The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1978 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1978 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1978 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 75 90 L3 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 11 5 0 22 395 261 L1 3-3-0
    Home 8 7 1 0 14 242 118 W3 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 153 143 L3 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 11 8 3 0 16 245 153 L1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 2 0 6 150 108 L1 3-2-0

Full 1978 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1978 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.386 5-0-0 (5) 3-3-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.538 2-1-0 (3) 1-1-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.344
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.531
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.250
BC Lions (1) 0.500
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.656
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.281
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.563

Coaches

Head Coach

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1978 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 214,161
  • High: 33,976
  • Avg: 26,770 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1977 Avg: -639
  • Low: 20,775
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 76.55
  • Diff from League Avg: -5,109

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Team Scoring

19781977 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.00 3.50 -
Average Winning Score 29.09 0.66 -
Average Losing Score 15.00 1.25 -
Average Home Score 30.25 4.25 +
Average Visitor Score 19.13 0.88 -
Average Margin of Victory 16.45 4.08 +
Average Margin of Loss 9.40 0.03 +

Stadium

  • 1978 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 484290 324274 8616102 7653129 242 (30.3)153 (19.1)395 (24.7)
Opponent 132841 504797 283058 273865 143 (17.9)118 (14.8)261 (16.3)

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 (5-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (9-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (0-3-0) 9 (9-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 9 (9-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1978 Player Awards and Nominations

1978 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tony Gabriel (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — Kenneth Downing (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Jim Coode (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Gabriel (Winner)
  • Rookie — J.T. Hay (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1978 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7) Don Taylor (RB) Central (Iowa)
4–7 (34) Phil Battaglia (LB) New Brunswick
5–7 (43) Linden Davidson (OT) Ottawa
6–7 (52) Dave Yurincich (DT) Wilfrid Laurier
7–7 (61) Tom Barbeau (RB) McGill
8–7 (70) Mike Lyriotokis (DT) Prince Edward Island

Ottawa Rough Riders 1978 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
TE Tony Gabriel
T Jim Coode
DE Mike Fanucci
DB Larry Brune
11 All-Division Selections
QB Condredge Holloway, Jr.
RB Mike Murphy
TE Tony Gabriel
SB Art Green
WR Jeff Avery
C Donn Smith
G Charlie Brandon
T Jim Coode
DT Mike Raines
DE Mike Fanucci
DHB Larry Brune

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Wed. June 14
8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 16 W 21,414
B 8
Wed. June 21
8:00 PM
BC 21 @ OTT 20 L 16,100
C 11
Wed. June 28
8:00 PM
MTL 25 @ OTT 4 L 16,991
D 16
Tue. July 4
8:00 PM
OTT 27 @ WPG 28 L 24,931
1 20
Tue. July 11
8:00 PM
MTL 10 @ OTT 17 W 25,391 CTVE
3 30
Wed. July 26
8:00 PM
OTT 16 @ TOR 20 L 48,159
4 32
Tue. Aug. 1
9:30 PM
OTT 24 @ EDM 23 W 25,000 CTV
5 35
Tue. Aug. 8
8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 37 W 30,723 CTVE
6 40
Tue. Aug. 15
8:00 PM
HAM 6 @ OTT 32 W 25,389 CBC
7 46
Wed. Aug. 23
8:00 PM
OTT 36 @ HAM 8 W 24,314 CTVE
8 50
Wed. Aug. 30
8:00 PM
CGY 16 @ OTT 27 W 26,665 CTV
9 54
Tue. Sept. 5
8:00 PM
OTT 23 @ MTL 18 W 62,197 CBC
10 56
Sat. Sept. 9
2:00 PM
WPG 31 @ OTT 29 L 26,282 R/C, CTV
12 65
Sun. Sept. 24
2:00 PM
SSK 18 @ OTT 53 W 24,960 R/C, CBC
13 68
Sat. Sept. 30
8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ TOR 3 W 45,210 R/C, CTVE
14 74
Mon. Oct. 9
2:00 PM
OTT 5 @ HAM 25 L 25,712 R/C, CBC
15 77
Sun. Oct. 15
2:00 PM
MTL 10 @ OTT 13 W 33,976 R/C, CTVE
16 79
Sat. Oct. 21
11:00 PM
OTT 17 @ BC 20 L 20,971 CTV
17 83
Sat. Oct. 28
2:00 PM
HAM 9 @ OTT 34 W 20,775 R/C, CTV
18 88
Sat. Nov. 4
2:00 PM
OTT 8 @ MTL 26 L 54,159 CTVE
P2 94
Sun. Nov. 19
2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ OTT 16 L 31,960 CBC