The Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 Season

Season Summary

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

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)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Sun Jun 25 3:30 PM
WPG 7 vs SSK 37 W 1,500  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Jun 28 9:30 PM
EDM 24 @ SSK 28 W 18,988  
B
Tue Jul 4 10:30 PM
SSK 13 @ BC 30 L 38,492  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jul 12 9:30 PM
CGY 29 @ SSK 32 W 21,595 TSN
2
Tue Jul 18 10:30 PM
SSK 42 @ BC 37 W 41,427 CFN
3
Fri Jul 28 9:30 PM
HAM 34 @ SSK 17 L 25,996 CFN
4
Wed Aug 2 8:30 PM
SSK 29 @ WPG 27 W 21,753 TSN
5
Mon Aug 7 8:00 PM
OTT 22 @ SSK 58 W 22,194 CBC
6
Fri Aug 18 7:30 PM
SSK 40 @ HAM 46 L 19,336 CFN
7
Thu Aug 24 9:30 PM
BC 37 @ SSK 25 L 23,544 CBC
8
Wed Aug 30 9:30 PM
SSK 19 @ EDM 45 L 31,667 CFN
9
Sun Sep 3 3:00 PM
WPG 28 @ SSK 20 L 28,315 CBC
10
Sat Sep 9 7:30 PM
SSK 29 @ TOR 24 W 35,281 CBC
11
Sun Sep 17 3:00 PM
EDM 35 @ SSK 48 W 24,776 CBC
12
Sun Sep 24 3:30 PM
SSK 27 @ OTT 36 L 17,284 TSN
13
Sat Sep 30 9:00 PM
BC 32 @ SSK 30 L 25,013 CBC
14
Sun Oct 8 7:30 PM
SSK 39 @ CGY 26 W 30,174 CFN
15
Sun Oct 15 3:00 PM
TOR 18 @ SSK 24 W 20,953 CBC
16
Sun Oct 22 3:00 PM
CGY 23 @ SSK 17 L 25,200 TSN
17
Sun Oct 29 3:30 PM
SSK 34 @ CGY 19 W 20,754 CFN
18
Sun Nov 5 3:00 PM
SSK 17 @ EDM 49 L 27,242 CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 12 4:30 PM
SSK 33 @ CGY 26 W 16,286 CBC
P2
Sun Nov 19 4:30 PM
SSK 32 @ EDM 21 W 35,112 CFN
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sun Nov 26 5:00 PM
SSK 43 vs HAM 40 W 54,088 CBC, CFN

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

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

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)

Coaches

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 3 – Tom Burgess

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Glen Suitor
  • 1 – Tuineau Alipate

Lineman Star

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

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