The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1953 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 3rd in the IRFU

1953 Full Schedule and Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1953 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 20 30 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 14 7 7 0 14 266 238 L1 3-3-0
Home 7 4 3 0 8 139 104 W1 3-3-0
Visitor 7 3 4 0 6 127 134 L1 3-3-0

Full 1953 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1953 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ OTTOTT @
Toronto Argonauts (4)1-1-0 (2)2-0-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4)1-1-0 (2)0-2-0 (2)
Montreal Alouettes (6)2-1-0 (3)1-2-0 (3)

Coaches

Head Coach

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Ottawa Rough Riders 1953 Attendance

  • Capacity: 15,000
  • High: 16,000
  • Avg: 14,195 (6 out of 7 games)
  • Variance over 1952 Avg: -834
  • Low: 12,000
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 94.63
  • Variance from League Avg: -1,905

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Team Scoring

19531952 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.00 0.50 -
Average Winning Score 23.14 0.54 +
Average Losing Score 14.86 2.43 +
Average Home Score 19.86 7.19 +
Average Visitor Score 18.14 2.52 -
Average Margin of Victory 13.43 5.63 +
Average Margin of Loss 9.43 1.57 -

Stadium

  • 1953 home stadium: Lansdowne Park
  • Capacity: 16,372
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1955 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 191938 393877 303969 513182 139 (19.9)127 (18.1)266 (19.0)
Opponent 281846 382361 194564 194867 134 (19.1)104 (14.9)238 (17.0)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

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 (0-3-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 2nd 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 5 (2-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 8 (5-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
Week Game Date Time (EDT ) Result Attendance TV
A 2 Sat. Aug. 15 OTT 11 @ WPG 18 L 15,600
B 3 Mon. Aug. 17 OTT 9 @ EDM 12 L 12,000
1 8 Sat. Aug. 29 OTT 10 @ HAM 14 L 12,000
2 10 Sat. Sept. 5 MTL 6 @ OTT 26 W 12,000
3 13 Sat. Sept. 12 OTT 20 @ TOR 16 W 17,459
4 15 Wed. Sept. 16 MTL 13 @ OTT 22 W
17 Sun. Sept. 20 OTT 21 @ MTL 37 L 16,902
5 19 Sat. Sept. 26 TOR 18 @ OTT 17 L 16,000
6 20 Sat. Oct. 3 HAM 6 @ OTT 31 W 15,500
7 21 Sat. Oct. 10 MTL 24 @ OTT 6 L 15,482
23 Sun. Oct. 11 OTT 18 @ MTL 26 L 15,462
8 25 Sat. Oct. 17 HAM 33 @ OTT 24 L 13,500
9 28 Sun. Oct. 25 OTT 30 @ MTL 15 W 16,115
10 30 Sat. Oct. 31 OTT 20 @ TOR 8 W 20,187
11 31 Sat. Nov. 7 TOR 4 @ OTT 13 W 12,688
12 33 Sat. Nov. 14 OTT 8 @ HAM 18 L 18,000