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1988 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head Coach Al Bruno
Home Field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 9–9–0
Place 3rd, East
Playoff Finish Lost in East Semi-Final
Uniform
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The 1988 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 31st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 39th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 3rd place in the East division with a 9–9–0 record and lost the East Semi-Final to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Earl Winfield tied Steve Stapler’s record for most touchdowns in one season with 13 (which Tony Champion broke the year later). It would be Stapler’s final season with the Tiger-Cats, and he finished ranked fourth all-time in franchise history in touchdowns. Paul Osbaldiston would set a franchise record (which he would break on three separate occasions) for the most converts in one season with 49 made.[1]

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
B June 28 at Toronto Argonauts 16–12 Loss 0–1
C July 6 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 36–34 Loss 0–2

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Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 18 14 4 0 571 326 28
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 9 9 0 407 458 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 9 9 0 478 465 18
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 2 16 0 278 618 4

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Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 16 vs. Toronto Argonauts 29–24 Win 1–0
2 July 21 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21–9 Loss 1–1
3 July 30 at Calgary Stampeders 45–20 Win 2–1
4 Aug 5 vs. Calgary Stampeders 38–14 Loss 2–2
5 Aug 12 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 22–14 Win 3–2
6 Aug 16 at Toronto Argonauts 19–5 Loss 3–3
7 Aug 27 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 51–24 Win 4–3
8 Sept 1 at Ottawa Rough Riders 46–20 Win 5–3
8 Sept 5 vs. Toronto Argonauts 56–28 Win 6–3
9 Sept 11 at Edmonton Eskimos 37–13 Loss 6–4
10 Sept 18 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 35–25 Win 7–4
11 Sept 25 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 26–24 Loss 7–5
12 Oct 1 vs. BC Lions 24–23 Loss 7–6
13 Oct 6 at BC Lions 25–21 Loss 7–7
14 Oct 16 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35–29 Loss 7–8
15 Oct 21 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–21 Win 8–8
16 Oct 29 at Ottawa Rough Riders 23–15 Win 9–8
17 Nov 6 at Toronto Argonauts 49–9 Loss 9–9

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PostseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Score Result
East Semi-Final Nov 13 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35–28 Loss

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Awards and honoursEdit

1988 CFL All-StarsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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