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1953 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (WIFU) 3rd place 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach:George Trafton
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/15/1953HOttawa Rough Riders18-11WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15600
Mon8/17/1953HToronto Argonauts24-0WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15808
Sat8/29/1953HEdmonton Eskimos7-6WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16108
Mon8/31/1953HCalgary Stampeders16-10WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16108
Fri9/4/1953HSaskatchewan Roughriders13-6WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16000
Mon9/7/1953ASaskatchewan Roughriders19-23LRegina, SKTaylor Field14904
Sat9/12/1953ACalgary Stampeders14-23LCalgary, ABMewata Stadium12000
Mon9/14/1953AEdmonton Eskimos7-9LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium16000
Sat9/19/1953HCalgary Stampeders16-15WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16578
Sat9/26/1953ASaskatchewan Roughriders15-21LRegina, SKTaylor Field12446
Mon9/28/1953HSaskatchewan Roughriders19-2WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16400
Sat10/3/1953HCalgary Stampeders24-17WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16458
Mon10/5/1953HEdmonton Eskimos6-16LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium17014
Sat10/10/1953HSaskatchewan Roughriders13-18LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16000
Mon10/12/1953ASaskatchewan Roughriders13-14LRegina, SKTaylor Field15565
Sat10/17/1953AEdmonton Eskimos9-32LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium
Mon10/19/1953ACalgary Stampeders18-6WCalgary, ABMewata Stadium10000
Sat10/24/1953AEdmonton Eskimos17-8WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium15000
Wed10/28/1953HSaskatchewan Roughriders43-5WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16827WIFU Semi-Final #1
Sat10/31/1953ASaskatchewan Roughriders17-18LRegina, SKTaylor Field14000WIFU Semi-Final #2
Sat11/7/1953AEdmonton Eskimos7-25LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium15500WIFU Final #1
Wed11/11/1953HEdmonton Eskimos21-17WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium17434WiFU Final #2
Sat11/14/1953AEdmonton Eskimos30-24WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium16000WIFU Final #3
Sat11/21/1953HToronto Balmy Beach24-4WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16000Grey Cup Semi-Final
Sat11/28/1953NHamilton Tiger-Cats6-12LToronto, ONVarsity Stadium27313Grey Cup
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
76Neill ArmstrongDB-OE6'218927Oklahoma State14
54Dean BandieraDG5'1120127Queen's16
46Gar BaxterC6'221224Winnipeg Rods Jrs.6
89Ernie BeckerFB5'1018828none10
99Lorne BensonFB6'018823Weston Wildcats Jrs.14
41John BrownC6'423031North Carolina Central3
90Billy ByeHB5'818226Minnesota1
43Keith CarpenterC6'222523Bakersfield CC; San Jose State3
31Tom CaseyDB-OHB5'1117529Hampton14
43Stu ClarksonC6'221734Texas A&M-Kingsville2
95Geoff CrainQB-DB6'017323McGill12
82Tommy FordHB5'1017526none11
78Bud GrantOE-DB6'219926Minnesota16
72Tom HarpleyDE6'019724Winnipeg Jrs.16
77Norm HillDE6'219224Manitoba16
20Dick HuffmanDT-OT6'125530Tennessee4
27Jack JacobsQB-DB6'118634Oklahoma16
98Gerry JamesOHB5'1018719none14
88Ron KellyFB6'120820Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.7
96Bud KorchakFW5'919026Winnipeg St. John's Grads Jrs.; Elmwood Ints.16
73Bill LaRochelleE6'318427Western Ontario4
75Tommy LumsdenE6'322323Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.16
65Don MazurOT-C6'123021Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.15
91Ralph McAllisterHB6'120026Minnesota10
67Ross McCallumOT-DT5'1122522Montreal Army Ints.; NDG Maple Leafs Jrs.15
52Jim McPhersonOG6'220725Winnipeg Rods Jrs.12
87Len MeltzerOHB6'018922Winnipeg St. John's Grads Jrs.10
92Nick MillerFW6'119222Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.2
68Sam NevillsT6'224528Purdue; Oregon3
93Gerry PalmerHB6'019022Toledo2
53Steve PatrickOG-DG6'023021Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.16
