Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Thu Jul 20 8:00 PM
WPG 15 @ OTT 28 W 18,000  
Ex
Tue Jul 25 8:00 PM
OTT 28 @ MTL 19 W 15,397  
Ex
Sat Jul 29 11:30 PM
OTT 3 @ EDM 17 L 11,000  
Ex
Tue Aug 1
OTT 22 @ BC 14 W 17,988  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Sat Aug 12 2:00 PM
BC 7 @ OTT 41 W 17,329  
2
Thu Aug 17
OTT 19 @ WPG 29 L 18,517  
4
Sat Aug 26 11:30 PM
OTT 32 @ CGY 1 W 13,928  
5
Mon Aug 28 10:30 PM
OTT 29 @ SSK 10 W 14,291  
6
Sat Sep 2 2:00 PM
MTL 24 @ OTT 25 W 16,009  
7
Sat Sep 9 2:00 PM
EDM 35 @ OTT 26 L 22,152  
8
Sat Sep 16 2:00 PM
OTT 12 @ MTL 26 L 19,190  
9
Sun Sep 24
OTT 29 @ TOR 10 W 30,648  
10
Sat Sep 30 2:00 PM
HAM 21 @ OTT 47 W 22,400  
12
Mon Oct 9
OTT 14 @ HAM 10 W 25,273  
13
Sat Oct 14 2:00 PM
MTL 24 @ OTT 14 L 18,589  
14
Sat Oct 21 2:00 PM
TOR 21 @ OTT 7 L 18,821  
15
Sat Oct 28
OTT 29 @ HAM 44 L 20,271  
16
Sat Nov 4 2:00 PM
TOR 23 @ OTT 35 W 17,144  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 11 2:00 PM
TOR 43 @ OTT 19 L 19,151  
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Regular Season 14 8 6 0 16 359 285 W1 3-3-0
    Home 7 4 3 0 8 195 155 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 7 4 3 0 8 164 130 L1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 9 5 4 0 10 212 203 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 2 0 6 147 82 L1 3-2-0

Full 1961 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 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 7 (7-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 2nd 3 (3-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (1-5-0)
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 0.524 3-2-0 (5) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.475 1-1-0 (2) 2-1-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.321
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.536
BC Lions (1) 0.125
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.438
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.344
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.813
19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 46.00 -2.79
Average Winning Score 31.50 -3.61
Average Losing Score 17.83 +1.03
Average Home Score 27.86 +0.14
Average Visitor Score 23.43 -6.00
Average Margin of Victory 18.25 -2.08
Average Margin of Loss 12.00 -1.20
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 473683 6644110 582179 246387 195 (27.9)164 (23.4)359 (25.6)
Opponent 233861 373875 432366 523183 130 (18.6)155 (22.1)285 (20.4)
Head Coach
Ottawa Rough Riders 1961 Player Awards and Nominations
1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Gerry Nesbitt (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Kaye Vaughan (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ron Stewart (Team Nominee)
Ottawa Rough Riders 1961 All-Star Selections
5 All-Division Selections
HB Ron Stewart
G Kaye Vaughan
T Tom Jones
CLB Gerry Nesbitt
DHB George Brancato

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1961 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5)   Paul Burroughs (HB) Toronto
2–5 (10)   John Moore (HB) McGill
3–5 (15)   Dick Pearce (HB) Queen's
4–5 (19)   Frank Loftus (HB) Western Ontario
5–5 (23)   Johnny Evans (T) Toronto
6–5   Pass

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