The Calgary Stampeders’ 1961 Season

Season Summary

Calgary Stampeders 1961 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Calgary Stampeders 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 1 2 0 2 47 59 W1 1-2-0
Regular Season 16 7 9 0 14 300 311 W1 3-3-0
    Home 8 1 7 0 2 120 173 L2 1-5-0
    Visitor 8 6 2 0 12 180 138 W1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 12 6 6 0 12 238 218 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 62 93 W1 1-3-0

Full 1961 League Standings

Calgary Stampeders 1961 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.484 1-5-0 (6) 5-1-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.536 0-2-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.125
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.344
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.813
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.321
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.571
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.536

Coaches

Head Coach

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1961 Calgary Stampeders Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,000
  • Total: 116,860
  • High: 17,225
  • Avg: 14,607 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1960 Avg: -934
  • Low: 10,000
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 69.56
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,106

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Team Scoring

19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.19 10.44 -
Average Winning Score 26.00 3.67 -
Average Losing Score 13.11 6.89 -
Average Home Score 15.00 11.50 -
Average Visitor Score 22.50 2.25 +
Average Margin of Victory 14.14 0.69 -
Average Margin of Loss 12.22 2.65 -

Stadium

  • 1961 home stadium: McMahon Stadium
  • Capacity: 21,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1960 – Opened 1960

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Calgary 183452 247094 342458 445296 120 (15.0)180 (22.5)300 (18.8)
Opponent 602989 433679 144054 563389 138 (17.3)173 (21.6)311 (19.4)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (1-5-0) 4 (3-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (3-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 8 (2-6-0)
After 2nd 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (1-6-0) 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 6 (5-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 3rd 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 9 (6-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0)
After 4th 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)

Calgary Stampeders 1961 Player Awards and Nominations

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Earl Lunsford (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Wayne Harris, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Pajaczkowski (Winner)

Calgary Stampeders 1961 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Glen Harding (C) Toronto
2–2 (7) Don Robb (E) Queen's
3–2 (12) Peter Hoisak (DE) McGill
4–2 Pass
5–2 Pass
6–2 Pass

Calgary Stampeders 1961 All-Star Selections

5 All-Division Selections
HB Earl Lunsford
T Don Luzzi, Jr.
DE Tony Pajaczkowski
ILB Wayne Harris
S Harvey Wylie

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Fri. July 14
CGY 16 @ EDM 24 L 9,000
B 5
Tue. July 25
TOR 28 @ CGY 17 L 11,000
C 13
Tue. Aug. 1
SSK 7 vs CGY 14 W 7,511
1 17
Mon. Aug. 7
WPG 18 @ CGY 17 L 13,000
19
Thu. Aug. 10
CGY 20 @ SSK 10 W 12,700
3 26
Sat. Aug. 19
SSK 22 @ CGY 15 L 15,000
4 33
Sat. Aug. 26
OTT 32 @ CGY 1 L 13,928
6 38
Mon. Sept. 4
EDM 10 @ CGY 9 L 15,000
7 42
Sat. Sept. 9
CGY 35 @ BC 17 W 32,066
8 47
Sat. Sept. 16
HAM 37 @ CGY 36 L 16,707
9 52
Sat. Sept. 23
BC 9 @ CGY 28 W 16,000
10 57
Fri. Sept. 29
CGY 19 @ TOR 22 L 23,546
11 61
Mon. Oct. 2
CGY 6 @ MTL 2 W 19,028
62
Sat. Oct. 7
CGY 28 @ EDM 21 W 15,106
13 67
Sat. Oct. 14
WPG 25 @ CGY 6 L 17,225
14 73
Sat. Oct. 21
CGY 22 @ SSK 17 W 10,271
75
Mon. Oct. 23
CGY 7 @ WPG 42 L 13,777
15 79
Mon. Oct. 30
EDM 20 @ CGY 8 L 10,000
16 84
Sun. Nov. 5
CGY 43 @ BC 7 W 19,564
P1 85
Sat. Nov. 11
EDM 8 @ CGY 10 W 18,000
87
Mon. Nov. 13
CGY 17 @ EDM 18 L 14,112
P2 88
Sat. Nov. 18
4:00 PM
WPG 14 @ CGY 1 L 18,500
90
Wed. Nov. 22
CGY 14 @ WPG 43 L 16,800