Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the Western Conference
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Jun 3 9:00 PM
SSK 19 @ WPG 10 W 18,950  
A
Sun Jun 7 3:30 PM
BC 20 @ SSK 12 L 18,740  
C
Tue Jun 16 9:30 PM
SSK 1 @ EDM 17 L 43,426  
C
Sun Jun 21 3:30 PM
CGY 20 @ SSK 33 W 18,599  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Thu Jul 2 8:00 PM
SSK 19 @ TOR 18 W 33,243  
2
Sun Jul 12 3:30 PM
WPG 22 @ SSK 20 L 24,740 CTVR
4
Fri Jul 24 9:00 PM
CGY 25 @ SSK 16 L 26,992 CTV
5
Sun Aug 2 1:30 PM
SSK 43 @ MTL 23 W 33,209 CTV
6
Sun Aug 9 3:30 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 24 L 28,168 CBC
7
Sat Aug 15 8:00 PM
SSK 32 @ OTT 16 W 18,408 CBC
8
Sun Aug 23 4:00 PM
TOR 14 @ SSK 38 W 26,100 CTV
9
Sun Aug 30 4:00 PM
SSK 34 @ EDM 44 L 43,346 CTVW
10
Sun Sep 6 4:00 PM
MTL 26 @ SSK 35 W 28,526 CBC, R/C
11
Sat Sep 12 9:00 PM
SSK 32 @ WPG 25 W 31,813 CTVW
12
Sun Sep 20 4:00 PM
OTT 23 @ SSK 26 W 28,385  
14
Sun Oct 4 4:00 PM
HAM 30 @ SSK 26 L 30,296 CBC
15
Mon Oct 12 4:00 PM
SSK 28 @ HAM 12 W 27,149 CTV, R/C
16
Sun Oct 18 4:00 PM
EDM 41 @ SSK 29 L 30,312 CBCW
17
Sun Oct 25 4:00 PM
SSK 24 @ CGY 11 W 33,279 CBC
18
Sat Oct 31 5:00 PM
SSK 5 @ BC 13 L 21,183 CTVW
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 65 67 W1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 9 7 0 18 431 371 L1 3-3-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 214 209 L2 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 6 2 0 12 217 162 L1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 8 2 6 0 4 184 209 L1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 7 1 0 14 247 162 W1 5-1-0

Full 1981 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 1 (1-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 9 (2-7-0)
After 2nd 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (2-5-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 6 (6-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (3-6-0)
After 3rd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0) 7 (5-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (6-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (3-4-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.648 0-4-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.336 3-1-0 (4) 4-0-0 (4)
BC Lions (2) 0.625
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.375
Edmonton Elks (2) 0.906
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.688
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.719
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.188
Ottawa RedBlacks (2) 0.313
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.125
19811980 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.13 +3.06
Average Winning Score 30.78 +12.28
Average Losing Score 22.00 +4.36
Average Home Score 26.75 +8.62
Average Visitor Score 27.13 +9.75
Average Margin of Victory 12.11 +9.61
Average Margin of Loss 7.00 -6.57
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Saskatchewan 324274 4766113 434891 9261153 214 (26.8)217 (27.1)431 (26.9)
Opponent 613495 7242114 453277 315485 162 (20.3)209 (26.1)371 (23.2)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Monte Charles – Receivers
  • Steve Buratto – Offensive line
  • Mike Murphy – Defensive Coordinator
  • Gerry Hart – Defensive backfield
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1981 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • 1 – Joe Barnes
  • 1 – Joey Walters
  • 1 – John Hufnagel
Defensive Star
  • 1 – Andre Jones
  • 1 – Jerry Friesen
  • 1 – Vince Goldsmith
Lineman Star
  • 2 – Mike Samples
1981 Player Awards and Nominations
1981 Most Outstanding
1981 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Ken McEachern (Winner)
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1981 All-Star Selections
1 All-Canadian Selections
TE Joey Walters
5 All-Division Selections
TE Joey Walters
DT Mike Samples (Tie)
DE Lyall Woznesensky
OLB Vince Goldsmith
S Ken McEachern

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1981 Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–1 (10)   Hazen Henderson (DB) Simon Fraser
3–1 (19)   Don Buston (FL) Simon Fraser
4–1 (28)   David Pearson (DT) Western Ontario
5–1 (37)   Vic Stevenson (TE) Calgary
6–1 (46)   John Celestino (DT) Windsor
7–1 (55)   Wayne Stremmel (LB) Simon Fraser

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