The Toronto Argonauts’ 1961 Season

Season Summary

Toronto Argonauts 1961 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 2 1 0 4 74 54 L1 2-1-0
Regular Season 14 7 6 1 15 255 258 L1 4-2-0
    Home 7 3 4 0 6 121 143 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 7 4 2 1 9 134 115 L1 3-2-1
   Divisional opponent 9 4 5 0 8 170 203 L1 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 5 3 1 1 7 85 55 W2 3-1-1

Full 1961 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1961 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.536 1-3-0 (4) 3-2-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.475 2-1-0 (3) 1-0-1 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.321
Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 0.571
BC Lions (1) 0.125
Calgary Stampeders (1) 0.438
Edmonton Eskimos (1) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1) 0.344
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1) 0.813

Team Scoring

19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.64 -8.71
Average Winning Score 21.14 -11.76
Average Losing Score 16.50 +6.25
Average Home Score 17.29 -16.71
Average Visitor Score 19.14 +0.29
Average Margin of Victory 8.86 -8.04
Average Margin of Loss 10.83 -5.17

1961 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 33,150
  • Total: 186,108
  • High: 30,648
  • Avg: 26,586 (7 out of 7 games)
  • Diff from 1960 Avg: -1,408
  • Low: 23,316
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 80.20
  • Diff from League Avg: +7,873

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1961 home stadium: Exhibition Stadium
  • Capacity: 33,150
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1959 – Opened 1959

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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)
Toronto 312960 343468 284068 283159 121 (17.3)134 (19.1)255 (18.2)
Opponent 513990 202444 362157 363167 115 (16.4)143 (20.4)258 (18.4)

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

Toronto Argonauts 1961 Player Awards and Nominations

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jim Rountree (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Jim Andreotti (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bobby Kuntz (Division Finalist)

Toronto Argonauts 1961 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) [HAM] Casey Wood (T) Toronto
1–4 (4)   Mike Wicklum (HB) Toronto
2–4 (9)   Mike Muir (E) Toronto
3–4 (14)   Bob Milligan (FB) McGill
4–4 (18)   Sam Poaps (G) Queen's
5–4 (22)   Mike Chykaliuk (G) Toronto
6–4   Pass

Toronto Argonauts 1961 All-Star Selections

6 All-Division Selections
HB Dick Shatto
HB Dave Mann
C Norm Stoneburgh
MG Marty Martinello
ILB Jim Andreotti
S Jim Rountree

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
B
Thu. July 20
BC 17 @ TOR 28 W 22,415  
B
Tue. July 25
TOR 28 @ CGY 17 W 11,000  
B
Thu. July 27
TOR 18 @ WPG 20 L 15,054  
2
Mon. Aug. 14
WPG 14 @ TOR 13 L 27,189  
3
Sun. Aug. 20
HAM 28 @ TOR 24 L 27,809  
4
Fri. Aug. 25
TOR 15 @ MTL 10 W 18,522  
6
Mon. Sept. 4
TOR 19 @ HAM 21 L 26,533  
7
Sun. Sept. 10
SSK 7 @ TOR 27 W 24,047  
8
Sat. Sept. 16
TOR 8 @ EDM 8 T 21,510  
9
Mon. Sept. 18
TOR 15 @ BC 7 W 24,428  
9
Sun. Sept. 24
OTT 29 @ TOR 10 L 30,648  
10
Fri. Sept. 29
CGY 19 @ TOR 22 W 23,546  
11
Sat. Oct. 7
TOR 33 @ MTL 27 W 19,075  
13
Sun. Oct. 15
HAM 37 @ TOR 10 L 29,553  
14
Sat. Oct. 21
TOR 21 @ OTT 7 W 18,821  
15
Sun. Oct. 29
MTL 9 @ TOR 15 W 23,316  
16
Sat. Nov. 4
TOR 23 @ OTT 35 L 17,144  
P1
Sat. Nov. 11
TOR 43 @ OTT 19 W 19,151  
P2
Sat. Nov. 18
HAM 7 @ TOR 25 W 33,161  
P2
Sat. Nov. 25 2:00 PM
TOR 2 @ HAM 48 L 22,671 CTV