The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1973 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1973 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1973 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 70 78 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 360 287 L1 3-3-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 207 149 W3 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 153 138 L3 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 12 6 6 0 12 250 215 L1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 4 0 0 8 110 72 W4 4-0-0

Full 1973 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1973 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.414 4-2-0 (6) 2-4-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.563 2-0-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.281
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.536
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.643
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.571

Coaches

Head Coach

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1973 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Total: 161,468
  • High: 22,265
  • Avg: 20,183 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1972 Avg: +2,317
  • Low: 16,310
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 91.74
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,595

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Team Scoring

19731972 +/-
Average Combined Score 40.44 2.13 +
Average Winning Score 26.80 3.68 +
Average Losing Score 15.33 2.79 -
Average Home Score 25.88 1.63 +
Average Visitor Score 19.13 2.13 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.70 1.18 -
Average Margin of Loss 7.33 0.33 +

Stadium

  • 1973 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 232043 5864122 462167 8048128 207 (25.9)153 (19.1)360 (22.5)
Opponent 293362 311748 225072 6738105 138 (17.3)149 (18.6)287 (17.9)

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1973 Player Awards and Nominations

1973 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ron Lancaster (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Bill Baker (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bill Baker (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Lorne Richardson (Division Finalist)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1973 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–8 (8) Art Edgson (DB) Idaho State
2–8 (17) Ted Passmore (RB) Eastern Michigan
3–8 (26) Gerry Harris (TE) Saskatchewan
4–8 (35) Mike Ewachniuk (DT) Alberta
5–8 (43) Lee Benard (DB) Manitoba
6–8 (51) Don Savich (TE) Alberta
7–8 (59) Nick Drakich (T) Windsor
8–8 (67) Marv Janzen (DB) Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1973 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
QB Ron Lancaster
RB George Reed
G Jack Abendschan, Jr.
DE Bill Baker
DB Lorne Richardson
7 All-Division Selections
QB Ron Lancaster*
RB George Reed
G Jack Abendschan, Jr.
G Ralph Galloway
DE Bill Baker
DB Ted Provost
DB Lorne Richardson

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Tue. July 3
MTL 24 @ SSK 10 L 13,829
B 8
Tue. July 10
SSK 25 @ WPG 16 W 21,014
11
Fri. July 13
SSK 13 @ TOR 25 L 33,135
D 16
Mon. July 23
WPG 13 @ SSK 22 W 9,000
1 20
Tue. July 31
SSK 21 @ BC 5 W 27,447
24
Thu. Aug. 2
SSK 15 @ CGY 23 L 25,328
2 27
Wed. Aug. 8
BC 19 @ SSK 38 W 17,210
3 33
Mon. Aug. 20
OTT 12 @ SSK 18 W 21,032
4 40
Wed. Aug. 29
SSK 13 @ WPG 12 W 25,210
5 44
Mon. Sept. 3
EDM 27 @ SSK 28 W 22,265
6 47
Sun. Sept. 9
CGY 25 @ SSK 8 L 21,490
7 54
Sun. Sept. 16
SSK 37 @ MTL 20 W 17,142
8 56
Wed. Sept. 19
SSK 21 @ TOR 15 W 33,135
9 61
Tue. Sept. 25
WPG 25 @ SSK 23 L 16,310
10 64
Sun. Sept. 30
SSK 13 @ EDM 17 L 21,429
11 68
Sun. Oct. 7
BC 9 @ SSK 24 W 22,000
12 75
Sun. Oct. 14
SSK 17 @ WPG 18 L 24,372
13 79
Sun. Oct. 21
CGY 7 @ SSK 34 W 20,379
14 82
Sun. Oct. 28
HAM 25 @ SSK 34 W 20,782
15 86
Sun. Nov. 4
SSK 16 @ EDM 28 L 21,234
P1 88
Sun. Nov. 11
4:00 PM
BC 13 @ SSK 33 W 9,373 CTV
P2 90
Sun. Nov. 18
4:30 PM
SSK 23 @ EDM 25 L 20,021 CBC