|Date||November 25, 1979|
|Most Valuable Player||David Green, RB, Montreal; Tom Cousineau, LB, Montreal|
|Most Valuable Canadian||Don Sweet, Montreal|
|National anthem||Roger Doucet|
|Network||CBC, CTV, SRC|
Montreal – FG – Don Sweet 45 yards
|Teams||1 Q||2 Q||3 Q||4 Q||Final|
Unlike previous Grey Cups, especially the 65th Grey Cup (or Ice Bowl) in 1977 in Montreal, the temperature was a balmy 12 degrees Celsius.
The Alouettes were penalized 16 times in the game, the most back-breaking call coming late in the fourth quarter when Gerry Dattilio was called for clipping on an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown by Keith Baker. Edmonton had only four penalties.
Despite winning the game, the Eskimos were shut out of the Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian awards, all of which went to Alouette players.
Edmonton and Montreal have met in 11 Grey Cup clashes. The Eskimos prevailed in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2003 and 2005's overtime thriller. The Als were victorious in 1974, the Ice Bowl of 1977, and 2002.
As of 2018, the 1979 game is the last Grey Cup in which a team was held to a single-digit point total.