The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1961 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1961 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 81 65 W1 3-1-0
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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1961 Opponent Appearances

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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1961 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Total: 132,444
  • High: 22,400
  • Avg: 18,920 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1960 Avg: -157
  • Low: 16,009
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 86.00
  • Diff from League Avg: +206

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Team Scoring

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 -

Stadium

  • 1961 home stadium: Lansdowne Park
  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1960 – 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 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)

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 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)

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 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

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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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Thu. July 20
WPG 15 @ OTT 28 W 18,000
B 6
Tue. July 25
8:00 PM
OTT 28 @ MTL 19 W 15,397
C 10
Sat. July 29
OTT 3 @ EDM 17 L 11,000
12
Tue. Aug. 1
OTT 22 @ BC 14 W 17,988
1 21
Sat. Aug. 12
BC 7 @ OTT 41 W 17,329
2 25
Thu. Aug. 17
OTT 19 @ WPG 29 L 18,517
4 33
Sat. Aug. 26
OTT 32 @ CGY 1 W 13,928
5 35
Mon. Aug. 28
OTT 29 @ SSK 10 W 14,291
6 37
Sat. Sept. 2
MTL 24 @ OTT 25 W 16,009
7 43
Sat. Sept. 9
EDM 35 @ OTT 26 L 22,152
8 49
Sat. Sept. 16
OTT 12 @ MTL 26 L 19,190
9 55
Sun. Sept. 24
OTT 29 @ TOR 10 W 30,648
10 59
Sat. Sept. 30
HAM 21 @ OTT 47 W 22,400
12 65
Mon. Oct. 9
OTT 14 @ HAM 10 W 25,273
13 69
Sat. Oct. 14
MTL 24 @ OTT 14 L 18,589
14 72
Sat. Oct. 21
TOR 21 @ OTT 7 L 18,821
15 77
Sat. Oct. 28
OTT 29 @ HAM 44 L 20,271
16 83
Sat. Nov. 4
TOR 23 @ OTT 35 W 17,144
P1 86
Sat. Nov. 11
TOR 43 @ OTT 19 L 19,151