Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri Jun 10 7:30 PM
OTT 4 @ MTL 14 L 10,100  
B
Thu Jun 16 7:00 PM
MTL 34 @ OTT 13 L 12,803  
C
Fri Jun 24
OTT 15 @ TOR 31 L 28,107  
D
Wed Jun 29 7:00 PM
HAM 30 @ OTT 47 W 13,331  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Fri Jul 8 6:30 PM
OTT 26 @ WPG 25 W 18,995 CTV
2
Sat Jul 16 7:30 PM
OTT 28 @ MTL 36 L 15,621  
3
Thu Jul 21 8:00 PM
CGY 27 @ OTT 16 L 18,621  
4
Thu Jul 28 8:00 PM
EDM 44 @ OTT 4 L 18,622  
6
Sat Aug 13 5:00 PM
OTT 22 @ HAM 24 L 15,941 CBC
7
Fri Aug 19 6:00 PM
TOR 27 @ OTT 17 L 30,006 CTV
8
Fri Aug 26 7:30 PM
OTT 17 @ EDM 14 W 49,880 CTV
9
Fri Sep 2 6:00 PM
BC 19 @ OTT 49 W 22,234 CTV
10
Fri Sep 9 6:00 PM
SSK 29 @ OTT 28 L 23,475 CTV
12
Sun Sep 25 1:00 PM
HAM 25 @ OTT 29 W 26,014 CTV
13
Sat Oct 1 7:00 PM
OTT 24 @ SSK 23 W 24,563  
14
Sat Oct 8 7:30 PM
OTT 29 @ CGY 24 W 24,167 CBC
15
Sun Oct 16 1:30 PM
WPG 23 @ OTT 42 W 25,642 CBC
16
Sun Oct 23 1:30 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 19 W 36,526 CTV
17
Sat Oct 29 1:30 PM
MTL 25 @ OTT 20 L 20,959 CBC
18
Sat Nov 5 9:30 PM
OTT 13 @ BC 40 L 42,901 CTV
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 13 12:30 PM
HAM 33 @ OTT 31 L 28,524 CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 79 109 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 8 8 0 16 384 424 L2 4-2-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 205 219 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 179 205 L1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 6 2 4 0 4 136 156 L1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 6 4 0 12 248 268 L1 4-2-0

Full 1983 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 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (4-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 2nd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 7 (4-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (4-5-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (4-6-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.479 1-2-0 (3) 1-2-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.513 2-3-0 (5) 4-1-0 (5)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.344
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.344
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.750
BC Lions (2) 0.688
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.500
Edmonton Elks (2) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.563
19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.50 -1.88
Average Winning Score 29.50 -10.30
Average Losing Score 18.50 +2.41
Average Home Score 25.63 +0.50
Average Visitor Score 22.38 +0.50
Average Margin of Victory 8.00 -11.20
Average Margin of Loss 13.00 -3.55
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 213758 623597 6841109 5466120 205 (25.6)179 (22.4)384 (24.0)
Opponent 311647 5976135 5660116 7353126 205 (25.6)219 (27.4)424 (26.5)
Head Coach
Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • 1 – Alvin Walker
  • 1 – J.C. Watts
Defensive Star
  • 1 – Ricky Barden
Lineman Star
  • 2 – Greg Marshall
  • 1 – Gary Dulin
1983 Player Awards and Nominations
1983 Most Outstanding
Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 All-Star Selections
5 All-Canadian Selections
RB Alvin “Skip” Walker
G Rudy Phillips
T Kevin Powell
DT Gary Dulin
DE Greg Marshall
7 All-Division Selections
RB Alvin “Skip” Walker
C Larry Tittley
G Rudy Phillips
T Kevin Powell
DT Gary Dulin
DE Greg Marshall
OLB Rick Sowieta (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1983 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2)   Steve Harrison (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
2–2 (11)   Junior Robinson (DB) Guelph
3–2 (20)   Stan Benincasa (LB) Guelph
4–2 (29)   John Kane (OL) Michigan State
5–2 (38)   Courtney Taylor (DB) Wilfrid Laurier
6–2 (47)   Francois Payer (DE) Bishop's
7–2 (56)   Chris Rhora (DE) Acadia
8–2 (65)   Don Clow (WR) Acadia

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