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1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach Jerry Williams
Home field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Record 11–3
Division place 1st, East
Playoff finish Won 60th Grey Cup
Team MOP Garney Henley
Team MOC Tony Gabriel
Team MOR Chuck Ealey
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< 1971 1973 >

The 1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 15th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 23rd overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 1st place in the East division with an 11–3 record and won the Grey Cup over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Ralph Sazio became Tiger-Cats President in 1972, the year in which Hamilton hosted and won the Grey Cup. In 1972, Tony Gabriel improved his receiving numbers to 49 catches for 733 yards, finishing second in the East in passes caught. It would be Tommy Joe Coffey’s final season with the Tiger-Cats. Ellison Kelly would be in his final season with the Tiger-Cats. During his 13-year career, he never missed a game, playing in 175 consecutive regular season games.[1] Joe Zuger left the Tiger-Cats to play for the Detroit Lions of the NFL.[2]

Regular season

Season Standings

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 11 3 0 372 262 22
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 11 3 0 298 228 22
Montreal Alouettes 14 4 10 0 246 353 8
Toronto Argonauts 14 3 11 0 254 298 6


Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Final Score Record
1 July 31 Saskatchewan Roughriders 20–17 1–0
2 Aug 8 at BC Lions 19–17 1–1
2 Aug 11 at Edmonton Eskimos 30–27 1–2
3 Aug 19 Montreal Alouettes 25–23 1–3
4 Aug 24 at Montreal Alouettes 25–12 2–3
5 Sept 4 Ottawa Rough Riders 17–16 3–3
6 Sept 10 at Toronto Argonauts 22–18 4–3
7 Sept 16 at Ottawa Rough Riders 30–22 5–3
8 Sept 24 Toronto Argonauts 41–14 6–3
9 Oct 1 at Ottawa Rough Riders 25–20 7–3
10 Oct 7 Calgary Stampeders 50–24 8–3
11 Oct 14 at Montreal Alouettes 31–26 9–3
12 Oct 21 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18–3 10–3
14 Nov 5 Toronto Argonauts 16–16 11–3



Game Date Opponent Final Score
Eastern Final #1 Nov 18 Ottawa Rough Riders 7–19
Eastern Final #2 Nov 26 Ottawa Rough Riders 23–8
Grey Cup Dec 3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 13–10

Grey Cup

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 10 0 0 3 13
Saskatchewan Roughriders 0 10 0 0 10

Awards and honours


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  2. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.490, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
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