The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1973 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1973 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1973 Record
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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1973 Opponent Appearances

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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1973 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,172
  • Total: 173,209
  • High: 36,734
  • Avg: 24,744 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1972 Avg: +1,269
  • Low: 18,674
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 91.06
  • Diff from League Avg: -35

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Team Scoring

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 +

Stadium

  • 1973 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 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)

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 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)

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 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

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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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Wed. July 4
WPG 10 @ OTT 10 T 14,917
B 9
Wed. July 11
EDM 16 @ OTT 25 W 14,728
C 14
Thu. July 19
OTT 14 @ MTL 17 L 14,207
D 19
Tue. July 24
OTT 13 @ HAM 9 W 23,884
1 21
Tue. July 31
TOR 25 @ OTT 9 L 23,764
2 28
Wed. Aug. 8
OTT 6 @ TOR 19 L 33,135
29
Mon. Aug. 13
HAM 25 @ OTT 16 L 22,087
3 33
Mon. Aug. 20
OTT 12 @ SSK 18 L 21,032
4 37
Sat. Aug. 25
OTT 30 @ MTL 3 W 27,205
6 45
Wed. Sept. 5
BC 24 @ OTT 26 W 18,674
7 51
Wed. Sept. 12
OTT 24 @ WPG 13 W 24,385
53
Sat. Sept. 15
OTT 21 @ HAM 19 W 33,254
8 57
Sat. Sept. 22
2:00 PM
EDM 20 @ OTT 32 W 20,306 CBC
10 65
Sun. Sept. 30
MTL 28 @ OTT 15 L 26,316
11 70
Mon. Oct. 8
OTT 16 @ HAM 13 W 34,050
12 73
Sun. Oct. 14
OTT 32 @ CGY 8 W 18,450
13 78
Sun. Oct. 21
TOR 19 @ OTT 20 W 25,328
14 81
Sun. Oct. 28
MTL 0 @ OTT 16 W 36,734
P2 91
Sun. Nov. 18
1:30 PM
MTL 14 @ OTT 23 W 19,793 CTV
GC 92
Sun. Nov. 25
1:00 PM
EDM 18 vs OTT 22 W 36,653 CTV, CBC