The Ottawa Rough Riders 1977 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1977 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 2 1 3 76 82 L1 1-2-1
Regular Season 16 8 8 0 16 368 344 W2 5-1-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 208 147 W3 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 160 197 W1 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 11 6 5 0 12 245 217 W2 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 123 127 W2 2-3-0

Full 1977 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 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 5 (4-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 8 (3-5-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 4 (2-2-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0) 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 14
TOR 7 @ OTT 7 T 16,877  
B
Sat Jun 18
OTT 24 @ EDM 27 L 24,680  
C
Tue Jun 28
HAM 20 @ OTT 36 W 17,004  
D
Thu Jul 7
OTT 9 @ TOR 28 L 39,804  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 13 8:00 PM
MTL 27 @ OTT 17 L 25,280 CTVE
3
Wed Jul 27 8:00 PM
OTT 1 @ TOR 17 L 45,540 CTVE
4
Wed Aug 3 8:00 PM
TOR 11 @ OTT 41 W 27,643 CTVE
5
Tue Aug 9 10:00 PM
OTT 17 @ SSK 27 L 19,216 CBC
6
Tue Aug 16 8:00 PM
HAM 17 @ OTT 31 W 23,480 CBCE
7
Tue Aug 23 8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 27 L 66,544  
8
Wed Aug 31 8:00 PM
BC 27 @ OTT 24 L 27,248 CTV
9
Mon Sep 5 8:00 PM
OTT 33 @ HAM 18 W 25,677 CTV
10
Sun Sep 11 2:00 PM
MTL 16 @ OTT 11 L 33,399 R/C, CBCE
12
Sat Sep 24 9:00 PM
OTT 24 @ WPG 36 L 23,211 CTV
13
Sat Oct 1 2:00 PM
EDM 17 @ OTT 34 W 21,312 CTV
14
Sat Oct 8 10:00 PM
OTT 24 @ CGY 20 W 23,512 CTV
15
Sat Oct 15 2:00 PM
HAM 28 @ OTT 36 W 24,750 CTV
16
Sat Oct 22 2:00 PM
OTT 16 @ MTL 28 L 62,157 CTVE
17
Sun Oct 30 2:00 PM
TOR 4 @ OTT 14 W 31,365  
18
Sun Nov 6 2:00 PM
OTT 25 @ HAM 24 W 17,353 CBCE
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 13 2:00 PM
TOR 16 @ OTT 21 W 24,875 CBC
P2
Sat Nov 19 2:00 PM
OTT 18 @ MTL 21 L 55,400 CTV

Ottawa Rough Riders 1977 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.466 4-2-0 (6) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.525 1-1-0 (2) 1-2-0 (3)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.313
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.688
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.375
BC Lions (1) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.250
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625

Team Scoring

19771976 +/-
Average Combined Score 44.50 -2.81
Average Winning Score 29.75 -5.58
Average Losing Score 16.25 +4.08
Average Home Score 26.00 -2.00
Average Visitor Score 20.00 -3.38
Average Margin of Victory 12.38 -3.85
Average Margin of Loss 9.38 -4.12

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 412465 6846114 344175 6549114 208 (26.0)160 (20.0)368 (23.0)
Opponent 203757 5947106 313566 3778115 197 (24.6)147 (18.4)344 (21.5)

Coaches

Head Coach

Ottawa Rough Riders 1977 Player Awards and Nominations

1977 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tony Gabriel (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Jim Piaskoski (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Donn Smith (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Gabriel (Winner)
  • Rookie — Mike Murphy (Division Finalist)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1977 All-Star Selections

No Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1977.

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Ottawa Rough Riders 1977 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) [CGY] Mike Riley (DT) Dalhousie
1–9 (9)   Kirk Defazie (DB) Waterloo
2–9 (18)   Jim Lynn (OT) Windsor
3–9 (27)   Jim McCaffrey (DB) Richmond
4–9 (36)   Rod Bell (TE) New Brunswick
5–9 (45)   Roger Wheller (WR) Acadia
6–9 (54)   Dan Sartor (C) Ottawa
7–9 (63)   Ross Tripp (RB) McMaster
8–9 (72)   John Harrison (QB) McMaster
9–9 (81)   Phil Ridley (FB) St. Francis Xavier
10–9   Pass

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