The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1954 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the IRFU

Ottawa Rough Riders 1954 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1954 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 25 47 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 14 2 12 0 4 129 337 W1 1-5-0
    Home 7 1 6 0 2 74 186 W1 1-5-0
    Visitor 7 1 6 0 2 55 151 L4 1-5-0

Full 1954 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1954 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.617 1-6-0 (7) 1-6-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.643
Montreal Alouettes (5) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (5) 0.429

Coaches

Head Coach

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1954 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 15,000
  • Total: 69,667
  • High: 13,000
  • Avg: 9,952 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1953 Avg: -4,543
  • Low: 8,422
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 66.35
  • Diff from League Avg: +7,122

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Team Scoring

19541953 +/-
Average Combined Score 33.29 2.71 -
Average Winning Score 13.00 10.14 -
Average Losing Score 8.58 6.27 -
Average Home Score 10.57 9.29 -
Average Visitor Score 7.86 10.29 -
Average Margin of Victory 4.50 8.93 -
Average Margin of Loss 18.08 8.65 +

Stadium

  • 1954 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 61723 302454 211132 17320 74 (10.6)55 (7.9)129 (9.2)
Opponent 503585 443882 396099 531871 151 (21.6)186 (26.6)337 (24.1)

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 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (1-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (0-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 2nd 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (1-11-0)
After 3rd 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (0-12-0)
After 4th 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (0-12-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1954 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) George Klein (HB) McGill
2–2 (6) Len Shaw (FB) McGill
3–2 (10) Vince Capogreco (G) McGill
4–2 (14) Jack Wyatt (HB) Western Ontario
5–2 (18) John McCombe (G) Queen's
6–2 (22) Murray Hadlow (HB) Toronto
7–2 (26) Mark Hatt (G) McGill
8–2 (30) Jack Roberts (QB) Queen's
Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Fri. Aug. 13
WPG 29 @ OTT 6 L 12,000
B 3
Mon. Aug. 16
EDM 18 @ OTT 19 W 6,635
1 6
Sat. Aug. 28
OTT 6 @ TOR 13 L 16,702
2 7
Sat. Sept. 4
OTT 2 @ MTL 21 L 20,563
10
Mon. Sept. 6
MTL 20 @ OTT 11 L 13,000
3 12
Sat. Sept. 11
2:00 PM
OTT 12 @ TOR 5 W 13,910 CBCE
4 14
Sat. Sept. 18
TOR 34 @ OTT 6 L 11,500
5 16
Sat. Sept. 25
HAM 38 @ OTT 12 L 9,220
6 17
Sat. Oct. 2
OTT 0 @ HAM 45 L 9,300
7 20
Sat. Oct. 9
MTL 25 @ OTT 11 L 9,155
21
Mon. Oct. 11
OTT 6 @ MTL 24 L 12,865
8 24
Sat. Oct. 16
TOR 27 @ OTT 11 L 9,000
9 25
Sat. Oct. 23
OTT 17 @ HAM 25 L 9,300
10 28
Sat. Oct. 30
2:00 PM
HAM 30 @ OTT 9 L 8,422
11 30
Sat. Nov. 6
OTT 12 @ TOR 18 L 11,273
12 32
Sat. Nov. 13
MTL 12 @ OTT 14 W 9,370