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2008 BC Lions season
Head Coach Wally Buono
General Manager Wally Buono
Home Field BC Place Stadium
Results
Record 11–7
Place 3rd, West
Playoff Finish Lost West Final
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The 2008 BC Lions season was the 51st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 55th overall. The Lions finished the season in third place in the West Division with a 11–7 record and appeared in the CFL Western Final, losing to the eventual Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders.

OffseasonEdit

CFL DraftEdit

In the 2008 CFL Draft, 48 players were chosen from among 752 eligible players[1] from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA. The first two rounds were broadcast on TSN.ca with host Rod Black.

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 5 Justin Sorensen OL South Carolina
2 9 (via Hamilton) Rolly Lumbala RB Idaho
3 18 (via Edmonton) Justin Shaw DL Manitoba
3 20 (via Saskatchewan via Montreal) Jason Arakgi LB McMaster
3 22 Mike McEachern LB Western Illinois
5 38 Brady Browne DB Manitoba
6 46 Hubert Buydens OL Saskatchewan

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
A June 13 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 33–13 [2] Loss 28,800 0–1
B June 19 Calgary Stampeders 39–35 [2] Win 26,242 1–1
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Regular seasonEdit

  • On July 6, Bobby Ackles, an integral member of the B.C. Lions for more than 50 years, died of a heart attack at his family's cabin on Bowen Island.[4] Ackles started with the team as a waterboy in 1954.[5] Ackles was sixty nine years old.[6] Under Ackles' leadership, the Lions captured the Grey Cup in 1985 and in 2006.
  • On September 20, an unsportsmanlike incident occurred during a game in Saskatchewan. It started in the fourth quarter when Saskatchewan fans became angry about a B.C. play they thought should have been a face mask penalty. Lions defensive back Dante Marsh fired the ball into the stands, and Saskatchewan fans responded by pelting the Lions with full cans of beer.[7] The incident occurred on the night when the Roughriders were honouring past CFL legend Ron Lancaster, who had recently died at the age of 69.
  • On November 1, B.C. Lions kick returner Ian Smart set a new CFL record for most kickoff return yardage.

Season standingsEdit

West Divisionview · talk · edit
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-Calgary Stampeders 18 13 5 0 595 420 26 Details
X-Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 12 6 0 500 471 24 Details
X-BC Lions 18 11 7 0 559 479 22 Details
X-Edmonton Eskimos 18 10 8 0 512 536 20 Details

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 June 26 at Calgary Stampeders 28–18 Loss 30,159 0–1
2 July 4 Saskatchewan Roughriders 26–16 Loss 33,813 0–2
3 July 11 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 42–24 Win 26,735 1–2
4 July 18 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27–18 Win 37,174 2–2
5 July 25 Montreal Alouettes 36–34 Win 30,132 3–2
6 July 31 at Edmonton Eskimos 35–24 Loss 35,008 3–3
7 Aug 8 Edmonton Eskimos 40–34 Win 30,863 4–3
8 Bye 4–3
9 Aug 22 Calgary Stampeders 36–29 Loss 34,221 4–4
10 Aug 29 at Montreal Alouettes 30–25 Loss 20,202 4–5
11 Sept 6 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35–12 Win 18,723 5–5
12 Sept 13 Saskatchewan Roughriders 28–23 Win 38,608 6–5
13 Sept 20 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 27–21 Win 30,945 7–5
14 Sept 27 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 40–10 Win 31,161 8–5
15 Oct 3 at Toronto Argonauts 24–20 Win 28,273 9–5
16 Oct 10 Edmonton Eskimos 27–20 Loss 34,778 9–6
17 Oct 17 at Edmonton Eskimos 43–28 Win 34,342 10–6
18 Oct 25 Toronto Argonauts 55–32 Win 35,994 11–6
19 Nov 1 at Calgary Stampeders 41–30 Loss 30,275 11–7
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with alternate uniforms.

RosterEdit

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Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Roster


Italics indicate Import players
Roster updated 2008-10-11
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46 Active, 2 Inactive, 7 PS

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Player statsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Att. Comp  % Yards TD INT Rating
Buck Pierce 362 232 64.1 3018 19 9 97.4
Jarious Jackson 288 158 54.9 2164 17 10 84.3
Paul McCallum 2 2 100.0 53 0 0 158.3
Zac Champion 3 2 66.7 11 1 0 158.3
Charles Roberts 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 2.1
Stefan Logan 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 2.1
[8]

RushingEdit

Player Att. Yards Avg. TD Fumbles
Stefan Logan 122 889 7.3 0 4
Jarious Jackson 63 362 5.7 2 4
Charles Roberts 65 298 4.6 5 1
Joe Smith 55 236 4.3 3 0
Buck Pierce 29 177 6.1 2 2
[9]

ReceivingEdit

Player No. Yards Avg. Long TD
Geroy Simon 82 1418 17.3 79 10
Paris Jackson 76 1180 15.5 56 8
Jason Clermont 50 640 12.8 36 3
Stefan Logan 52 477 9.2 31 3
Clarence Coleman 34 389 11.4 39 3
[10]

Awards and recordsEdit

2008 CFL All-StarsEdit

Western Division All-Star SelectionsEdit

[11]

PlayoffsEdit

Week Game Date Opponent Score Result Attendance
20 West Semi-Final Nov 8 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 33–12 Win 30,945
21 West Final Nov 15 at Calgary Stampeders 22–18 Loss 35,650
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

West Semi-FinalEdit

Date and time: Saturday, November 8, 3:30 PM Central Standard Time
Venue: Mosaic Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
BC Lions 7 9 10 7 33
Saskatchewan Roughriders 0 6 3 3 12

West FinalEdit

Date and time: Saturday, November 15, 2:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
Venue: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
BC Lions 6 6 3 3 18
Calgary Stampeders 0 9 6 7 22

ReferencesEdit

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