The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1977 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1977 Full Schedule/Results

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

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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1977 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 214,477
  • High: 33,399
  • Avg: 26,809 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1976 Avg: +1,449
  • Low: 21,312
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 76.66
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,493

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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 4.13 -

Stadium

  • 1977 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 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)

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)

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 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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1977 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
TE Tony Gabriel
G Jeff Turcotte
OLB Mike Widger
8 All-Division Selections
QB Tom Clements
RB Richard Holmes
TE Tony Gabriel
WR Jeff Avery
C Donn Smith
G Jeff Turcotte
DE Jim Piaskoski
OLB Mike Widger

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Tue. June 14
TOR 7 @ OTT 7 T 16,877
B 6
Sat. June 18
OTT 24 @ EDM 27 L 24,680
C 12
Tue. June 28
HAM 20 @ OTT 36 W 17,004
D 19
Thu. July 7
OTT 9 @ TOR 28 L 39,804
1 23
Wed. July 13
8:00 PM
MTL 27 @ OTT 17 L 25,280 CTVE
3 30
Wed. July 27
8:00 PM
OTT 1 @ TOR 17 L 45,540 CTVE
4 35
Wed. Aug. 3
8:00 PM
TOR 11 @ OTT 41 W 27,643 CTVE
5 37
Tue. Aug. 9
10:00 PM
OTT 17 @ SSK 27 L 19,216 CBC
6 41
Tue. Aug. 16
8:00 PM
HAM 17 @ OTT 31 W 23,480 CBCE
7 46
Tue. Aug. 23
8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 27 L 66,544
8 51
Wed. Aug. 31
8:00 PM
BC 27 @ OTT 24 L 27,248 CTV
9 53
Mon. Sept. 5
8:00 PM
OTT 33 @ HAM 18 W 25,677 CTV
10 58
Sun. Sept. 11
2:00 PM
MTL 16 @ OTT 11 L 33,399 R/C, CBCE
12 65
Sat. Sept. 24
9:00 PM
OTT 24 @ WPG 36 L 23,211 CTV
13 68
Sat. Oct. 1
2:00 PM
EDM 17 @ OTT 34 W 21,312 CTV
14 72
Sat. Oct. 8
10:00 PM
OTT 24 @ CGY 20 W 23,512 CTV
15 77
Sat. Oct. 15
2:00 PM
HAM 28 @ OTT 36 W 24,750 CTV
16 80
Sat. Oct. 22
2:00 PM
OTT 16 @ MTL 28 L 62,157 CTVE
17 86
Sun. Oct. 30
2:00 PM
TOR 4 @ OTT 14 W 31,365
18 91
Sun. Nov. 6
2:00 PM
OTT 25 @ HAM 24 W 17,353 CBCE
P1 93
Sun. Nov. 13
2:00 PM
TOR 16 @ OTT 21 W 24,875 CBC
P2 94
Sat. Nov. 19
2:00 PM
OTT 18 @ MTL 21 L 55,400 CTV