The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1980 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1980 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1980 Record
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

Ottawa Rough Riders 1980 Opponent Appearances

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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1980 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 192,662
  • High: 29,994
  • Avg: 24,082 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1979 Avg: -2,278
  • Low: 20,681
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 68.86
  • Diff from League Avg: -5,042

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Team Scoring

19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 46.63 5.13 +
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 +

Stadium

  • 1980 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 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)

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 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)

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 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

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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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Tue. June 10
11:00 PM
OTT 26 @ BC 26 T 17,284
B 9
Wed. June 18
8:00 PM
EDM 25 @ OTT 13 L 17,231
C 12
Wed. June 25
OTT 24 @ MTL 34 L 26,352
D 15
Tue. July 1
2:00 PM
SSK 3 @ OTT 29 W 16,765
1 19
Tue. July 8
8:00 PM
CGY 20 @ OTT 26 W 21,064 CBC
2 23
Tue. July 15
OTT 23 @ HAM 41 L 23,100
3 29
Wed. July 23
8:00 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 16 W 40,112
4 31
Tue. July 29
8:00 PM
TOR 18 @ OTT 10 L 28,742 R/C
5 35
Tue. Aug. 5
8:00 PM
HAM 13 @ OTT 3 L 24,181
6 39
Tue. Aug. 12
OTT 27 @ MTL 17 W 34,426
7 43
Mon. Aug. 18
MTL 11 @ OTT 33 W 29,994
8 48
Tue. Aug. 26
9:30 PM
OTT 20 @ EDM 45 L 42,728 CBC
10 56
Sun. Sept. 7
2:00 PM
SSK 21 @ OTT 31 W 20,681 CTV
11 61
Sun. Sept. 14
2:00 PM
WPG 20 @ OTT 19 L 21,241 CBC
12 64
Sun. Sept. 21
2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 41 L 33,156
13 68
Sun. Sept. 28
2:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 29 L 18,363
14 72
Sun. Oct. 5
2:00 PM
MTL 14 @ OTT 49 W 24,971 CBCE
15 75
Sun. Oct. 12
2:00 PM
OTT 17 @ MTL 34 L 31,919 CBC
16 79
Sat. Oct. 18
11:00 PM
OTT 7 @ BC 27 L 17,399 CTV
17 83
Sat. Oct. 25
2:00 PM
HAM 26 @ OTT 27 W 21,788 CTV
P1 91
Sat. Nov. 8
2:00 PM
OTT 21 @ MTL 25 L 17,420 CTV