The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1961 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1961 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 1 2 0 2 61 71 W1 1-2-0
Regular Season 14 10 4 0 20 340 293 L1 3-3-0
    Home 7 5 2 0 10 159 131 W2 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 5 2 0 10 181 162 L1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 9 5 4 0 10 189 197 L1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 5 0 0 10 151 96 W5 5-0-0

Full 1961 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1961 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.476 3-2-0 (5) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.475 2-0-0 (2) 3-0-0 (3)
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.321
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.571
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.536
BC Lions (1) 0.125
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.438
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.344
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.813

Coaches

Head Coach

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1961 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,600
  • Total: 164,840
  • High: 27,646
  • Avg: 23,548 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1960 Avg: +2,918
  • Low: 17,103
  • Sellouts: 5
  • % of Capacity: 109.02
  • Diff from League Avg: +4,834

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Team Scoring

19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 45.21 1.21 -
Average Winning Score 29.60 5.60 +
Average Losing Score 11.00 6.70 -
Average Home Score 22.71 2.00 +
Average Visitor Score 25.86 7.57 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.30 7.30 +
Average Margin of Loss 16.50 4.50 +

Stadium

  • 1961 home stadium: Civic Stadium
  • Capacity: 21,600
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1957 – 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)
Hamilton 542882 403878 393978 2676102 159 (22.7)181 (25.9)340 (24.3)
Opponent 163753 403979 294877 463884 162 (23.1)131 (18.7)293 (20.9)

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

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1961 Player Awards and Nominations

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bernie Faloney (Winner)
  • Lineman — John Barrow (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Pete Neumann (Team Nominee)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1961 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) [MTL] John Ware (C) Queen's
2–1 (6) Wally Barrie (LB) McGill
3–1 (11) Weldon Thorburn (T) Toronto
4–1 (16) Bob House (E) Toronto
5–1 (20) Bob Godley (G) Toronto
6–1 Pass

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1961 All-Star Selections

7 All-Division Selections
QB Bernie Faloney
E Paul Dekker
G Ellison Kelly
DT John Barrow
DE Pete Neumann
ILB Hardiman Cureton
DHB Don Sutherin

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Fri. July 21
HAM 9 @ EDM 17 L 10,000
B 4
Mon. July 24
HAM 27 @ BC 38 L 18,769
C 11
Mon. July 31
8:00 PM
HAM 25 @ MTL 16 W 17,635
2 24
Tue. Aug. 15
BC 21 @ HAM 30 W 17,103
3 28
Sun. Aug. 20
HAM 28 @ TOR 24 W 27,809
5 36
Thu. Aug. 31
HAM 30 @ WPG 9 W 18,951
6 39
Mon. Sept. 4
TOR 19 @ HAM 21 W 26,533
8 45
Mon. Sept. 11
EDM 15 @ HAM 32 W 27,646
47
Sat. Sept. 16
HAM 37 @ CGY 36 W 16,707
9 51
Mon. Sept. 18
HAM 22 @ SSK 15 W 10,152
54
Sat. Sept. 23
MTL 28 @ HAM 7 L 25,291
10 59
Sat. Sept. 30
HAM 21 @ OTT 47 L 22,400
12 65
Mon. Oct. 9
OTT 14 @ HAM 10 L 25,273
13 70
Sun. Oct. 15
HAM 37 @ TOR 10 W 29,553
14 74
Sat. Oct. 21
2:00 PM
MTL 5 @ HAM 15 W 22,723 CTVE
15 77
Sat. Oct. 28
OTT 29 @ HAM 44 W 20,271
16 82
Sat. Nov. 4
HAM 6 @ MTL 21 L 16,199
P2 89
Sat. Nov. 18
HAM 7 @ TOR 25 L 33,161
91
Sat. Nov. 25
2:00 PM
TOR 2 @ HAM 48 W 22,671 CTV
GC 92
Sat. Dec. 2
1:00 PM
WPG 21 vs HAM 14 OT L 32,651 CBC