The Ottawa Rough Riders 1976 Season

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

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

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

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 +4.62
Average Margin of Victory 16.22 +1.02
Average Margin of Loss 13.50 +5.90

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)

Coaches

Head Coach

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 All-Star Selections

No Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1976.

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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

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