Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Thu Jul 30 8:30 PM
BC 22 @ OTT 24 W 10,000  
Ex
Mon Aug 3
OTT 7 @ EDM 20 L 10,000  
Ex
Thu Aug 6
OTT 35 @ BC 14 W 18,147  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Aug 18 8:00 PM
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 Sep 5 2:00 PM
MTL 22 @ OTT 7 L 16,698  
4
Sun Sep 13
OTT 6 @ TOR 19 L 25,849  
5
Wed Sep 16 8:00 PM
TOR 1 @ OTT 28 W 13,097  
5
Sat Sep 19
OTT 43 @ MTL 6 W 23,811  
6
Sat Sep 26 2:00 PM
HAM 23 @ OTT 14 L 19,837  
7
Sat Oct 3
OTT 9 @ HAM 7 W 20,012  
8
Sat Oct 10 2:00 PM
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 2:00 PM
TOR 4 @ OTT 18 W 14,698  
11
Sat Oct 31
OTT 31 @ TOR 21 W 19,465  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
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
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
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

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)
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
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
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)217 (15.5)
Head Coach
Ottawa Rough Riders 1959 Player Awards and Nominations
1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dave Thelen (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Larry Hayes, Sr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Russ Jackson (Winner)
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, Sr.
CLB Bill Sowalski

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1959 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur 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

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