The Montreal Alouettes’ 1963 Season

Season Summary

Montreal Alouettes 1963 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Montreal Alouettes 1963 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 2 1 0 4 41 40 W2 2-1-0
Regular Season 14 6 8 0 12 277 297 L3 2-4-0
    Home 7 5 2 0 10 182 142 L2 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 1 6 0 2 95 155 L1 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 9 4 5 0 8 192 217 L2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 85 80 L1 2-3-0

Full 1963 League Standings

Montreal Alouettes 1963 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.524 3-1-0 (4) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.500 2-1-0 (3) 0-2-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.714
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.643
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.214
BC Lions (1) 0.750
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.688
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.125
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.438

Coaches

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1963 Montreal Alouettes Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,000
  • Total: 152,683
  • High: 24,592
  • Avg: 21,811 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1962 Avg: +496
  • Low: 18,509
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 80.78
  • Diff from League Avg: +1,088

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Team Scoring

19631962 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.00 3.07 -
Average Winning Score 28.33 4.42 -
Average Losing Score 13.38 2.77 -
Average Home Score 26.00 5.43 +
Average Visitor Score 13.57 9.86 -
Average Margin of Victory 16.00 1.00 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.50 4.64 +

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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 421153 582078 402969 423577 182 (26.0)95 (13.6)277 (19.8)
Opponent 194968 4764111 431053 333265 155 (22.1)142 (20.3)297 (21.2)

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

Montreal Alouettes 1963 Player Awards and Nominations

1963 Most Outstanding
  • Player — George Dixon (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Ed Nickla (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ted Elsby (Team Nominee)

Montreal Alouettes 1963 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–6 (15) Ray German (C) Ottawa
3–6 (24) Gary Boug (QB) Western Ontario
4–6 (33) Paul Desjardins (C) Ottawa
5–6 (40) Peter Trudell (HB) Loyola
6–6 (46) John Futa (E) Queen's
7–6 (52) Len St. John (HB) Carleton
8–6 (54) Larry Cullen (HB) McMaster
9–6 (57) Jim Allen (E) Ottawa
10–6 (59) Jake Dineen (E) St. Francis Xavier
11–6 (60) Fred Jazbac (C) McMaster
12–6 (61) Irv Narvey (E) Loyola
13–6 (62) Murray Thomas (HB) McGill
14–6 (63) Fraser Allen (HB) McGill
15–6 (64) Pete Halmay (T) McGill
16–6 (65) Wayne Osborne (T) British Columbia (UBC)
17–6 (66) Arnie Smith (C) British Columbia (UBC)
18–6 (67) Rich Sheffer (E) Mount Allison
19–6 (68) Jim Christoff (G) Alberta
20–6 (69) Vic Messier (HB) Alberta

Montreal Alouettes 1963 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
HB George Dixon*
C Milt Crain
ILB Jim Andreotti
6 All-Division Selections
HB George Dixon*
C Milt Crain
G Chuck “Dick” Walton
DT Ed Nickla
ILB Jim Andreotti*
CLB Jim Reynolds

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Wed. July 17
CGY 10 @ MTL 1 L 19,161
B 4
Mon. July 22
EDM 14 @ MTL 17 W 17,794
C 13
Thu. Aug. 1
8:05 PM
HAM 16 @ MTL 23 W 19,789
1 18
Sat. Aug. 10
MTL 7 @ HAM 30 L 25,709
2 21
Thu. Aug. 15
MTL 14 @ OTT 31 L 20,662
3 28
Fri. Aug. 23
TOR 8 @ MTL 15 W 19,354
5 35
Mon. Sept. 2
OTT 15 @ MTL 37 W 24,499
6 41
Sun. Sept. 8
WPG 1 @ MTL 30 W 24,592
7 45
Sat. Sept. 14
MTL 1 @ EDM 10 L 13,000
8 48
Mon. Sept. 16
MTL 9 @ BC 20 L 31,438
9 54
Tue. Sept. 24
CGY 17 @ MTL 25 W 23,115
10 42
Sun. Sept. 29
MTL 14 @ HAM 24 L 23,614
11 59
Fri. Oct. 4
MTL 29 @ TOR 13 W 23,587
12 66
Sun. Oct. 13
TOR 20 @ MTL 34 W 23,277
13 70
Sat. Oct. 19
MTL 21 @ OTT 27 L 22,763
14 73
Thu. Oct. 24
8:00 PM
SSK 32 @ MTL 20 L 18,509
15 81
Sun. Nov. 3
HAM 49 @ MTL 21 L 19,337
P1 83
Sat. Nov. 9
MTL 5 @ OTT 17 L 20,358