Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Jul 4
WPG 10 @ OTT 10 T 14,917  
B
Wed Jul 11
EDM 16 @ OTT 25 W 14,728  
C
Thu Jul 19 8:00 PM
OTT 14 @ MTL 17 L 14,207  
D
Tue Jul 24
OTT 13 @ HAM 9 W 23,884  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 31 8:00 PM
TOR 25 @ OTT 9 L 23,764  
2
Wed Aug 8 8:00 PM
OTT 6 @ TOR 19 L 33,135  
3
Mon Aug 13 8:00 PM
HAM 25 @ OTT 16 L 22,087  
4
Mon Aug 20 10:00 PM
OTT 12 @ SSK 18 L 21,032  
5
Sat Aug 25 8:00 PM
OTT 30 @ MTL 3 W 27,205  
6
Wed Sep 5 8:00 PM
BC 24 @ OTT 26 W 18,674  
7
Wed Sep 12 9:00 PM
OTT 24 @ WPG 13 W 24,385  
8
Sat Sep 15 8:00 PM
OTT 21 @ HAM 19 W 33,254  
9
Sat Sep 22 2:00 PM
EDM 20 @ OTT 32 W 20,306 CBC
10
Sun Sep 30 2:00 PM
MTL 28 @ OTT 15 L 26,316  
11
Mon Oct 8 2:00 PM
OTT 16 @ HAM 13 W 34,050  
12
Sun Oct 14 4:30 PM
OTT 32 @ CGY 8 W 18,450  
13
Sun Oct 21 2:00 PM
TOR 19 @ OTT 20 W 25,328  
14
Sun Oct 28 2:00 PM
MTL 0 @ OTT 16 W 36,734  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 18 1:30 PM
MTL 14 @ OTT 23 W 19,793 CTV
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 25 1:00 PM
EDM 18 vs OTT 22 W 36,653 CTV, CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 1 1 5 62 52 W1 2-1-1
Regular Season 14 9 5 0 18 275 234 W4 5-1-0
    Home 7 4 3 0 8 134 141 W2 4-2-0
    Visitor 7 5 2 0 10 141 93 W5 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 9 5 4 0 10 149 151 W3 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 4 1 0 8 126 83 W4 4-1-0

Full 1973 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 2 (1-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 5 (4-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 7 (3-4-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 3rd 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.536 2-3-0 (5) 3-1-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.456 2-0-0 (2) 2-1-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.536
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.571
BC Lions (1) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.281
19731972 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.36 -1.21
Average Winning Score 24.11 +2.29
Average Losing Score 11.60 -7.73
Average Home Score 19.14 -5.43
Average Visitor Score 20.14 +2.14
Average Margin of Victory 10.89 +3.25
Average Margin of Loss 11.40 +6.73
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 412364 325991 212445 403575 134 (19.1)141 (20.1)275 (19.6)
Opponent 522476 282048 331346 283664 93 (13.3)141 (20.1)234 (16.7)
Head Coach
Ottawa Rough Riders 1973 Player Awards and Nominations
1973 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Gerry Organ (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Charlie Brandon (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Gerry Organ (Winner)
  • Rookie — Donn Smith (Team Nominee)
Ottawa Rough Riders 1973 All-Star Selections
4 All-Canadian Selections
DT Rudy Sims
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
DB Al Marcelin
DB Dick Adams
5 All-Division Selections
RB Jim Evenson
DT Rudy Sims
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
DB Dick Adams
DB Al Marcelin

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1973 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–7 (16)   Bruce McMillan (RB) Mount Allison
3–7 (25)   Roger Comartin (DB) Alberta
4–7 (34)   Jim Budge (DB) Western Ontario
5–7   Pass
6–7   Pass
7–7   Pass
8–7   Pass
9–7   Pass

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