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1959 British Columbia Lions (WIFU) 3rd place 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach:Wayne Robinson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu7/23/1959HSaskatchewan Roughriders30-14WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium18915
Tue7/28/1959AHamilton Tiger-Cats15-6WHamilton, ONCivic Stadium10000
Thu7/30/1959AOttawa Rough Riders22-24LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park10000
Thu8/6/1959HOttawa Rough Riders14-35LVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium18147
Thu8/13/1959HWinnipeg Blue Bombers20-42LVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium29425
Mon8/17/1959AEdmonton Eskimos12-0WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium14000
Thu8/20/1959HSaskatchewan Roughriders36-21WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium29131
Mon8/24/1959ACalgary Stampeders17-29LCalgary, ABMewata Stadium
Mon8/31/1959HEdmonton Eskimos8-7WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium34273
Thu9/3/1959AWinnipeg Blue Bombers23-34LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18003
Mon9/7/1959ASaskatchewan Roughriders35-17WRegina, SKTaylor Field12566
Mon9/14/1959HCalgary Stampeders14-8WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium32176
Sat9/19/1959HWinnipeg Blue Bombers17-6WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium32061
Mon9/21/1959AEdmonton Eskimos7-29LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium18000
Sat9/26/1959ACalgary Stampeders28-10WCalgary, ABMewata Stadium14800
Mon10/5/1959HSaskatchewan Roughriders14-15LVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium25778
Sat10/10/1959HEdmonton Eskimos14-38LVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium28679
Sat10/17/1959AWinnipeg Blue Bombers6-31LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18184
Mon10/19/1959ASaskatchewan Roughriders45-6WRegina, SKTaylor Field7500
Sat10/24/1959HCalgary Stampeders10-8WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium31594
Sat10/31/1959HEdmonton Eskimos8-20LVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium33993WIFU Semi-Final #1
Wed11/4/1959AEdmonton Eskimos7-41LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium16000WIFU Semi-Final #2
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
88By BaileyFB5'1019229Washington State7
55Bob BradyG6'022027British Columbia13
18/85Bill BrittonLB5'1119024Western Ontario16
71Paul CameronHB-E6'019027UCLA1
57Dick ChrobakG5'1121518Vancouver Blue Bombers Jrs.1
76Bruce ClaridgeOE6'421525Vancouver Blue Bombers Jrs.; Washington14
67Charlie DiamondT6'224923Miami (Florida)2
28/86Chuck DubuqueHB5'1117826Vancouver Cubs Jrs.; Vancouver Blue Bombers Jrs.3
11Randy DuncanQB6'018522Iowa3
75Norm FieldgateLB-DE6'221027Regina Dales Jrs.; British Columbia16
24/91Willie FlemingOHB5'1018220Iowa16
41Jim FureyLB6'023026Kansas State3
51Chuck GavinDE-OG6'024326Tennessee State11
27/84Mel GillettFB6'019524Lewis & Clark2
65Urban HenryDT6'426524Georgia Tech16
54Tom HintonOG6'022523Louisiana Tech16
21/80Sonny HomerHB6'018523Vancouver College; North Shore Cougars Jrs.; Grays Harbor JC12
67Charley HortonT6'223223Baylor1
60/63Curt IaukeaT6'326522Santa Rosa JC; California10
77Jerry JanesE6'524524Louisiana State14
74Billy JessupCB6'119530Long Beach CC; Southern California15
14/97Earl KeeleyQB6'018023Vancouver Meralomas Jrs.; Wenatchee JC; Montana16
58Vic KristopaitisK-LB6'220524Dayton13
68/81Vern LofstromFB5'818522Vancouver Meralomas Jrs.2
72Don LordOE-DE6'219231Vancouver Meralomas Jrs.; British Columbia16
52Marty MartinelloG5'1022528none11
62Gordie MitchellOT6'323026Vancouver Meralomas Jrs.16
26/82Baz NagleDB-OHB5'1118826Vancouver Meralomas Jrs.16
64Chuck QuilterT6'024033Tyler JC11
61Ted RomanOT6'123227Western Ontario14
58Vince ScorsoneOG-LB6'122024Pittsburgh5
66/83Hal SparrowFB6'018823Vancouver Blue Bombers Jrs.; Wenatchee Valley JC11
