Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Mon Jul 15 8:00 PM
CGY 24 @ OTT 7 L 12,860  
Ex
Tue Jul 23 8:00 PM
WPG 29 @ OTT 31 W 5,442  
Ex
Mon Jul 29
OTT 26 @ EDM 24 W 8,500  
Ex
Thu Aug 1
OTT 8 @ BC 18 L 23,190  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Fri Aug 9 8:00 PM
OTT 5 @ TOR 8 L 27,557  
2
Thu Aug 15 8:00 PM
MTL 14 @ OTT 31 W 20,662  
4
Sat Aug 24
OTT 16 @ HAM 20 L 24,271  
5
Mon Sep 2
OTT 15 @ MTL 37 L 24,499  
6
Sat Sep 7 2:00 PM
HAM 27 @ OTT 28 W 19,124  
7
Sat Sep 14
OTT 32 @ WPG 26 W 17,645  
9
Mon Sep 23 8:00 PM
BC 17 @ OTT 23 W 20,191  
10
Sat Sep 28
TOR 12 @ OTT 30 W 18,022  
11
Sat Oct 5 10:00 PM
OTT 28 @ SSK 13 W 14,551  
11
Mon Oct 7 11:30 PM
OTT 17 @ CGY 47 L 15,125  
12
Sat Oct 12
EDM 10 @ OTT 34 W 15,682  
13
Sat Oct 19
MTL 21 @ OTT 27 W 22,763  
14
Sat Oct 26
OTT 10 @ HAM 11 L 28,007  
15
Sat Nov 2
TOR 21 @ OTT 30 W 13,089  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 9 1:00 PM
MTL 5 @ OTT 17 W 20,358  
P2
Sat Nov 16 1:00 PM
HAM 45 @ OTT L 20,406 CBC, CTV
P2
Sun Nov 24 2:00 PM
OTT 35 @ HAM 18 W 23,972 CTV, CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season There was no Pre-Season schedule in 1963.
Regular Season 14 9 5 0 18 326 284 W1 4-2-0
    Home 7 7 0 0 14 203 122 W7 6-0-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 123 162 L2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 9 5 4 0 10 192 171 W1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 4 1 0 8 134 113 W1 4-1-0

Full 1963 League Standings

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 (5-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (7-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 2nd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 9 (8-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 9 (8-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.452 5-0-0 (5) 0-4-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.500 2-0-0 (2) 2-1-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.429
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.214
BC Lions (1) 0.750
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.688
Edmonton Elks (1) 0.125
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.438
19631962 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.57 -2.21
Average Winning Score 29.22 +3.39
Average Losing Score 12.60 -10.69
Average Home Score 29.00 +4.57
Average Visitor Score 17.57 -6.43
Average Margin of Victory 11.33 -1.50
Average Margin of Loss 12.00 +6.29
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 521466 633194 444690 443276 203 (29.0)123 (17.6)326 (23.3)
Opponent 33336 405797 173653 623698 162 (23.1)122 (17.4)284 (20.3)
Head Coach
1963 Player Awards and Nominations
1963 Most Outstanding
Ottawa Rough Riders 1963 All-Star Selections
2 All-Canadian Selections
T Roger Kramer
CLB Jim Conroy
8 All-Division Selections
QB Russ Jackson
HB Dave Thelen
E Ted Watkins
T Roger Kramer
DE Billy Joe Booth
ILB Gene Gaines
CLB Jim Conroy
DHB Joe Poirier

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1963 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) [BC] Rick Black (HB) Mount Allison
1–4 (4)   Bill Miklas (G) Queen's
1–8 (8) [HAM] Peter Quinn (HB) Queen's
2–4 (13)   Paul Benoit (HB) Carleton
3–4 (22)   Len Robinson (T) Ottawa
4–3 (30) [BC] Bob Bourgalt (G) Loyola
4–4 (31)   Ted Moore (C) Saint Mary's
5–4 (39)   John Sevigny (HB) Carleton
6–4 (45)   John Nash (HB) Western Ontario
7–4 (51)   John Greben (T) McMaster
8–4   Pass
9–4   Pass
10–4   Pass
11–4   Pass
12–4   Pass
13–4   Pass
14–4   Pass
15–4   Pass
16–4   Pass
17–4   Pass
18–4   Pass
19–4   Pass
20–4   Pass

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