The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1956 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1956 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 2 0 0 4 46 14 W2 2-0-0
Regular Season 14 7 7 0 14 326 359 W3 3-3-0
    Home 7 4 3 0 8 162 177 W2 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 3 4 0 6 164 182 W1 2-4-0

Full 1956 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1956 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.531 4-3-0 (7) 3-4-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (6) 0.714
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.286

Coaches

Head Coach

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1956 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 16,372
  • Total: 111,630
  • High: 18,791
  • Avg: 15,947 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1955 Avg: +15,947
  • Low: 13,770
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 97.40
  • Diff from League Avg: +11,602

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Team Scoring

19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.93 6.35 +
Average Winning Score 29.57 2.24 +
Average Losing Score 17.00 6.78 +
Average Home Score 23.14 7.64 +
Average Visitor Score 23.43 9.93 +
Average Margin of Victory 10.71 1.38 +
Average Margin of Loss 15.43 5.79 -

Stadium

  • 1956 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 305888 423274 513990 393574 162 (23.1)164 (23.4)326 (23.3)
Opponent 623294 423678 394584 3469103 182 (26.0)177 (25.3)359 (25.6)

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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bob Simpson (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Kaye Vaughan (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Bob Simpson (Division Finalist)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1956 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Lou Bruce (E) Queen's
2–1 (10) Ralph Simmons (FB) Western Ontario
3–1 (19) Vic Uzbalis (G) Queen's
4–1 (28) Jack Rome (HB) McMaster

Ottawa Rough Riders 1956 All-Star Selections

6 All-Division Selections
E Bob Simpson
G Larry Hayes
T Kaye Vaughan
DT Kaye Vaughan
SEC Ken Vargo
S Don Pinhey

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
A 4
Fri. Aug. 3
SSK 1 @ OTT 13 W 10,000
B 6
Fri. Aug. 10
EDM 13 @ OTT 33 W 10,000
1 10
Wed. Aug. 22
OTT 29 @ HAM 21 W 19,500
2 13
Fri. Aug. 31
8:30 PM
MTL 42 @ OTT 10 L 17,870 CBCR
15
Mon. Sept. 3
2:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 22 L 23,014
3 16
Sat. Sept. 8
2:00 PM
HAM 21 @ OTT 0 L 14,514
4 19
Wed. Sept. 12
4:00 PM
OTT 21 @ MTL 36 L 19,463
21
Sat. Sept. 15
2:00 PM
MTL 9 @ OTT 20 W 15,000 CBCR
5 23
Sat. Sept. 22
2:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 20 W 21,825 CBCR
6 25
Sat. Sept. 29
TOR 22 @ OTT 43 W 18,791
7 27
Sat. Oct. 6
MTL 42 @ OTT 35 L 17,643
28
Mon. Oct. 8
3:00 PM
OTT 9 @ MTL 24 L 22,365
8 30
Sat. Oct. 13
OTT 24 @ HAM 40 L 16,511
9 33
Sat. Oct. 20
TOR 26 @ OTT 37 W 13,770
10 35
Sat. Oct. 27
OTT 30 @ TOR 19 W 15,535
11 37
Sat. Nov. 3
3:00 PM
HAM 15 @ OTT 17 W 14,042
P1 38
Wed. Nov. 7
1:00 PM
OTT 21 @ HAM 46 L 12,121