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1978 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head Coach Hugh Campbell
Home Field Clarke Stadium
Commonwealth Stadium
Results
Record 10–4–2
Place 1st, West
Playoff Finish Won 66th Grey Cup
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1977 1979

The 1978 Edmonton Eskimos finished in 1st place in the Western Conference with a 10–4–2 record and won the 66th Grey Cup. It was Warren Moon’s rookie season, and he replaced the injured Bruce Lemmerman as the backup quarterback and completed 89 of 173 passes for 1,112 yards and five touchdowns. He was Edmonton's nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.[1]

Pre-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home Attendance
A June 13 Edmonton Eskimos 19–25 Calgary Stampeders 22,155
A June 17 Toronto Argonauts 14–16 Edmonton Eskimos 25,007
B June 24 Edmonton Eskimos 8–18 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20,056
D July 5 BC Lions 1–46 Edmonton Eskimos 24,931

[2][3]

Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 4 2 452 301 22
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 4 3 381 311 21
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 9 7 0 371 351 18
BC Lions 16 7 7 2 359 308 16
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 4 11 1 330 459 9

[4]

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home Attendance Record Pts
1 July 13 Calgary Stampeders 17–33 Edmonton Eskimos 25,277 1–0–0 2
2 July 18 Edmonton Eskimos 29–28 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25,973 2–0–0 4
3 July 26 Edmonton Eskimos 46–11 Saskatchewan Roughriders 19,587 3–0–0 6
4 Aug 1 Ottawa Rough Riders 24–23 Edmonton Eskimos 16,185 3–1–0 6
5 Bye 3–1–0 6
6 Aug 16 Edmonton Eskimos 40–3 Toronto Argonauts 49,168 4–1–0 8
7 Aug 23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8–14 Edmonton Eskimos 24,962 5–1–0 10
8 Aug 30 BC Lions 10–18 Edmonton Eskimos 42,768 6–1–0 12
8 Sept 4 Edmonton Eskimos 28–28 Calgary Stampeders 26,888 6–1–1 13
9 Sept 10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16–56 Edmonton Eskimos 26,282 7–1–1 15
10 Sept 17 Edmonton Eskimos 25–20 Saskatchewan Roughriders 21,149 8–1–1 17
11 Sept 24 Calgary Stampeders 20–20 Edmonton Eskimos 42,778 8–1–2 18
12 Oct 1 Edmonton Eskimos 42–22 Montreal Alouettes 54,652 9–1–2 20
13 Oct 9 BC Lions 15–3 Edmonton Eskimos 42,673 9–2–2 20
14 Oct 15 Edmonton Eskimos 38–10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28,080 10–2–2 22
15 Bye 10–2–2 22
16 Oct 29 Saskatchewan Roughriders 36–26 Edmonton Eskimos 42,000 10–3–2 22
17 Nov 4 Edmonton Eskimos 33–11 BC Lions 20,822 10–4–2 22

[2][3]

Total attendance: 262,925
Average attendance: 32,866 (76.8%)

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance
Division Final Nov 18 BC Lions 13–26 Edmonton Eskimos 42,673
Grey Cup Nov 26 Edmonton Eskimos 20–13 Montreal Alouettes 54,386

Grey CupEdit

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Edmonton Eskimos 10 4 3 3 20
Montreal Alouettes 3 0 7 3 13
[5]

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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