The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1987 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the East Division

Ottawa Rough Riders 1987 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1987 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 2 0 0 4 47 29 W2 2-0-0
Regular Season 18 3 15 0 6 377 598 L1 1-5-0
    Home 9 2 7 0 4 205 313 L7 0-6-0
    Visitor 9 1 8 0 2 172 285 W1 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 8 2 6 0 4 171 252 L5 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 1 9 0 2 206 346 L1 1-5-0

Full 1987 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1987 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.552 2-3-0 (5) 0-3-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.519 0-4-0 (4) 1-5-0 (6)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.389
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.639
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.667
BC Lions (2) 0.667
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.306

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Pal Sartori – Offensive Coordinator
  • Robert Weber – Offensive line
  • Peter Roderiquez – Defensive Coordinator
  • Larrye Weaver – Defensive secondary
  • Ken Hussey – Special teams

1987 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 165,190
  • High: 21,036
  • Avg: 18,354 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1986 Avg: -1,198
  • Low: 15,107
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 52.48
  • Diff from League Avg: -7,635

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Team Scoring

19871986 +/-
Average Combined Score 54.17 6.39 +
Average Winning Score 27.33 5.00 +
Average Losing Score 19.67 0.88 +
Average Home Score 22.78 4.89 +
Average Visitor Score 19.11 1.44 -
Average Margin of Victory 4.67 4.00 -
Average Margin of Loss 15.67 1.81 +

Stadium

  • 1987 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 435598 8247129 472370 334780 205 (22.8)172 (19.1)377 (20.9)
Opponent 4572117 8680166 6159120 12174195 285 (31.7)313 (34.8)598 (33.2)

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 3 (2-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (3-3-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 2nd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (1-6-0) 5 (2-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 12 (1-11-0)
After 3rd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 6 (3-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (0-12-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 15 (0-15-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1987 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • None

Defensive Star

  • None

Lineman Star

  • None

Ottawa Rough Riders 1987 Player Awards and Nominations

1987 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Marc Lewis (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Loyd Lewis (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Kevin Powell (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dean Dorsey (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Leo Groenewegen (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1987 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Leo Groenwegen (OL) British Columbia (UBC)
2–1 (10) Kyle Hall (DB) Western Ontario
2–3 (12) [SSK] Patrick Wayne (LB) Simon Fraser
4–1 (28) Rae Robirtis (C) British Columbia (UBC)
5–1 (37) Brent Lewis (LB) Western Ontario
6–1 (46) Gary Lehmberg (DL) Simon Fraser
7–1 (55) Rick Wolkensperg (WR) Western Ontario
8–1 (64) David Waterhouse (RB) Ottawa

Ottawa Rough Riders 1987 All-Star Selections

1 All-Division Selections
K Dean Dorsey

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Tue. June 9
7:30 PM
OTT 29 @ TOR 14 W 23,126
B 6
Mon. June 15
8:00 PM
MTL 15 @ OTT 18 W 16,320
1 12
Fri. June 26
8:00 PM
HAM 32 @ OTT 36 W 20,129 CFN
2 16
Fri. July 3
8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ WPG 51 L 23,121 CFN
3 20
Sat. July 11
8:00 PM
TOR 27 @ OTT 34 W 19,699 CBC
4 25
Sun. July 19
4:00 PM
SSK 27 @ OTT 23 L 20,006 CFN
5 28
Sat. July 25
8:00 PM
OTT 1 @ BC 21 L 33,771 CBC
7 35
Sun. Aug. 9
4:00 PM
CGY 39 @ OTT 38 L 21,036 CFN
8 38
Sun. Aug. 16
4:00 PM
OTT 33 @ SSK 36 L 24,346 CFN
9 42
Sun. Aug. 23
4:00 PM
OTT 24 @ EDM 45 L 32,167 CFN
44
Sat. Aug. 29
8:00 PM
OTT 23 @ HAM 28 L 17,447 CBC
10 49
Fri. Sept. 11
8:00 PM
BC 55 @ OTT 16 L 19,201 CFN
11 52
Fri. Sept. 18
8:00 PM
OTT 19 @ CGY 41 L 21,483 CFN
12 56
Sat. Sept. 26
8:00 PM
WPG 36 @ OTT 13 L 17,101 CBC
13 59
Fri. Oct. 2
8:00 PM
OTT 19 @ EDM 34 L 31,331 CFN
14 63
Fri. Oct. 9
8:00 PM
TOR 30 @ OTT 22 L 16,541 CFN
15 67
Fri. Oct. 16
8:00 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 20 L 21,127 TSN
16 71
Sat. Oct. 24
1:30 PM
HAM 28 @ OTT 2 L 16,370 CBC
17 74
Fri. Oct. 30
8:30 PM
OTT 12 @ SSK 9 W 21,773 TSN
18 79
Sat. Nov. 7
1:30 PM
EDM 39 @ OTT 21 L 15,107 CBC