The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1963 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1963 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1963 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 1 0 1 0 0 0 40 L1 0-1-0
Regular Season 16 7 7 2 16 223 266 L1 2-3-1
    Home 8 3 4 1 7 99 121 T1 2-3-1
    Visitor 8 4 3 1 9 124 145 L1 3-2-1
   Divisional opponent 12 5 5 2 12 145 171 T1 2-2-2
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 78 95 L1 2-2-0

Full 1963 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1963 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 2-3-1 (6) 3-2-1 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.500 1-1-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.750
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.688
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.438
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.429
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.643
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.214

Team Scoring

19631962 +/-
Average Combined Score 30.56 -7.19
Average Winning Score 16.14 -6.98
Average Losing Score 10.43 -0.43
Average Home Score 12.38 -6.12
Average Visitor Score 15.50 +0.50
Average Margin of Victory 5.57 -3.55
Average Margin of Loss 11.71 -8.43

1963 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 15,000
  • Total: 111,693
  • High: 16,200
  • Avg: 13,961 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1962 Avg: +1,169
  • Low: 12,600
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 93.08
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,762

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Coaches

Head Coaches

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Stadium

  • 1963 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

266 (16.6)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Saskatchewan 212243 213152 254267 322961 99 (12.4)124 (15.5)223 (13.9)
Opponent 381957 424284 154055 264470 145 (18.1)121 (15.1)

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 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (2-1-1) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (2-1-1) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 8 (3-4-1) 6 (3-2-1)
After 2nd 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (2-4-1) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (2-1-1) 2 (2-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 11 (4-5-2)
After 3rd 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (2-4-1) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (2-2-1) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 12 (4-6-2)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 4 (0-4-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 3 (0-3-0) 7 (7-0-0) 2 (0-0-2) 7 (0-7-0)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1963 Player Awards and Nominations

1963 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bob Ptacek, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Garner Ekstran (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dale West (Division Finalist)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1963 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5)   Jim Hogan (T) Western Ontario
2–5 (14)   Gary Cranmer (HB) Western Ontario
3–5 (23)   Bill Siman (HB) Queen's
4–5 (32)   Don Williams (G) Saskatchewan
5–5   Pass
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Saskatchewan Roughriders 1963 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DE Garner Ekstran
7 All-Division Selections
C Neil Habig
T Al Benecick
DT Bill Clarke
DE Garner Ekstran
MG Ron Atchison
ILB Wayne Shaw
DHB Dale West

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
B
Wed. July 24 11:00 PM
SSK 0 @ BC 40 L 18,240  
1
Mon. Aug. 5 11:30 PM
SSK 19 @ EDM 16 W 12,117  
1
Thu. Aug. 8 10:00 PM
BC 16 @ SSK 7 L 12,605  
2
Thu. Aug. 15 10:00 PM
HAM 3 @ SSK 5 W 12,609  
3
Mon. Aug. 19 9:00 PM
SSK 1 @ WPG 16 L 16,672  
4
Fri. Aug. 23 10:00 PM
CGY 17 @ SSK 16 L 12,744  
5
Mon. Sept. 2 4:30 PM
WPG 9 @ SSK 15 W 16,200  
6
Sat. Sept. 7 11:30 PM
SSK 22 @ EDM 9 W 15,149  
7
Mon. Sept. 9 10:00 PM
BC 8 @ SSK 2 L 15,384  
7
Sat. Sept. 14 11:30 PM
SSK 4 @ CGY 4 T 18,000  
8
Sat. Sept. 21 10:00 PM
EDM 7 @ SSK 8 W 15,000  
10
Mon. Sept. 30 10:00 PM
SSK 12 @ WPG 10 W 18,216  
11
Sat. Oct. 5 10:00 PM
OTT 28 @ SSK 13 L 14,551  
12
Sat. Oct. 12 11:30 PM
SSK 6 @ BC 26 L 30,079  
13
Sat. Oct. 19 4:30 PM
CGY 33 @ SSK 33 T 12,600  
14
Thu. Oct. 24 8:00 PM
SSK 32 @ MTL 20 W 18,509  
14
Sun. Oct. 27 2:00 PM
SSK 28 @ TOR 44 L 19,263  
P1
Sat. Nov. 9 4:30 PM
SSK 9 @ CGY 35 L 19,000  
P1
Mon. Nov. 11 9:00 PM
CGY 12 @ SSK 39 W 12,900  
P2
Sat. Nov. 16 3:30 PM
BC 19 @ SSK 7 L 16,262 CTV, CBC
P2
Wed. Nov. 20 11:00 PM
SSK 13 @ BC 8 W 26,738 CBC, CTV
P2
Sat. Nov. 23 5:00 PM
SSK 1 @ BC 36 L 25,603 CTV, CBC