The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1961 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1961 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 3 0 0 6 58 28 W3 3-0-0
Regular Season 16 10 5 1 21 334 257 L1 3-3-0
    Home 8 4 3 1 9 165 121 L1 2-3-1
    Visitor 8 6 2 0 12 169 136 W1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 12 8 4 0 16 243 191 L1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 1 1 5 91 66 T1 2-1-1

Full 1961 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1961 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.430 3-3-0 (6) 5-1-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.536 1-0-1 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.125
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.438
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 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Total: 124,829
  • High: 21,510
  • Avg: 15,603 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1960 Avg: -2,413
  • Low: 10,177
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 75.50
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,110

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Team Scoring

19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.94 3.00 +
Average Winning Score 25.80 2.60 +
Average Losing Score 13.60 0.73 -
Average Home Score 20.63 0.38 +
Average Visitor Score 21.13 1.63 +
Average Margin of Victory 13.70 1.10 -
Average Margin of Loss 12.00 2.83 +

Stadium

  • 1961 home stadium: Clarke Stadium
  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1954 – Expansion

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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)
Edmonton 203656 433679 453782 5760117 165 (20.6)169 (21.1)334 (20.9)
Opponent 301747 304171 315586 302353 136 (17.0)121 (15.1)257 (16.1)

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 3 (2-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 3 (0-2-1) 4 (3-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (5-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 5 (1-3-1)
After 2nd 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-3-1) 5 (4-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 8 (7-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 6 (1-4-1)
After 3rd 4 (2-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (1-1-1) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 8 (5-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (4-2-1)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 10 (10-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (0-5-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1961 Player Awards and Nominations

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jackie Parker (Division Finalist)
  • Lineman — Don Stephenson (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Mike Lashuk (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1961 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
No draft picks for 1961 in database.

Edmonton Eskimos 1961 All-Star Selections

4 All-Division Selections
QB Jackie Parker
HB Johnny Bright
G Mike Kmech
DHB Oscar Kruger

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Fri. July 14
CGY 16 @ EDM 24 W 9,000
3
Fri. July 21
HAM 9 @ EDM 17 W 10,000
C 10
Sat. July 29
OTT 3 @ EDM 17 W 11,000
1 16
Mon. Aug. 7
EDM 29 @ BC 19 W 28,617
2 22
Mon. Aug. 14
SSK 8 @ EDM 38 W 16,500
3 27
Sat. Aug. 19
MTL 0 @ EDM 33 W 17,000
4 31
Thu. Aug. 24
EDM 35 @ WPG 20 W 19,660
5 34
Mon. Aug. 28
BC 20 @ EDM 21 W 13,000
6 38
Mon. Sept. 4
EDM 10 @ CGY 9 W 15,000
7 43
Sat. Sept. 9
EDM 35 @ OTT 26 W 22,152
8 45
Mon. Sept. 11
EDM 15 @ HAM 32 L 27,646
48
Sat. Sept. 16
TOR 8 @ EDM 8 T 21,510
9 53
Sat. Sept. 23
WPG 33 @ EDM 10 L 19,198
10 56
Mon. Sept. 25
EDM 16 @ SSK 1 W 10,182
58
Sat. Sept. 30
EDM 9 @ BC 21 L 20,210
11 62
Sat. Oct. 7
CGY 28 @ EDM 21 L 15,106
13 68
Sat. Oct. 14
SSK 10 @ EDM 21 W 12,338
15 79
Mon. Oct. 30
EDM 20 @ CGY 8 W 10,000
16 81
Sat. Nov. 4
WPG 14 @ EDM 13 L 10,177
P1 85
Sat. Nov. 11
EDM 8 @ CGY 10 L 18,000
87
Mon. Nov. 13
CGY 17 @ EDM 18 W 14,112