Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Fri Aug 3
SSK 1 @ OTT 13 W 10,000  
Ex
Fri Aug 10
EDM 13 @ OTT 33 W 10,000  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Aug 22
OTT 29 @ HAM 21 W 19,500  
2
Fri Aug 31 8:30 PM
MTL 42 @ OTT 10 L 17,870 CBCR
2
Mon Sep 3 2:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 22 L 23,014  
3
Sat Sep 8 2:00 PM
HAM 21 @ OTT 0 L 14,514  
4
Wed Sep 12 4:00 PM
OTT 21 @ MTL 36 L 19,463  
4
Sat Sep 15 2:00 PM
MTL 9 @ OTT 20 W 15,000 CBCR
5
Sat Sep 22 2:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 20 W 21,825 CBCR
6
Sat Sep 29 2:00 PM
TOR 22 @ OTT 43 W 18,791  
7
Sat Oct 6
MTL 42 @ OTT 35 L 17,643  
7
Mon Oct 8 2:00 PM
OTT 9 @ MTL 24 L 22,365  
8
Sat Oct 13
OTT 24 @ HAM 40 L 16,511  
9
Sat Oct 20 2:00 PM
TOR 26 @ OTT 37 W 13,770  
10
Sat Oct 27
OTT 30 @ TOR 19 W 15,535  
11
Sat Nov 3 2:00 PM
HAM 15 @ OTT 17 W 14,042  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Wed Nov 7 1:00 PM
OTT 21 @ HAM 46 L 12,121  
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
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

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)
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
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
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)
Head Coach
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 All-Star Selections
6 All-Division Selections
E Bob Simpson
G Larry Hayes, Sr.
T Kaye Vaughan
DT Kaye Vaughan
SEC Ken Vargo
S Don Pinhey

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1956 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur 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

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