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1959 Ottawa Rough Riders (IRFU) 2nd place 8-6-0 .571
Head Coach:Frank Clair
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu7/30/1959HBritish Columbia Lions24-22WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park10000
Mon8/3/1959AEdmonton Eskimos7-20LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium10000
Thu8/6/1959ABritish Columbia Lions35-14WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium18147
Tue8/18/1959HToronto Argonauts20-21LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park20675
Fri8/21/1959AMontreal Alouettes8-23LMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium22813
Sat8/29/1959AHamilton Tiger-Cats10-34LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium17266
Sat9/5/1959HMontreal Alouettes7-22LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park16698
Sun9/13/1959AToronto Argonauts6-19LToronto, ONExhibition Stadium25849
Wed9/16/1959HToronto Argonauts28-1WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park13097
Sat9/19/1959AMontreal Alouettes43-6WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium23811
Sat9/26/1959HHamilton Tiger-Cats14-23LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park19837
Sat10/3/1959AHamilton Tiger-Cats9-7WHamilton, ONCivic Stadium20012
Sat10/10/1959HMontreal Alouettes36-8WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park17203
Mon10/12/1959AMontreal Alouettes28-12WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium21817
Sat10/17/1959HHamilton Tiger-Cats17-16WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park16000
Sat10/24/1959HToronto Argonauts18-4WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park14698
Sat10/31/1959AToronto Argonauts31-21WToronto, ONExhibition Stadium19465
Sat11/7/1959HMontreal Alouettes43-0WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park19060IRFU Semi-Final
Sat11/14/1959HHamilton Tiger-Cats17-5WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park18926IRFU Final #1
Sat11/21/1959AHamilton Tiger-Cats7-21LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium20000IRFU Final #2
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
64Gilles ArchambaultT6'224525Ottawa; Verdun Bulldogs14
40Bruno BitkowskiC6'222029Ottawa14
68John BoveT6'022535Sampson; West Virginia13
87George BrancatoHB5'917728Santa Ana JC; Louisiana State14
73Lou BruceDE6'020525Queen's11
89Don ClarkHB6'019023Ohio State8
54Merv CollinsOG-K6'122026none14
53Hardiman CuretonG5'1123526Los Angeles Valley JC; UCLA14
Dick EmerichG6'224020West Chester1
65Milt GrahamOT-DE6'623525Colgate14
52Larry HayesLB6'323025Vanderbilt14
72Gerry HughesE6'019024none1
93Dick HunterHB5'716723North Carolina State1
82Russ JacksonQB6'119023McMaster14
69Jon JelacicDE6'325023Minnesota10
61Tom JonesT6'525028Kentucky State; Miami (Ohio)14
86Pete JoyceFB6'1220Royal Military College; Toronto3
15Joe KellyHB5'1120322New Mexico State6
84Harry LunnDB6'018525Hamilton Panthers Ints.12
81Gerry NesbittFB-P5'1020027Tyler JC; Arkansas14
26Babe ParilliQB6'119030Kentucky6
78/95Bob PepeE6'222522North Carolina State3
91Joe PoirierDB6'119021Loyola University Ints.; McGill14
62Moe RacineT6'423222none4
78Al RomineHB6'219127North Alabama10
92Gary SchreiderDB-K5'1118725Queen's14
50Sam ScocciaG5'1024229Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jrs.; Hamilton Panthers Ints.14
70Bob SimpsonOE6'020029Western Ontario14
71Ted SmaleDE6'221027Toronto14
75Bill SowalskiLB5'1120028Brantford Jrs.14
80Ron StewartHB5'717525Queen's13
41Joe StracinaC5'1122529Montreal Lakeshore Flyers Ints.14
88Dave ThelenOHB6'020522Miami (Ohio)14
83Frank TripuckaQB6'219232Notre Dame8
55Kaye VaughanOG-DT6'222528Tulsa14
90Davey WestHB5'917534none14
77Mack YohoK-DE6'223923Miami (Ohio)4
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals74317991
Opponents Totals31886236
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2861551112085711
Opponents Totals229901221787737
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Dave Thelen1100000066
Bob Simpson800000048
Gary Schreider2223073.33560.00043
Joe Kelly500000030
Russ Jackson300000018
Ron Stewart300000018
Don Clark200000012
Ted Smale200000012
Mack Yoho05683.31333.3008
Gerry Nesbitt10000107
Babe Parilli00000707
Frank Tripucka00000101
Davey West011100.000001
(Team)00000024
Team Totals37283775.74850.092275
Opponents Totals27192770.471643.8131217
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Thelen22813395.95910
Ron Stewart824255.2312
Russ Jackson693855.6303
Don Clark753434.6552
Joe Kelly532134.0172
Gerry Nesbitt14835.9180
Babe Parilli4205.0150
Pete Joyce4164.070
Harry Lunn2115.5100
George Brancato188.080
Gary Schreider111.01t1
Frank Tripucka3-3-1.00
Team Totals53728415.320
Opponents Totals40617874.411
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Frank Tripucka1457954.55211197.714.25742.8149.712104101549.3
Russ Jackson894550.637100911.322.45977.977.92117283784.9
Babe Parilli522344.2253737.216.25547.747.711036362.4
Ron Stewart3266.716220.731.040133.300.00062149.3
Team Totals28914951.611525638.917.2165.5258.7286227764.4
Opponents Totals34018755.014226907.914.4144.1113.2356233481.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Simpson3678721.9598
Ted Smale2449020.4492
Davey West1935518.7310
Don Clark1622914.3570
Ron Stewart1515010.0281
Joe Kelly1433624.0553
Dave Thelen99510.6401
Gerry Nesbitt5214.2130
Gary Schreider3206.7111
Harry Lunn3186.080
Milt Graham22814.0190
Al Romine22613.0160
Russ Jackson188.080
Team Totals149256317.216
Opponents Totals187269014.414
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Al Romine47117.8500
Gerry Nesbitt33210.7211
George Brancato13232.0320
Gary Schreider11818.0180
Hardiman Cureton177.070
Larry Hayes177.070
Team Totals1116715.21
Opponents Totals2527711.11
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBL
Frank Tripucka52205739.6580
Babe Parilli65249738.4581
Gerry Nesbitt2492338.5481
Ron Stewart13333.0330
Team Totals142551038.8
Opponents Totals150627641.8
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Davey West583155.4200
Ron Stewart402716.8280
Harry Lunn301986.6150
Gary Schreider5244.8190
Bob Simpson5244.8100
Russ Jackson22211.0110
Don Clark11515.0150
Joe Poirier2105.0100
Al Romine144.040
Team Totals1448836.10
Opponents Totals1318126.20
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Merv Collins36179449.8690
Mack Yoho1055455.4660
Gary Schreider417944.8580
Team Totals50245849.2
Opponents Totals43224052.1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Don Clark1328922.2460
Ron Stewart1326520.4380
Joe Kelly814117.6230
Dave Thelen36321.0280
Bob Simpson24120.5310
Gary Schreider12020.0200
Gerry Nesbitt11515.0150
Ted Smale11111.0110
Kaye Vaughan100.000
Team Totals4384519.70
Opponents Totals5082616.50
SACKSNOYDS
Opponents Totals286
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals261881826
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