The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1959 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1959 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1959 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 2 1 0 4 66 56 W1 2-1-0
Regular Season 14 8 6 0 16 275 217 W6 6-0-0
    Home 7 4 3 0 8 140 95 W3 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 4 3 0 8 135 122 W4 4-2-0

Full 1959 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1959 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.459 4-3-0 (7) 4-3-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (5) 0.429
Toronto Argonauts (5) 0.286

Team Scoring

19591958 +/-
Average Combined Score 35.14 +1.14
Average Winning Score 26.25 -0.58
Average Losing Score 10.83 +1.83
Average Home Score 20.00 -0.71
Average Visitor Score 19.29 +6.71
Average Margin of Victory 16.88 -3.12
Average Margin of Loss 12.83 -3.42

1959 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 16,372
  • Total: 118,208
  • High: 20,675
  • Avg: 16,886 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1958 Avg: +466
  • Low: 13,097
  • Sellouts: 4
  • % of Capacity: 103.14
  • Diff from League Avg: -2,159

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1959 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

217 (15.5)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 334174 211031 423779 444791 140 (20.0)135 (19.3)275 (19.6)
Opponent 42731 345488 332962 241236 122 (17.4)95 (13.6)

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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1959 Player Awards and Nominations

1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dave Thelen (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Larry Hayes (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Russ Jackson (Winner)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1959 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) [BC, CGY] Jocko Thompson (HB) Queen's
2–5 (14)   Bob Dann (HB) Toronto
3–5 (20)   Steve O'Farrell (HB) McGill
4–5   Pass

Ottawa Rough Riders 1959 All-Star Selections

6 All-Division Selections
HB Dave Thelen*
E Bob Simpson
G Kaye Vaughan
DT Kaye Vaughan
ILB Larry Hayes
CLB Bill Sowalski

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
A
Thu. July 30
BC 22 @ OTT 24 W 10,000  
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
B
Mon. Aug. 3
OTT 7 @ EDM 20 L 10,000  
B
Thu. Aug. 6
OTT 35 @ BC 14 W 18,147  
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
1
Tue. Aug. 18
TOR 21 @ OTT 20 L 20,675  
1
Fri. Aug. 21
OTT 8 @ MTL 23 L 22,813  
2
Sat. Aug. 29
OTT 10 @ HAM 34 L 17,266  
3
Sat. Sept. 5
MTL 22 @ OTT 7 L 16,698  
4
Sun. Sept. 13
OTT 6 @ TOR 19 L 25,849  
5
Wed. Sept. 16
TOR 1 @ OTT 28 W 13,097  
5
Sat. Sept. 19
OTT 43 @ MTL 6 W 23,811  
6
Sat. Sept. 26
HAM 23 @ OTT 14 L 19,837  
7
Sat. Oct. 3
OTT 9 @ HAM 7 W 20,012  
8
Sat. Oct. 10
MTL 8 @ OTT 36 W 17,203  
8
Mon. Oct. 12
OTT 28 @ MTL 12 W 21,817  
9
Sat. Oct. 17 2:00 PM
HAM 16 @ OTT 17 W 16,000  
10
Sat. Oct. 24
TOR 4 @ OTT 18 W 14,698  
11
Sat. Oct. 31
OTT 31 @ TOR 21 W 19,465  
P1
Sat. Nov. 7 1:00 PM
MTL 0 @ OTT 43 W 19,060 CBC
P2
Sat. Nov. 14 1:00 PM
HAM 5 @ OTT 17 W 18,926 CBCE
P2
Sat. Nov. 21 1:00 PM
OTT 7 @ HAM 21 L 20,000 CBC