Grey Cup since the 1956 Eskimos scored 50. Statistics were just as one-sided as the scoreboard. The Ticats were limited to 12 first downs and 201 yards in total offence, compared to 31 first downs and 606 yards for the Eskimos. Warren Moon, ending his first season as a starter in the CFL, completed 21 of 33 passes for 398 yards. He connected on a couple of long passing plays in the first half; a 55-yard completion to Danny Buggs to the Hamilton goal line setting up Jim Germany’s first of his two touchdowns, and a 75-yard play with Brian Kelly for a touchdown. Tom Scott caught 12 passes for 174 yards. His three touchdown receptions set a Grey Cup record. Scott joined Hamilton’s Ross Craig (1913), Toronto’s Red Storey (1938) and Edmonton’s Jackie Parker (1956) are the only players to score three majors in a Grey Cup game. In total, 21 records were set or extended by the Eskimos and Ticats in 1980, and five were tied. Many of the Ticats were talking the talk leading up to the game, but couldn’t back up their words. Hamilton running back Obie Graves predicted he would rush for 200 yards against the Eskimos, but only managed 67. No player rushed for 100 yards against the Eskimos ‘Crude’ defence the entire season. Graves returned seven kick offs in the game, shattering the previous Grey Cup record of four. All of Hamilton’s points came off the foot of kicker Bernie Ruoff, who booted three field goals and missed on another attempt for a single. Edmonton’s Dave Cutler split the uprights twice and added six converts. The three-peat was the fourth in Grey Cup history, as these Eskimos matched the Eskimos’ string in 1954 to 1956. The University of Toronto (1909-1911) and Queen’s (1922-1924) were the others.
TUESDAY AUGUST 26
MONTREAL 43, Toronto 33 (29,256) - QB Gerry Datillio threw three TD passes, as Montreal showed no ill effects of recent internal strife. The Alouettes had released four veterans in the week prior to the game
EDMONTON 45, Ottawa 20 (42,728) - Warren Moon threw for 399 yards and four TDs, while Dave Cutler accounted for nine points, including a 48-yard FG, his 336th, which made him the top FG kicker in pro football
BRITISH COLUMBIA 17, Hamilton 17 (T) (21,312) - Bernie Ruoff's 29-yard FG with two seconds left salvaged the single point for Hamilton. The Lions had built up a 17-7 lead on the strength of a 85-yard punt return TD by Devon Ford
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27
WINNIPEG 24, Saskatchewan 16 (22,154) - Leo Ezerins killed the Riders' comeback hopes at the end of the first half when he picked off a ball thrown by John Hufnagel, leading to a Bomber TD that put the game away
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    6  1 0 203  96 12 Ottawa      4  4 0 162 181  8
British Col 4  2 1 172 148  9 Hamilton    3  3 1 134 129  7
Calgary     4  3 0 160 146  8 Toronto     3  4 0 124 142  6
Winnipeg    3  4 0 146 159  6 Montreal    3  4 0 125 154  6
Saskatch    1  6 0 120 191  2
TUESDAY JULY 8
BRIT COL 39, Saskatchewan 24 (19,536) - Joe Paopao threw two TD passes to TE Harry Holt in a 33-point second quarter for the Lions. Paopao had three TD passes in a half-empty Empire Stadium
OTTAWA 26, Calgary 20 (21,064) - Two Gerry Organ FGs in the final quarter lifted Ottawa to the upset win. Organ added two other FGs and converted both of Richard Crump's TDs, runs of one and 11 yards
WEDNESDAY JULY 9
EDMONTON 36, Winnipeg 13 (42,778) - The Eskimos won easily, despite Deiter Brock completing 26 of 44 passes for 450 yards for the Bombers. It was the ninth straight win for the Esks over Winnipeg
