68th Grey Cup

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68th Grey Cup
Edmonton Eskimos Hamilton Tiger-Cats
(13–3) (8–7–1)
48 10
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1234 Total
Edmonton Eskimos 10141014 48
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3610 10
Date November 23, 1980
Stadium Exhibition Stadium
Location Toronto
Most Valuable Player Warren Moon, QB, (Offence), Dale Potter, LB, (Defence)
Most Valuable Canadian Dale Potter, LB
Referee Don Barker
Attendance 54,661
Network CBC, CTV, SRC

The 68th Grey Cup was played on November 23, 1980, before 54,661 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. The Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 48–10 in one of the most lopsided victories in Grey Cup history.


Edmonton Eskimos - 48
Touchdowns - Tom Scott (3); Jim Germany (2); Brian Kelly (1)
Field Goals - Dave Cutler (2)
Converts - Dave Cutler (6)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats - 10
Field Goals - Bernie Ruoff (3)
Single - Bernie Ruoff (1)


Referee Don Barker called the game with four seconds remaining, as jubilant fans had by that point stormed the playing field.

Though Eskimo fans cherish this as Edmonton's most dominating triumph and their third consecutive of a record five straight Grey Cup victories, the 1980 game was hardly a classic; it remains one of the biggest blowouts in CFL championship history. You have to go back to 1923 and the 11th Grey Cup, when Queen’s University blanked the Regina Roughriders 54–0, to find a bigger margin of victory.

As of 2017, the 1980 game is the most recent Grey Cup in which one team did not score a touchdown. All the Tiger-Cats' points were scored by kicker Bernie Ruoff.

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