The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1976 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1976 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1976 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 119 99 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 9 6 1 19 411 346 L2 2-3-1
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 224 194 L1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 4 3 1 9 187 152 L1 2-3-1
   Divisional opponent 11 6 4 1 13 289 213 L2 1-4-1
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 2 0 6 122 133 W1 3-2-0

Full 1976 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1976 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.480 3-2-0 (5) 3-2-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.494 2-1-0 (3) 1-1-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.469
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.469
BC Lions (1) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.594
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.688
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Coaches

Head Coach

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1976 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 194,079
  • High: 29,779
  • Avg: 24,259 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1975 Avg: -5,308
  • Low: 20,454
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 69.37
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,899

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Team Scoring

19761975 +/-
Average Combined Score 47.31 5.19 +
Average Winning Score 35.33 6.33 +
Average Losing Score 12.17 3.63 -
Average Home Score 28.00 2.50 -
Average Visitor Score 23.38 4.63 +
Average Margin of Victory 16.22 1.02 +
Average Margin of Loss 13.50 5.90 +

Stadium

  • 1976 home stadium: Lansdowne Park
  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1975 – 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 544195 8655141 183957 6652118 224 (28.0)187 (23.4)411 (25.7)
Opponent 402464 5551106 531871 4659105 152 (19.0)194 (24.3)346 (21.6)

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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1976 Player Awards and Nominations

1976 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tom Clements (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Mark Kosmos (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Donn Smith (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Gabriel (Winner)
  • Rookie — John Palazeti (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1976 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4) [HAM] Steve Gelley (OG) Simon Fraser
1–6 (6) Bill Hatanaka (RB) York
4–6 (33) Drew Allen (OG) Carleton
5–6 (42) Doug Kitts (QB) York
6–6 (51) Jim Anderson (OT) Alberta
7–6 (60) Fred Brown (LB) Wilfrid Laurier
8–6 (69) Paul Lojewski (OG) Windsor
9–6 (78) Rob Forbes (WR) New Brunswick
10–6 (86) Chris Kziezopoloski (WR) Waterloo

Ottawa Rough Riders 1976 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
RB Art Green
TE Tony Gabriel*
OLB Mark Kosmos
7 All-Division Selections
QB Tom Clements
RB Art Green*
TE Tony Gabriel
C Donn Smith
T Jim Coode
MLB Larry Cameron
OLB Mark Kosmos

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Mon. June 28
EDM 25 @ OTT 40 W 17,420
B 9
Mon. July 5
MTL 26 @ OTT 22 L 22,040
C 12
Thu. July 8
OTT 37 @ CGY 39 L 22,551
D 18
Wed. July 14
OTT 20 @ TOR 9 W 37,851
1 21
Wed. July 21
OTT 42 @ HAM 16 W 21,269
2 25
Tue. July 27
WPG 27 @ OTT 38 W 22,541
3 29
Tue. Aug. 3
SSK 29 @ OTT 16 L 24,078
4 36
Wed. Aug. 11
OTT 27 @ TOR 16 W 50,212
5 39
Mon. Aug. 16
8:00 PM
MTL 9 @ OTT 45 W 29,779 R/C
43
Sat. Aug. 21
9:30 PM
OTT 20 @ EDM 18 W 25,882 CTV
6 45
Tue. Aug. 24
11:00 PM
OTT 11 @ BC 23 L 24,797 CBC
7 50
Wed. Sept. 1
8:00 PM
TOR 27 @ OTT 40 W 28,060 CTVE
9 56
Sat. Sept. 11
2:00 PM
MTL 13 @ OTT 21 W 25,234 CTV
10 61
Sun. Sept. 19
2:00 PM
HAM 28 @ OTT 21 L 22,466 CBCE
11 66
Sun. Sept. 26
2:00 PM
OTT 2 @ MTL 23 L 68,505 R/C, CBC
12 69
Sat. Oct. 2
2:00 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 20 T 47,685 CTVE
14 76
Sat. Oct. 16
2:00 PM
CGY 36 @ OTT 37 W 21,467 CTV
15 82
Sun. Oct. 24
OTT 48 @ HAM 10 W 21,568
16 86
Sun. Oct. 31
2:00 PM
HAM 25 @ OTT 6 L 20,454 CTVE
17 89
Sat. Nov. 6
2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ MTL 26 L 61,950 CTVE
P2 95
Sun. Nov. 21
2:00 PM
HAM 15 @ OTT 17 W 28,246 CBC
GC 96
Sun. Nov. 28
1:00 PM
SSK 20 vs OTT 23 W 53,467 CTV, CBC