TORONTO 18, Montreal 11 (32,250) - Dave Newman scored on a 72-yard pass from QB Mark Jackson in the first quarter to spark the upset. Zenon Andrusyshyn connected on three FGs in the first half for the Argos
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    1  0 0  36  13  2 Ottawa      1  0 0  26  20  2
British Col 1  0 0  39  24  2 Toronto     1  0 0  18  11  2
Calgary     0  1 0  20  26  0 Hamilton    0  0 0   0   0  0
Winnipeg    0  1 0  13  36  0 Montreal    0  1 0  11  18  0
Saskatch    0  1 0  24  39  0
TUESDAY JULY 15
CALGARY 19, Montreal 8 (32,936) - James Sykes was the major offensive weapon of the Stampeders, as he ran for 138 yards and caught nine passes for 86 and scored Calgary's only offensive TD
HAMILTON 41, Ottawa 23 (23,100) - Ron Rowland scored three TDs from 15, one and two yards out in the first quarter for Hamilton who led 35-0. Ottawa QB Condredge Holloway completed 19 of 33 passes for 331 yards
WEDNESDAY JULY 18
Toronto 20, WINNIPEG 17 (20,980) - Zenon Andrusyshyn had eight of the Argos' points, with two converts and FGs from 38 and 40 yards. Bob Gaddis scored one TD on a 23-yard pass, while FB Bill Harrison had the other
Edmonton 21, SASKATCHEWAN 6 (22,145) - RB Jim Germany scored two TDs to lead Edmonton. The Roughriders managed only five first downs in the entire game—one of them on a penalty
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    2  0 0  57  19  4 Toronto     2  0 0  38  28  4
British Col 1  0 0  39  24  2 Hamilton    1  0 0  41  23  2
Calgary     1  1 0  39  34  2 Ottawa      1  1 0  49  61  2
Winnipeg    0  2 0  30  56  0 Montreal    0  2 0  19  37  0
Saskatch    0  2 0  30  60  0
TUESDAY JULY 22
BRITISH COL 26, Winnipeg 6 (23,214) - Al Charuk, with a 21-yard pass reception, and Harry Holt on a spectacular 65-yard punt return, counted TDs for the Lions who remained perfect
MONTREAL 17, Hamilton 14 (32,048) - Hometown favorite Gerry Dattilio had his moment of glory as he quarterbacked Montreal back from a 14-point deficit. Don Sweet's 38-yard FG with eight seconds left was the winner
WEDNESDAY JULY 23
Calgary 40, SASKATCHEWAN 24 (30,857) - James Sykes ran for 194 yards and scored three TDs to lead the Stampeders. Willie Burden ran in another from the 16 and Leo Lewis picked up six on a 62-yard reverse
Ottawa 20, TORONTO 16 (40,112) - Previously unbeaten Toronto seemed to have the victory only to see K Zenon Andrusyshyn miss three FGs. Gerry Organ kicked a 40-yard FG with less than two minutes to go to clinch the win
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    2  0 0  57  19  4 Toronto     2  1 0  54  48  4
British Col 2  0 0  65  30  4 Ottawa      2  1 0  69  77  4
Calgary     2  1 0  79  58  4 Hamilton    1  1 0  55  40  2
Winnipeg    0  3 0  36  82  0 Montreal    1  2 0  36  51  2
Saskatch    0  3 0  54 100  0
TUESDAY JULY 29
WINNIPEG 35, Calgary 18 (20,774) - The Bomber defense held James Sykes (45 yards) and Willie Burden (36) below their season averages, while Williams Miller ran for 89 yards and a TD to help the Bombers win their first
Toronto 18, OTTAWA 10 (28,742) - Toronto QB Mark Jackson threw 18 yards to SB Dave Newman for the Argos' first TD. DB Greg Hatton scored the other in the fourth when he ran 35 yards with an interception
WEDNESDAY JULY 30
Saskatchewan 19, HAMILTON 18 (22,938) - Steve Dennis' second interception of the game, at the Saskatchewan goal line with 50 seconds remaining, assured the Roughriders of the upset
EDMONTON 33, British Col 21 (42,887) - Brian Kelly had two TDs for Edmonton, one an 89-yard pass to open the third quarter. Kelly's second TD, on a 16-yard pass from Warren Moon, in the fourth was the clincher
