The Ottawa Rough Riders 1978 Season

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Jun 14 8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 16 W 21,414  
B
Wed Jun 21 8:00 PM
BC 21 @ OTT 20 L 16,100  
C
Wed Jun 28 8:00 PM
MTL 25 @ OTT 4 L 16,991  
D
Tue Jul 4 8:00 PM
OTT 27 @ WPG 28 L 24,931  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 11 8:00 PM
MTL 10 @ OTT 17 W 25,391 CTVE
3
Wed Jul 26 8:00 PM
OTT 16 @ TOR 20 L 48,159  
4
Tue Aug 1 9:30 PM
OTT 24 @ EDM 23 W 25,000 CTV
5
Tue Aug 8 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 37 W 30,723 CTVE
6
Tue Aug 15 8:00 PM
HAM 6 @ OTT 32 W 25,389 CBC
7
Wed Aug 23 8:00 PM
OTT 36 @ HAM 8 W 24,314 CTVE
8
Wed Aug 30 8:00 PM
CGY 16 @ OTT 27 W 26,665 CTV
9
Tue Sep 5 8:00 PM
OTT 23 @ MTL 18 W 62,197 CBC
10
Sat Sep 9 2:00 PM
WPG 31 @ OTT 29 L 26,282 R/C, CTV
12
Sun Sep 24 2:00 PM
SSK 18 @ OTT 53 W 24,960 R/C, CBC
13
Sat Sep 30 8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ TOR 3 W 45,210 R/C, CTVE
14
Mon Oct 9 2:00 PM
OTT 5 @ HAM 25 L 25,712 R/C, CBC
15
Sun Oct 15 2:00 PM
MTL 10 @ OTT 13 W 33,976 R/C, CTVE
16
Sat Oct 21 11:00 PM
OTT 17 @ BC 20 L 20,971 CTV
17
Sat Oct 28 2:00 PM
HAM 9 @ OTT 34 W 20,775 R/C, CTV
18
Sat Nov 4 2:00 PM
OTT 8 @ MTL 26 L 54,159 CTVE
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 19 2:00 PM
MTL 21 @ OTT 16 L 31,960 CBC

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

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

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)

Coaches

Head Coach

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 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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Ottawa Rough Riders 1978 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7)   Don Taylor (RB) Central (IA)
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

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