The Montreal Alouettes 1953 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri Aug 14 8:30 PM
SSK 16 @ MTL 6 L 17,852  
B
Mon Aug 17 8:30 PM
CGY 12 @ MTL 17 W 10,644  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Aug 26
MTL 9 @ TOR 11 L 18,000  
2
Wed Sep 2
TOR 7 @ MTL 15 W 13,267  
2
Sat Sep 5
MTL 6 @ OTT 26 L 12,000  
3
Fri Sep 11
HAM 0 @ MTL 17 W 13,215  
4
Wed Sep 16
MTL 13 @ OTT 22 L    
4
Sun Sep 20
OTT 21 @ MTL 37 W 16,902  
5
Sat Sep 26
MTL 15 @ HAM 20 L 16,000  
7
Sat Oct 10
MTL 24 @ OTT 6 W 15,482  
7
Sun Oct 11
OTT 18 @ MTL 26 W 15,462  
8
Sun Oct 18
TOR 11 @ MTL 39 W 19,603  
9
Sun Oct 25
OTT 30 @ MTL 15 L 16,115  
10
Sat Oct 31
MTL 18 @ HAM 31 L 17,000  
11
Sun Nov 8
HAM 18 @ MTL 31 W 12,085  
12
Sat Nov 14
MTL 27 @ TOR 8 W 16,153  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Wed Nov 18
MTL 12 @ HAM 37 L 16,000  
P2
Sun Nov 22 1:30 PM
HAM 22 @ MTL 11 L 18,070  

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

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

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)

Coaches

Head Coach

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)   Doug 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

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