The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1963 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1963 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1963 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 72 95 L1 2-2-0
Regular Season 14 9 5 0 18 326 284 W1 4-2-0
    Home 7 7 0 0 14 203 122 W7 6-0-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 123 162 L2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 9 5 4 0 10 192 171 W1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 4 1 0 8 134 113 W1 4-1-0

Full 1963 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1963 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.452 5-0-0 (5) 0-4-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.500 2-0-0 (2) 2-1-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.429
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.214
BC Lions (1) 0.750
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.688
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.125
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.438

Team Scoring

19631962 +/-
Average Combined Score 43.57 -2.21
Average Winning Score 29.22 +3.39
Average Losing Score 12.60 -10.69
Average Home Score 29.00 +4.57
Average Visitor Score 17.57 -6.43
Average Margin of Victory 11.33 -1.50
Average Margin of Loss 12.00 +6.29

1963 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Total: 129,533
  • High: 22,763
  • Avg: 18,504 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1962 Avg: +747
  • Low: 13,089
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 84.11
  • Diff from League Avg: -2,219

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1963 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

284 (20.3)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 521466 633194 444690 443276 203 (29.0)123 (17.6)326 (23.3)
Opponent 33336 405797 173653 623698 162 (23.1)122 (17.4)

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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1963 Player Awards and Nominations

1963 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Russ Jackson (Winner)
  • Lineman — Billy Joe Booth (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Russ Jackson (Winner)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1963 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) [BC] Rick Black (HB) Mount Allison
1–4 (4)   Bill Miklas (G) Queen's
1–8 (8) [HAM] Peter Quinn (HB) Queen's
2–4 (13)   Paul Benoit (HB) Carleton
3–4 (22)   Len Robinson (T) Ottawa
4–3 (30) [BC] Bob Bourgalt (G) Loyola
4–4 (31)   Ted Moore (C) Saint Mary's
5–4 (39)   John Sevigny (HB) Carleton
6–4 (45)   John Nash (HB) Western Ontario
7–4 (51)   John Greben (T) McMaster
8–4   Pass
9–4   Pass
10–4   Pass
11–4   Pass
12–4   Pass
13–4   Pass
14–4   Pass
15–4   Pass
16–4   Pass
17–4   Pass
18–4   Pass
19–4   Pass
20–4   Pass

Ottawa Rough Riders 1963 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
T Roger Kramer
CLB Jim Conroy
8 All-Division Selections
QB Russ Jackson
HB Dave Thelen
E Ted Watkins
T Roger Kramer
DE Billy Joe Booth
ILB Gene Gaines
CLB Jim Conroy
DHB Joe Poirier

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Mon. July 15
CGY 24 @ OTT 7 L 12,860  
B
Tue. July 23
WPG 29 @ OTT 31 W 5,442  
C
Mon. July 29
OTT 26 @ EDM 24 W 8,500  
C
Thu. Aug. 1
OTT 8 @ BC 18 L 23,190  
1
Fri. Aug. 9
OTT 5 @ TOR 8 L 27,557  
2
Thu. Aug. 15
MTL 14 @ OTT 31 W 20,662  
4
Sat. Aug. 24
OTT 16 @ HAM 20 L 24,271  
5
Mon. Sept. 2
OTT 15 @ MTL 37 L 24,499  
6
Sat. Sept. 7
HAM 27 @ OTT 28 W 19,124  
7
Sat. Sept. 14
OTT 32 @ WPG 26 W 17,645  
9
Mon. Sept. 23
BC 17 @ OTT 23 W 20,191  
10
Sat. Sept. 28
TOR 12 @ OTT 30 W 18,022  
11
Sat. Oct. 5 10:00 PM
OTT 28 @ SSK 13 W 14,551  
11
Mon. Oct. 7
OTT 17 @ CGY 47 L 15,125  
12
Sat. Oct. 12
EDM 10 @ OTT 34 W 15,682  
13
Sat. Oct. 19
MTL 21 @ OTT 27 W 22,763  
14
Sat. Oct. 26
OTT 10 @ HAM 11 L 28,007  
15
Sat. Nov. 2
TOR 21 @ OTT 30 W 13,089  
P1
Sat. Nov. 9
MTL 5 @ OTT 17 W 20,358  
P2
Sat. Nov. 16 1:00 PM
HAM 45 @ OTT 0 L 20,406 CBC, CTV
P2
Sun. Nov. 24 2:00 PM
OTT 35 @ HAM 18 W 23,972 CTV, CBC