The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1989 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the East Division

Ottawa Rough Riders 1989 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1989 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 18 64 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 18 4 14 0 8 426 630 W2 2-4-0
    Home 9 3 6 0 6 218 267 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 9 1 8 0 2 208 363 W1 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 10 3 7 0 6 249 295 W2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 1 7 0 2 177 335 L2 1-5-0

Full 1989 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1989 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.472 2-3-0 (5) 1-4-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.583 1-3-0 (4) 0-4-0 (4)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.667
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.389
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.389
BC Lions (2) 0.389
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.889
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.500

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Doug Sams – Running backs
  • Urban Bowman – Offensive line
  • Dan Daniel – Defensive secondary
  • Mike Roach – Defensive line
  • Scott Spurgeon – Special assistant

1989 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 166,544
  • High: 23,695
  • Avg: 18,504 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1988 Avg: -1,901
  • Low: 13,757
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 52.91
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,911

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Team Scoring

19891988 +/-
Average Combined Score 58.67 8.89 +
Average Winning Score 29.50 6.00 +
Average Losing Score 22.00 7.56 +
Average Home Score 24.22 9.44 +
Average Visitor Score 23.11 7.00 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.00 2.50 -
Average Margin of Loss 17.71 5.22 -

Stadium

  • 1989 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 6544109 4972121 264369 7849127 218 (24.2)208 (23.1)426 (23.7)
Opponent 6977146 91111202 5954113 48121169 363 (40.3)267 (29.7)630 (35.0)

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 (2-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (1-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (3-5-0) 2 (1-1-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (0-13-0)
After 3rd 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (1-12-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (0-14-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1989 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Dean Dorsey

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Scott Flagel
  • 1 – Bruce Holmes
  • 1 – Paul McGowan

Lineman Star

  • None

Ottawa Rough Riders 1989 Player Awards and Nominations

1989 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Gerald Alphin (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Loyd Lewis (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Kari Yli-Renko (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Patrick Wayne (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Tyrone Thurman (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1989 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) Gerald Wilcox (TE) Weber State
3–1 (17) Sean Foudy (HB) York
4–1 (25) Tom Schimmer (P) Boise State
5–1 (33) Nenad Radulovich (OT) Western Ontario
6–1 (41) Trent Brown (DB) Alberta
7–1 (49) Gord Weber (LB) Ottawa
8–1 (57) Bob Forest (LB) Carleton

Ottawa Rough Riders 1989 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
S Scott Flagel
1 All-Division Selections
S Scott Flagel

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Wed. June 28
7:30 PM
OTT 7 @ HAM 41 L 9,172
B 6
Tue. July 4
7:30 PM
TOR 23 @ OTT 11 L 13,626
1 13
Fri. July 14
8:30 PM
OTT 24 @ WPG 29 L 22,337 CFN
2 15
Wed. July 19
7:30 PM
TOR 21 @ OTT 17 L 18,818 TSN
3 18
Tue. July 25
7:30 PM
WPG 43 @ OTT 32 L 23,695 CFN
4 22
Tue. Aug. 1
9:30 PM
OTT 29 @ CGY 35 L 18,553 CFN
5 26
Mon. Aug. 7
8:00 PM
OTT 22 @ SSK 58 L 22,194 CBC
6 32
Thu. Aug. 17
7:30 PM
EDM 39 @ OTT 4 L 21,413 CBC
7 34
Mon. Aug. 21
7:30 PM
OTT 17 @ TOR 22 L 33,060 CFN
8 41
Thu. Aug. 31
7:30 PM
BC 39 @ OTT 30 L 18,576 CBC
9 45
Tue. Sept. 5
10:30 PM
OTT 32 @ BC 49 L 31,069 CFN
10 48
Sun. Sept. 10
1:30 PM
HAM 23 @ OTT 40 W 16,942 CBC
11 52
Sun. Sept. 17
1:30 PM
OTT 34 @ HAM 52 L 14,327 TSN
12 56
Sun. Sept. 24
3:30 PM
SSK 27 @ OTT 36 W 17,284 TSN
13 60
Sun. Oct. 1
1:30 PM
CGY 33 @ OTT 13 L 21,643 TSN
14 64
Mon. Oct. 9
3:00 PM
OTT 21 @ TOR 49 L 31,116 CBC
15 69
Sun. Oct. 15
3:30 PM
OTT 11 @ EDM 55 L 30,920 TSN
16 71
Sun. Oct. 22
1:00 PM
HAM 32 @ OTT 22 L 14,416 CBC
17 76
Sun. Oct. 29
2:30 PM
OTT 18 @ WPG 14 W 20,541 TSN
18 80
Sun. Nov. 5
1:30 PM
WPG 10 @ OTT 24 W 13,757 TSN