The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1974 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1974 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1974 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 4 0 0 8 110 88 W4 4-0-0
Regular Season 16 7 9 0 14 261 271 L2 3-3-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 134 134 L1 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 127 137 L1 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 11 4 7 0 8 186 212 L2 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 2 0 6 75 59 W2 3-2-0

Full 1974 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1974 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.497 2-3-0 (5) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.519 2-1-0 (3) 1-1-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.438
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.625
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.406
BC Lions (1) 0.500
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.500

Team Scoring

19741973 +/-
Average Combined Score 33.25 -3.11
Average Winning Score 25.57 +1.46
Average Losing Score 9.11 -2.49
Average Home Score 16.75 -2.39
Average Visitor Score 15.88 -4.27
Average Margin of Victory 12.43 +1.54
Average Margin of Loss 10.78 -0.62

1974 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,172
  • Total: 151,389
  • High: 24,649
  • Avg: 18,923 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1973 Avg: -5,820
  • Low: 14,396
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 69.64
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,131

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Coaches

Head Coaches

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Stadium

  • 1974 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

271 (16.9)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 402666 385896 241438 322961 134 (16.8)127 (15.9)261 (16.3)
Opponent 162945 392867 413879 384280 137 (17.1)134 (16.8)

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 6 (4-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (2-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 11 (6-5-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 9 (6-3-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 8 (1-7-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1974 Player Awards and Nominations

1974 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Rhome Nixon (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Wayne Smith (Division Finalist)
  • Offensive Lineman — Charlie Brandon (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Foley (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Peter Crepin (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1974 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8) [EDM] Dave Hadden (RB) Queen's
1–9 (9)   Bob Rushton (LB) Otterbein
3–9 (27)   Billy Robinson (QB) Saint Mary's
5–9 (45)   Tom Balfe (DT) Wilfrid Laurier
6–9 (54)   Jeff Cope (DB) Simon Fraser
7–9 (63)   Doug Ridding (LB) Otterbein
8–9   Pass
9–9   Pass

Ottawa Rough Riders 1974 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
WR Rhome Nixon
DE Wayne Smith*
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
DB Al Marcelin
DB Dick Adams
9 All-Division Selections
RB Art Green
WR Rhome Nixon
C Bob McKeown
DT Rudy Sims
DE Wayne Smith
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell
DB Rod Woodward (Tie)
DB Dick Adams
DB Al Marcelin

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed. July 3
OTT 29 @ CGY 20 W 18,000  
B
Fri. July 5
OTT 26 @ EDM 25 W    
B
Wed. July 10
BC 27 @ OTT 28 W 12,223  
D
Thu. July 18
WPG 16 @ OTT 27 W 12,424  
1
Thu. July 25
OTT 3 @ TOR 19 L 21,456  
2
Wed. July 31 8:00 PM
OTT 17 @ MTL 20 L 15,732 CBC
3
Tue. Aug. 6 8:00 PM
HAM 25 @ OTT 30 W 19,133 CTVE
4
Tue. Aug. 13 8:00 PM
MTL 14 @ OTT 27 W 24,649 CBC
5
Mon. Aug. 19
OTT 6 @ EDM 23 L 21,966  
5
Thu. Aug. 22
OTT 9 @ BC 4 W 26,803  
7
Mon. Sept. 2
OTT 10 @ HAM 11 L 28,050  
8
Sat. Sept. 7
HAM 16 @ OTT 10 L 18,612  
9
Sat. Sept. 14
CGY 16 @ OTT 9 L 14,396  
10
Thu. Sept. 19
OTT 29 @ TOR 12 W 32,081  
10
Sun. Sept. 22
SSK 6 @ OTT 24 W 16,048  
11
Sun. Sept. 29
TOR 19 @ OTT 7 L 18,902  
12
Sun. Oct. 6
OTT 33 @ HAM 21 W 26,055  
13
Sat. Oct. 12
WPG 10 @ OTT 27 W 15,500  
14
Sun. Oct. 20
MTL 28 @ OTT 0 L 24,149  
16
Sat. Nov. 2
OTT 20 @ MTL 27 L 16,311  
P1
Sun. Nov. 10 1:00 PM
HAM 19 @ OTT 21 W 14,786 CBC
P2
Sun. Nov. 17 1:00 PM
OTT 4 @ MTL 14 L 20,531 CTV