Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Thu Jul 14
SSK 10 @ OTT 19 W 14,000  
Ex
Mon Jul 18
OTT 17 @ WPG 10 W 12,704  
Ex
Sat Jul 23 8:00 PM
BC 10 @ OTT 16 W 13,030  
Ex
Thu Jul 28 8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 16 W 19,000  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Aug 3 8:00 PM
MTL 8 @ OTT 10 W 19,599  
2
Wed Aug 10 8:00 PM
CGY 6 @ OTT 13 W 20,375 CTV
3
Wed Aug 17 8:00 PM
OTT 15 @ MTL 3 W 22,564  
5
Tue Aug 30 8:00 PM
TOR @ OTT 24 W 20,137  
6
Mon Sep 5
OTT 12 @ HAM 16 L 29,903  
7
Sat Sep 10
HAM 16 @ OTT 27 W 23,664  
8
Sat Sep 17 11:00 PM
OTT 21 @ BC 16 W 27,264 CBC
9
Mon Sep 19 11:00 PM
OTT 49 @ EDM 21 W 18,341  
10
Mon Sep 26
SSK 8 @ OTT 18 W 22,954  
10
Sat Oct 1
OTT 17 @ TOR 8 W 20,786  
11
Sat Oct 8
WPG 21 @ OTT 40 W 19,685 CBC
12
Sun Oct 16
HAM 18 @ OTT 20 W 24,002  
13
Sun Oct 23
OTT 12 @ TOR 35 L 16,064  
14
Sun Oct 30 2:00 PM
OTT @ MTL 1 L 12,000 CTVE
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 13
OTT 30 @ HAM 1 W 22,387  
P2
Sat Nov 19
HAM 16 vs OTT 42 W 20,000  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sat Nov 26 4:00 PM
OTT 14 vs SSK 29 L 36,553 CTV, CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season There was no Pre-Season schedule in 1966.
Regular Season 14 11 3 0 22 278 177 L2 4-2-0
    Home 7 7 0 0 14 152 77 W7 6-0-0
    Visitor 7 4 3 0 8 126 100 L2 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 9 6 3 0 12 137 105 L2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 5 0 0 10 141 72 W5 5-0-0

Full 1966 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 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (7-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (3-0-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (9-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (9-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 4-0-0 (4) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.450 3-0-0 (3) 2-0-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.643
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.357
BC Lions (1) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.406
Edmonton Elks (1) 0.406
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.594
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.531
19661965 +/-
Average Combined Score 32.50 -5.64
Average Winning Score 23.09 -6.77
Average Losing Score 8.00 -5.00
Average Home Score 21.71 -4.57
Average Visitor Score 18.00 +1.43
Average Margin of Victory 11.73 -6.99
Average Margin of Loss 9.33 +0.05
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 273663 383573 203454 672188 152 (21.7)126 (18.0)278 (19.9)
Opponent 11516 213455 283159 173047 100 (14.3)77 (11.0)177 (12.6)
Head Coach
Assistant Coach
  • Al Bruno – Assistant
1966 Player Awards and Nominations
1966 Most Outstanding
Ottawa Rough Riders 1966 All-Star Selections
5 All-Canadian Selections
QB Russ Jackson
CLB Ken Lehmann (Tie)
CLB Jim Conroy (Tie)
DHB Gene Gaines
DHB Joe Poirier
11 All-Division Selections
QB Russ Jackson*
HB Bo Scott
E Ted Watkins
FL Whit Tucker
C Doug Specht
T Moe Racine
DE Billy Joe Booth
MLB Ken Lehmann
CLB Jim Conroy
DHB Gene Gaines*
DHB Joe Poirier

* – indicates unanimous selection

See an error? Please send corrections.

1966 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7)   Glen Markle (DB) Toronto
2–6 (15) [CGY] Doug Keltcher (LB) St. Patrick's
2–7 (16)   Jim Dickie (E) McGill
3–3 (21) [BC] Norm Lightfoot (LB) Mount Allison
3–7 (25)   Tod Scott (FL) St. Francis Xavier
4–7 (34)   Al Keith (DB) McMaster
5–3 (38) [BC] Allan Grachina (LB) Toronto
5–7 (42)   Terry Bradley (HB) Macdonald
6–3 (46) [BC] Wayne Houston (LB) Waterloo Lutheran
6–7   Harold Hermitage (E) Macdonald
7–7 (55)   Phil Hughes (G) St. Francis Xavier
8–7 (58)   Donald Holmes (LB) Toronto
9–7 (61)   John Ball (HB) Mount Allison
10–7 (62)   Dick Fielder (G) McGill

CFLdb is not affiliated with the CFL, CFLPA, any other Canadian Football organization or really anybody at all.
All information located herein is unofficial and not sanctioned by the CFL. For entertainment purposes only.

Original content © Copyright CFLdb 2008–2021. All rights reserved

Server: Clements