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    3  0 0  90  40  6 Toronto     3  1 0  72  58  6
British Col 2  1 0  86  63  4 Ottawa      2  2 0  79  95  4
Calgary     2  2 0  97  93  4 Hamilton    1  2 0  73  59  2
Winnipeg    1  3 0  71 100  2 Montreal    1  2 0  36  51  2
Saskatch    1  3 0  73 118  2
TUESDAY AUGUST 5
BRITISH COL 31, Calgary 23 (25,465) - Two B.C. touchdowns and a FG were set up by the defense while RB Donnie Taylor made all the yardage himself in a two-play TD drive that included a 66-yard pass from Joe Paopao
Hamilton 13, OTTAWA 3 (24,181) - The difference was the Ticats' ability to move the ball occasionally within Bernie Ruoff's range. The former Blue Bomber collected all of Hamilton's points with four FGs and a single
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6
Edmonton 23, TORONTO 3 (48,595) - Warren Moon came off the bench in the third quarter to direct Edmonton to a TD in five plays. A 23-yard pass to Brian Kelly at the 3:52 mark broke a 3-3 struggle and launched the Esks
Montreal 18, SASKATCHEWAN 10 (25,947) - Montreal was aided by six Rider turnovers, and built up a 10-0 lead after one quarter on a two-yard TD run by Alvin Walker, followed by a Don Sweet convert and 24-yard field goal.
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    4  0 0 113  43  8 Toronto     3  2 0  75  81  6
British Col 3  1 0 117  86  6 Montreal    2  2 0  54  61  4
Calgary     2  3 0 120 124  4 Hamilton    2  2 0  86  62  4
Winnipeg    1  3 0  71 100  2 Ottawa      2  3 0  82 108  4
Saskatch    1  4 0  83 136  2
TUESDAY AUGUST 12
CALGARY 24, British Col 7 (34,393) - James Sykes paid some more dues to join the 1,000-yard club, rushing for almost 150 yards Tuesday to lead the Stampeders before a season-high crowd
Ottawa 27, MONTREAL 17 (34,426) - Backup QB Jordan Case came off the bench and threw a 17-yard TD to FB Jim Reid to lift Ottawa. TE Tony Gabriel and running back Richard Crump scored the Riders' other touchdowns
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13
Edmonton 30, WINNIPEG 17 (26,422) - Edmonton scored twice in 12 seconds to end the first half, thanks to a 2-yard run from Neil Lumsden and a 17-yard interception return from Robert Woods to blow the game open
Hamilton 18, TORONTO 16 (45,201) - Dave Marler came off the bench and directed the Hamilton attack to 23 first downs and 340 yards of offense, completing 19 of 34 passes for 240 yards
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    5  0 0 143  60 10 Hamilton    3  2 0 104  78  6
British Col 3  2 0 124 110  6 Toronto     3  3 0  91  99  6
Calgary     3  3 0 144 131  6 Ottawa      3  3 0 109 125  6
Winnipeg    1  4 0  88 130  2 Montreal    2  3 0  71  88  4
Saskatch    1  4 0  83 136  2
MONDAY AUGUST 18
OTTAWA 33, Montreal 11 (29,994) - Gerry Organ kicked six FGs and QB Jordan Case threw two TDs to lead Ottawa. Organ's 21 points give him 1,008 career points, making him the third CFL player to score more than 1,000
TUESDAY AUGUST 19
Calgary 16, EDMONTON 15 (42,778) - The Eskimos were unable to muster a TD until Tom Wilkinson found Brian Kelly in the end zone with 70 seconds left to play, as Calgary intercepted four passes
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20
British Columbia 31, SASKATCHEWAN 21 (25,124) - Rookie QB Roy Dewalt threw two TD passes to lead the Lions. Dewalt threw a 40-yard pass to Al Charuk and a 54-yarder to Leon Bright
Winnipeg 34, HAMILTON 13 (24,152) - Robert Woods returned a punt 61 yards for a TD, capping a 24-point second half to lead the Blue Bombers to the win, thanks in part to five interceptions
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    5  1 0 158  76 10 Ottawa      4  3 0 142 136  8
