The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1968 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1968 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1968 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 1 1 5 93 94 L1 2-1-1
Regular Season 14 9 3 2 20 416 271 W1 5-0-1
    Home 7 5 1 1 11 215 133 T1 4-1-1
    Visitor 7 4 2 1 9 201 138 W3 3-2-1
   Divisional opponent 9 7 1 1 15 289 157 W1 5-0-1
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 2 1 5 127 114 L1 2-2-1

Full 1968 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1968 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.464 3-0-1 (4) 4-1-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.481 2-1-0 (3) 0-1-1 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.464
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.286
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.643
BC Lions (1) 0.281
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.625
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.531
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.781
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.188

Coaches

Head Coach

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1968 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,172
  • Total: 160,039
  • High: 25,411
  • Avg: 22,862 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1967 Avg: +530
  • Low: 17,747
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 84.14
  • Diff from League Avg: +2,107

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Team Scoring

19681967 +/-
Average Combined Score 49.07 10.21 +
Average Winning Score 34.11 7.22 +
Average Losing Score 22.67 5.92 +
Average Home Score 30.71 4.43 +
Average Visitor Score 28.71 6.86 +
Average Margin of Victory 17.11 0.11 +
Average Margin of Loss 3.00 2.75 -

Stadium

  • 1968 home stadium: Lansdowne Park
  • Capacity: 27,172
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1967 – 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 514495 8370153 355590 463278 215 (30.7)201 (28.7)416 (29.7)
Opponent 233457 284573 481866 344175 138 (19.7)133 (19.0)271 (19.4)

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 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-0-1) 4 (3-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-0-1) 9 (7-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (1-0-2)
After 2nd 7 (5-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 12 (8-2-2) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0)
After 3rd 4 (3-0-1) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 6 (4-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (7-1-2) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (9-0-0) 2 (0-0-2) 3 (0-3-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1968 Player Awards and Nominations

1968 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Vic Washington (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Ken Lehmann (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Whit Tucker (Division Finalist)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1968 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) [EDM] Paul Brule (HB) St. Francis Xavier
1–6 (6) [CGY] Darryl Burgess (LB) Saint Mary's
1–7 (7) Ron Wakelin (G) Toronto
1–9 (9) [HAM] Dan Cooper (C) Bishop's
2–7 (16) John Wilson Alberta
3–7 (25) Theron Craig (T) Queen's
4–7 (34) Brian Fryer (LB) McMaster
5–7 (42) Don Shuh Waterloo
6–7 (50) Jim Tall Queen's
7–7 (57) Ted Abercrombie Saint Mary's
8–7 (64) Neill Wyatt Ottawa
9–7 Pass
10–7 Pass
11–7 Pass

Ottawa Rough Riders 1968 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
QB Russ Jackson
RB Vic Washington
LB Ken Lehmann
8 All-Division Selections
QB Russ Jackson*
RB Vic Washington*
RB Bo Scott
FL Whit Tucker
DT Marshall Shirk
LB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
LB Ken Lehmann
DB Don Sutherin

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
B 5
Thu. July 11
CGY 15 @ OTT 15 T 13,067
C 10
Wed. July 17
BC 15 @ OTT 22 W
D 14
Mon. July 22
OTT 43 @ WPG 35 W 10,700
17
Wed. July 24
OTT 13 @ SSK 29 L 13,422
1 22
Thu. Aug. 1
HAM 13 @ OTT 53 W 23,739
2 27
Fri. Aug. 9
OTT 38 @ TOR 14 W 32,810
3 30
Wed. Aug. 14
SSK 23 @ OTT 37 W 25,254
4 36
Thu. Aug. 22
OTT 24 @ MTL 25 L 16,000
6 44
Wed. Sept. 4
WPG 17 @ OTT 24 W 20,151
7 49
Wed. Sept. 11
OTT 20 @ EDM 25 L 18,600
50
Sat. Sept. 14
OTT 22 @ BC 22 T 25,352
8 54
Sat. Sept. 21
CGY 27 @ OTT 24 L 24,283
9 59
Sat. Sept. 28
OTT 30 @ MTL 20 W 15,000
10 65
Sun. Oct. 6
TOR 10 @ OTT 31 W 23,454
11 69
Sun. Oct. 13
OTT 36 @ HAM 23 W 29,960
12 74
Sat. Oct. 19
HAM 24 @ OTT 27 W 25,411
13 79
Sat. Oct. 26
MTL 19 @ OTT 19 T 17,747
14 85
Sun. Nov. 3
2:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 9 W 33,135 CTVE
P2 90
Sun. Nov. 17
OTT 11 @ TOR 13 L 32,304
92
Sat. Nov. 23
2:00 PM
TOR 14 @ OTT 36 W 25,085
GC 93
Sat. Nov. 30
1:00 PM
CGY 21 vs OTT 24 W 32,655 CTV, CBC