The Montreal Alouettes’ 1953 Season

Season Summary

Montreal Alouettes 1953 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Montreal Alouettes 1953 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 23 28 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 14 8 6 0 16 292 229 W2 4-2-0
    Home 7 6 1 0 12 180 105 W1 5-1-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 112 124 W1 2-4-0

Full 1953 League Standings

Montreal Alouettes 1953 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.480 6-1-0 (7) 2-5-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.571
Ottawa Rough Riders (6) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.357

Coaches

Head Coach

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1953 Montreal Alouettes Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,000
  • Total: 106,649
  • High: 19,603
  • Avg: 15,235 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1952 Avg: +446
  • Low: 12,085
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 76.18
  • Diff from League Avg: +13,315

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Team Scoring

19531952 +/-
Average Combined Score 37.21 2.71 +
Average Winning Score 27.00 4.00 +
Average Losing Score 12.67 3.67 +
Average Home Score 25.71 12.55 +
Average Visitor Score 16.00 6.50 +
Average Margin of Victory 15.88 7.38 +
Average Margin of Loss 10.67 5.23 -

Stadium

  • 1953 home stadium: Delorimier Stadium
  • Capacity: 20,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1946 – Opened 1928

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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)
Montreal 392766 244367 692897 481462 180 (25.7)112 (16.0)292 (20.9)
Opponent 181533 223961 363975 293160 124 (17.7)105 (15.0)229 (16.4)

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 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (6-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (5-4-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (2-1-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (8-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)

Montreal Alouettes 1953 Player Awards and Nominations

1953 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dewitt “Tex” Coulter (Division Finalist)

Montreal Alouettes 1953 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Douglas McNichol (E) Western Ontario
2–1 (5) Bill Bewley (HB) Toronto
3–1 (9) Jim Miller (E) McGill
4–1 (13) Millar Gallow (C) Western Ontario
5–1 (17) John Varcoe (G) Queen's
6–1 (21) Jim McCracken (MW) McMaster
7–1 (25) Garnet Bertrand (G) McGill
8–1 (29) Don Menard (G) McGill
9–1 (33) Don Ball (HB) Queen's
10–1 (37) Bill Burley (HB) Toronto
Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Fri. Aug. 14
8:30 PM
SSK 16 @ MTL 6 L 17,852
B 5
Mon. Aug. 17
8:30 PM
CGY 12 @ MTL 17 W 10,644
1 7
Wed. Aug. 26
MTL 9 @ TOR 11 L 18,000
2 9
Wed. Sept. 2
TOR 7 @ MTL 15 W 13,267
10
Sat. Sept. 5
MTL 6 @ OTT 26 L 12,000
3 12
Fri. Sept. 11
HAM 0 @ MTL 17 W 13,215
4 15
Wed. Sept. 16
MTL 13 @ OTT 22 L
17
Sun. Sept. 20
OTT 21 @ MTL 37 W 16,902
5 18
Sat. Sept. 26
MTL 15 @ HAM 20 L 16,000
7 21
Sat. Oct. 10
MTL 24 @ OTT 6 W 15,482
23
Sun. Oct. 11
OTT 18 @ MTL 26 W 15,462
8 26
Sun. Oct. 18
TOR 11 @ MTL 39 W 19,603
9 28
Sun. Oct. 25
OTT 30 @ MTL 15 L 16,115
10 29
Sat. Oct. 31
MTL 18 @ HAM 31 L 17,000
11 32
Sun. Nov. 8
HAM 18 @ MTL 31 W 12,085
12 34
Sat. Nov. 14
MTL 27 @ TOR 8 W 16,153
P2 35
Wed. Nov. 18
MTL 12 @ HAM 37 L 16,000
36
Sun. Nov. 22
1:30 PM
HAM 22 @ MTL 11 L 18,070