The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1970 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Eastern Conference

Ottawa Rough Riders 1970 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1970 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 60 90 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 14 4 10 0 8 255 279 L1 1-5-0
    Home 7 2 5 0 4 92 123 L2 2-4-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 163 156 L1 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 9 2 7 0 4 184 184 L1 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 71 95 L1 2-3-0

Full 1970 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1970 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.571 1-3-0 (4) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.500 1-2-0 (3) 1-1-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.607
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.536
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.571
BC Lions (1) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.563
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.875
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.125

Coaches

Head Coach

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1970 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,172
  • Total: 165,255
  • High: 26,996
  • Avg: 23,607 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1969 Avg: +1,341
  • Low: 19,575
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 86.88
  • Diff from League Avg: +254

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Team Scoring

19701969 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.14 11.64 -
Average Winning Score 24.75 6.98 -
Average Losing Score 15.60 1.07 -
Average Home Score 13.14 19.00 -
Average Visitor Score 23.29 1.57 -
Average Margin of Victory 14.00 0.91 +
Average Margin of Loss 8.00 6.33 -

Stadium

  • 1970 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 114556 412869 286088 123042 92 (13.1)163 (23.3)255 (18.2)
Opponent 411960 3672108 222345 244266 156 (22.3)123 (17.6)279 (19.9)

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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1970 Player Awards and Nominations

1970 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Hugh Oldham (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Marshall Shirk (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Billy Cooper (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1970 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9) Mike Sharp (HB) Carleton
2–9 (18) Gerald Kwapisz (T) Windsor
3–9 (27) Jeff Hilton (FB) Western Ontario
4–9 (36) Dave Doherty (DB) McGill
5–9 (44) Ken Whalen (DB) Guelph
6–9 Pass
7–9 (61) Ron Clarke (G) Queen's
8–9 (69) Bob Climie (G) Queen's
9–9 Pass
10–9 Pass

Ottawa Rough Riders 1970 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
OLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
DB Al Marcelin
4 All-Division Selections
QB Gary Wood
DT Marshall Shirk
OLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
DB Al Marcelin

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Wed. July 8
OTT 8 @ TOR 29 L 29,018
B 8
Mon. July 13
8:00 PM
CGY 26 @ OTT 17 L 15,987
C 15
Mon. July 20
8:30 PM
MTL 15 @ OTT 8 L 15,796
D 18
Thu. July 23
OTT 27 @ HAM 20 W 16,000
1 22
Wed. July 29
8:00 PM
HAM 17 @ OTT 15 L 23,094 CTVE
3 29
Tue. Aug. 11
8:00 PM
SSK 24 @ OTT 1 L 25,192 CTV
5 38
Tue. Aug. 25
OTT 31 @ EDM 23 W 19,221
41
Thu. Aug. 27
11:00 PM
OTT 30 @ BC 32 L 35,563 CTV
6 44
Wed. Sept. 2
8:00 PM
MTL 7 @ OTT 31 W 26,996 CTVE
7 48
Mon. Sept. 7
8:00 PM
TOR 37 @ OTT 21 L 26,000 CTV
8 53
Sun. Sept. 13
2:00 PM
OTT 25 @ TOR 30 L 33,135 CTVE
9 56
Sat. Sept. 19
2:00 PM
CGY 1 @ OTT 9 W 23,013 CBC
10 62
Sun. Sept. 27
OTT 15 @ MTL 16 L 26,677
11 65
Sat. Oct. 3
2:00 PM
WPG 15 @ OTT 0 L 19,575 CBC
12 72
Mon. Oct. 12
2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ HAM 24 L 21,035 CTV
13 74
Sat. Oct. 17
2:00 PM
HAM 22 @ OTT 15 L 21,385 CBCE
14 80
Sat. Oct. 24
2:00 PM
OTT 28 @ MTL 12 W 19,758 CBCE
15 84
Sat. Oct. 31
2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 19 L 25,886 CBC