The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1989 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 41 54 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 9 9 0 18 547 567 L1 3-3-0
    Home 9 4 5 0 8 271 258 L1 2-4-0
    Visitor 9 5 4 0 10 276 309 L1 3-3-0
   Divisional opponent 10 5 5 0 10 303 332 L1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 244 235 W1 3-3-0

Full 1989 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.606 2-3-0 (5) 3-2-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.417 2-2-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
BC Lions (3) 0.389
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.889
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.667
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.222
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.389
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.389

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Gary Hoffman – Offensive line
  • Pal Sartori – Running backs
  • Richard Adams – Defensive secondary
  • Ted Heath – Linebackers

1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,637
  • Total: 217,586
  • High: 28,315
  • Avg: 24,176 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1988 Avg: -1,270
  • Low: 20,953
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 87.48
  • Diff from League Avg: -1,240

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Team Scoring

19891988 +/-
Average Combined Score 61.89 7.61 +
Average Winning Score 37.22 3.68 +
Average Losing Score 23.56 1.27 +
Average Home Score 30.11 2.33 -
Average Visitor Score 30.67 4.78 +
Average Margin of Victory 10.89 3.02 -
Average Margin of Loss 13.11 1.68 +

Stadium

  • 1989 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 8053133 4863111 3862100 10598203 271 (30.1)276 (30.7)547 (30.4)
Opponent 344680 8076156 9386179 51101152 309 (34.3)258 (28.7)567 (31.5)

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 3 – Tom Burgess

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Tuineau Alipate
  • 1 – Glen Suitor

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Bryan Illerbrun
  • 1 – James Curry
  • 1 – Gary Lewis
  • 1 – Bobby Jurasin

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 Player Awards and Nominations

1989 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Tim McCray (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — James Curry (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Roger Aldag (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Jeff Fairholm (Division Finalist)
  • Rookie — Tuineau Alipate (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) [CGY] Kevin Smellie (RB) Massachusetts
1–3 (3) [HAM] Andrew Thomas (CB) Massachusetts
1–4 (4) Donovan Wright (CB) Slippery Rock
2–1 (9) [OTT] Dan Payne (DT) Simon Fraser
5–4 (36) Rob Zimmerman (FB) Calgary
6–4 (44) Shaun Gardiner (LB) Saskatchewan
7–4 (52) Kelly Trithart (LB) Saskatchewan
8–4 (60) Greg Galan (QB) Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
RB Tim McCray
WR Don Narcisse
G Roger Aldag
OLB Eddie Lowe
K Dave Ridgway
9 All-Division Selections
RB Tim McCray*
SB Jeff Fairholm
WR Don Narcisse*
G Roger Aldag*
DT James Curry
DE Bobby Jurasin
OLB Eddie Lowe
S Glen Suitor
K Dave Ridgway

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Wed. June 28
9:30 PM
EDM 24 @ SSK 28 W 18,988
B 7
Tue. July 4
10:30 PM
SSK 13 @ BC 30 L 38,492
1 11
Wed. July 12
9:30 PM
CGY 29 @ SSK 32 W 21,595 TSN
2 14
Tue. July 18
10:30 PM
SSK 42 @ BC 37 W 41,427 CFN
3 21
Fri. July 28
9:30 PM
HAM 34 @ SSK 17 L 25,996 CFN
4 23
Wed. Aug. 2
8:30 PM
SSK 29 @ WPG 27 W 21,753 TSN
5 26
Mon. Aug. 7
8:00 PM
OTT 22 @ SSK 58 W 22,194 CBC
6 33
Fri. Aug. 18
7:30 PM
SSK 40 @ HAM 46 L 19,336 CFN
7 37
Thu. Aug. 24
9:30 PM
BC 37 @ SSK 25 L 23,544 CBC
8 40
Wed. Aug. 30
9:30 PM
SSK 19 @ EDM 45 L 31,667 CFN
9 42
Sun. Sept. 3
3:00 PM
WPG 28 @ SSK 20 L 28,315 CBC
10 47
Sat. Sept. 9
7:30 PM
SSK 29 @ TOR 24 W 35,281 CBC
11 53
Sun. Sept. 17
3:00 PM
EDM 35 @ SSK 48 W 24,776 CBC
12 56
Sun. Sept. 24
3:30 PM
SSK 27 @ OTT 36 L 17,284 TSN
13 59
Sat. Sept. 30
9:00 PM
BC 32 @ SSK 30 L 25,013 CBC
14 63
Sun. Oct. 8
7:30 PM
SSK 39 @ CGY 26 W 30,174 CFN
15 68
Sun. Oct. 15
3:00 PM
TOR 18 @ SSK 24 W 20,953 CBC
16 73
Sun. Oct. 22
3:00 PM
CGY 23 @ SSK 17 L 25,200 TSN
17 77
Sun. Oct. 29
3:30 PM
SSK 34 @ CGY 19 W 20,754 CFN
18 81
Sun. Nov. 5
3:00 PM
SSK 17 @ EDM 49 L 27,242 CBC
P1 83
Sun. Nov. 12
4:30 PM
SSK 33 @ CGY 26 W 16,286 CBC
P2 85
Sun. Nov. 19
4:30 PM
SSK 32 @ EDM 21 W 35,112 CFN
GC 86
Sun. Nov. 26
5:00 PM
SSK 43 vs HAM 40 W 54,088 CBC, CFN