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1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

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1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach Tom Dimitroff, Sr. and John Payne
Home field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Record 5–10–1
Division place 3rd, East
Playoff finish Lost Eastern Semi-Finals
Team MOP Ray Nettles
Team MOC Neil Lumsden
Team MOR Ben Zambiasi
Previous season Next season
< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 21st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 29th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 3rd place in the East division with a 5–10–1 record, but lost the Eastern Semi-Finals to the Montreal Alouettes.

In February 1978, the club was purchased by President and majority shareholder of Maple Leaf Gardens Limited, Harold Ballard. Mr. Ballard became the team president that year and would keep the strong tradition of pro football in that City. Rocky DiPietro was in his rookie season with the Ti-Cats.[1] Ed George spent four seasons in the NFL before returning to the CFL in 1978 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Through two seasons with the Tiger-Cats he played 34 games.[1] Quarterback Jimmy Jones was in his final season with the Tiger-Cats and he finished his Tiger-Cats career with 861 career pass attempts, which was good enough to rank in the top ten.[2]

Regular season

Season Standings

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 11 5 0 395 261 22
Montreal Alouettes 16 8 7 1 331 295 17
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 5 10 1 225 403 11
Toronto Argonauts 16 4 12 0 234 389 8


Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Final Score Record
1 July 12 at Toronto Argonauts 22–34 0–1
2 July 19 Saskatchewan Roughriders 27–23 1–1
3 July 25 at Montreal Alouettes 12–24 1–2
4 Aug 1 at BC Lions 22–22 1–2–1
5 Aug 9 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7–29 1–3–1
6 Aug 15 at Ottawa Rough Riders 6–32 1–4–1
7 Aug 23 Ottawa Rough Riders 8–36 1–5–1
8 Sept 4 Toronto Argonauts 19–16 2–5–1
9 Sept 10 at Edmonton Eskimos 16–56 2–6–1
10 Sept 17 at Montreal Alouettes 4–14 2–7–1
11 Sept 23 Montreal Alouettes 17–6 3–7–1
13 Oct 9 Ottawa Rough Riders 25–5 4–7–1
14 Oct 14 at Toronto Argonauts 7–21 4–8–1
15 Oct 22 Calgary Stampeders 1–35 4–9–1
16 Oct 28 at Ottawa Rough Riders 9–34 4–10–1
17 Nov 5 Toronto Argonauts 23–16 5–10–1



Game Date Opponent Final Score
Eastern Semi-Final #1 Nov 11 at Montreal Alouettes 35–20

Awards and honours


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