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1971 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head Coach Al Dorow and Matthew Daley
Home Field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Place 2nd, East
Playoff Finish Lost Eastern Finals
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1970 1972

The 1971 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 14th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 22nd overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 2nd place in the East division with a 7–7 record, but lost the Eastern Finals to the Toronto Argonauts. On September 6, 1971, Joe Zuger and Dave Fleming set a franchise record with the longest single play passing yard, a 108-yard passing play against the Argonauts.[1] Tony Gabriel’s rookie season was with Hamilton in 1971, where he caught 20 passes for 285 yards.

Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 14 10 4 0 289 248 20
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 7 7 0 242 246 14
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 6 8 0 291 277 12
Montreal Alouettes 14 6 8 0 226 248 12

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Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Final Score Record
1 July 29 Edmonton Eskimos 17–15 1–0
3 Aug 11 at Ottawa Rough Riders 20–17 2–0
5 Aug 25 Montreal Alouettes 12–8 2–1
6 Aug 31 at Montreal Alouettes 25–24 2–2
6 Sept 6 Toronto Argonauts 30–17 3–2
7 Sept 12 at Toronto Argonauts 23–14 3–3
8 Sept 18 Montreal Alouettes 10–9 4–3
9 Sept 26 Ottawa Rough Riders 19–7 5–3
10 Oct 3 at Calgary Stampeders 17–1 5–4
11 Oct 6 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 28–20 5–5
11 Oct 11 BC Lions 36–3 6–5
12 Oct 17 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18–4 6–6
13 Oct 23 Ottawa Rough Riders 40–16 6–7
14 Oct 31 at Toronto Argonauts 23–15 7–7

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Post-seasonEdit

Game Date Opponent Final Score
Eastern Semi-Final Nov 7 Ottawa Rough Riders 23–4
Eastern Final #1 Nov 14 Toronto Argonauts 23–8
Eastern Final #2 Nov 20 at Toronto Argonauts 17–17
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Awards and honoursEdit

  • Garney Henley, CFL All-Star
  • Leonard P. Back was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a Builder, on November 25, 1971.[4]
  • Hal Patterson was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a Player, on November 25, 1971 [4]

ReferencesEdit

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