British Col 4  2 0 155 131  8 Toronto     3  3 0  91  99  6
Calgary     4  3 0 160 146  8 Hamilton    3  3 0 117 112  6
Winnipeg    2  4 0 122 143  4 Montreal    2  4 0  82 121  4
Saskatch    1  5 0 104 167  2
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1
British Col 14, MONTREAL 6 (29,827) - The Alouettes might have won the game from a statistical standpoint, totalling 342 yards to BC's 223, but Lui Passaglia's four FGs and two singles were all the Lions needed for the win
HAMILTON 23, Toronto 2 (30,229) - The Argos were trailing 9-0 in the third quarter and were closing in for a TD when Tiger-Cats' Jerry Anderson intercepted a Mark Jackson pass and raced 90 yards into the end zone
Winnipeg 32, SASKATCHEWAN 29 (25,669) - Trevor Kennerd kicked a 14-yard FG with less than two minutes remaining in the game to give Winnipeg a breakeven record through the midpoint of the season
Edmonton 38, CALGARY 23 (34,628) - Edmonton forced the Stampeders into six turnovers and on four of those occasions converted them into points. Warren Moon tossed three TD passes, while Neil Lumsden scored twice
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    7  1 0 241 119 14 Hamilton    4  3 1 157 131  9
British Col 5  2 1 186 154 11 Ottawa      4  4 0 162 181  8
Calgary     4  4 0 183 184  8 Toronto     3  5 0 126 165  6
Winnipeg    4  4 0 178 188  8 Montreal    3  5 0 131 168  6
Saskatch    1  7 0 149 223  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6
Montreal 35, TORONTO 24 (37,214) - The Alouette defence set up two ot the four Montreal TDs with interceptions deep in Toronto territory. Gerry Dattilio hit WR Keith Baker for two TD passes and David Green ran for two more SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7
OTTAWA 31, Saskatchewan 21 (20,681) - The Rough Riders wiped out a 19-16 fourth-quarter deficit with two TDs by Richard Crump to beat Saskatchewan, which controlled much of the game
Edmonton 53, HAMILTON 18 (43,460) - The Esks defense had a field day, as Ed Jones snared three of their five interceptions. Warren Moon was good on 22 of 40 passes for three TDs, two to Tom Scott and one to Brian Kelly
WINNIPEG 30, Calgary 29 (25,784) - Trevor Kennerd kicked a convert with 90 seconds to go as Winnipeg rallied from a 15-0 deficit. QB Dieter Brock scored the TD from one yard out to set up the winning kick
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    8  1 0 294 137 16 Ottawa      5  4 0 193 202 10
British Col 5  2 1 186 154 11 Hamilton    4  4 1 175 184  9
Winnipeg    5  4 0 208 217 10 Montreal    4  5 0 166 192  8
Calgary     4  5 0 212 214  8 Toronto     3  6 0 150 200  6
Saskatch    1  8 0 170 254  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Edmonton 42, BRITISH COL 14 (30,793) - Waddell Smith grabbed a 46-yard TD pass from Warren Moon to lead the Esks, who also got TDs from RB Jim Germany and DB Larry Highbaugh
Montreal 25, HAMILTON 14 (19,619) - QB Gerry Dattilio's leadership on offense and  Randy Rhino's brilliance in the defensive secondary combined to lead Montreal. Rhino picked off three Bruce Lemmerman passes
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Winnipeg 20, OTTAWA 19 (21,241) - William Miller ran for 150 yards to lead the Bombers, who saw Ottawa march down the field with 1:27 left, but Gerry Organ missed a 29-yard FG as time ran out
Toronto 28, SASKATCHEWAN 17 (25,448) - The Argos jumped into a 17-0 lead in the first quarter with a strong wind at their backs on TD runs of one and six yards by Terry Metcalf and a 57-yard FG by Zenon Andrusyshyn
