The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1997 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1997 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1997 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 56 39 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 8 10 0 16 413 479 L1 3-3-0
    Home 9 5 4 0 10 223 218 W2 3-3-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 190 261 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 10 5 5 0 10 261 238 W2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 3 5 0 6 152 241 L1 1-5-0

Full 1997 League Standings

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1997 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.544 3-2-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.472 2-2-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
BC Lions (4) 0.444
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.667
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.111
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.722
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.833
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.222

Coaches

Head Coach
  • Jim Daley (Jan. 19, 1996 – Nov. 27, 1998)

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Assistant Coaches
  • Greg Marshall – Defensive line
  • Richie Hall, Jr. – Defensive secondary
  • Alex Smith – Linebackers
  • Gary Hoffman – Offensive Coordinator
  • Bill Dole – Offensive line

1997 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 27,732
  • Total: 243,340
  • High: 31,909
  • Avg: 27,037 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1996 Avg: +4,217
  • Low: 22,956
  • Sellouts: 4
  • % of Capacity: 97.50
  • Diff from League Avg: +5,745

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Team Scoring

19971996 +/-
Average Combined Score 49.56 1.89 +
Average Winning Score 28.13 4.08 -
Average Losing Score 18.80 3.49 +
Average Home Score 24.78 1.22 +
Average Visitor Score 21.11 4.67 +
Average Margin of Victory 9.38 1.63 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.10 0.75 -

Stadium

  • 1997 home stadium: Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 27,732
  • Playing surface: Sand Filled Artificial Turf (OmniTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1996 – Expansion

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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 284977 7847125 353166 8263145 223 (24.8)190 (21.1)413 (22.9)
Opponent 5066116 4666112 6361124 5968127 261 (29.0)218 (24.2)479 (26.6)

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1997 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Paul McCallum
  • Defensive Star

    • 2 – Ron Goetz
    • 1 – K.D. Williams
    • 1 – Bryce Bevill
    • 1 – Lamar McGriggs

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Bobby Jurasin

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1997 Player Awards and Nominations

1997 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bobby Jurasin (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Bobby Jurasin (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — John Terry, III (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Dan Farthing (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Todd McMillon (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1997 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Ben Fairbrother (OL) Calgary
2–4 (13) [WPG] Chris Szarka (FB) Eastern Illinois
4–2 (26) Mark Raphael (CB) Ottawa
5–1 (34) Andre Batson (WR) York
6–1 (42) Dan Comisky (OL) Windsor

All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DE Bobby Jurasin
3 All-Division Selections
T John Terry, III
DE Bobby Jurasin
DHB Dale Joseph

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (CST
B 5
Fri. June 13
7:30 PM
WPG 21 @ SSK 39 W 19,681
8
Thu. June 19
7:30 PM
SSK 17 @ EDM 18 L 32,291
1 10
Thu. June 26
8:30 PM
SSK 24 @ BC 23 W 18,881 RDS, TSN
2 15
Fri. July 4
7:30 PM
EDM 24 @ SSK 18 L 25,751 TSN, RDS
3 20
Sat. July 12
6:00 PM
TOR 23 @ SSK 27 W 22,956 TSN
4 23
Fri. July 18
7:30 PM
SSK 13 @ CGY 22 L 30,366 RDS, TSN
5 28
Sat. July 26
1:30 PM
CGY 19 @ SSK 21 W 26,483 TSN
6 30
Thu. July 31
7:30 PM
SSK 34 @ EDM 37 L 30,917
7 35
Fri. Aug. 8
5:30 PM
SSK 30 @ HAM 20 W 12,582 TSN
8 39
Fri. Aug. 15
7:30 PM
BC 39 @ SSK 26 L 28,556 TSN, RDS
9 41
Thu. Aug. 21
5:30 PM
SSK 1 @ TOR 27 L 17,330 TSN
10 46
Sun. Aug. 31
2:00 PM
WPG 43 @ SSK 12 L 29,788 TSN
11 52
Sun. Sept. 7
1:00 PM
BC 12 @ SSK 46 W 22,966 CBC
12 56
Sun. Sept. 14
1:00 PM
SSK 24 @ CGY 28 L 28,414 CBC
13 60
Sun. Sept. 21
2:00 PM
MTL 24 @ SSK 22 L 25,570 TSN
14 63
Sun. Sept. 28
2:00 PM
EDM 15 @ SSK 29 W 29,361
15 65
Fri. Oct. 3
5:30 PM
SSK 29 @ MTL 30 L 12,322 RDS
16 69
Fri. Oct. 10
9:00 PM
SSK 26 @ BC 19 W 22,399 TSN
17 76
Sun. Oct. 19
2:00 PM
HAM 19 @ SSK 22 W 31,909 TSN
18 77
Fri. Oct. 24
6:00 PM
SSK 9 @ WPG 55 L 30,222 RDS, TSN
P1 82
Sun. Nov. 2
2:45 PM
SSK 33 @ CGY 30 W 20,369 CBC
P2 84
Sun. Nov. 9
2:45 PM
SSK 31 @ EDM 30 W 38,258 CBC
GC 85
Sun. Nov. 16
3:30 PM
TOR 47 vs SSK 23 L 60,431 CBC