The Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 2nd (in tiebreaker) in the West Division
  • West Division Semi-final

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 68 52 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 11 7 0 22 525 452 W1 3-3-0
    Home 9 8 1 0 16 292 173 W5 5-1-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 233 279 L3 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 8 5 3 0 10 220 229 L1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 6 4 0 12 305 223 W1 4-2-0

Full 1988 League Standings

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 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (1-3-0) 7 (5-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 8 (5-3-0)
After 2nd 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 12 (8-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (3-3-0)
After 3rd 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 10 (9-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (2-6-0)
After 4th 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sun Jun 26 3:30 PM
WPG 6 vs SSK 41 W 5,100  
B
Tue Jul 5 9:00 PM
BC 46 @ SSK 27 L 17,600  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Fri Jul 15 7:30 PM
SSK 48 @ OTT 21 W 22,565 CFN
2
Sat Jul 23 8:00 PM
EDM 15 @ SSK 26 W 22,682 CBC
3
Fri Jul 29 9:00 PM
WPG 18 @ SSK 46 W 24,301 CFN
4
Thu Aug 4 9:30 PM
SSK 27 @ EDM 43 L 35,383 CBC
5
Wed Aug 10 9:30 PM
SSK 10 @ CGY 48 L 23,120 CFN
6
Sat Aug 20 8:00 PM
CGY 21 @ SSK 24 W 24,265 CBC
7
Fri Aug 26 9:00 PM
TOR 23 @ SSK 21 L 24,662 CFN
8
Wed Aug 31 8:30 PM
SSK 35 @ WPG 38 L 26,177 TSN
9
Sun Sep 4 4:00 PM
WPG 19 @ SSK 29 W 29,438 CFN
10
Fri Sep 9 8:00 PM
SSK 14 @ TOR 13 W 23,498 CFN
11
Fri Sep 16 10:00 PM
SSK 36 @ BC 32 W 33,088 CFN
12
Sun Sep 25 4:00 PM
HAM 24 @ SSK 26 W 28,171 CFN
13
Sun Oct 2 2:00 PM
SSK 20 @ WPG 32 L 27,356 TSN
14
Sun Oct 9 4:00 PM
CGY 17 @ SSK 47 W 23,234 CFN
15
Sun Oct 16 4:00 PM
BC 25 @ SSK 28 W 27,649 CFN
16
Fri Oct 21 8:00 PM
SSK 21 @ HAM 24 L 13,702 TSN
17
Sun Oct 30 4:00 PM
SSK 22 @ CGY 28 L 18,863 CFN
18
Sun Nov 6 3:00 PM
OTT 11 @ SSK 45 W 24,615  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 13 4:30 PM
BC 42 @ SSK 18 L 26,229 CBC

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.458 4-0-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.478 4-1-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
BC Lions (2) 0.556
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.333
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.111
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.778
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.500

Team Scoring

19881987 +/-
Average Combined Score 54.28 +4.67
Average Winning Score 33.55 +2.55
Average Losing Score 22.29 +7.62
Average Home Score 32.44 +6.00
Average Visitor Score 25.89 +11.89
Average Margin of Victory 13.91 +7.11
Average Margin of Loss 11.43 -5.15

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Saskatchewan 7737114 9081171 354277 9073163 292 (32.4)233 (25.9)525 (29.2)
Opponent 4561106 3669105 5592147 375794 279 (31.0)173 (19.2)452 (25.1)

Coaches

Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Gary Hoffman – Offensive line
  • Steve Goldman – Quarterbacks
  • Dan Daniel – Linebackers
  • Dick Adams – Defensive secondary
  • Ted Heath – Defensive line

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Tom Burgess
  • 1 – Dave Ridgway
  • 1 – Ray Elgaard

Defensive Star

  • 1 – David Albright
  • 1 – Eddie Lowe

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Gary Lewis
  • 1 – James Curry

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 Player Awards and Nominations

1988 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ray Elgaard (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Richie Hall, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Roger Aldag (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Ray Elgaard (Winner)
  • Rookie — Jeff Fairholm (Division Finalist)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 All-Star Selections

No Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1988.

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Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2)   Jeff Fairholm (WR) Arizona
1–6 (6) [BC] Pete Giftopolous (LB) Penn State
2–1 (9) [OTT] Ken Evraire (WR) Wilfrid Laurier
2–2 (10)   Peter Mangold (FB) Western Kentucky
3–2 (18)   Jim Jauch (DB) North Carolina
6–2 (42)   Darrell Harle (OT) Eastern Michigan
7–2 (50)   Hugh Alexander (OT) Utah
8–2 (58)   Floyd Collins (RB) Boise State

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