The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1955 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the IRFU

Ottawa Rough Riders 1955 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1955 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 35 29 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 12 3 9 0 6 174 337 W1 1-5-0
    Home 6 2 4 0 4 93 168 W1 2-4-0
    Visitor 6 1 5 0 2 81 169 L3 1-5-0

Full 1955 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1955 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.583 2-4-0 (6) 1-5-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.667
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.750
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.333

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1955 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 16,372
  • Total: 76,720
  • High: 16,000
  • Avg: 12,786 (6 out of 6 games)
  • Diff from 1954 Avg: +2,737
  • Low: 8,220
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 78.10
  • Diff from League Avg: +11,366

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Team Scoring

19551954 +/-
Average Combined Score 42.58 9.30 +
Average Winning Score 27.33 14.33 +
Average Losing Score 10.22 1.64 +
Average Home Score 15.50 4.93 +
Average Visitor Score 13.50 5.64 +
Average Margin of Victory 9.33 4.83 +
Average Margin of Loss 21.22 3.14 +

Stadium

  • 1955 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 122133 402767 412566 088 93 (15.5)81 (13.5)174 (14.5)
Opponent 42850 394786 465298 4162103 169 (28.2)168 (28.0)337 (28.1)

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) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 3 (1-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 2nd 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1955 Player Awards and Nominations

1955 Most Outstanding
  • Canadian Player — Bob Simpson (Division Finalist)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1955 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Gino Fracas (HB) Western Ontario
2–1 (5) Bob Pinkney (HB) Toronto
3–1 (9) Pete Nicholson (T) Queen's
4–1 (13) George Stulac (E) Toronto
5–1 (17) Larry Henderson (HB) Western Ontario
6–1 (21) Bob Turner (E) Western Ontario
7–1 (25) Fred Palermo (G) Toronto
8–1 (29) Joe O'Brien (G) Queen's
9–1 (33) Jake Rogers (HB) Toronto
10–1 (37) Don Marston (E) Queen's
11–1 (41) John Hiltz (T) McGill
Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Sat. Aug. 6
CGY 12 @ OTT 11 L 9,000
B 4
Fri. Aug. 12
SSK 17 @ OTT 24 W 11,000
1 6
Sat. Sept. 3
OTT 22 @ MTL 34 L 21,033
9
Mon. Sept. 5
MTL 18 @ OTT 19 W 16,000
2 10
Sat. Sept. 10
OTT 12 @ HAM 23 L 12,491
3 13
Sat. Sept. 17
OTT 27 @ TOR 12 W 16,078
4 15
Sat. Sept. 24
TOR 30 @ OTT 19 L 14,000
5 16
Sat. Oct. 1
HAM 40 @ OTT 0 L 13,000
6 19
Sat. Oct. 8
MTL 35 @ OTT 7 L 12,500
20
Mon. Oct. 10
3:00 PM
OTT 6 @ MTL 43 L 22,259
7 22
Sat. Oct. 15
OTT 1 @ HAM 28 L 9,300
8 24
Sat. Oct. 22
HAM 21 @ OTT 12 L 13,000
9 27
Sat. Oct. 29
OTT 13 @ TOR 29 L 12,213
10 29
Sat. Nov. 5
TOR 24 @ OTT 36 W 8,220