Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Thu Jul 15
WPG 7 @ OTT 26 W    
Ex
Fri Jul 23 11:00 PM
OTT 18 @ EDM 23 L 13,000  
Ex
Mon Jul 26
OTT 20 @ BC 28 ND 21,148  
Ex
Fri Jul 30
MTL 1 @ OTT 20 W 19,079  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
2
Fri Aug 6 8:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 14 W 28,041  
3
Thu Aug 12 8:00 PM
MTL 2 @ OTT 23 W 18,595  
4
Sat Aug 21
OTT 1 @ HAM 27 L 26,000  
5
Thu Aug 26 8:05 PM
OTT 31 @ MTL 13 W 18,000  
7
Sun Sep 5
TOR 21 @ OTT 41 W 17,303  
8
Sat Sep 11
HAM 13 @ OTT 22 W 22,491  
9
Sun Sep 19 3:00 PM
OTT 12 @ WPG 19 L 20,658 CBC
10
Sat Sep 25 1:00 PM
EDM 1 @ OTT 40 W 15,360 CTV
11
Sat Oct 2 11:00 PM
OTT 18 @ CGY 31 L 21,476 CBC
12
Mon Oct 4 10:00 PM
OTT 14 @ SSK 21 L 12,500  
12
Mon Oct 11
OTT 23 @ HAM 25 L 27,755  
14
Tue Oct 19
BC 14 @ OTT 35 W 18,537  
14
Sun Oct 24 2:00 PM
TOR 17 @ OTT 15 L 13,487 CTVE
15
Sat Oct 30 2:00 PM
MTL 16 @ OTT 8 L 12,697  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 6 2:00 PM
MTL 7 @ OTT 36 W 19,171  
P2
Sun Nov 14 2:00 PM
HAM 18 @ OTT 13 L 20,271  
P2
Sat Nov 20 1:00 PM
OTT 7 @ HAM 17 L 21,530 CTV, CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Regular Season 14 7 7 0 14 300 234 L2 1-5-0
    Home 7 5 2 0 10 184 84 L2 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 116 150 L4 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 9 5 4 0 10 181 148 L3 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 119 86 W1 2-3-0

Full 1965 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 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (4-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 2nd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.429 3-2-0 (5) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.538 2-0-0 (2) 0-3-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.357
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.214
BC Lions (1) 0.406
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.750
Edmonton Elks (1) 0.313
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.531
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.688
19651964 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.14 -0.50
Average Winning Score 29.86 +0.36
Average Losing Score 13.00 +1.00
Average Home Score 26.29 -1.29
Average Visitor Score 16.57 -0.57
Average Margin of Victory 18.71 +0.21
Average Margin of Loss 9.29 -3.31
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 352762 7242114 30838 473986 184 (26.3)116 (16.6)300 (21.4)
Opponent 273461 145973 243963 191837 150 (21.4)84 (12.0)234 (16.7)
Head Coach
1965 Player Awards and Nominations
1965 Most Outstanding
Ottawa Rough Riders 1965 All-Star Selections
4 All-Canadian Selections
HB Bo Scott
E Ted Watkins
CLB Ken Lehmann
DHB Gene Gaines
8 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Dillard
RB Bo Scott
E Ted Watkins
G John Pentecost
T Moe Racine
ILB Ken Lehmann
DB Bob O'Billovich
DB Gene Gaines

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1965 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5)   Brian Bentley (C) Mount Allison
2–5 (14)   Peter Ferguson (OL) Mount Allison
3–5 (23)   Mike Norcott (QB) Mount Allison
4–5 (32)   Stu O'Brien (E) Saint Mary's
5–5 (41)   Rich Canning (T) Bishop's
6–5 (49)   Keith Mills (HB) Bishop's
7–5 (55)   Pat Lafferty (T) Bishop's
8–5 (57)   Eric Hofeman (HB) Queen's

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