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1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head Coach John Payne
Home Field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Place 3rd, East
Playoff Finish Lost Eastern Semi-Finals
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1978 1980

The 1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 22nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 30th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 3rd place in the East division with a 6–10 record, but lost the Eastern Semi-Finals to the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Star quarterback Tom Clements was acquired from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a mid-season trade and went on to lead the league in passing.[1][2] Additionally, University of Western Ontario quarterback Jamie Bone attended Tiger-Cats training camp but was cut. He took the Tiger-Cats to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, alleging that he was never given a fair chance to compete for a quarterback position because he was Canadian.[3] During the proceedings, the Tiger Cats admitted that they had made up their mind on who the starters would be. Bone won his case, and the tribunal awarded him $10,000.[3] The Tiger-Cats were awarded to give him a 14 day tryout in 1980.

Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 16 11 4 1 351 284 23
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 8 6 2 349 315 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 6 10 0 280 338 12
Toronto Argonauts 16 5 11 0 234 352 10

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Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Final Score Record
1 July 11 at Ottawa Rough Riders 19–30 0–1
2 July 18 Toronto Argonauts 11–18 0–2
3 July 25 at Montreal Alouettes 24–20 1–2
4 Aug 1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 8–21 1–3
5 Aug 8 at Toronto Argonauts 0–25 1–4
6 Aug 14 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21–27 1–5
7 Aug 21 BC Lions 16–22 1–6
8 Sept 3 Ottawa Rough Riders 16–9 2–6
9 Sept 8 at Ottawa Rough Riders 4–44 2–7
10 Sept 16 Montreal Alouettes 14–21 2–8
11 Sept 23 Edmonton Eskimos 21–22 2–9
12 Sept 29 at Toronto Argonauts 17–16 3–9
13 Oct 8 Toronto Argonauts 42–3 4–9
14 Oct 14 at Calgary Stampeders 26–16 5–9
15 Oct 21 Ottawa Rough Riders 21–3 6–9
17 Nov 5 at Montreal Alouettes 20–41 6–10

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Post-seasonEdit

Game Date Opponent Final Score
Eastern Semi-Final Nov 11 at Ottawa Rough Riders 29–26
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Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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