The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1972 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1972 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1972 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 120 73 L1 3-1-0
Regular Season 14 11 3 0 22 298 228 W4 5-1-0
    Home 7 5 2 0 10 172 135 W2 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 6 1 0 12 126 93 W4 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 9 6 3 0 12 190 158 W2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 5 0 0 10 108 70 W5 5-0-0

Full 1972 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1972 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.429 2-2-0 (4) 4-1-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.488 3-0-0 (3) 2-0-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.786
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.286
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.214
BC Lions (1) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coach

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1972 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,172
  • Total: 164,321
  • High: 27,472
  • Avg: 23,474 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1971 Avg: +536
  • Low: 19,606
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 86.39
  • Diff from League Avg: +278

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Team Scoring

19721971 +/-
Average Combined Score 37.57 3.00 -
Average Winning Score 21.82 8.85 -
Average Losing Score 19.33 5.96 +
Average Home Score 24.57 2.71 +
Average Visitor Score 18.00 1.71 -
Average Margin of Victory 7.64 7.36 -
Average Margin of Loss 4.67 4.83 -

Stadium

  • 1972 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 404787 323163 371754 633194 172 (24.6)126 (18.0)298 (21.3)
Opponent 311748 463884 222345 361551 93 (13.3)135 (19.3)228 (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 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 9 (7-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (4-1-0)
After 2nd 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (5-1-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 9 (8-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1972 Player Awards and Nominations

1972 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dick Adams (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Wayne Smith (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Gerry Organ (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Dick Adams (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1972 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–4 (22) Doug Chihocki (E) Western Ontario
4–4 (31) Stew MacSween (DB) Toronto
5–4 (40) Ron Perowne (RB) Bishop's
6–4 (48) Gordon Ladbrook (LB) Dalhousie
7–4 (57) Fred Tokoryk (DT) Dalhousie
8–4 Pass
9–4 Pass

Ottawa Rough Riders 1972 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
DE Wayne Smith
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
DB Dick Adams
5 All-Division Selections
DT Rudy Sims
DE Wayne Smith
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
DB Rod Woodward
DB Dick Adams

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 6
Thu. July 6
OTT 22 @ HAM 21 W 20,000
B 8
Wed. July 12
SSK 16 @ OTT 19 W 16,444
C 14
Wed. July 19
TOR 7 @ OTT 51 W 19,508
D 18
Tue. July 25
OTT 28 @ WPG 29 L 17,610
1 23
Wed. Aug. 2
SSK 7 @ OTT 22 W 21,662
2 28
Thu. Aug. 10
OTT 28 @ MTL 19 W 16,649
3 32
Wed. Aug. 16
OTT 14 @ TOR 8 W 33,135
5 40
Wed. Aug. 30
TOR 13 @ OTT 14 W 27,472
6 43
Mon. Sept. 4
OTT 16 @ HAM 17 L 34,772
7 47
Sat. Sept. 9
MTL 23 @ OTT 38 W 22,196
8 51
Sat. Sept. 16
HAM 30 @ OTT 22 L 25,537
9 56
Sat. Sept. 23
OTT 10 @ EDM 9 W 21,632
10 60
Tue. Sept. 26
OTT 20 @ BC 17 W 22,108
64
Sun. Oct. 1
HAM 25 @ OTT 20 L 25,068
12 71
Mon. Oct. 9
CGY 30 @ OTT 45 W 19,606
14 79
Sun. Oct. 22
OTT 17 @ MTL 7 W 13,972
15 81
Sat. Oct. 28
OTT 21 @ TOR 16 W 33,135
16 85
Sat. Nov. 4
WPG 7 @ OTT 11 W 22,780
P1 88
Sat. Nov. 11
MTL 11 @ OTT 14 W 16,548
P2 90
Sat. Nov. 18
HAM 7 @ OTT 19 W 21,800
92
Sun. Nov. 26
OTT 8 @ HAM 23 L 30,721