The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1966 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966 Full Schedule/Results

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

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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1966 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 19,600
  • Total: 150,667
  • High: 20,379
  • Avg: 18,833 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1965 Avg: +3,155
  • Low: 16,392
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 96.09
  • Diff from League Avg: -1,997

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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 +

Stadium

  • 1966 home stadium: Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 19,600
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1966 – 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 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)

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)

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 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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966 All-Star Selections

6 All-Canadian Selections
FB George Reed
E Jim Worden
FL Hugh Campbell
C Ted Urness
G Al Benecick
T Clyde Brock (Tie)
11 All-Division Selections
QB Ron Lancaster
HB George Reed*
E Jim Worden
FL Hugh Campbell*
C Ted Urness*
G Al Benecick
G Jack Abendschan, Jr. (Tie)
T Clyde Brock
DE Garner Ekstran
CLB Wayne Shaw
DHB Bob Kosid

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Tue. July 12
SSK 23 @ MTL 17 W 19,000
3
Thu. July 14
SSK 10 @ OTT 19 L 14,000
B 10
Fri. July 22
10:00 PM
MTL 1 @ SSK 20 W 9,115
1 17
Fri. July 29
10:00 PM
SSK 40 @ EDM 13 W 16,400
2 22
Sun. Aug. 7
WPG 14 @ SSK 38 W 20,009
26
Fri. Aug. 12
BC 14 @ SSK 16 W 20,379
3 29
Wed. Aug. 17
SSK 1 @ CGY 26 L 22,119 CTV
4 33
Mon. Aug. 22
EDM 18 @ SSK 17 L 18,052
5 37
Sun. Aug. 28
SSK 30 @ BC 29 W 31,560 CTV
6 43
Mon. Sept. 5
MTL 0 @ SSK 44 W 19,451
7 48
Sun. Sept. 11
SSK 27 @ WPG 24 W 21,655
8 52
Sun. Sept. 18
TOR 7 @ SSK 23 W 19,339
9 56
Sat. Sept. 24
SSK 7 @ HAM 29 L 26,057 CBC
10 58
Mon. Sept. 26
SSK 8 @ OTT 18 L 22,954
64
Sun. Oct. 2
WPG 11 @ SSK 11 T 19,045
11 67
Sat. Oct. 8
CGY 35 @ SSK 18 L 16,392
12 71
Sat. Oct. 15
SSK 22 @ BC 21 W 34,163 CBC
13 77
Sat. Oct. 22
EDM 33 @ SSK 21 L 18,000
14 80
Tue. Oct. 25
SSK 28 @ CGY 26 W 18,435
P2 88
Sun. Nov. 13
WPG 7 @ SSK 14 W 14,013
89
Wed. Nov. 16
SSK 21 @ WPG 19 W 13,624
GC 91
Sat. Nov. 26
4:00 PM
OTT 14 vs SSK 29 W 36,553 CTV, CBC