The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1965 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1965 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1965 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 2 1 0 4 64 31 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 14 7 7 0 14 300 234 L2 1-5-0
    Home 7 5 2 0 10 184 84 L2 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 116 150 L4 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 9 5 4 0 10 181 148 L3 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 119 86 W1 2-3-0

Full 1965 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1965 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.429 3-2-0 (5) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.538 2-0-0 (2) 0-3-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.357
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.214
BC Lions (1) 0.406
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.750
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.313
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.531
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.688

Team Scoring

19651964 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.14 -0.50
Average Winning Score 29.86 +0.36
Average Losing Score 13.00 +1.00
Average Home Score 26.29 -1.29
Average Visitor Score 16.57 -0.57
Average Margin of Victory 18.71 +0.21
Average Margin of Loss 9.29 -3.31

1965 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Total: 118,470
  • High: 22,491
  • Avg: 16,924 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1964 Avg: -3,553
  • Low: 12,697
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 76.93
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,380

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1965 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

234 (16.7)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 352762 7242114 30838 473986 184 (26.3)116 (16.6)300 (21.4)
Opponent 273461 145973 243963 191837 150 (21.4)84 (12.0)

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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1965 Player Awards and Nominations

1965 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Russ Jackson (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Ken Lehmann (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Russ Jackson (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1965 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5)   Brian Bentley (C) Mount Allison
2–5 (14)   Peter Ferguson (OL) Mount Allison
3–5 (23)   Mike Norcott (QB) Mount Allison
4–5 (32)   Stu O'Brien (E) Saint Mary's
5–5 (41)   Rich Canning (T) Bishop's
6–5 (49)   Keith Mills (HB) Bishop's
7–5 (55)   Pat Lafferty (T) Bishop's
8–5 (57)   Eric Hofeman (HB) Queen's

Ottawa Rough Riders 1965 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
HB Bo Scott
E Ted Watkins
CLB Ken Lehmann
DHB Gene Gaines
8 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Dillard
RB Bo Scott
E Ted Watkins
G John Pentecost
T Moe Racine
ILB Ken Lehmann
DB Bob O'Billovich
DB Gene Gaines

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Thu. July 15
WPG 7 @ OTT 26 W    
B
Fri. July 23 10:00 PM
OTT 18 @ EDM 23 L 13,000  
C
Mon. July 26
OTT 20 @ BC 28 ND 21,148  
C
Fri. July 30
MTL 1 @ OTT 20 W 19,079  
2
Fri. Aug. 6
OTT 17 @ TOR 14 W 28,041  
3
Thu. Aug. 12
MTL 2 @ OTT 23 W 18,595  
4
Sat. Aug. 21
OTT 1 @ HAM 27 L 26,000  
5
Thu. Aug. 26
OTT 31 @ MTL 13 W 18,000  
7
Sun. Sept. 5
TOR 21 @ OTT 41 W 17,303  
8
Sat. Sept. 11
HAM 13 @ OTT 22 W 22,491  
9
Sun. Sept. 19
OTT 12 @ WPG 19 L 20,658  
10
Sat. Sept. 25 1:00 PM
EDM 1 @ OTT 40 W 15,360  
11
Sat. Oct. 2
OTT 18 @ CGY 31 L 21,476  
12
Mon. Oct. 4
OTT 14 @ SSK 21 L 12,500  
12
Mon. Oct. 11
OTT 23 @ HAM 25 L 27,755  
14
Tue. Oct. 19
BC 14 @ OTT 35 W 18,537  
14
Sun. Oct. 24
TOR 17 @ OTT 15 L 13,487  
15
Sat. Oct. 30
MTL 16 @ OTT 8 L 12,697  
P1
Sat. Nov. 6
MTL 7 @ OTT 36 W 19,171  
P2
Sun. Nov. 14
HAM 18 @ OTT 13 L 20,271  
P2
Sat. Nov. 20 1:00 PM
OTT 7 @ HAM 17 L 21,530 CTV, CBC