The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1985 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1985 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1985 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 69 126 L1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 7 9 0 14 272 402 L2 3-3-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 145 153 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 127 249 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 6 4 2 0 8 105 105 L1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 3 7 0 6 167 297 L4 1-5-0

Full 1985 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1985 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.458 2-1-0 (3) 2-1-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.538 3-2-0 (5) 0-5-0 (5)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.375
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.500
BC Lions (2) 0.813
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.625
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.750

Coaches

Head Coach
  • Joe Moss (Dec. 18, 1984 – Sept. 29, 1986)

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Assistant Coaches
  • Bob Swift – Offensive line
  • Kevin Gilbride – Receivers
  • Richard Adams – Defensive secondary
  • Ted Heath – Defensive line

1985 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 170,181
  • High: 24,909
  • Avg: 21,272 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1984 Avg: +49
  • Low: 18,303
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 60.83
  • Diff from League Avg: -5,224

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Team Scoring

19851984 +/-
Average Combined Score 42.13 11.69 -
Average Winning Score 23.14 4.61 -
Average Losing Score 12.22 8.03 -
Average Home Score 18.13 4.63 -
Average Visitor Score 15.88 5.63 -
Average Margin of Victory 12.86 4.11 +
Average Margin of Loss 24.44 8.78 +

Stadium

  • 1985 home stadium: Lansdowne Park
  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1984 – Artificial turf

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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 521668 4060100 131326 403878 145 (18.1)127 (15.9)272 (17.0)
Opponent 3470104 7160131 247498 244569 249 (31.1)153 (19.1)402 (25.1)

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) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 3rd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (1-9-0)
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 1985 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – J.C. Watts
  • 1 – Daric Zeno
  • Defensive Star

    • None

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Greg Marshall

Ottawa Rough Riders 1985 Player Awards and Nominations

1985 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Loyd Lewis (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Loyd Lewis (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Kevin Powell (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Reid (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Nick Benjamin (Division Finalist)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1985 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Nick Benjamin (OL) Concordia
2–1 (10) Tom Monroe (WR) British Columbia (UBC)
3–1 (19) Neri Fratin (RB) Ottawa
4–8 (35) [HAM] Marty Palazeti (DE) Marshall
6–1 (46) Lance Chomyc (K) Toronto
7–1 (55) George Ganas (RB) York
8–1 (64) Morris Elfenbaum (OL) Minot State
9–1 (73) Craig Keenan (QB) Colorado

Ottawa Rough Riders 1985 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
P Ken Clark
8 All-Division Selections
RB Lester Brown
T Kevin Powell
T Roger Cattelan
DE Loyd Lewis
OLB Rick Sowieta
DB Ricky Barden
P Ken Clark
K Dean Dorsey (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Sat. June 8
7:30 PM
OTT 10 @ MTL 34 L 11,196
5
Thu. June 13
7:30 PM
MTL 37 @ OTT 22 L 26,248
C 13
Mon. June 24
7:30 PM
TOR 22 @ OTT 23 W 12,695
D 18
Sat. June 29
7:30 PM
OTT 14 @ HAM 33 L 16,753
1 22
Sun. July 7
3:30 PM
OTT 22 @ SSK 46 L 20,785 CTV, R/C
3 27
Thu. July 18
7:30 PM
EDM 19 @ OTT 41 W 20,000 CBC
4 34
Sun. July 28
1:30 PM
CGY 12 @ OTT 14 W 20,153 CBC, R/C
5 37
Fri. Aug. 2
9:30 PM
OTT 14 @ EDM 49 L 42,323
6 39
Thu. Aug. 8
8:30 PM
OTT 15 @ WPG 58 L 27,709 CBC
7 43
Thu. Aug. 15
7:30 PM
SSK 4 @ OTT 17 W 20,348 CBC
8 47
Thu. Aug. 22
7:30 PM
OTT 18 @ TOR 8 W 29,637 CBC
9 51
Fri. Aug. 30
7:30 PM
BC 18 @ OTT 13 L 23,611 CTV
10 56
Sat. Sept. 7
1:30 PM
WPG 42 @ OTT 14 L 19,165 CTV, R/C
11 60
Sat. Sept. 14
9:30 PM
OTT 7 @ CGY 32 L 12,706 CTV
12 65
Sun. Sept. 22
1:30 PM
OTT 11 @ HAM 32 L 16,101 CTV, R/C
13 69
Sun. Sept. 29
1:30 PM
MTL 7 @ OTT 23 W 24,909 CBC, R/C
14 73
Sun. Oct. 6
1:30 PM
TOR 15 @ OTT 19 W 18,303 CBC
16 80
Sat. Oct. 19
1:00 PM
OTT 30 @ MTL 7 W 15,951 CBC
17 84
Sat. Oct. 26
1:30 PM
HAM 36 @ OTT 4 L 23,692 CBC
18 87
Fri. Nov. 1
10:00 PM
OTT 10 @ BC 17 L 38,661 CTV
P1 91
Sun. Nov. 10
12:30 PM
OTT 20 @ MTL 30 L 11,372 CBC, R/C