The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1996 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the East Division

Ottawa Rough Riders 1996 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1996 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 13 72 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 18 3 15 0 6 353 524 L7 0-6-0
    Home 9 2 7 0 4 192 252 L4 1-5-0
    Visitor 9 1 8 0 2 161 272 L3 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 8 1 7 0 2 148 233 L3 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 2 8 0 4 205 291 L4 1-5-0

Full 1996 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1996 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.674 1-3-0 (4) 0-4-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.478 1-4-0 (5) 1-4-0 (5)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.444
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.667
Toronto Argonauts (3) 0.833
BC Lions (2) 0.278
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.722
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.278
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.500

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Ralph Brock – Offensive Coordinator
  • Mike Murphy – Receivers
  • Joseph Moss – Defensive Coordinator
  • Jimmy Carr – Defensive backs

1996 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 30,960
  • Total: 151,621
  • High: 28,451
  • Avg: 16,846 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1995 Avg: -4,254
  • Low: 10,125
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 54.41
  • Diff from League Avg: -5,398

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Team Scoring

19961995 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.72 8.67 -
Average Winning Score 22.33 2.00 -
Average Losing Score 19.07 0.73 +
Average Home Score 21.33 1.33 -
Average Visitor Score 17.89 1.89 +
Average Margin of Victory 4.67 6.00 -
Average Margin of Loss 12.33 12.27 -

Stadium

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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 463480 5950109 313566 564298 192 (21.3)161 (17.9)353 (19.6)
Opponent 384482 73116189 5969128 8243125 272 (30.2)252 (28.0)524 (29.1)

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 (1-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 10 (2-8-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 2nd 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-7-0) 5 (1-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (2-11-0)
After 3rd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-7-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 15 (2-13-0)
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 1996 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – David Archer
  • Defensive Star

    • None

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Mike Withycombe

Ottawa Rough Riders 1996 Player Awards and Nominations

1996 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Kenny Wilhite (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Lamar McGriggs (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Uzooma Okeke (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dave Dinnall (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Joseph Rogers (Division Finalist)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1996 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
3–1 (19) Sammie Brennan (DB) Bishop's
4–1 (28) Grayson Shillingford (SB) British Columbia (UBC)
5–1 (37) Darcy Curtis (DT) Simon Fraser
5–2 (38) [TOR] George Savard (OL) Ottawa
6–1 (45) Robert McElwain (DB) Windsor
7–1 (54) Michael Hendricks (LB) Ottawa

Ottawa Rough Riders 1996 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
WR Joseph Rogers
3 All-Division Selections
WR Joseph Rogers
LB Lamar McGriggs
DHB Kenny Wilhite

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Thu. June 13
7:30 PM
OTT 7 @ MTL 38 L 11,216
B 7
Wed. June 19
7:30 PM
TOR 34 @ OTT 6 L 14,024
1 13
Fri. June 28
7:30 PM
OTT 23 @ HAM 35 L 19,179 TSN
2 15
Wed. July 3
7:30 PM
SSK 29 @ OTT 14 L 10,125
3 22
Fri. July 12
7:30 PM
BC 31 @ OTT 32 W 13,489 TSN
4 24
Wed. July 17
7:30 PM
OTT 4 @ TOR 34 L 17,288 TSN
5 29
Thu. July 25
7:30 PM
EDM 34 @ OTT 18 L 13,323
6 35
Sat. Aug. 3
9:30 PM
OTT 2 @ EDM 30 L 25,773 TSN
7 39
Fri. Aug. 9
8:00 PM
OTT 27 @ WPG 31 L 25,219 TSN
8 42
Thu. Aug. 15
8:00 PM
TOR 42 @ OTT 19 L 15,220 TSN, RDS
9 49
Sat. Aug. 24
1:00 PM
OTT 21 @ TOR 28 L 17,186 RDS, TSN
10 51
Fri. Aug. 30
7:30 PM
MTL 6 @ OTT 17 W 28,451 RDS, TSN
12 61
Sun. Sept. 15
2:00 PM
OTT 18 @ SSK 16 W 19,567 CBC
13 66
Sun. Sept. 22
1:00 PM
HAM 24 @ OTT 21 L 26,813 CBC
14 67
Fri. Sept. 27
9:30 PM
OTT 17 @ CGY 24 L 21,607 TSN
15 73
Sat. Oct. 5
7:30 PM
CGY 31 @ OTT 24 L 15,025 RDS, TSN
16 77
Mon. Oct. 14
2:00 PM
MTL 25 @ OTT 18 L 14,080 CBC
17 80
Sat. Oct. 19
1:00 PM
OTT 25 @ MTL 39 L 18,671 CBC, RDS
18 84
Sat. Oct. 26
7:30 PM
WPG 30 @ OTT 29 L 15,095 RDS, TSN
19 89
Sat. Nov. 2
10:30 PM
OTT 24 @ BC 35 L 18,308