The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1961 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1961 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 35 46 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 16 13 3 0 26 360 251 W1 5-1-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 202 151 L1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 8 0 0 16 158 100 W8 6-0-0
   Divisional opponent 12 10 2 0 20 287 174 W1 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 3 1 0 6 73 77 L1 3-1-0

Full 1961 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 (4-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 10 (9-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 3rd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 9 (8-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (4-2-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (13-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Thu. July 20
WPG 15 @ OTT 28 L 18,000  
B
Thu. July 27
TOR 18 @ WPG 20 W 15,054  
1
Mon. Aug. 7
WPG 18 @ CGY 17 W 13,000  
1
Fri. Aug. 11
WPG 21 @ MTL 15 W 18,059  
2
Mon. Aug. 14
WPG 14 @ TOR 13 W 27,189  
2
Thu. Aug. 17
OTT 19 @ WPG 29 W 18,517  
4
Thu. Aug. 24
EDM 35 @ WPG 20 L 19,660  
5
Thu. Aug. 31
HAM 30 @ WPG 9 L 18,951  
6
Mon. Sept. 4
WPG 17 @ SSK 11 W 15,124  
8
Thu. Sept. 14
BC 15 @ WPG 36 W 16,016  
9
Sat. Sept. 23
WPG 33 @ EDM 10 W 19,198  
10
Sat. Sept. 30
SSK 6 @ WPG 29 W 14,354  
11
Sat. Oct. 7
BC 20 @ WPG 24 W 13,050  
13
Sat. Oct. 14
WPG 25 @ CGY 6 W 17,225  
13
Mon. Oct. 16
WPG 16 @ BC 15 W 20,778  
14
Mon. Oct. 23
CGY 7 @ WPG 42 W 13,777  
15
Mon. Oct. 30
SSK 19 @ WPG 13 L 15,164  
16
Sat. Nov. 4
WPG 14 @ EDM 13 W 10,177  
P2
Sat. Nov. 18 4:00 PM
WPG 14 @ CGY 1 W 18,500  
P2
Wed. Nov. 22
CGY 14 @ WPG 43 W 16,800  
GC
Sat. Dec. 2 1:00 PM
WPG 21 vs HAM 14 OT W 32,651 CBC

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1961 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.391 4-2-0 (6) 6-0-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.536 1-1-0 (2) 2-0-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.125
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.438
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.656
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.344
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.714
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.321
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.571
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.536

Team Scoring

19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.19 -5.06
Average Winning Score 24.46 -6.54
Average Losing Score 14.00 +4.50
Average Home Score 25.25 -2.75
Average Visitor Score 19.75 -8.88
Average Margin of Victory 11.62 -5.03
Average Margin of Loss 14.00 +4.50

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 294473 584199 473885 6835103 202 (25.3)158 (19.8)360 (22.5)
Opponent 271845 662894 282654 302858 100 (12.5)151 (18.9)251 (15.7)

Coaches

Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • John Michels – Line
  • Joe Zaleski – Backfield

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1961 Player Awards and Nominations

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Leo Lewis, Jr. (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Frank Rigney (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Norm Rauhaus (Team Nominee)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1961 All-Star Selections

9 All-Division Selections
HB Leo Lewis, Jr.
E Farrell Funston
G Cornel Piper
T Frank Rigney
DT Mike Wright
DE Herb Gray
ILB Dave Burkholder
CLB Gordie Rowland
DHB Norm Rauhaus

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1961 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
No draft picks for 1961 in database.

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