Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jun 10 11:00 PM
OTT 26 @ BC 26 T 17,284  
B
Wed Jun 18 8:00 PM
EDM 25 @ OTT 13 L 17,231  
C
Wed Jun 25 8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ MTL 34 L 26,352  
D
Tue Jul 1 2:00 PM
SSK 3 @ OTT 29 W 16,765  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 8 8:00 PM
CGY 20 @ OTT 26 W 21,064 CBC
2
Tue Jul 15 8:00 PM
OTT 23 @ HAM 41 L 23,100  
3
Wed Jul 23 8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 16 W 40,112 CTVE
4
Tue Jul 29 8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 10 L 28,742 R/C, CBCE
5
Tue Aug 5 8:00 PM
HAM 13 @ OTT 3 L 24,181 CBCE
6
Tue Aug 12 8:00 PM
OTT 27 @ MTL 17 W 34,426 CBCE
7
Mon Aug 18 8:00 PM
MTL 11 @ OTT 33 W 29,994 CTVE
8
Tue Aug 26 9:30 PM
OTT 20 @ EDM 45 L 42,728 CBCW
10
Sun Sep 7 2:00 PM
SSK 21 @ OTT 31 W 20,681 CTV
11
Sun Sep 14 2:00 PM
WPG 20 @ OTT 19 L 21,241 CBC
12
Sun Sep 21 2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 41 L 33,156  
13
Sun Sep 28 2:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 29 L 18,363 CBCE
14
Sun Oct 5 2:00 PM
MTL 14 @ OTT 49 W 24,971 CBCE
15
Sun Oct 12 2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ MTL 34 L 31,919 CBCE
16
Sat Oct 18 11:00 PM
OTT 7 @ BC 27 L 17,399 CTV
17
Sat Oct 25 2:00 PM
HAM 26 @ OTT 27 W 21,788 CTVE
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 8 2:00 PM
OTT 21 @ MTL 25 L 17,420 CTV
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 2 1 3 92 88 W1 1-2-1
Regular Season 16 7 9 0 14 353 393 W1 2-4-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 198 143 W2 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 155 250 L5 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 11 5 6 0 10 250 260 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 2 3 0 4 103 133 L2 2-3-0

Full 1980 League Standings

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 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 7 (5-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (2-9-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 11 (3-8-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.477 3-2-0 (5) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.531 2-1-0 (3) 0-2-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.531
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.375
BC Lions (1) 0.531
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.813
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.625
19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 46.63 +5.12
Average Winning Score 30.43 +1.80
Average Losing Score 15.56 +4.39
Average Home Score 24.75 -3.38
Average Visitor Score 19.38 +3.88
Average Margin of Victory 12.57 -0.55
Average Margin of Loss 14.22 +2.39
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 552580 534396 273461 6353116 198 (24.8)155 (19.4)353 (22.1)
Opponent 266288 5492146 355590 284169 250 (31.3)143 (17.9)393 (24.6)
Head Coach
Ottawa Rough Riders 1980 Player Awards and Nominations
1980 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Richard Crump (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Mike Raines (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Val Belcher (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Rick Sowieta (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Jordan Case (Team Nominee)
1980 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Jim Coode (Winner)
Ottawa Rough Riders 1980 All-Star Selections
2 All-Canadian Selections
TE Tony Gabriel
G Val Belcher
6 All-Division Selections
RB Richard Crump
TE Tony Gabriel
G Val Belcher
DT Mike Raines
OLB Ron Foxx (Tie)
OLB Rick Sowieta (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1980 Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6)   Pat McBride (C) North Dakota State
2–2 (11) [SSK] Mark Philip (RB) Richmond
2–4 (13) [HAM] Neville Edwards (RB) Western Ontario
3–6 (24)   Ed McMillan (DB) Carleton
4–6 (33)   Wesley Woof (WR) Wilfrid Laurier
5–6 (42)   Steve Shubat (OT) York
6–6 (51)   Mike Szemeredy (TE) Toronto
7–6 (60)   Elwin Worobec (OG) Utah

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