The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1966 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1966 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1966 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 4 0 0 8 72 46 W4 4-0-0
Regular Season 14 11 3 0 22 278 177 L2 4-2-0
    Home 7 7 0 0 14 152 77 W7 6-0-0
    Visitor 7 4 3 0 8 126 100 L2 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 9 6 3 0 12 137 105 L2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 5 0 0 10 141 72 W5 5-0-0

Full 1966 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1966 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 4-0-0 (4) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.450 3-0-0 (3) 2-0-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.643
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.357
BC Lions (1) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.406
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.406
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.594
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.531

Coaches

Head Coach

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1966 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Total: 150,416
  • High: 24,002
  • Avg: 21,488 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1965 Avg: +4,563
  • Low: 19,599
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 97.67
  • Diff from League Avg: +657

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Team Scoring

19661965 +/-
Average Combined Score 32.50 5.64 -
Average Winning Score 23.09 6.77 -
Average Losing Score 8.00 5.00 -
Average Home Score 21.71 4.57 -
Average Visitor Score 18.00 1.43 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.73 6.99 -
Average Margin of Loss 9.33 0.05 +

Stadium

  • 1966 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 273663 383573 203454 672188 152 (21.7)126 (18.0)278 (19.9)
Opponent 11516 213455 283159 173047 100 (14.3)77 (11.0)177 (12.6)

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 (1-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (7-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (3-0-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (9-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (9-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1966 Player Awards and Nominations

1966 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Russ Jackson (Winner)
  • Lineman — Ken Lehmann (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Russ Jackson (Winner)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1966 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7) Glen Markle (DB) Toronto
2–6 (15) [CGY] Doug Keltcher (LB) St. Patrick's
2–7 (16) Jim Dickie (E) McGill
3–3 (21) [BC] Norm Lightfoot (LB) Mount Allison
3–7 (25) Tod Scott (FL) St. Francis Xavier
4–7 (34) Al Keith (DB) McMaster
5–3 (38) [BC] Allan Grachina (LB) Toronto
5–7 (42) Terry Bradley (HB) Macdonald
6–3 (46) [BC] Wayne Houston (LB) Waterloo Lutheran
6–7 Harold Hermitage (E) Macdonald
7–7 (55) Phil Hughes (G) St. Francis Xavier
8–7 (58) Donald Holmes (LB) Toronto
9–7 (61) John Ball (HB) Mount Allison
10–7 (62) Dick Fielder (G) McGill

Ottawa Rough Riders 1966 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
QB Russ Jackson
CLB Ken Lehmann (Tie)
CLB Jim Conroy (Tie)
DHB Gene Gaines
DHB Joe Poirier
11 All-Division Selections
QB Russ Jackson*
HB Bo Scott
E Ted Watkins
FL Whit Tucker
C Doug Specht
T Moe Racine
DE Billy Joe Booth
MLB Ken Lehmann
CLB Jim Conroy
DHB Gene Gaines*
DHB Joe Poirier

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Thu. July 14
SSK 10 @ OTT 19 W 14,000
B 7
Mon. July 18
OTT 17 @ WPG 10 W 12,704
12
Sat. July 23
BC 10 @ OTT 16 W 13,030
C 16
Thu. July 28
8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 16 W 19,000
1 20
Wed. Aug. 3
MTL 8 @ OTT 10 W 19,599
2 24
Wed. Aug. 10
CGY 6 @ OTT 13 W 20,375 CTV
3 30
Wed. Aug. 17
OTT 15 @ MTL 3 W 22,564
5 38
Tue. Aug. 30
TOR 0 @ OTT 24 W 20,137
6 42
Mon. Sept. 5
OTT 12 @ HAM 16 L 29,903
7 46
Sat. Sept. 10
HAM 16 @ OTT 27 W 23,664
8 49
Sat. Sept. 17
OTT 21 @ BC 16 W 27,264 CBC
9 53
Mon. Sept. 19
OTT 49 @ EDM 21 W 18,341
10 58
Mon. Sept. 26
SSK 8 @ OTT 18 W 22,954
63
Sat. Oct. 1
OTT 17 @ TOR 8 W 20,786
11 66
Sat. Oct. 8
WPG 21 @ OTT 40 W 19,685 CBC
12 73
Sun. Oct. 16
HAM 18 @ OTT 20 W 24,002
13 78
Sun. Oct. 23
OTT 12 @ TOR 35 L 16,064
14 84
Sun. Oct. 30
2:00 PM
OTT 0 @ MTL 1 L 12,000 CTVE
P2 87
Sun. Nov. 13
OTT 30 @ HAM 1 W 22,387
90
Sat. Nov. 19
HAM 16 vs OTT 42 W 20,000
GC 91
Sat. Nov. 26
4:00 PM
OTT 14 vs SSK 29 L 36,553 CTV, CBC