The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1987 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the West Division

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1987 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1987 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 54 56 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 5 12 1 11 364 529 L3 2-4-0
    Home 9 3 5 1 7 238 248 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 9 2 7 0 4 126 281 L2 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 9 2 7 0 4 177 291 L1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 9 3 5 1 7 187 238 L2 2-4-0

Full 1987 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1987 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.617 2-2-0 (4) 0-5-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.432 1-3-1 (5) 2-2-0 (4)
BC Lions (3) 0.667
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.611
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.389
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.167
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.639
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.667

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Gary Hoffman – Offensive line
  • John Hufnagel – Quarterbacks
  • Michael Samples – Defensive line
  • Richard Adams – Defensive secondary
  • Ted Heath – Linebackers

1987 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,637
  • Total: 216,637
  • High: 27,457
  • Avg: 24,070 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1986 Avg: +4,904
  • Low: 21,340
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 87.10
  • Diff from League Avg: -1,919

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Team Scoring

19871986 +/-
Average Combined Score 49.61 0.33 -
Average Winning Score 31.00 1.17 +
Average Losing Score 14.67 1.88 -
Average Home Score 26.44 1.78 +
Average Visitor Score 14.00 3.78 -
Average Margin of Victory 6.80 5.20 -
Average Margin of Loss 16.58 2.23 -

Stadium

  • 1987 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 531770 473481 6739106 6436100 238 (26.4)126 (14.0)364 (20.2)
Opponent 4260102 6576141 4290132 9255147 281 (31.2)248 (27.6)529 (29.4)

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 (3-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 6 (3-2-1) 1 (1-0-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 2nd 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (0-3-1) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (2-7-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 13 (2-10-1)
After 3rd 5 (3-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-3-1) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-7-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (1-10-1)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 12 (0-12-0)
After OT1 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 0 (0-0-0)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1987 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Tom Burgess
  • 1 – Dave Ridgway
  • 1 – Kent Austin
  • Defensive Star

    • 1 – Harry Skipper

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Lynn Madsen
  • 1 – Bobby Jurasin

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1987 Player Awards and Nominations

1987 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dave Ridgway (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Bobby Jurasin (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Roger Aldag (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dave Ridgway (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Terry Cochrane (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1987 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
4–3 (30) Oral Sybblis (OL) Acadia
5–3 (39) Bruce Lowe (NT) Wilfrid Laurier
6–3 (48) Joe Marchildon (LB) York
7–3 (57) Kevin Stroud (OL) Minot State
8–3 (66) Byron McCorkell (DT) Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1987 All-Star Selections

3 All-Canadian Selections
G Roger Aldag
DE Bobby Jurasin
K Dave Ridgway
7 All-Division Selections
RB Walter Bender
SB Ray Elgaard
G Roger Aldag
DT James Curry
DE Bobby Jurasin
DB Harry Skipper
K Dave Ridgway

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Sat. June 6
9:00 PM
WPG 14 @ SSK 27 W 17,381
B 7
Mon. June 15
9:30 PM
SSK 27 @ CGY 42 L 20,526
1 10
Sun. June 21
4:00 PM
CGY 29 @ SSK 28 L 21,340 CFN
2 14
Sun. June 28
4:00 PM
SSK 1 @ BC 44 L 30,157 CFN
17
Sat. July 4
8:00 PM
TOR 33 @ SSK 33 OT T 23,927 CBC
4 25
Sun. July 19
4:00 PM
SSK 27 @ OTT 23 W 20,006 CFN
5 29
Sun. July 26
4:00 PM
HAM 28 @ SSK 25 L 24,830 CFN
6 31
Sat. Aug. 1
8:00 PM
SSK 28 @ EDM 38 L 30,399 CBC
8 38
Sun. Aug. 16
4:00 PM
OTT 33 @ SSK 36 W 24,346 CFN
41
Sat. Aug. 22
8:00 PM
SSK 6 @ WPG 35 L 28,591 CBC
9 43
Fri. Aug. 28
8:00 PM
EDM 39 @ SSK 13 L 24,000 CFN
10 46
Sun. Sept. 6
4:00 PM
WPG 29 @ SSK 25 L 27,457 CFN
11 53
Sat. Sept. 19
8:00 PM
SSK 13 @ EDM 34 L 31,862 CBC
13 58
Sun. Sept. 27
4:00 PM
BC 20 @ SSK 35 W 24,682 CFN
60
Sat. Oct. 3
8:00 PM
SSK 11 @ CGY 28 L 23,052 CBC
14 64
Sun. Oct. 11
1:30 PM
SSK 23 @ HAM 20 W 12,541 CBC
15 69
Sun. Oct. 18
4:00 PM
EDM 25 @ SSK 34 W 24,282 CFN
16 70
Fri. Oct. 23
8:00 PM
SSK 3 @ TOR 25 L 22,329 TSN
17 74
Fri. Oct. 30
8:30 PM
OTT 12 @ SSK 9 L 21,773 TSN
18 81
Sun. Nov. 8
4:00 PM
SSK 14 @ BC 34 L 38,730 CFN