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1961 Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL) 2nd place Eastern Conference 8-6-0 .571
Head Coach: Frank Clair
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu7/20/1961HWinnipeg Blue Bombers28-15WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park17000
Tue7/25/1961AMontreal Alouettes28-19WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium15397
Sat7/29/1961AEdmonton Eskimos3-17LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium11000
Tue8/1/1961ABritish Columbia Lions22-14WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium17988
Sat8/12/1961HBritish Columbia Lions41-7WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park17329
Thu8/17/1961AWinnipeg Blue Bombers19-29LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18517
Sat8/26/1961ACalgary Stampeders32-1WCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium13928
Mon8/28/1961ASaskatchewan Roughriders29-10WRegina, SKTaylor Field14291
Sat9/2/1961HMontreal Alouettes25-24WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park16009
Sat9/9/1961HEdmonton Eskimos26-35LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park22152
Sat9/16/1961AMontreal Alouettes12-26LMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium19190
Sun9/24/1961AToronto Argonauts29-10WToronto, ONExhibition Stadium30648
Sat9/30/1961HHamilton Tiger-Cats47-21WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park22400
Mon10/9/1961AHamilton Tiger-Cats14-10WHamilton, ONCivic Stadium25273
Sat10/14/1961HMontreal Alouettes14-24LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park18589
Sat10/21/1961HToronto Argonauts7-21LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park18821
Sat10/28/1961AHamilton Tiger-Cats29-44LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium20271
Sat11/4/1961HToronto Argonauts35-23WOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park17144
Sat11/11/1961HToronto Argonauts19-43LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park19151Eastern Semi-Final
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
64Gilles Archambault646'224527Ottawa; Verdun Bulldogs14
51Marv Bevan516'022526Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jrs.1
40Bruno Bitkowski406'222031Ottawa14
10George Brancato105'917730Santa Ana JC; Louisiana State13
63Jim Cain636'424022Detroit Mercy14
20Len Chandler205'816527Hamilton Tiger-Cats B14
54Merv Collins546'122028none14
25Jim Conroy256'019024Southern California14
23Doug Daigneault236'219225Clemson10
52George Deiderich526'121325Vanderbilt6
24Dick Desmarais245'1018524Boston University7
65Milt Graham656'623527Colgate13
12Russ Jackson126'119025McMaster14
77Bob Johnson776'220822Michigan1
61Tom Jones616'525030Kentucky State; Miami (Ohio)14
15Joe Kelly155'1120324New Mexico State3
56Ronnie Koes566'223024North Carolina8
16Ron Lancaster165'1019023Wittenberg14
60Angelo Mosca606'427224Notre Dame; Wyoming14
14Gerry Nesbitt145'1020029Tyler JC; Arkansas13
17Joe Poirier176'119023Loyola University Ints.; McGill14
62Moe Racine626'423224none14
74Jim Reynolds746'221223Hillsdale13
26Robin Ritchie265'1118222Parkdale Lions Jrs.; Queen's2
53Fred Robinson536'124231Washington2
Tom Rodgers6'018521Kentucky5
22Gary Schreider225'1118727Queen's14
50Sam Scoccia505'1024231Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jrs.; Hamilton Panthers Ints.14
42Jerry Selinger426'021526St. Joseph's (Indiana)14
70Bob Simpson706'020031Western Ontario14
71Ted Smale716'221029Toronto13
75Bill Sowalski755'1120030Brantford Jrs.14
82Chuck Stanley825'818525South Carolina State5
11Ron Stewart115'717527Queen's12
21Dave Thelen216'020524Miami (Ohio)12
55Kaye Vaughan556'222530Tulsa14
30Davey West305'917536none4
27Ernie White275'818023Dayton9
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals831107987
Opponents Totals61756683
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Ron Stewart1000000060
Gary Schreider0444989.841040.01057
Russ Jackson600000036
Dave Thelen500000030
Dick Desmarais400000024
Joe Kelly300000018
Bob Simpson300000018
Gerry Nesbitt200005017
Gilles Archambault200000012
Len Chandler200000012
Jim Reynolds200000012
Bill Sowalski200000012
George Brancato10000006
Doug Daigneault10000006
Ron Lancaster10000006
Jerry Selinger10000006
Ted Smale10000006
Chuck Stanley10000006
Davey West10000006
Ernie White10000006
Jim Conroy00000303
Team Totals49444989.841040.090359
Opponents Totals38313881.661346.280285
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Thelen18010325.7473
Ron Stewart1077066.6726
Russ Jackson674727.0246
Dick Desmarais533456.5413
Chuck Stanley343349.8621
Ernie White302719.0451
Joe Kelly361915.3223
Ron Lancaster171227.2231
Doug Daigneault14483.461
Gerry Nesbitt3268.7192
Gary Schreider199.090
Bill Sowalski144.040
Bob Simpson044L0
Team Totals54335646.627
Opponents Totals48528475.921
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Russ Jackson1175950.45110489.017.86186.876.01715089879.3
Ron Lancaster1004949.0439669.719.76399.088.052893879.8
Jim Conroy100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Dick Desmarais300.0300.000.000.000039.6
Chuck Stanley100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Joe Kelly00000112-12
Team Totals22210848.69920149.118.6177.7156.8200181477.8
Opponents Totals28313949.112420897.415.0134.6207.1261182859.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Simpson2042821.4633
Bill Sowalski1629818.6452
Len Chandler1222018.3462
George Brancato1220917.4211
Ron Stewart1113712.5304
Dick Desmarais914315.9331
Dave Thelen819724.6482
Joe Kelly611919.8310
Davey West515731.4611
Doug Daigneault46516.3230
Ernie White12525.0250
Jim Reynolds188.080
Ted Smale177.07t1
Gary Schreider155.050
Chuck Stanley1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals108201418.617
Opponents Totals139208915.013
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Doug Daigneault5428.4150
Joe Poirier47919.8880
George Brancato45112.8300
Ernie White25427.0400
Jim Conroy12626.0260
Gary Schreider11111.0110
Jim Reynolds155.050
Gerry Nesbitt100.000
Sam Scoccia100.000
Team Totals2026813.40
Opponents Totals1518312.20
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBL
Jim Conroy71309243.5860
Gerry Nesbitt45177839.5641
Team Totals116487042.01
Opponents Totals120523143.6
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Len Chandler683725.5230
Ernie White241476.1160
Chuck Stanley12665.5100
Doug Daigneault8374.690
Joe Kelly100.000
Joe Poirier200.000
Team Totals1156225.40
Opponents Totals1116475.80
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Moe Racine62307749.6800
Doug Daigneault12323.0230
Team Totals63310049.2
Opponents Totals51264151.8
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Ernie White1432523.2440
Dick Desmarais826533.1560
Ron Stewart1023123.1620
Chuck Stanley818823.5320
Doug Daigneault68113.5230
Bob Simpson22211.0120
Gerry Nesbitt11010.0100
Kaye Vaughan133.030
Tom Jones100.000
Team Totals51112522.10
Opponents Totals62132021.30
SACKSNOYDS
Opponents Totals200
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Gilles Archambault1
Jim Reynolds1
Jerry Selinger1
Team Totals282172128
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