The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1988 Season

Season Summary

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 Full Schedule/Results

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

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

Coaches

Head Coach

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

1988 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,637
  • Total: 229,017
  • High: 29,438
  • Avg: 25,446 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1987 Avg: +1,375
  • Low: 22,682
  • Sellouts: 3
  • % of Capacity: 92.07
  • Diff from League Avg: +1,218

More 1988 Attendance Numbers

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 -

Stadium

  • 1988 home stadium: Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 27,637
  • Playing surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1988 – Artificial turf replacement

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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 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)

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)

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 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Jeff Fairholm (WR) Arizona
1–6 (6) [BC] Pete Giftopolous (LB) Pennsylvania 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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1988 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
SB Ray Elgaard
G Roger Aldag
DE Bobby Jurasin
K Dave Ridgway
8 All-Division Selections
SB Ray Elgaard*
C Mike Anderson
G Roger Aldag*
DT Gary Lewis
DE Vince Goldsmith
DE Bobby Jurasin
DHB Richie Hall, Jr.
K Dave Ridgway*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Sun. June 26
3:30 PM
WPG 6 vs SSK 41 W 5,100
B 5
Tue. July 5
9:00 PM
BC 46 @ SSK 27 L 17,600
1 11
Fri. July 15
7:30 PM
SSK 48 @ OTT 21 W 22,565 CFN
2 16
Sat. July 23
8:00 PM
EDM 15 @ SSK 26 W 22,682 CBC
3 19
Fri. July 29
9:00 PM
WPG 18 @ SSK 46 W 24,301 CFN
4 22
Thu. Aug. 4
9:30 PM
SSK 27 @ EDM 43 L 35,383 CBC
5 25
Wed. Aug. 10
9:30 PM
SSK 10 @ CGY 48 L 23,120 CFN
6 32
Sat. Aug. 20
8:00 PM
CGY 21 @ SSK 24 W 24,265 CBC
7 35
Fri. Aug. 26
9:00 PM
TOR 23 @ SSK 21 L 24,662 CFN
8 38
Wed. Aug. 31
8:30 PM
SSK 35 @ WPG 38 L 26,177 TSN
9 41
Sun. Sept. 4
4:00 PM
WPG 19 @ SSK 29 W 29,438 CFN
10 45
Fri. Sept. 9
8:00 PM
SSK 14 @ TOR 13 W 23,498 CFN
11 49
Fri. Sept. 16
10:00 PM
SSK 36 @ BC 32 W 33,088 CFN
12 56
Sun. Sept. 25
4:00 PM
HAM 24 @ SSK 26 W 28,171 CFN
13 59
Sun. Oct. 2
2:00 PM
SSK 20 @ WPG 32 L 27,356 TSN
14 63
Sun. Oct. 9
4:00 PM
CGY 17 @ SSK 47 W 23,234 CFN
15 68
Sun. Oct. 16
4:00 PM
BC 25 @ SSK 28 W 27,649 CFN
16 69
Fri. Oct. 21
8:00 PM
SSK 21 @ HAM 24 L 13,702 TSN
17 76
Sun. Oct. 30
4:00 PM
SSK 22 @ CGY 28 L 18,863 CFN
18 79
Sun. Nov. 6
3:00 PM
OTT 11 @ SSK 45 W 24,615
P1 82
Sun. Nov. 13
4:30 PM
BC 42 @ SSK 18 L 26,229 CBC