The Montreal Alouettes’ 1961 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference

Montreal Alouettes 1961 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Montreal Alouettes 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 35 53 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 14 4 9 1 9 213 225 W1 2-4-0
    Home 7 2 5 0 4 116 109 W1 2-4-0
    Visitor 7 2 4 1 5 97 116 L2 2-3-1
   Divisional opponent 9 4 5 0 8 174 142 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 0 4 1 1 39 83 L2 0-4-1

Full 1961 League Standings

Montreal Alouettes 1961 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.607 2-2-0 (4) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.475 0-3-0 (3) 0-1-1 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.714
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 Montreal Alouettes Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,000
  • Total: 129,016
  • High: 19,190
  • Avg: 18,430 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1960 Avg: -4,450
  • Low: 16,199
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 68.26
  • Diff from League Avg: -282

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Team Scoring

19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 31.29 25.71 -
Average Winning Score 24.75 8.25 -
Average Losing Score 11.89 7.56 -
Average Home Score 16.57 9.86 -
Average Visitor Score 13.86 8.29 -
Average Margin of Victory 15.00 2.80 +
Average Margin of Loss 8.00 11.89 -

Stadium

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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 292857 184159 31839 382058 116 (16.6)97 (13.9)213 (15.2)
Opponent 33538 433982 37946 263359 116 (16.6)109 (15.6)225 (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 4 (2-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-0-1) 4 (0-4-0) 5 (3-2-0) 4 (1-2-1) 5 (0-5-0)
After 2nd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (1-1-1) 2 (0-2-0) 6 (3-3-0) 3 (1-1-1) 5 (0-5-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (0-1-1) 2 (0-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 2 (0-1-1) 6 (0-6-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 9 (0-9-0)

Montreal Alouettes 1961 Player Awards and Nominations

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Don Clark (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Bobby Jack Oliver (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ed Learn (Team Nominee)

Montreal Alouettes 1961 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–3 (13) Milt Jewell (G) Toronto
4–3 (17) Bob McAleese (HB) Queen's
5–3 (21) Al Braekvelt (G) McGill
6–3 (24) Ed Rush (HB) Toronto

Montreal Alouettes 1961 All-Star Selections

6 All-Division Selections
HB Don Clark
E Marv Luster
T Milt Crain
DT Bobby Jack Oliver
DE Billy Ray Locklin
CLB Ron Brewer

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
B 6
Tue. July 25
8:00 PM
OTT 28 @ MTL 19 L 15,397
C 11
Mon. July 31
8:00 PM
HAM 25 @ MTL 16 L 17,635
1 20
Fri. Aug. 11
WPG 21 @ MTL 15 L 18,059
3 27
Sat. Aug. 19
MTL 0 @ EDM 33 L 17,000
29
Mon. Aug. 21
MTL 7 @ BC 7 T 26,863
4 32
Fri. Aug. 25
TOR 15 @ MTL 10 L 18,522
6 37
Sat. Sept. 2
MTL 24 @ OTT 25 L 16,009
7 41
Fri. Sept. 8
SSK 16 @ MTL 15 L 18,943
8 49
Sat. Sept. 16
OTT 12 @ MTL 26 W 19,190
9 54
Sat. Sept. 23
MTL 28 @ HAM 7 W 25,291
11 61
Mon. Oct. 2
CGY 6 @ MTL 2 L 19,028
63
Sat. Oct. 7
TOR 33 @ MTL 27 L 19,075
13 69
Sat. Oct. 14
MTL 24 @ OTT 14 W 18,589
14 74
Sat. Oct. 21
2:00 PM
MTL 5 @ HAM 15 L 22,723 CTVE
15 78
Sun. Oct. 29
MTL 9 @ TOR 15 L 23,316
16 82
Sat. Nov. 4
HAM 6 @ MTL 21 W 16,199