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1979 Montreal Alouettes season
Head Coach Joe Scannella
Home Field Olympic Stadium
Results
Record 11–4–1
Place 1st, East
Playoff Finish Lost Grey Cup
Uniform
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1978 1980

The 1979 Montreal Alouettes finished the season in 1st place in the East Division with a 11–4–1 record and appeared in the 67th Grey Cup. The Alouettes would lose the championship game to the Edmonton Eskimos for the second consecutive year.

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
A June 12 Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium 36–20 Win 24,290 1–0
B June 20 Saskatchewan Roughriders Taylor Field 19–7 Win 18,349 2–0
C June 27 Toronto Argonauts Exhibition Stadium 30–18 Win 35,230 3–0
D July 3 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Olympic Stadium 21–8 Win 27,637 4–0

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Regular seasonEdit

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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ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
1 July 10 Toronto Argonauts Exhibition Stadium 11–9 Win 42,108 1–0
2 July 17 BC Lions Empire Stadium 25–10 Loss 1–1
3 July 25 Calgary Stampeders Olympic Stadium 19–7 Loss 51,237 1–2
4 Aug 1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 21–8 Win 2–2
5 Aug 7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Olympic Stadium 25–10 Win 41,232 3–2
6 Bye
7 Aug 20 Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium 32–14 Win 51,487 4–2
8 Aug 29 Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park 31–29 Loss 31,672 4–3
9 Sept 4 Toronto Argonauts Exhibition Stadium 28–25 Win 45,202 5–3
10 Sept 9 Toronto Argonauts Olympic Stadium 31–11 Win 51,203 6–3
11 Sept 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 21–14 Win 18,511 7–3
12 Sept 23 Saskatchewan Roughriders Olympic Stadium 11–3 Win 35,240 8–3
13 Sept 30 Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park 29–29 Tie 32,669 8–3–1
14 Oct 8 Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium 47–6 Loss 42,778 8–4–1
15 Bye
16 Oct 20 Toronto Argonauts Olympic Stadium 25–11 Win 37,690 9–4–1
17 Oct 27 Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium 24–8 Win 47,368 10–4–1
18 Nov 4 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Olympic Stadium 41–20 Win 41,382 11–4–1

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PostseasonEdit

Game Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance
East Final Nov 17 Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium 17–6 Win 35,103
Grey Cup Nov 25 Edmonton Eskimos Olympic Stadium 17–9 Loss 65,113

Grey CupEdit

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Edmonton Eskimos 7 0 10 0 17
Montreal Alouettes 0 6 3 0 9

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Montreal's star runningback David Green became the fifth Alouette to be named Most Outstanding Player. He led the league in rushing with 1678 yds on 287 carries.

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