The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1959 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the WIFU

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1959 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1959 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 0 3 0 0 46 136 L3 0-3-0
Regular Season 16 1 15 0 2 175 537 W1 2-4-0
    Home 8 0 8 0 0 87 266 L8 0-6-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 88 271 W1 2-4-0

Full 1959 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1959 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.609 0-8-0 (8) 1-7-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
BC Lions (4) 0.563
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.500
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.750

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1959 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 15,000
  • Total: 77,778
  • High: 13,212
  • Avg: 9,722 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1958 Avg: -2,436
  • Low: 6,500
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 64.82
  • Diff from League Avg: +5,437

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Team Scoring

19591958 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.69 8.44 +
Average Winning Score 26.00 1.71 -
Average Losing Score 11.43 0.86 -
Average Home Score 10.88 9.13 -
Average Visitor Score 15.63 4.38 -
Average Margin of Victory 4.00 9.29 -
Average Margin of Loss 25.93 12.07 +

Stadium

  • 1959 home stadium: Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 15,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1958 – Expansion

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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)
Saskatchewan 322860 85058 81826 392968 87 (10.9)125 (15.6)212 (13.3)
Opponent 3582117 116117233 373471 7868146 301 (37.6)266 (33.3)567 (35.4)

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 2 (0-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (2-4-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (2-8-0)
After 2nd 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (1-13-0)
After 3rd 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 14 (1-13-0)
After 4th 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (0-14-0)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1959 Player Awards and Nominations

1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Don Allard (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Neil Habig (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ron Atchison (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1959 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6) Doug MacKenzie (FB) Western Ontario
2–6 (15) Don Stuart (E) Western Ontario
3–6 Pass
4–6 Pass

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1959 All-Star Selections

1 All-Division Selections
C Neil Habig

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
A 3
Thu. July 23
SSK 14 @ BC 30 L 18,915
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
C 6
Mon. Aug. 10
8:00 PM
SSK 19 @ MTL 53 L 19,754
7
Wed. Aug. 12
SSK 13 @ TOR 53 L 10,000
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
1 9
Fri. Aug. 14
CGY 28 @ SSK 8 L 13,212
2 12
Thu. Aug. 20
SSK 21 @ BC 36 L 29,131
3 15
Mon. Aug. 24
SSK 0 @ EDM 55 L 14,000
17
Sat. Aug. 29
WPG 61 @ SSK 8 L 12,000
4 19
Mon. Aug. 31
SSK 10 @ CGY 28 L 10,500
5 23
Mon. Sept. 7
BC 35 @ SSK 17 L 12,566
6 25
Sat. Sept. 12
SSK 14 @ WPG 41 L 15,962
7 28
Sat. Sept. 19
EDM 32 @ SSK 0 L 10,000
8 32
Mon. Sept. 28
CGY 18 @ SSK 15 L 6,500
9 34
Sat. Oct. 3
SSK 15 @ EDM 44 L 17,500
35
Mon. Oct. 5
SSK 15 @ BC 14 W 25,778
10 38
Sat. Oct. 10
SSK 13 @ CGY 53 L 8,500
40
Mon. Oct. 12
WPG 27 @ SSK 14 L 8,000
11 44
Mon. Oct. 19
BC 45 @ SSK 6 L 7,500
12 46
Sat. Oct. 24
EDM 20 @ SSK 19 L 8,000
47
Mon. Oct. 26
SSK 37 @ WPG 30 FL 14,279