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton    9  1 0 336 151 18 Ottawa      5  5 0 212 222 10
Winnipeg    6  4 0 228 236 12 Montreal    5  5 0 191 206 10
British Col 5  3 1 200 196 11 Hamilton    4  5 1 189 209  9
Calgary     4  5 0 212 214  8 Toronto     4  6 0 178 217  8
Saskatch    1  9 0 187 282  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20
CALGARY 24, British Col 16 (33,115) - Calgary wiped out a 14-0 deficit, as Ken Johnson passed for three second-quarter TDs. QB Joe Paopao drove the Lions downfield in 13 plays on their first possession for the early lead
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21
EDMONTON 24, Saskatchewan 17 (43,328) - The Riders surprised the crowd with a 7-2 second-quarter lead, but Edmonton got the first of two TD receptions from Brian Kelly to put the Eskimos ahead to stay
MONTREAL 49, Hamilton 10 (28,185) - Gerry Datillio continued to shine for the Als, but the victory was tempered by the loss for the rest of the season of player-coach Jim Corrigall after he rebroke his right arm
TORONTO 41, Ottawa 17 (33,156) - The Argos staggered their offense as Terry Metcalf produced his first 100-yard game, finishing with 120 yards on 19 carries and Ben Cowens added 61 yards. Toronto netted 514 yards
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton   10  1 0 360 168 20 Montreal    6  5 0 240 216 12
Winnipeg    6  4 0 228 236 12 Ottawa      5  6 0 229 263 10
British Col 5  4 1 216 220 11 Toronto     5  6 0 219 234 10
Calgary     5  5 0 236 230 10 Hamilton    4  6 1 199 258  9
Saskatch    1 10 0 204 306  2
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27
MONTREAL 29, Toronto 23 (31,633) - Gerry Dattillio tossed TD passes of 46 yards to Keith Baker and 18 yards to Nick Arakgi and RB Skip Walker scored on a 19-yard run for the Alouettes' TDs
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28
WINNIPEG 28, British Col 22 (29,622) - A record crowd saw the Bombers win their fourth straight come-from-behind game. A 104-yard TD drive sealed the win, as William Miller ran for 101 yards, 71 in the second half
HAMILTON 29, Ottawa 24 (18,383) - Listening to owner Harold Ballard's win-or-else message, the Ti-Cats erased a 10-0 second-quarter deficit as Dave Marler came off the bench to direct the offence to four unanswered TDsSASKATCHEWAN 18, Calgary 14 (24,607) - Lester Brown ran for 161 yards, while Joe Barnes took over in the second half and directed a 91-yard Saskatchewan drive that ended with a five-yard TD pass to John Kinch
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton   10  1 0 360 168 20 Montreal    7  5 0 269 239 14
Winnipeg    7  4 0 256 258 14 Hamilton    5  6 1 228 282 11
British Col 5  5 1 238 248 11 Toronto     5  7 0 242 263 10
Calgary     5  6 0 250 248 10 Ottawa      5  7 0 253 292 10
Saskatch    2 10 0 222 320  4
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4
British Columbia 44, SASKATCHEWAN 8 (17,247) - While the Lions' defense hassled the Saskatchewan QBs all night, Joe Paopao threw scoring strikes to Larry Key, Terry Bailey, Al Charuk and John Pankratz
SUNDAY OCTOBER 5
CALGARY 27, Toronto 14 (30,265) - Toronto's Mark Jackson had four passes picked off and three of them led directly to TDs. Stampeder receiver Tom Forzani caught TD passes of 24 and six yards from Ken Johnson
OTTAWA 49, Montreal 14 (24,971) - Ottawa's Richard Crump and Tony Gabriel piled up impressive statistics. Crump ran for 159 yards and Gabriel caught eight passes for 145 yards, while Jordan Case passed for 176 yards
WINNIPEG 28, Edmonton 14 (28,268) - The West has a race, as Bombers RB William Miller ran for 105 yards and a TD, WR Mike Holmes caught two TDs from Dieter Brock, and DB Paul Bennett intercepted two passes
