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1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (WIFU) 1st place 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach:Bud Grant
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Tue8/4/1959AMontreal Alouettes39-34WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium21739
Thu8/6/1959HHamilton Tiger-Cats5-8LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18073
Thu8/13/1959ABritish Columbia Lions42-20WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium29425
Mon8/17/1959ACalgary Stampeders22-21WCalgary, ABMewata Stadium16200
Thu8/20/1959HCalgary Stampeders21-23LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18333
Thu8/27/1959HEdmonton Eskimos1-16LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18928
Sat8/29/1959ASaskatchewan Roughriders61-8WRegina, SKTaylor Field12000
Thu9/3/1959HBritish Columbia Lions34-23WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18003
Sat9/5/1959AEdmonton Eskimos16-8WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium17143
Sat9/12/1959HSaskatchewan Roughriders41-14WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15962
Sat9/19/1959ABritish Columbia Lions6-17LVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium32061
Mon9/21/1959ACalgary Stampeders15-10WCalgary, ABMewata Stadium16000
Mon9/28/1959HEdmonton Eskimos13-10WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium17707
Mon10/5/1959HCalgary Stampeders38-24WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15813
Mon10/12/1959ASaskatchewan Roughriders27-14WRegina, SKTaylor Field8000
Sat10/17/1959HBritish Columbia Lions31-6WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18184
Mon10/19/1959AEdmonton Eskimos20-21LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium15500
Mon10/26/1959HSaskatchewan Roughriders30-37WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium14279Forfeit by Saskatchewan
Wed11/11/1959AEdmonton Eskimos19-11WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium16000WIFU Final #1
Sat11/14/1959HEdmonton Eskimos16-8WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15872WIFU Final #2
Sat11/28/1959NHamilton Tiger-Cats21-7WToronto, ONExhibition Stadium33133Grey Cup
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Buddy AllistonOG-LB6-021826Mississippi1
79Ralph AndersonOE6-422324Santa Monica JC; Los Angeles State1
47Walt BilickiC-LB5-1020523Manitoba; Winnipeg Rods Jrs.15
54Ken BochenOT-DT6-323520Winnipeg Rods Jrs.; St. Vital Bulldogs Ints.2
48Jack BruzellC-LB6-323021Winnipeg Rods Jrs.7
52Dave BurkholderOT-LB6-122523Minnesota16
61Fred ColeOT-DT5-1122622Maryland5
45Burr DavisC-LB6-022222Houston1
23Jack DelveauxFB-LB6-121522Illinois5
43George DruxmanC-LB6-122030Portland16
71Farrell FunstonOE-DB6-221723Sacramento CC; Pacific3
74Frank GilliamOE-DE6-219025Iowa2
53Herb GrayDE-OG6-121825Texas16
68Bob HantlaOT-DG-DT6-122028Kansas1
28Gerry JamesFB5-1018725none10
12Henry JanzenOE-DB5-1018519Weston Wildcats Jrs.16
20Tony KehrerFB-LB5-819022Winnipeg Rods Jrs.12
72Dave KocourekOE-DE6-523722Wisconsin8
56Ed KotowichOG5-922525Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
17Ron LatourelleOHB-LB5-817525Winnipeg Rods Jrs.15
29Leo LewisOHB-DB5-1019526Lincoln (Missouri)16
73Cec LuiningC-DE6-121028St. Boniface Jrs.; St. John's Jrs.; Winnipeg Rams Ints.14
78Ron MeadmoreOG-DE6-220026Weston Wildcats Jrs.9
55Ted MikliechukOG-LB5-1020724St. Vital Bulldogs Ints.; Winnipeg Rams Ints.1
24Nick MillerFB-DB6-119228Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.7
63Steve PatrickMG-OT6-023027Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.15
58Cornel PiperOG-DG-DT6-123522Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
77Ernie PittsOE-DB6-119224Denver16
11Kenny PloenCB-QB6-118524Iowa16
14Rick PotterFB-LB6-019721Parkdale Jrs.10
70Norm RauhausOE-DB6-119524Weston Wildcats Jrs.14
67Frank RigneyOT-DT6-423323Iowa15
79Rae RossOE-DB6-118528Vancouver Blue Bombes Jrs.; British Columbia15
27Gordie RowlandOHB-LB5-917229Montreal Orfuns Ints.13
