The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1976 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1976 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1976 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 3 1 0 6 99 55 L1 3-1-0
Regular Season 16 11 5 0 22 427 238 W1 4-2-0
    Home 8 4 4 0 8 196 112 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 7 1 0 14 231 126 W2 5-1-0
   Divisional opponent 12 8 4 0 16 323 185 W1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 104 53 W3 3-1-0

Full 1976 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1976 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.445 3-3-0 (6) 5-1-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.508 1-1-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.594
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.469
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.594
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.469

Coaches

Head Coach

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1976 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 22,000
  • Total: 173,263
  • High: 22,622
  • Avg: 21,657 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1975 Avg: +2,104
  • Low: 20,136
  • Sellouts: 4
  • % of Capacity: 98.44
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,501

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Team Scoring

19761975 +/-
Average Combined Score 41.56 1.06 -
Average Winning Score 31.55 6.25 +
Average Losing Score 16.00 2.40 -
Average Home Score 24.50 2.75 -
Average Visitor Score 28.88 9.50 +
Average Margin of Victory 20.18 10.08 +
Average Margin of Loss 6.60 0.80 -

Stadium

  • 1976 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 253055 7180151 443478 5687143 196 (24.5)231 (28.9)427 (26.7)
Opponent 192544 383573 232245 324476 126 (15.8)112 (14.0)238 (14.9)

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 (3-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 9 (8-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 2nd 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 10 (9-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 11 (9-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 4th 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1976 Player Awards and Nominations

1976 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ron Lancaster (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — Cleveland Vann (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mike Dirks, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Steve Molnar (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Randy Graham (Team Nominee)
1976 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — George Reed (Winner)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1976 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7) Tim Pickett (DB) Waterloo
2–7 (16) Bob Gibbons (OT) Saskatchewan
3–7 (25) John Glassford (LB) Wilfrid Laurier
4–7 (34) Terry West (DB) Ottawa
5–7 (43) Greg Wood (DB) Windsor
6–7 (52) Hugh Gallagher (WR) Carleton
7–7 (61) Dalton Smarsh (RB) Alberta
8–7 (70) Ken Platz (RB) Saskatchewan
9–7 Pass
10–7 Pass

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1976 All-Star Selections

6 All-Canadian Selections
QB Ron Lancaster
WR Rhett Dawson
G Ralph Galloway
OLB Roger Goree
DB Paul Williams, Jr. (Tie)
DB Lorne Richardson
11 All-Division Selections
QB Ron Lancaster*
TE Bob Richardson
WR Rhett Dawson
G Ralph Galloway
DT Tim Roth
DE George Wells
OLB Roger Goree
OLB Bill Manchuk
DB Paul Williams, Jr.
DB Ken McEachern
DB Lorne Richardson

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Fri. June 25
BC 6 @ SSK 18 W 16,057
B 7
Fri. July 2
SSK 25 @ EDM 20 W 24,881
C 11
Thu. July 8
SSK 35 @ MTL 7 W 22,000
D 16
Tue. July 13
CGY 22 @ SSK 21 L 16,546
1 22
Thu. July 22
SSK 35 @ BC 8 W 21,983
2 24
Mon. July 26
10:00 PM
MTL 26 @ SSK 17 L 20,136
3 29
Tue. Aug. 3
SSK 29 @ OTT 16 W 24,078
33
Sat. Aug. 7
8:00 PM
SSK 24 @ HAM 8 W 18,126 CTV
4 38
Sun. Aug. 15
4:30 PM
EDM 0 @ SSK 40 W 22,235
5 42
Fri. Aug. 20
10:00 PM
SSK 38 @ CGY 13 W 26,972
6 47
Fri. Aug. 27
10:00 PM
WPG 13 @ SSK 12 L 21,362
8 55
Mon. Sept. 6
4:30 PM
BC 14 @ SSK 17 W 21,726
9 58
Sun. Sept. 12
4:30 PM
SSK 34 @ EDM 7 W 25,978 CBCW
10 62
Sun. Sept. 19
4:30 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 22 L 22,622
11 67
Sun. Sept. 26
4:30 PM
CGY 10 @ SSK 35 W 20,534 CBC
12 70
Sat. Oct. 2
9:00 PM
SSK 10 @ WPG 28 L 25,210 CTVW
13 73
Sun. Oct. 10
4:30 PM
TOR 3 @ SSK 34 W 22,140 CBC
14 77
Sun. Oct. 17
5:00 PM
SSK 28 @ BC 15 W 21,534
15 83
Sun. Oct. 24
4:30 PM
WPG 21 @ SSK 19 L 22,508 CBC
17 90
Sun. Nov. 7
4:30 PM
SSK 33 @ CGY 31 W 26,925 CBCW
P2 94
Sat. Nov. 20
3:00 PM
EDM 13 @ SSK 23 W 21,896 CTV
GC 96
Sun. Nov. 28
1:00 PM
SSK 20 vs OTT 23 L 53,467 CTV, CBC