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Edmonton   10  2 0 374 196 20 Montreal    7  6 0 283 288 14
Winnipeg    8  4 0 284 272 16 Ottawa      6  7 0 302 306 12
British Col 6  5 1 282 256 13 Hamilton    5  6 1 228 282 11
Calgary     6  6 0 277 262 12 Toronto     5  8 0 256 290 10
Saskatch    2 11 0 230 364  4
SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
Winnipeg 39, SASKATCHEWAN 16 - Winnipeg overcame strong winds to win their eighth straight. After a close first half in which the teams were tied 15-15, Saskatchewan was held to a single point and the Bombers scored 24
MONTREAL 34, Ottawa 17 - Montreal led 20-17 heading into the fourth but TDs by WR Fred Biletnikoff and RB David Green sealed Ottawa's fate. RB Alvin Walker scored a pair of TDs for Montreal
SUNDAY OCTOBER 12
EDMONTON 33, British Col 9 (43346) - Edmonton scored the first two times they had the ball. Tom Scott scored two Eskimo TDs. The first came on a four-yard run and the second on a 31-yard pass from Warren Moon
HAMILTON 30, Calgary 28 (19989) - Calgary starting QB Ken Johnson was forced to play much of the game with blurred vision. His replacement, Bruce Threadgill was also. Ticat RB Rufus Crawford ran for 81 yards and a TD
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 11  2 0 407 205 22 Montreal    8  6 0 317 305 16
Winnipeg    9  4 0 323 288 18 Hamilton    6  6 1 258 310 13
British Col 6  6 1 291 289 13 Ottawa      6  8 0 319 340 12
Calgary     6  7 0 305 292 12 Toronto     5  8 0 256 290 10
Saskatch    2 12 0 246 403  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 18
BRITISH COLUMBIA 27, Ottawa 7 - Roy Dewalt hit on 13 of 20 passes for 115 yards and two TDs to WR Tyron Gray. The Lions sscored first, when Leon Bright returned a punt 73 yards for a TD in the second minute
SUNDAY OCTOBER 19
Edmonton 29, SASKATCHEWAN 28 (23744) - With about 30 seconds left, Rider K Bob Macoritti fell short on a 40-yard FG into a brisk wind. Tommy Scott led Edmonton with two TDs, helping the Esks clinch the division title
Hamilton 25, TORONTO 24 (34150) - John McCorquindale rushed for 95 yards to lead the Ti-Cats. His only TD covered 57 yards, but he actually ran only ran the final 35 yards after picking up a Dave Marler fumble
CALGARY 31, Winnipeg 28 (31141) - Chances of grabbing a playoff spot glimmered a little more brightly for Calgary as they outlasted a fourth- quarter rally to defeat Winnipeg. The loss ended the Bomber winning streak at eight
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 12  2 0 436 233 24 *-Montreal  8  6 0 317 305 16
Winnipeg    9  5 0 351 319 18 *-Hamilton  7  6 1 283 334 15
British Col 7  6 1 318 296 15 Ottawa      6  9 0 326 367 12
Calgary     7  7 0 336 320 14 Toronto     5  9 0 280 315 10
Saskatch    2 13 0 274 432  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25
OTTAWA 27, Hamilton 26 (21000) - Hamilton rolled up 377 yards on offence, Ottawa merely 197, but, as usual, penalties hurt the Tiger-Cats, who even saw their kicker, Bernie Ruoff, kicked out of the game for bumping an official
SUNDAY OCTOBER 26
TORONTO 38, British Col 20 (30175) - SB Dave Newman scored a 22-yard major, RB Terry Metcalf had one on a 3-yard run and QB Mark Jackson added a fourth on a 4-yard run with 64 seconds to play as the Argos stayed alive
WINNIPEG 26, Montreal 25 (26350) - A 36-yard single by Trevor Kennerd with 38 seconds remaining gave Winnipeg the win. Paul Bennett's 35-yard punt return to the Montreal 15 set up Kennerd's winning point on a wide field goal attempt from 11 yards out.
