The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1961 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1961 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 10 27 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 16 5 10 1 11 211 314 W1 2-3-1
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 106 139 L1 1-5-0
    Visitor 8 3 4 1 7 105 175 W1 2-3-1
   Divisional opponent 12 4 7 1 9 163 221 W1 2-3-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 48 93 L2 1-3-0

Full 1961 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1961 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.508 2-4-0 (6) 2-3-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.536 0-2-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.125
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.438
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.656
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.813
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.321
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.571
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.536

Coaches

Head Coach

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1961 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 15,000
  • Total: 96,590
  • High: 15,124
  • Avg: 12,073 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1960 Avg: +1,665
  • Low: 10,152
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 80.49
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,640

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Team Scoring

19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 32.81 6.38 -
Average Winning Score 19.80 14.20 -
Average Losing Score 9.50 0.50 +
Average Home Score 13.25 1.63 -
Average Visitor Score 13.13 2.38 +
Average Margin of Victory 8.60 0.60 +
Average Margin of Loss 14.60 4.82 -

Stadium

  • 1961 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 253156 372562 212748 232245 106 (13.3)105 (13.1)211 (13.2)
Opponent 273461 454792 283462 396099 175 (21.9)139 (17.4)314 (19.6)

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 (2-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (0-2-1) 4 (2-2-0) 5 (1-4-0) 7 (2-4-1)
After 2nd 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-3-1) 7 (3-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (2-6-1)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-3-1) 6 (5-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (0-8-1)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (0-4-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 10 (0-10-0)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1961 Player Awards and Nominations

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bob Ptacek, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Garner Ekstran (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bill Clarke (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1961 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
No draft picks for 1961 in database.

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1961 All-Star Selections

5 All-Division Selections
E Jack Gotta
C Neil Habig
DT Bill Clarke
MG Ron Atchison
CLB Bob Ptacek, Jr.

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
C 9
Sat. July 29
SSK 3 vs BC 13 L 28,000
13
Tue. Aug. 1
SSK 7 vs CGY 14 L 7,511
1 19
Thu. Aug. 10
CGY 20 @ SSK 10 L 12,700
2 22
Mon. Aug. 14
SSK 8 @ EDM 38 L 16,500
3 26
Sat. Aug. 19
SSK 22 @ CGY 15 W 15,000
4 30
Thu. Aug. 24
BC 6 @ SSK 25 W 12,341
5 35
Mon. Aug. 28
OTT 29 @ SSK 10 L 14,291
6 40
Mon. Sept. 4
WPG 17 @ SSK 11 L 15,124
7 41
Fri. Sept. 8
SSK 16 @ MTL 15 W 18,943
44
Sun. Sept. 10
SSK 7 @ TOR 27 L 24,047
9 51
Mon. Sept. 18
HAM 22 @ SSK 15 L 10,152
10 56
Mon. Sept. 25
EDM 16 @ SSK 1 L 10,182
60
Sat. Sept. 30
SSK 6 @ WPG 29 L 14,354
12 66
Mon. Oct. 9
BC 7 @ SSK 17 W 11,529
13 68
Sat. Oct. 14
SSK 10 @ EDM 21 L 12,338
14 73
Sat. Oct. 21
CGY 22 @ SSK 17 L 10,271
15 76
Sat. Oct. 28
SSK 17 @ BC 17 T 19,836
80
Mon. Oct. 30
SSK 19 @ WPG 13 W 15,164