Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Thu Jul 11
CGY 15 @ OTT 15 T 13,067  
Ex
Wed Jul 17
BC 15 @ OTT 22 W    
Ex
Mon Jul 22
OTT 43 @ WPG 35 W 10,700  
Ex
Wed Jul 24
OTT 13 @ SSK 29 L 13,422  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Thu Aug 1 8:00 PM
HAM 13 @ OTT 53 W 23,739  
2
Fri Aug 9
OTT 38 @ TOR 14 W 32,810  
3
Wed Aug 14 8:00 PM
SSK 23 @ OTT 37 W 25,254  
4
Thu Aug 22 8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ MTL 25 L 16,000  
6
Wed Sep 4
WPG 17 @ OTT 24 W 20,151  
7
Wed Sep 11
OTT 20 @ EDM 25 L 18,600  
7
Sat Sep 14
OTT 22 @ BC 22 T 25,352  
8
Sat Sep 21 2:00 PM
CGY 27 @ OTT 24 L 24,283  
9
Sat Sep 28 8:00 PM
OTT 30 @ MTL 20 W 15,000  
10
Sun Oct 6
TOR 10 @ OTT 31 W 23,454  
11
Sun Oct 13
OTT 36 @ HAM 23 W 29,960  
12
Sat Oct 19
HAM 24 @ OTT 27 W 25,411  
13
Sat Oct 26
MTL 19 @ OTT 19 T 17,747  
14
Sun Nov 3 2:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 9 W 33,135 CTVE
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 17
OTT 11 @ TOR 13 L 32,304  
P2
Sat Nov 23 2:00 PM
TOR 14 @ OTT 36 W 25,085  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sat Nov 30 1:00 PM
CGY 21 vs OTT 24 W 32,655 CTV, CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
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

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)
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
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
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)
Head Coach
Ottawa Rough Riders 1968 Player Awards and Nominations
1968 Most Outstanding
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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1968 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur 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

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