Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sun Jun 8 3:30 PM
CGY 13 @ SSK 12 L 19,438  
A
Sat Jun 14 9:30 PM
SSK 14 @ EDM 42 L 28,011  
C
Sun Jun 22 3:30 PM
HAM 41 @ SSK 7 L 18,868  
D
Tue Jul 1 2:00 PM
SSK 3 @ OTT 29 L 16,765  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 8 11:00 PM
SSK 24 @ BC 39 L 19,536  
2
Wed Jul 16 10:00 PM
EDM 21 @ SSK 6 L 22,145 CBCR
3
Wed Jul 23 9:30 PM
SSK 24 @ CGY 40 L 30,524 CTVW
4
Wed Jul 30 8:00 PM
SSK 19 @ HAM 18 W 22,398 CTV
5
Wed Aug 6 9:30 PM
MTL 18 @ SSK 10 L 25,947 CTV
7
Wed Aug 20 9:00 PM
BC 31 @ SSK 21 L 25,124 CBCR
8
Wed Aug 27 9:00 PM
SSK 16 @ WPG 24 L 22,154 CTVW
9
Mon Sep 1 3:30 PM
WPG 32 @ SSK 29 L 25,699  
10
Sun Sep 7 2:00 PM
SSK 21 @ OTT 31 L 20,681 CTV
11
Sun Sep 14 3:30 PM
TOR 28 @ SSK 17 L 25,448 CTV
12
Sun Sep 21 4:30 PM
SSK 17 @ EDM 24 L 35,328 CBC
13
Sun Sep 28 5:30 PM
CGY 14 @ SSK 18 W 24,607  
14
Sat Oct 4 10:00 PM
SSK 8 @ BC 44 L 17,247 CTVW
15
Sun Oct 12 3:30 PM
WPG 39 @ SSK 16 L 23,938 CBCW
16
Sun Oct 19 5:30 PM
EDM 29 @ SSK 28 L 23,744 CBCW
18
Sun Nov 2 4:30 PM
SSK 10 @ CGY 37 L 31,979 CBCW
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

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)
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 Elks (3) 0.813
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.625
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.531
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.500
Ottawa RedBlacks (1) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.375
19801979 +/-
Average Combined Score 47.06 +7.62
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
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)
Head Coaches
Assistant Coaches
  • Steve Buratto – Offensive line
  • Bud Riley – Defensive secondary
  • Mike Murphy – Front Seven
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 All-Star Selections
1 All-Canadian Selections
S Ken McEachern
1 All-Division Selections
S Ken McEachern

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1980 Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian Amateur 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

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