62Roger SavoieOT-DT6-024028Winnipeg Rods Jrs.; St. Boniface Ints.16
22Carver ShannonOHB-DB6-120121Southern Illinois14
21Charlie ShepardFB-LB6-221526North Texas15
64Buddy TinsleyOT-DT6-224535Baylor15
10Jim Van PeltQB-S5-1118324Michigan15
15John VaroneFB-LB5-1119423Miami (Florida)10
44Garland WarrenLB-OT-C6-122524North Texas15
19/27Keith WebsterOHB-DB5-717022Winnipeg Rods Jrs.; St. Vital Bulldogs Ints.2
25Gene WlasiukOHB-DB5-916523Winnipeg Rods Jrs.1
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals12114944104
Opponents Totals81616862
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals3401621671169615
Opponents Totals280
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Ernie Pitts1600000096
Jim Van Pelt3344673.981553.32078
Leo Lewis900000054
Charlie Shepard700007049
Carver Shannon72633.3000044
Gerry James64580.011100.00043
Farrell Funston200000012
Frank Gilliam200000012
Ron Latourelle200000012
Henry Janzen10000006
Tony Kehrer10000006
Gordie Rowland10000006
Team Totals57405770.291656.390418
Opponents Totals34283482.4111668.851272
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Shepard17410766.2456
Leo Lewis1127306.5372
Carver Shannon885125.8531
Gerry James492615.3446
Tony Kehrer492304.7171
Jim Van Pelt46982.1183
Kenny Ploen14835.9150
Henry Janzen7568.0230
Ron Latourelle9404.4150
Keith Webster22814.0230
Rick Potter6122.050
Jack Delveaux4102.540
Gordie Rowland199.090
John Varone294.580
Ernie Pitts133.030
Team Totals57531575.519
Opponents Totals57927114.716
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Van Pelt30016053.312527069.016.9903110.3155.0112259497.7
Kenny Ploen563053.6224678.315.66535.447.1546269.6
Leo Lewis17741.281096.415.636211.8211.80010962.7
Charlie Shepard100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals37419752.715532828.816.7369.6225.990.1
Opponents Totals34418052.313525617.414.2164.7298.457.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ernie Pitts68112616.66516
Leo Lewis4369516.2507
Carver Shannon3151716.7906
Farrell Funston1228423.7502
Dave Kocourek811214.0190
Charlie Shepard615025.0361
Henry Janzen69015.0271
Norm Rauhaus67712.8210
Ron Latourelle36020.0251
Frank Rigney34414.7160
Ralph Anderson33311.0180
Frank Gilliam33210.7142
Gerry James22110.5150
Tony Kehrer273.5100
Jim Van Pelt13636.0360
John Varone1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals197328216.736
Opponents Totals180256114.216
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Kenny Ploen1010410.4430
Rae Ross7649.1210
Gordie Rowland34214.0401
Garland Warren3248.0150
John Varone22914.5240
Nick Miller12020.0200
Walt Bilicki10
Jack Delveaux10
Norm Rauhaus10
Team Totals292879.91
Opponents Totals221968.90
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBL
Charlie Shepard121522443.261
Jim Van Pelt1453838.450
Ron Latourelle12323.0230
Team Totals136578542.5
Opponents Totals
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Henry Janzen674997.4250
Ron Latourelle461914.2150
Kenny Ploen9616.8320
Rae Ross3175.780
Tony Kehrer11111.0110
Keith Webster294.550
Gordie Rowland284.070
Norm Rauhaus331.020
Roger Savoie100.000
Team Totals1347996.00
Opponents Totals13610017.40
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Gerry James40225856.5850
Jim Van Pelt30153451.1640
Team Totals70379254.2
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Leo Lewis1539726.5650
Carver Shannon1435525.4460
Ernie Pitts816420.5280
Kenny Ploen37123.7250
Jack Delveaux24321.5230
Tony Kehrer44010.0190
Charlie Shepard33712.3230
Henry Janzen12828.0280
Gerry James11414.0140
Rick Potter199.090
John Varone188.080
Team Totals53116622.00
Opponents Totals70163023.31
SACKSNOYDS
Opponents Totals
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dave Burkholder2200
Jack Delveaux1100
Herb Gray1100
Tony Kehrer1100
Ron Latourelle2231
Nick Miller2250
Kenny Ploen1130
Norm Rauhaus2200
Roger Savoie11290
Buddy Tinsley1100
John Varone2200
Garland Warren3300
Team Totals25169192840
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