40/47Ed SullivanC6'120024Notre Dame15
56Ted TullyG-LB6'020530Vancouver Meralomas Jrs.16
58/95Don VassosDB5'1018021Melville Jrs.; British Columbia13
15/89Ed VerebHB6'019025Maryland16
16/92Don VicicFB6'121524Ohio State16
42/45Ron WattonC6'121927Toronto Balmy Beach Jrs.15
41Hall WhitleyC6'222524Texas A&M-Kingsville1
71Jim WoodE-P6'122521Oklahoma State5
17/90Joe YamauchiFB5'1119026Calgary Jrs.; Eastern Washington; Edmonton Wildcats Jrs.11
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals388875105
Opponents Totals551285662
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28613913017101848
Opponents Totals287
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Vic Kristopaitis0273284.4122548.02065
Willie Fleming800000048
Jerry Janes64757.1010.00040
Don Vicic600000036
Bruce Claridge400000024
Ed Vereb400000024
Bill Britton200000012
Billy Jessup200000012
By Bailey10000006
Norm Fieldgate10000006
Urban Henry10000006
Sonny Homer10000006
Vern Lofstrom10000006
Baz Nagle10000006
Don Vassos10000006
Hal Sparrow00000303
Team Totals39313979.5122646.250306
Opponents Totals38253865.8132454.290301
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Don Vicic1658024.9236
Willie Fleming1107747.0523
Ed Vereb1296485.0401
Bill Britton512424.7192
By Bailey331424.3161
Randy Duncan291234.2280
Vern Lofstrom19924.8171
Joe Yamauchi8445.5130
Baz Nagle9333.7130
Sonny Homer3206.7101
Earl Keeley650.8120
Chuck Dubuque1-1-1.0-10
Jim Wood1-2-2.0-20
Hal Sparrow4-14-3.590
Team Totals57329085.115
Opponents Totals56527234.814
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Randy Duncan31815448.413427468.617.891185.7309.463268358.0
Earl Keeley261661.562328.914.55327.7415.4023276.6
Ed Vereb15426.711946.323.54800.000.0009453.2
Willie Fleming100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals36017448.315130728.517.7205.6359.756.9
Opponents Totals33717251.014327488.216.0205.9226.571.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Janes4193622.8756
Bruce Claridge3251916.2534
Ed Vereb3154417.5913
Willie Fleming2651719.9535
Bill Britton121089.0280
Don Vicic99310.3220
Jim Wood512424.8600
Billy Jessup45914.8202
Paul Cameron44812.0150
By Bailey4399.8140
Baz Nagle22713.5200
Chuck Dubuque11414.0140
Urban Henry11313.0130
Joe Yamauchi11212.0120
Vern Lofstrom199.090
Team Totals174307217.720
Opponents Totals172274816.020
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Jessup5275.4100
Norm Fieldgate45313.3400
Vic Kristopaitis4184.5150
Don Vassos3206.7201
Ted Tully22211.0200
Bill Britton10
Jim Furey10
Sonny Homer10
Ed Sullivan10
Team Totals222109.51
Opponents Totals352186.21
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBL
Hal Sparrow77294038.253
Jim Wood26107641.457
Vic Kristopaitis936540.651
Billy Jessup12121.0210
Team Totals113440239.0
Opponents Totals
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Yamauchi482986.2120
Sonny Homer402787.0240
Baz Nagle361875.2140
Billy Jessup9333.7160
Bill Britton6325.3200
Don Vassos2178.5170
Norm Fieldgate294.550
Team Totals1438546.00
Opponents Totals1166325.40
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Vic Kristopaitis45241553.7660
Jerry Janes943147.9600
Urban Henry14545.0450
Team Totals55289152.6
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Fleming2154526.0520
By Bailey1333625.8350
Sonny Homer511523.0300
Don Vassos45714.3250
Don Vicic44711.8170
Bill Britton22713.5200
Baz Nagle11616.0160
Bruce Claridge11313.0130
Bob Brady100.000
Team Totals52115622.20
Opponents Totals35104930.00
SACKSNOYDS
Opponents Totals
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bill Britton1100
Norm Fieldgate2221
Jim Furey1100
Chuck Gavin22140
Urban Henry22321
Tom Hinton2200
Billy Jessup2200
Vic Kristopaitis2200
Don Lord3300
Baz Nagle00661
Chuck Quilter1100
Ted Roman1100
Ed Sullivan1100
Ted Tully44100
Hall Whitley1100
Joe Yamauchi1100
Team Totals312562632124
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