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2009 BC Lions season

2009 BC Lions season
Head coach Wally Buono
General manager Wally Buono
Home field BC Place Stadium
Results
Record 8–10
Division place 4th, West
Playoff finish Lost East Final
Team MOP Geroy Simon
Team MOR Martell Mallett
Uniform
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2008 2010 >

The 2009 BC Lions season was the 52nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 56th overall. The Lions finished the season in fourth place in the West Division with a disappointing 8–10 record after losing their last three regular season games. While it was their first losing record since 2001, they still managed to play in the East-Semi Final playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after that same team eliminated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the last game of the season. The Lions would go on to play in the first East Final in franchise history, which they lost to the Montreal Alouettes. It was the sixth consecutive appearance for the Lions in a division final and the third consecutive season that their season was ended by the eventual Grey Cup champions.

Offseason

CFL Draft

The 2009 CFL Draft took place on May 2, 2009. The Lions traded their sixth and thirteenth overall picks for Hamilton's third overall pick in order to secure the chance to draft Bishop's running back Jamall Lee.[1]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 3 Jamall Lee RB Bishop's
1 4 James Yurichuk LB Bishop's
1 5 Matt Carter WR Acadia
3 21 Matt Morencie OL Windsor
4 29 Tang Bacheyie DB Kansas
5 37 Jonathan Pierre-Etienne DE Montreal

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
A June 17 at Calgary Stampeders 37–30 Loss 25,463 0–1
B June 23 Edmonton Eskimos 31–19 Loss 23,217 0–2
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Regular season

Season Standings

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 10 7 1 514 484 21 Details
X-Calgary Stampeders 18 10 7 1 514 443 21 Details
X-Edmonton Eskimos 18 9 9 0 469 502 18 Details
X-BC Lions 18 8 10 0 431 502 16 Details

Season Schedule

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 July 3 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 28–24 Loss 30,062 0–1
2 July 10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 31–28 Loss 26,885 0–2
3 July 16 at Edmonton Eskimos 40–22 Win 33,661 1–2
4 July 24 Calgary Stampeders 48–10 Loss 27,191 1–3
5 July 31 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30–18 Loss 20,103 1–4
6 August 7 Saskatchewan Roughriders 35–20 Win 30,117 2–4
7 August 14 at Toronto Argonauts 36–28 Win 24,754 3–4
8 August 21 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37–10 Loss 27,983 3–5
9 Bye 3–5
10 Sept 4 Montreal Alouettes 19–12 Win 27,199 4–5
11 Sept 13 at Montreal Alouettes 28–24 Loss 20,202 4–6
12 Sept 19 Toronto Argonauts 23–17 Win 27,515 5–6
13 Sept 25 at Calgary Stampeders 27–18 Loss 36,702 5–7
14 Oct 2 Saskatchewan Roughriders 19–16 Win 31,958 6–7
15 Oct 9 at Edmonton Eskimos 34–31 Win 30,120 7–7
16 Oct 18 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24–21 Win 24,048 8–7
17 Oct 24 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 33–30 (OT) Loss 30,945 8–8
18 Oct 31 Calgary Stampeders 28–26 Loss 27,131 8–9
19 Nov 6 Edmonton Eskimos 45–13 Loss 31,515 8–10
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with alternate uniforms.
 #  Games played with retro uniforms.

Roster


Coaching Staff

Player stats

Passing

Player Att. Comp % Yards TD INT Rating
Buck Pierce 315 199 63.2% 2272 10 12 79.5
Jarious Jackson 155 90 58.1% 1252 12 8 88.4
Casey Printers 68 43 63.2% 686 3 2 99.3
Travis Lulay 36 22 61.1% 324 2 2 85.9
Zac Champion 28 8 28.6% 70 0 4 −23.2
Paul McCallum 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0 2.1
[2]

Rushing

Player Att. Yards Avg. TD Fumbles
Martell Mallett 214 1240 5.8 6 2
Buck Pierce 39 276 7.1 1 6
Jarious Jackson 32 143 4.5 2 5
A.J. Harris 33 141 4.3 1 0
Travis Lulay 17 133 7.8 0 0
Casey Printers 10 58 5.8 0 0
Ryan Grice-Mullen 8 42 5.3 2 3
Ian Smart 5 26 5.2 0 0
[3]

Receiving

Player No. Yards Avg. Long TD
Geroy Simon 79 1239 15.7 62 6
Paris Jackson 76 1042 13.7 57 8
Emmanuel Arceneaux 63 858 13.6 60 7
O'Neil Wilson 35 405 11.6 33 1
Martell Mallett 43 342 8.0 26 2
Ryan Grice-Mullen 20 210 10.5 27 1
Rufus Skillern 15 182 12.1 46 0
[4]

Awards and records

2009 CFL All-Stars

Western Division All-Star selections

Milestones

  • Barron Miles recorded his 13th career blocked kick, on a convert attempt by Saskatchewan, on Aug 7, 2009 to become the leader in that category.
  • On Sept 19, 2009, head coach Wally Buono became the all-time most winningest coach in CFL history after a victory over the Toronto Argonauts.
  • On Nov 6, 2009, Barron Miles recorded his 66th career interception, tying Larry Highbaugh for second all time, finishing the season 21 behind Less Browne.

Playoffs

Schedule

Week Game Date Time Opponent Score Result Attendance
20 East Semi-Final Nov 15 10:00 AM PST at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34–27 (OT) Win 27,430
21 East Final Nov 22 10:00 AM PST at Montreal Alouettes 56–18 Loss 53,792
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Bracket

  November 15: Division Semifinals     November 22: Division Finals     November 29: 97th Grey Cup
McMahon StadiumCalgary
                           
  East     W4  BC Lions 18  
  W4  BC Lions 34*     E1  Montreal Alouettes 56    
  E2  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27         E1  Montreal Alouettes 28
      W1  Saskatchewan Roughriders 27
  West     W2  Calgary Stampeders 17    
  W3  Edmonton Eskimos 21     W1  Saskatchewan Roughriders 27  
  W2  Calgary Stampeders 24  

*=Team won in Overtime.

East Semi-Final

Date and time: Sunday, November 15, 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Venue: Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton, Ontario
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Total
BC Lions 3 13 7 4 7 34
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3 3 10 11 0 27

East Final

Date and time: Sunday, November 22, 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
BC Lions 3 8 7 0 18
Montreal Alouettes 17 14 14 11 56

References

  1. ^ Beamish, Mike (2009-05-02). "B.C. Lions pick running back Jamall Lee in first round of CFL draft". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/statistics/league/stat/Passing/year/2009/
  3. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/statistics/league/stat/Rushing/year/2009/
  4. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/statistics/league/stat/Receiving/year/2009/
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