The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1988 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the East Division

Ottawa Rough Riders 1988 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1988 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 3 61 64 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 2 16 0 4 278 618 L2 1-5-0
    Home 9 1 8 0 2 133 306 L1 1-5-0
    Visitor 9 1 8 0 2 145 312 L7 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 10 1 9 0 2 140 379 L7 0-6-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 1 7 0 2 138 239 L1 1-5-0

Full 1988 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1988 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.611 0-5-0 (5) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.528 1-3-0 (4) 0-4-0 (4)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.778
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.500
BC Lions (2) 0.556
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.333
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.611

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Pal Sartori – Offensive Coordinator
  • Robert Weber – Offensive line
  • Ardell Wiegandt – Linebackers
  • Larrye Weaver – Defensive secondary
  • Bob Swift – Special teams

1988 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 183,656
  • High: 24,598
  • Avg: 20,406 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1987 Avg: +2,051
  • Low: 16,237
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 58.35
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,821

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Team Scoring

19881987 +/-
Average Combined Score 49.78 4.39 -
Average Winning Score 23.50 3.83 -
Average Losing Score 14.44 5.23 -
Average Home Score 14.78 8.00 -
Average Visitor Score 16.11 3.00 -
Average Margin of Victory 13.50 8.83 +
Average Margin of Loss 22.94 7.27 +

Stadium

  • 1988 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 412061 354176 273259 305282 133 (14.8)145 (16.1)278 (15.4)
Opponent 7167138 6897165 6741108 100106206 312 (34.7)306 (34.0)618 (34.3)

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 (0-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (1-4-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 6 (1-5-0) 1 (0-1-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 2nd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 15 (0-15-0)
After 3rd 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 16 (0-16-0)
After 4th 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (0-7-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 15 (0-15-0)
After OT1 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1988 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • None

Defensive Star

  • None

Lineman Star

  • None

Ottawa Rough Riders 1988 Player Awards and Nominations

1988 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Gerald Alphin (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Troy Wilson (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Marv Allemang (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Orville Lee (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Orville Lee (Winner)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1988 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Orville Lee (RB) Simon Fraser
3–6 (22) [BC] Leon Hatziioannou (DL) Simon Fraser
4–2 (26) [SSK] Sheridon Baptiste (WR) Queen's
5–1 (33) Sieg Will (OT) Guelph
5–2 (34) [SSK] Chris Rick (LB) Queen's
6–1 (41) Brent Matich (K) Calgary
7–1 (49) Scott Warr (OT) McGill
8–1 (57) Ray Goerke (OT) Weber State

Ottawa Rough Riders 1988 All-Star Selections

2 All-Division Selections
RB Orville Lee*
SB Gerald Alphin

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Wed. June 29
7:30 PM
WPG 30 @ OTT 25 OT L 17,647
B 8
Wed. July 6
8:00 PM
OTT 36 @ HAM 34 W 12,195
1 11
Fri. July 15
7:30 PM
SSK 48 @ OTT 21 L 22,565 CFN
2 13
Wed. July 20
7:00 PM
OTT 11 @ TOR 34 L 20,114 CFN
3 17
Wed. July 27
7:30 PM
EDM 35 @ OTT 28 L 19,947 CFN
4 21
Tue. Aug. 2
7:30 PM
TOR 41 @ OTT 7 L 24,322 CFN
5 28
Sat. Aug. 13
8:00 PM
OTT 28 @ WPG 17 W 23,293 CBC
6 30
Thu. Aug. 18
7:00 PM
BC 27 @ OTT 20 L 24,598 CBC
7 36
Sat. Aug. 27
8:00 PM
OTT 24 @ HAM 51 L 15,067 CBC
8 39
Thu. Sept. 1
7:30 PM
HAM 46 @ OTT 20 L 22,535 TSN
9 44
Tue. Sept. 6
10:30 PM
OTT 11 @ BC 24 L 25,504 TSN
10 46
Sat. Sept. 10
8:00 PM
OTT 16 @ CGY 17 OT L 16,969 CBC
11 51
Sun. Sept. 18
1:30 PM
OTT 25 @ HAM 35 L 13,024 CFN
12 54
Sat. Sept. 24
7:30 PM
WPG 31 @ OTT 0 L 18,523 TSN
13 60
Sun. Oct. 2
4:00 PM
OTT 12 @ EDM 40 L 28,052 CFN
14 62
Sat. Oct. 8
1:30 PM
TOR 52 @ OTT 3 L 18,527 CBC
15 65
Fri. Oct. 14
8:00 PM
OTT 7 @ TOR 49 L 21,713 TSN
16 70
Sat. Oct. 22
1:00 PM
CGY 3 @ OTT 19 W 16,237 CBC
17 73
Sat. Oct. 29
1:30 PM
HAM 23 @ OTT 15 L 16,402
18 79
Sun. Nov. 6
3:00 PM
OTT 11 @ SSK 45 L 24,615