The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1971 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1971 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1971 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 63 84 L2 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 9 6 1 19 347 316 L1 3-2-1
    Home 8 5 2 1 11 212 147 W1 5-0-1
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 135 169 L1 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 12 7 4 1 15 244 224 L1 3-2-1
   Non-divisional opponent 4 2 2 0 4 103 92 W2 2-2-0

Full 1971 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1971 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.461 3-2-1 (6) 4-2-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.518 2-0-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.406
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.594
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.375
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.469
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.429
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.429
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.714

Coaches

Head Coach

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1971 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Total: 137,262
  • High: 21,706
  • Avg: 17,157 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1970 Avg: +415
  • Low: 13,801
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 77.99
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,854

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Team Scoring

19711970 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.44 5.50 +
Average Winning Score 30.11 4.18 +
Average Losing Score 11.50 8.50 +
Average Home Score 26.50 2.25 +
Average Visitor Score 16.88 5.00 -
Average Margin of Victory 14.33 0.26 +
Average Margin of Loss 16.33 0.67 -

Stadium

  • 1971 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 623597 493079 283260 7338111 212 (26.5)135 (16.9)347 (21.7)
Opponent 356398 524294 323769 282755 169 (21.1)147 (18.4)316 (19.8)

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1971 Player Awards and Nominations

1971 Most Outstanding
  • Player — George Reed (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Eddie McQuarters, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Wayne Shaw (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1971 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) [WPG] Brian Donnelly (DB) Simon Fraser
1–6 (6) Bill Manchuk (DB) Alberta
2–6 (15) John Steele (LB) Simon Fraser
3–6 (24) Jim Lazaruk (C) Alberta
4–6 (33) Bob Clarke (DE) Alberta
5–6 (42) Fred Pazarena (LB) Simon Fraser
8–6 Pass
9–6 Pass

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1971 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
RB George Reed
G Jack Abendschan, Jr.
5 All-Division Selections
RB George Reed
G Jack Abendschan, Jr.
DE Bill Baker
OLB Wayne Shaw
DB Bruce Bennett

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Wed. July 7
SSK 0 @ CGY 27 L 18,910
B 10
Mon. July 12
HAM 16 @ SSK 32 W 10,499
C 16
Mon. July 19
EDM 24 @ SSK 21 L 12,197
D 17
Wed. July 21
SSK 10 @ WPG 17 L 16,125
1 20
Tue. July 27
SSK 14 @ BC 10 W 30,492
24
Fri. July 30
CGY 21 @ SSK 0 L 16,000
2 26
Tue. Aug. 3
8:00 PM
SSK 16 @ MTL 29 L 18,385 CTV
29
Fri. Aug. 6
8:00 PM
SSK 17 @ TOR 22 L 33,135 CBC
3 34
Fri. Aug. 13
WPG 32 @ SSK 22 L 14,358
4 38
Thu. Aug. 19
SSK 31 @ WPG 25 W 20,980
5 42
Fri. Aug. 27
10:00 PM
OTT 21 @ SSK 42 W 16,980 CTV
7 50
Mon. Sept. 6
10:00 PM
BC 14 @ SSK 35 W 21,485 CTV
9 56
Sat. Sept. 18
11:00 PM
SSK 19 @ EDM 3 W 22,474 CBC
10 64
Sun. Sept. 26
4:00 PM
EDM 14 @ SSK 28 W 19,018 CTV
11 67
Sat. Oct. 2
SSK 2 @ WPG 35 L 20,717
12 70
Wed. Oct. 6
10:00 PM
HAM 20 @ SSK 28 W 13,914 CTV
74
Mon. Oct. 11
5:00 PM
SSK 24 @ CGY 17 W 23,616 CTV
13 77
Sun. Oct. 17
CGY 7 @ SSK 7 T 21,706
14 83
Sun. Oct. 24
BC 18 @ SSK 50 W 13,801
15 86
Sun. Oct. 31
5:00 PM
SSK 12 @ EDM 28 L 19,549 CTV
P1 88
Sat. Nov. 6
4:00 PM
WPG 23 @ SSK 34 W 14,488
P2 90
Sat. Nov. 13
SSK 21 @ CGY 30 L 23,616
92
Wed. Nov. 17
CGY 23 @ SSK 21 L 14,588