1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coach Bud Grant
Home field Winnipeg Stadium
Results
Record12–4
Division place1st, WIFU
Playoff finishWon Grey Cup

The 1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers finished in 1st place in the WIFU division with a 12–4 record. The Blue Bombers repeated as Grey Cup champions, having defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats once again to win the 47th Grey Cup.

Contents

Preseason

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
AAug 4at Montreal Alouettes39–34Win1–0
AAug 6vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats8–5Loss1–1

Regular season

Standings

Western Interprovincial Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16124041827224
Edmonton Eskimos 16106037022120
BC Lions 1697030630118
Calgary Stampeders 1688035630116
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1611502125672

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
1Aug 13at BC Lions42–20Win1–0
1Aug 17at Calgary Stampeders22–21Win2–0
2Aug 20vs. Calgary Stampeders23–22Loss2–1
3Aug 27vs. Edmonton Eskimos16–1Loss2–2
3Aug 29at Saskatchewan Roughriders61–8Win3–2
4Sept 3vs. BC Lions34–23Win4–2
4Sept 5at Edmonton Eskimos16–8Win5–2
5Sept 12vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders41–14Win6–2
6Sept 19at BC Lions17–6Loss6–3
6Sept 21at Calgary Stampeders15–10Win7–3
7Sept 28vs. Edmonton Eskimos13–10Win8–3
8Oct 5vs. Calgary Stampeders38–24Win9–3
9Oct 12at Saskatchewan Roughriders27–14Win10–3
10Oct 17vs. BC Lions31–6Win11–3
10Oct 19at Edmonton Eskimos21–20Loss11–4
11Oct 26vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders2–01Win12–4

1 Actual game was won by Saskatchewan 37–30 but was immediately forfeited under CFL rules; the Roughriders had no healthy quarterback and resorted to suiting up their coach, Frank Trupicka, who as an American national was ineligible to be added to the roster at such a late date in the season. [1]

Playoffs

GameDateOpponentScoreResult
West Final #1Nov 11at Edmonton Eskimos19–11Win
West Final #2Nov 14vs. Edmonton Eskimos16–8Win
47th Grey CupNov 28Hamilton Tiger-Cats21–7Win

Grey Cup

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3011721
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 01607

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References

  1. A curious case of the 13th import: the 1959 Saskatchewan Roughriders. Professional Football Researchers Association.