Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sat Jun 8 7:30 PM
OTT 10 @ MTL 34 L 11,196  
A
Thu Jun 13 7:30 PM
MTL 37 @ OTT 22 L 26,248  
C
Mon Jun 24 7:30 PM
TOR 22 @ OTT 23 W 12,695  
D
Sat Jun 29 7:30 PM
OTT 14 @ HAM 33 L 16,753  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Sun Jul 7 3:30 PM
OTT 22 @ SSK 46 L 20,785 CTV, R/C
3
Thu Jul 18 7:30 PM
EDM 19 @ OTT 41 W 20,000 CBC
4
Sun Jul 28 1:30 PM
CGY 12 @ OTT 14 W 20,153 CBC, R/C
5
Fri Aug 2 9:30 PM
OTT 14 @ EDM 49 L 42,323  
6
Thu Aug 8 8:30 PM
OTT 15 @ WPG 58 L 27,709 CBC
7
Thu Aug 15 7:30 PM
SSK 4 @ OTT 17 W 20,348 CBC
8
Thu Aug 22 7:30 PM
OTT 18 @ TOR 8 W 29,637 CBC
9
Fri Aug 30 7:30 PM
BC 18 @ OTT 13 L 23,611 CTV
10
Sat Sep 7 1:30 PM
WPG 42 @ OTT 14 L 19,165 CTV, R/C
11
Sat Sep 14 9:30 PM
OTT 7 @ CGY 32 L 12,706 CTV
12
Sun Sep 22 1:30 PM
OTT 11 @ HAM 32 L 16,101 CTV, R/C
13
Sun Sep 29 1:30 PM
MTL 7 @ OTT 23 W 24,909 CBC, R/C
14
Sun Oct 6 1:30 PM
TOR 15 @ OTT 19 W 18,303 CBC
16
Sat Oct 19 1:00 PM
OTT 30 @ MTL 7 W 15,951 CBC
17
Sat Oct 26 1:30 PM
HAM 36 @ OTT 4 L 23,692 CBC
18
Fri Nov 1 10:00 PM
OTT 10 @ BC 17 L 38,661 CTV
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 10 12:30 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 30 L 11,372 CBC, R/C
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 69 126 L1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 7 9 0 14 272 402 L2 3-3-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 145 153 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 127 249 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 6 4 2 0 8 105 105 L1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 3 7 0 6 167 297 L4 1-5-0

Full 1985 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 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (1-9-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.458 2-1-0 (3) 2-1-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.538 3-2-0 (5) 0-5-0 (5)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.375
BC Lions (2) 0.813
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.188
Edmonton Elks (2) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.750
19851984 +/-
Average Combined Score 42.13 -11.69
Average Winning Score 23.14 -4.61
Average Losing Score 12.22 -8.03
Average Home Score 18.13 -4.62
Average Visitor Score 15.88 -5.62
Average Margin of Victory 12.86 +4.11
Average Margin of Loss 24.44 +8.78
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 521668 4060100 131326 403878 145 (18.1)127 (15.9)272 (17.0)
Opponent 3470104 7160131 247498 244569 249 (31.1)153 (19.1)402 (25.1)
Head Coach
  • Joe Moss (Dec. 18, 1984 – Sept. 29, 1986)
Assistant Coaches
  • Bob Swift – Offensive line
  • Kevin Gilbride – Receivers
  • Dick Adams – Defensive secondary
  • Ted Heath – Defensive line
Ottawa Rough Riders 1985 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • 1 – Daric Zeno
  • 1 – J.C. Watts
Defensive Star
  • None
Lineman Star
  • 1 – Greg Marshall
1985 Player Awards and Nominations
1985 Most Outstanding
Ottawa Rough Riders 1985 All-Star Selections
1 All-Canadian Selections
P Ken Clark
8 All-Division Selections
RB Lester Brown
T Roger Cattelan
T Kevin Powell
DE Loyd Lewis
OLB Rick Sowieta
DB Ricky Barden
P Ken Clark
K Dean Dorsey (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1985 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1)   Nick Benjamin (OL) Concordia
2–1 (10)   Tom Monroe (WR) British Columbia (UBC)
3–1 (19)   Neri Fratin (RB) Ottawa
4–8 (35) [HAM] Marty Palazeti (DE) Marshall
6–1 (46)   Lance Chomyc (K) Toronto
7–1 (55)   George Ganas (RB) York
8–1 (64)   Morris Elfenbaum (OL) Minot State
9–1 (73)   Craig Keenan (QB) Colorado

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