The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1971 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1971 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1971 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 83 56 L1 2-2-0
Regular Season 14 6 8 0 12 291 277 W3 3-3-0
    Home 7 4 3 0 8 153 114 W2 3-3-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 138 163 W1 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 9 3 6 0 6 167 172 W2 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 2 0 6 124 105 W1 3-2-0

Full 1971 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1971 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.548 2-3-0 (5) 1-3-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.488 2-0-0 (2) 1-2-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.429
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.714
BC Lions (1) 0.406
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.594
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.375
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.594
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.469

Team Scoring

19711970 +/-
Average Combined Score 40.57 +2.43
Average Winning Score 30.67 +5.92
Average Losing Score 13.38 -2.23
Average Home Score 21.86 +8.71
Average Visitor Score 19.71 -3.57
Average Margin of Victory 15.00 +1.00
Average Margin of Loss 9.50 +1.50

1971 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,172
  • Total: 160,565
  • High: 27,137
  • Avg: 22,937 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1970 Avg: -1,205
  • Low: 14,758
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 84.42
  • Diff from League Avg: -1,074

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1971 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

277 (19.8)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 433477 342357 231740 5364117 153 (21.9)138 (19.7)291 (20.8)
Opponent 284371 5746103 112031 185472 163 (23.3)114 (16.3)

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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1971 Player Awards and Nominations

1971 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Marshall Shirk (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Marshall Shirk (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Wayne Giardino (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1971 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2)   Bob Eccles (LB) Carleton
2–2 (11)   Bob Folusewych (FB) Guelph
3–2 (20)   Bob Hapfield (T) Waterloo
4–2 (29)   Art Lord (DB) Saskatchewan
5–2 (38)   Steve Derbyshire (T) Western Ontario
6–2 (47)   Steve Hoffman (T) Windsor
7–2 (56)   George Hill (LB) Western Ontario
8–2 (64)   Marshall Caplan (LB) McMaster
9–2   Pass

Ottawa Rough Riders 1971 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
OLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
3 All-Division Selections
RB Dennis Duncan
DT Rudy Sims
DE Tom Laputka

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Mon. July 5
WPG 19 @ OTT 17 L 13,513  
A
Fri. July 9
OTT 5 @ EDM 1 W 14,768  
B
Mon. July 12
OTT 41 @ BC 14 W 23,088  
C
Mon. July 19
BC 22 @ OTT 20 L 15,554  
1
Tue. July 27
EDM 11 @ OTT 22 W 19,959  
2
Mon. Aug. 2
OTT 28 @ WPG 22 W 21,851  
2
Wed. Aug. 4
OTT 8 @ CGY 9 L 22,251  
3
Wed. Aug. 11
HAM 20 @ OTT 17 L 26,385  
4
Thu. Aug. 19
OTT 28 @ TOR 30 L 33,135  
5
Fri. Aug. 27 10:00 PM
OTT 21 @ SSK 42 L 16,980 CTV
7
Mon. Sept. 6
MTL 17 @ OTT 40 W 24,395  
8
Sat. Sept. 11
OTT 6 @ MTL 25 L 24,374  
9
Sun. Sept. 19
TOR 26 @ OTT 17 L 26,063  
10
Sun. Sept. 26
OTT 7 @ HAM 19 L 26,953  
11
Sun. Oct. 3 2:00 PM
TOR 12 @ OTT 3 L 21,868 CTV
12
Sat. Oct. 9
BC 21 @ OTT 45 W 14,758  
14
Sat. Oct. 23
OTT 40 @ HAM 16 W 21,700  
15
Sat. Oct. 30
MTL 7 @ OTT 9 W 27,137  
P1
Sun. Nov. 7
OTT 4 @ HAM 23 L 26,471