The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1983 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the West Division

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1983 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1983 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 97 90 L1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 5 11 0 10 360 536 W2 2-4-0
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 178 271 W1 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 182 265 W1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 8 3 5 0 6 187 270 W2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 2 6 0 4 173 266 L3 1-5-0

Full 1983 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1983 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.563 2-2-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.484 0-4-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
BC Lions (2) 0.688
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.500
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.563
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.344
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.750
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.344

Coaches

Head Coaches

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1983 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,637
  • Total: 206,604
  • High: 28,837
  • Avg: 25,825 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1982 Avg: -2,615
  • Low: 23,749
  • Sellouts: 2
  • % of Capacity: 93.45
  • Diff from League Avg: -4,377

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Team Scoring

19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 56.00 2.06 +
Average Winning Score 24.00 5.83 -
Average Losing Score 21.82 3.07 -
Average Home Score 22.25 5.00 -
Average Visitor Score 22.75 3.38 -
Average Margin of Victory 4.00 8.17 -
Average Margin of Loss 17.82 8.71 +

Stadium

  • 1983 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 383472 593796 294271 5269121 178 (22.3)182 (22.8)360 (22.5)
Opponent 275380 10071171 4569114 9972171 265 (33.1)271 (33.9)536 (33.5)

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1983 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Chris DeFrance

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Fran McDermott

Lineman Star

  • None

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1983 Player Awards and Nominations

1983 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Vince Goldsmith (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Vince Goldsmith (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Roger Aldag (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Roger Aldag (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Karl Morgan (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1983 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) Mike Emery (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
2–3 (12) Ray Elgaard (TE) Utah
3–3 (21) Richard White (LB) Simon Fraser
4–3 (30) Art Heler (WR) Waterloo
5–3 (39) Joel Johnston (FB) Simon Fraser
6–3 (48) Todd McGauly (TE) Western Ontario
7–3 (57) Alain Grolean (DB) Ottawa
8–3 (66) Reiny Dundas (DT) Minot State

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1983 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
OLB Vince Goldsmith
3 All-Division Selections
IR Chris DeFrance
G Roger Aldag
OLB Vince Goldsmith

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 5
Tue. June 14
9:30 PM
SSK 18 @ CGY 34 L 23,359
B 9
Sat. June 18
9:00 PM
EDM 9 @ SSK 20 W 22,095
C 14
Sun. June 26
3:30 PM
WPG 10 @ SSK 33 W 22,301
D 18
Thu. June 30
SSK 26 @ BC 37 L 30,984
1 19
Thu. July 7
5:30 PM
SSK 21 @ MTL 14 W 26,643 CBC
2 26
Sat. July 16
7:00 PM
HAM 50 @ SSK 19 L 25,759
3 30
Sun. July 24
3:00 PM
SSK 28 @ BC 44 L 41,801 CBC
4 32
Fri. July 29
7:00 PM
TOR 40 @ SSK 21 L 25,734
5 35
Fri. Aug. 5
7:30 PM
SSK 21 @ EDM 36 L 51,448 CTV
6 42
Sun. Aug. 14
1:30 PM
CGY 36 @ SSK 28 L 25,690
8 47
Fri. Aug. 26
6:00 PM
SSK 15 @ TOR 36 L 35,414 CBC
9 52
Sun. Sept. 4
1:30 PM
WPG 30 @ SSK 32 W 28,837
10 55
Fri. Sept. 9
6:00 PM
SSK 29 @ OTT 28 W 23,475 CTV
11 62
Sun. Sept. 18
1:30 PM
EDM 46 @ SSK 21 L 28,377
12 64
Sat. Sept. 24
6:30 PM
SSK 19 @ WPG 50 L 26,132 CBC
13 68
Sat. Oct. 1
7:00 PM
OTT 24 @ SSK 23 L 24,563
14 73
Sun. Oct. 9
1:30 PM
MTL 40 @ SSK 23 L 23,749
15 75
Sat. Oct. 15
5:00 PM
SSK 22 @ HAM 34 L 12,523 CTV
17 86
Sun. Oct. 30
1:30 PM
BC 5 @ SSK 11 W 23,895
18 90
Sun. Nov. 6
3:00 PM
SSK 27 @ CGY 23 W 28,260 CBC