The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1970 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 85 94 L2 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 14 2 0 28 369 206 W7 6-0-0
    Home 8 7 1 0 14 194 118 W6 6-0-0
    Visitor 8 7 1 0 14 175 88 W3 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 12 10 2 0 20 257 159 W6 6-0-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 4 0 0 8 112 47 W4 4-0-0

Full 1970 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.406 5-1-0 (6) 5-1-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.500 2-0-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.563
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.125
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.607
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.536
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.286
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.571

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1970 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Total: 133,941
  • High: 21,706
  • Avg: 16,742 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1969 Avg: -1,182
  • Low: 10,969
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 76.10
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,610

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Team Scoring

19701969 +/-
Average Combined Score 35.94 4.88 -
Average Winning Score 25.93 0.24 +
Average Losing Score 3.00 16.33 -
Average Home Score 24.25 2.88 -
Average Visitor Score 21.88 0.00
Average Margin of Victory 14.07 2.23 +
Average Margin of Loss 17.00 9.33 +

Stadium

  • 1970 home stadium: Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1968 – 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 373875 6948117 194160 6948117 194 (24.3)175 (21.9)369 (23.1)
Opponent 112839 582078 26935 233154 88 (11.0)118 (14.8)206 (12.9)

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 (4-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 8 (8-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 4 (4-0-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 8 (7-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 5 (4-1-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 12 (11-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (2-1-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 14 (14-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970 Player Awards and Nominations

1970 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ron Lancaster (Winner)
  • Lineman — Jack Abendschan, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Al Ford (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8) Bob Schmidt (T) Alberta
2–8 (17) Andre Rancourt (DE) Ottawa
3–8 (26) Bob McCulla (T) Ottawa
4–8 (35) Greg Hunter (DB) Alberta
5–8 (43) Ed Scorgie (DE) Waterloo
6–8 (52) George Kunycky (QB) Brandon
7–8 (60) Jim Turnbull (DB) Queen's
8–8 (68) Pete Werry (DB) Western Ontario
9–8 (73) Roger Passmore (DB) Waterloo Lutheran
10–8 (76) Eric Thomson (G) Dalhousie

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
QB Ron Lancaster*
C Ted Urness
7 All-Division Selections
QB Ron Lancaster*
RB Silas McKinnie
C Ted Urness
G Jack Abendschan, Jr.
DE Ken Frith
DB Bruce Bennett
DB Ted Dushinski

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
B 7
Fri. July 10
BC 21 @ SSK 27 W 10,454
9
Mon. July 13
SSK 22 @ WPG 21 W 19,400
C 13
Fri. July 17
HAM 27 @ SSK 15 L 10,199
D 17
Wed. July 22
SSK 21 @ EDM 25 L 13,800
1 20
Tue. July 28
11:00 PM
SSK 42 @ BC 9 W 29,152 CTVW
23
Fri. July 31
10:00 PM
EDM 11 @ SSK 23 W 13,960 CTVW
2 27
Sat. Aug. 8
8:00 PM
SSK 23 @ HAM 22 W 25,135 CBC
3 29
Tue. Aug. 11
8:00 PM
SSK 24 @ OTT 1 W 25,192 CTV
4 33
Mon. Aug. 17
10:00 PM
CGY 30 @ SSK 0 L 18,553 CTVW
5 39
Wed. Aug. 26
11:00 PM
SSK 21 @ CGY 17 W 23,616
6 42
Sun. Aug. 30
4:00 PM
TOR 14 @ SSK 36 W 20,179 CTV
7 49
Mon. Sept. 7
4:00 PM
WPG 11 @ SSK 30 W 15,433
8 50
Sat. Sept. 12
11:00 PM
SSK 6 @ EDM 10 L 19,334 CBCW
9 55
Fri. Sept. 18
10:00 PM
BC 22 @ SSK 23 W 17,535 CTVW
10 63
Sun. Sept. 27
3:30 PM
SSK 5 @ WPG 2 W 16,528
11 67
Sun. Oct. 4
4:30 PM
MTL 10 @ SSK 29 W 21,706 CTV
12 70
Sun. Oct. 11
4:00 PM
WPG 10 @ SSK 19 W 15,606 CTV
13 76
Sun. Oct. 18
SSK 21 @ CGY 14 W 23,616 CTVW
15 83
Wed. Oct. 28
10:00 PM
EDM 10 @ SSK 34 W 10,969
85
Sun. Nov. 1
6:00 PM
SSK 33 @ BC 13 W 23,739
P2 90
Sat. Nov. 14
3:00 PM
CGY 28 @ SSK 11 L 15,510 CBC
92
Wed. Nov. 18
10:00 PM
SSK 11 @ CGY 3 W 23,616 CBC
94
Sun. Nov. 22
3:00 PM
CGY 15 @ SSK 14 L 18,385 CBC