79Keith PearceOE-FW6'218525Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
56Buck RogersOG-C-DG5'112052514
62Roger SavoieOT-DT6'024022Winnipeg Rods Jrs.; St. Boniface Ints.4
83Dave SkrienLB-FB6'120824Minnesota9
94Andy SokolOHB5'1120025none13
85Tommy ThompsonQB6'119237Tulsa3
66Buddy TinsleyOT-DT6'224529Baylor14
70Ron VaccherOE-DB6'219525Winnipeg Rods Jrs.6
50Kas VidrukDG5'921628none15
73Davey WestHB5'917528none9
55Al WileyOG5'1020825Western Ontario15
64Wenty YoungOT-DT5'1122624NDG Maple Leafs Jrs.; Montreal Lakeshore Flyers Ints.15
80Joe ZaleskiQB-DB6'019423Dayton10
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals54506062
Opponents Totals59287366
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals238981261269639
Opponents Totals202
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Bud Korchak1293193.591947.45066
Neill Armstrong700000035
Bud Grant500000025
Lorne Benson400000020
Tommy Ford300000015
Len Meltzer300000015
Tom Casey200000010
Geoff Crain200000010
Andy Sokol200000010
Jack Jacobs00000606
Gerry James10000005
Ralph McAllister10000005
(Team)00000024
Team Totals31293193.592045.0112226
Opponents Totals32223268.891656.394226
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Lorne Benson1245634.53
Tom Casey342507.40
Ralph McAllister372085.61
Len Meltzer402035.13
Tommy Ford331464.40
Gerry James251204.81
Andy Sokol291184.11
Ron Kelly21974.60
Geoff Crain18502.82
Billy Bye11313.0130
Bud Grant199.090
Dave Skrien210.520
Davey West5-8-1.60
Neill Armstrong1-15-15.0-150
Jack Jacobs14-27-1.90
Joe Zaleski4-29-7.30
Tommy Thompson10-116-11.60
Team Totals39915834.011
Opponents Totals43416403.814
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jack Jacobs25214657.99619247.613.2114.4104.080.2
Tommy Thompson684363.2225117.511.945.934.487.3
Joe Zaleski452351.1193938.717.124.436.768.1
Geoff Crain311548.4112227.214.839.7516.164.9
Tom Casey6233.33376.218.500.0116.716.0
Len Meltzer2150.00178.517.01700.0150.039.6
Lorne Benson100.0100.000.000.039.6
Tommy Ford100.0100.000.000.039.6
Davey West200.0200.000.000.039.6
Team Totals40823056.415531047.613.5204.9235.673.6
Opponents Totals32817252.413327228.315.8164.9237.067.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bud Grant6892213.65
Neill Armstrong3866817.67
Tommy Ford3146415.03
Lorne Benson2022511.31
Bud Korchak1828115.61
Andy Sokol121199.91
Tom Casey1010510.52
Len Meltzer7497.00
Davey West6579.50
Keith Pearce56312.60
Ralph McAllister55210.40
Billy Bye3186.00
Gerry Palmer2157.50
Geoff Crain12020.0200
Ernie Becker11818.0180
Ron Kelly11717.0170
Joe Zaleski166.060
Gerry James1-2-2.0-20
John Brown077L0
Team Totals230310413.520
Opponents Totals172272215.816
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Casey77510.7510
Bud Grant4102.5100
Neill Armstrong23819.0250
Ralph McAllister22412.0150
Geoff Crain2136.5130
Joe Zaleski200.000
Dave Skrien14545.0450
John Brown100.000
Norm Hill100.000
Jack Jacobs100.000
Team Totals232058.90
Opponents Totals231355.90
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBL
Jack Jacobs112444039.63
Team Totals112444039.63
Opponents Totals
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Casey514278.4290
Gerry James383579.4200
Davey West201296.5220
Billy Bye11515.0150
Bud Grant242.040
Tommy Ford100.000
Ralph McAllister100.000
Buddy Tinsley100.000
Team Totals1159328.10
Opponents Totals1037777.50
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Bud Korchak51265952.1800
Buck Rogers14545.0450
Team Totals52270452.0
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Len Meltzer817221.50
Tom Casey716022.90
Davey West412030.00
Ralph McAllister710515.00
Gerry James47819.50
Lorne Benson44912.30
Billy Bye13434.0340
Andy Sokol12525.0250
Tommy Ford12424.0240
Dave Skrien11515.0150
Ron Kelly144.040
Steve Patrick100.000
Team Totals4078619.70
Opponents Totals5099519.90
SACKSNOYDS
Opponents Totals
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Neill Armstrong2260
Dean Bandiera22190
Ernie Becker1100
John Brown1100
Tom Casey2200
Bud Grant33770
Tom Harpley1100
Norm Hill1100
Dick Huffman1100
Bud Korchak1100
Tommy Lumsden1100
Ralph McAllister1100
Steve Patrick11140
Team Totals3623131932118
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