The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1980 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1980 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1980 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 36 125 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 2 14 0 4 284 469 L4 1-5-0
    Home 8 1 7 0 2 145 212 L2 1-5-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 139 257 L5 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 1 11 0 2 217 374 L4 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 1 3 0 2 67 95 L3 1-3-0

Full 1980 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1980 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.633 1-5-0 (6) 0-6-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.461 0-2-0 (2) 1-1-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.531
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.563
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.813
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.531
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.375

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Steve Buratto – Offensive line
  • Bud Riley – Defensive secondary
  • Mike Murphy – Front Seven

1980 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,637
  • Total: 196,652
  • High: 25,947
  • Avg: 24,581 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1979 Avg: +4,721
  • Low: 22,145
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 88.94
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,543

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Team Scoring

19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 47.06 7.63 +
Average Winning Score 18.50 7.50 -
Average Losing Score 17.64 7.50 +
Average Home Score 18.13 3.00 +
Average Visitor Score 17.38 8.25 +
Average Margin of Victory 2.50 5.00 -
Average Margin of Loss 13.57 4.86 -

Stadium

  • 1980 home stadium: Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 27,637
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1979 – Expansion/artificial turf

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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 24731 6254116 313869 284068 145 (18.1)139 (17.4)284 (17.8)
Opponent 533083 57113170 375289 6562127 257 (32.1)212 (26.5)469 (29.3)

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1980 Player Awards and Nominations

1980 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ken McEachern (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Ken McEachern (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Roger Aldag (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ken McEachern (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Lester Brown (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1980 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Jack Hirose (DB) British Columbia (UBC)
1–4 (4) [HAM] Bob Fletcher (K) Northeast Missouri State
2–8 (17) [MTL] Stew Fraser (FL) New Brunswick
3–2 (20) Chuck Toth (DB) U.S. International
4–2 (29) Pat Hamilton (DB) U.S. International
5–2 (38) Larry Harbord (OL) British Columbia (UBC)
6–2 (47) Ron Mackle (LB) Youngstown State
7–2 (56) Jeff Neal (WR) Saint Mary's

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1980 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
S Ken McEachern
1 All-Division Selections
S Ken McEachern

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Sun. June 8
3:30 PM
CGY 13 @ SSK 12 L 19,438
5
Sat. June 14
9:30 PM
SSK 14 @ EDM 42 L 28,011
C 10
Sun. June 22
3:30 PM
HAM 41 @ SSK 7 L 18,868
D 15
Tue. July 1
2:00 PM
SSK 3 @ OTT 29 L 16,765
1 20
Tue. July 8
11:00 PM
SSK 24 @ BC 39 L 19,536
2 26
Wed. July 16
10:00 PM
EDM 21 @ SSK 6 L 22,145 CBC
3 30
Wed. July 23
9:30 PM
SSK 24 @ CGY 40 L 30,524
4 33
Wed. July 30
8:00 PM
SSK 19 @ HAM 18 W 22,398
5 38
Wed. Aug. 6
9:30 PM
MTL 18 @ SSK 10 L 25,947
7 46
Wed. Aug. 20
9:00 PM
BC 31 @ SSK 21 L 25,124
8 50
Wed. Aug. 27
9:00 PM
SSK 16 @ WPG 24 L 22,154
9 53
Mon. Sept. 1
3:30 PM
WPG 32 @ SSK 29 L 25,699
10 56
Sun. Sept. 7
2:00 PM
SSK 21 @ OTT 31 L 20,681 CTV
11 62
Sun. Sept. 14
3:30 PM
TOR 28 @ SSK 17 L 25,448
12 65
Sun. Sept. 21
4:30 PM
SSK 17 @ EDM 24 L 35,328
13 70
Sun. Sept. 28
5:30 PM
CGY 14 @ SSK 18 W 24,607
14 71
Sat. Oct. 4
10:00 PM
SSK 8 @ BC 44 L 17,247
15 76
Sun. Oct. 12
3:30 PM
WPG 39 @ SSK 16 L 23,938 CBC
16 81
Sun. Oct. 19
5:30 PM
EDM 29 @ SSK 28 L 23,744 CBCW
18 89
Sun. Nov. 2
4:30 PM
SSK 10 @ CGY 37 L 31,979