The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1985 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the West Division

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1985 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1985 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 68 84 L2 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 5 11 0 10 320 462 L3 1-5-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 181 199 L2 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 2 6 0 4 139 263 L4 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 8 3 5 0 6 148 230 L1 1-5-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 2 6 0 4 172 232 L4 1-5-0

Full 1985 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1985 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.594 1-3-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.453 2-2-0 (4) 0-4-0 (4)
BC Lions (2) 0.813
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.188
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.750
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.438
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.375
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.500

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Mike Kolling – Defensive secondary
  • Jim Gilstrap – Offensive line
  • Jerry Keeling – Receivers
  • George Brancato – Defensive
  • Mike Samples – Defensive line

1985 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,637
  • Total: 184,933
  • High: 29,588
  • Avg: 23,116 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1984 Avg: -1,360
  • Low: 19,212
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 83.64
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,380

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Team Scoring

19851984 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.88 2.81 -
Average Winning Score 34.40 1.90 +
Average Losing Score 13.45 0.55 -
Average Home Score 22.63 5.00 +
Average Visitor Score 17.38 8.50 -
Average Margin of Victory 12.00 1.83 +
Average Margin of Loss 18.36 2.97 -

Stadium

  • 1985 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 402868 5657113 322658 532881 181 (22.6)139 (17.4)320 (20.0)
Opponent 4177118 5479133 5152103 5355108 263 (32.9)199 (24.9)462 (28.9)

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1985 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Craig Ellis
  • 1 – Joe Paopao
  • 1 – Ray Elgaard
  • Defensive Star

    • 1 – Terry Irvin

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Gary Dulin

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1985 Player Awards and Nominations

1985 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Eddie Lowe (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Eddie Lowe (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Roger Aldag (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Roger Aldag (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Mark Urness (Team Nominee)
1985 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Jerry Friesen (Winner)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1985 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–3 (12) David Conrad (TE) Acadia
3–3 (21) Gerald Lashyn (LB) Saskatchewan
4–1 (28) [OTT] Tony Dennis (WR) Simon Fraser
4–3 (30) Lloyd Clefstad (DT) Simon Fraser
5–1 (37) [OTT] Steve Crane (DB) Acadia
5–3 (39) Rob Bresciani (WR) Saskatchewan
6–3 (48) Jerry Nash (DB) Alberta
7–3 (57) Mark Urness (OG) Boise State
8–3 (66) Roger Mayer (DL) Concordia
9–3 (75) Colum Armstrong (K) Acadia

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1985 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
IR Ray Elgaard
1 All-Division Selections
IR Ray Elgaard

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Mon. June 10
8:30 PM
SSK 9 @ WPG 7 W 22,027
B 6
Fri. June 14
9:00 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 28 W 20,552 CTVW
C 11
Fri. June 21
9:30 PM
SSK 28 @ CGY 31 L 12,963
D 16
Fri. June 28
9:00 PM
BC 21 @ SSK 3 L 19,251 CBCW
1 22
Sun. July 7
3:30 PM
OTT 22 @ SSK 46 W 20,785 CTV, R/C
2 25
Fri. July 12
7:30 PM
SSK 25 @ TOR 29 L 30,421 CTV
3 28
Fri. July 19
9:00 PM
MTL 21 @ SSK 12 L 24,806 CTV, R/C
5 38
Sat. Aug. 3
9:30 PM
SSK 30 @ CGY 17 W 16,089 CBC
6 41
Sat. Aug. 10
9:00 PM
HAM 29 @ SSK 33 W 24,697 CTV
7 43
Thu. Aug. 15
7:30 PM
SSK 4 @ OTT 17 L 20,348 CBC
8 48
Fri. Aug. 23
9:30 PM
SSK 42 @ EDM 34 W 45,894 CTV
9 52
Sun. Sept. 1
3:30 PM
WPG 18 @ SSK 10 L 29,588 CTV
10 57
Sun. Sept. 8
1:00 PM
SSK 12 @ MTL 33 L 19,289 CBC
11 62
Sun. Sept. 15
1:30 PM
EDM 27 @ SSK 15 L 26,205 CBC, R/C
12 66
Sun. Sept. 22
3:00 PM
SSK 3 @ WPG 49 L 27,804 CBC
13 68
Sat. Sept. 28
10:00 PM
SSK 9 @ BC 33 L 41,618 CBC
14 71
Fri. Oct. 4
9:00 PM
CGY 10 @ SSK 21 W 19,700 CTV
15 77
Mon. Oct. 14
1:30 PM
SSK 14 @ HAM 51 L 15,026 R/C
16 82
Sun. Oct. 20
3:30 PM
BC 42 @ SSK 18 L 19,940 CTV
18 90
Sun. Nov. 3
3:30 PM
TOR 30 @ SSK 26 L 19,212 CBC