Calgary 34, EDMONTON 25 - Ken Johnson ran one yard for Calgary's first TD early in the second quarter, then threw TD passes to Willie Burden, Willie Armstead and Ron Robinson as the Stamps rallied from a 17-point deficit
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 12  3 0 461 267 24 *-Montreal  8  7 0 342 331 16
*-Winnipeg 10  5 0 377 344 20 *-Hamilton  7  7 1 309 361 15
Calgary     8  7 0 370 345 16 Ottawa      7  9 0 353 393 14
British Col 7  7 1 338 334 15 Toronto     6  9 0 318 335 12
Saskatch    2 13 0 274 432  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS
Sat Nov 8 - MONTREAL 25, Ottawa 21 (17304) - Als QB Gerry Dattilio, who completed 13 of 27 passes for 160 yards, said the lack of fan support had nothing to do with his team's offence, that compiled 337 yards. Skip Walker ran for 116 yards on 12 carries and two TDs
Sun Nov 9 - WINNIPEG 32, Calgary 14 (31622) - Nobody expected Winnipeg Blue Bomber RB Mark Bragagnolo to rush for 100 yards. The Bombers, led by Dieter Brock, jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead, survived a furious comeback and controlled the final quarter for the victory. Bragagnolo scored two TDs in the opening quarter and added a third in the fourth
CONFERENCE FINALS
Sat Nov 15 - EDMONTON 34, Winnipeg 24 (43346) - The Eskimos sacked Dieter Brock seven times and limited the Bombers to 219 yards total offence. Edmonton finished with 383 yards. Brock, pressured all day, completed only 14 of 34 pass attempts for 221 yards. Warren Moon was good on 17 of 33 for 257.  Eskimo K Dave Cutler accounted for 16 points
Sun Nov 16 - HAMILTON 24, Montreal 13 (30838) - With his slashing style, Obie Graves accumulated 149 yards in 18 carries. That figure exceeded the entire offensive output of the 1979 EFC-champion Als, who were able to compile a meagre 132 yards. They couldn't score a TD, relying on rookie kicker Gerry McGrath for four field goals and a single.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER
Edmonton 44, MONTREAL 14 - The Eskimos amassed 309 net yards in the opening 30 minutes on 223 yards passing and 91 along the ground, while the Alouettes managed a total of 163. The Eskimos finished with 438 yards
SUNDAY NOVEMBER
CALGARY 37, Saskatchewan 10 (31979) - Calgary clinched the final playoff spot in the West, as QB Ken Johnson threw TD passes to Willie Armstead and Tom Forzani. James Sykes ran in another, as did Willie Burden
HAMILTON 23, Toronto 16 (30479) - The Argos compiled a paltry 116 yards in total offence, compared with 306 for Hamilton. Ti-Cat RB burned the Argos with 144 yards, as the Ti-Cats won the division for the first time since 1972
BRITISH COLUMBIA 43, Winnipeg 17 (16676) - QB Mike Nott passed for three TDs as BC ended their season. Bomber QB Dieter Brock finished the season with 304 completions in 514 attempts, eclipsing the CFL records
WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE   EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
*-Edmonton 13  3 0 505 281 26 *-Hamilton  8  7 1 332 377 17
*-Winnipeg 10  6 0 394 387 20 *-Montreal  8  8 0 356 375 16
*-Calgary   9  7 0 407 355 18 *-Ottawa    7  9 0 353 393 14
British Col 8  7 1 381 351 17 Toronto     6 10 0 334 358 12
Saskatch    2 14 0 284 469  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth