The Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 2 1 0 4 53 37 W1 2-1-0
Regular Season 16 9 6 1 19 351 318 W1 2-3-1
    Home 8 4 3 1 9 188 132 L2 2-3-1
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 163 186 W2 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 12 7 4 1 15 269 264 W1 3-2-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 82 54 L2 2-2-0

Full 1966 League Standings

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 (2-1-1) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 7 (5-1-1) 3 (2-1-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 2nd 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (1-3-1) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 4 (4-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 10 (3-6-1)
After 3rd 6 (4-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 10 (8-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 9 (9-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 6 (0-6-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Tue Jul 12
SSK 23 @ MTL 17 W 19,000  
A
Thu Jul 14
SSK 10 @ OTT 19 L 14,000  
B
Fri Jul 22 10:00 PM
MTL 1 @ SSK 20 W 9,115  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Fri Jul 29 10:00 PM
SSK 40 @ EDM 13 W 16,400  
2
Sun Aug 7
WPG 14 @ SSK 38 W 20,009  
2
Fri Aug 12
BC 14 @ SSK 16 W 20,379  
3
Wed Aug 17
SSK 1 @ CGY 26 L 22,119 CTV
4
Mon Aug 22
EDM 18 @ SSK 17 L 18,052  
5
Sun Aug 28
SSK 30 @ BC 29 W 31,560 CTV
6
Mon Sep 5
MTL 0 @ SSK 44 W 19,451  
7
Sun Sep 11
SSK 27 @ WPG 24 W 21,655  
8
Sun Sep 18
TOR 7 @ SSK 23 W 19,339  
9
Sat Sep 24
SSK 7 @ HAM 29 L 26,057 CBC
10
Mon Sep 26
SSK 8 @ OTT 18 L 22,954  
10
Sun Oct 2
WPG 11 @ SSK 11 T 19,045  
11
Sat Oct 8
CGY 35 @ SSK 18 L 16,392  
12
Sat Oct 15
SSK 22 @ BC 21 W 34,163 CBC
13
Sat Oct 22
EDM 33 @ SSK 21 L 18,000  
14
Tue Oct 25
SSK 28 @ CGY 26 W 18,435  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 13
WPG 7 @ SSK 14 W 14,013  
P2
Wed Nov 16
SSK 21 @ WPG 19 W 13,624  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sat Nov 26 4:00 PM
OTT 14 vs SSK 29 W 36,553 CTV, CBC

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.414 2-3-1 (6) 5-1-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.571 2-0-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.313
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.406
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.406
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.531
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.643
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.786
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.357

Team Scoring

19661965 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.81 +7.25
Average Winning Score 29.78 +6.78
Average Losing Score 12.00 +0.29
Average Home Score 23.50 +10.38
Average Visitor Score 20.38 -1.00
Average Margin of Victory 13.33 +2.46
Average Margin of Loss 14.50 +1.93

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Saskatchewan 334578 433578 653196 475299 188 (23.5)163 (20.4)351 (21.9)
Opponent 295685 553691 104252 385290 186 (23.3)132 (16.5)318 (19.9)

Coaches

Head Coach

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966 Player Awards and Nominations

1966 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ron Lancaster (Division Finalist)
  • Lineman — Al Benecick (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ted Urness (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966 All-Star Selections

No Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1966.

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Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–4 (4)   Vern Simonson (E) Alberta
2–4 (13)   Bob Goodman (LB) Waterloo Lutheran
3–4 (22)   Erkie Bukonen (FB) Toronto
4–4 (31)   Bill Emory (T) Western Ontario
5–4 (39)   Rip Ripstein (QB) McGill
6–4 (47)   Blaine Knoll (HB) Saskatchewan
7–4 (53)   Peter Tyler (HB) Alberta
8–4 (57)   Brian Parnega (LB) Queen's
9–4 (60)   Steve Connelly (T) St. Francis Xavier
10–4   Pass

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