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1961 Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) 4th place Western Conference 5-10-1 .344
Head Coach:Steve Owen
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/29/1961NBritish Columbia Lions3-13LSeattle, WAHusky Stadium28000
Tue8/1/1961NCalgary Stampeders7-14LSpokane, WAMemorial Stadium10000
Thu8/10/1961HCalgary Stampeders10-20LRegina, SKTaylor Field12700
Mon8/14/1961AEdmonton Eskimos8-38LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium16500
Sat8/19/1961ACalgary Stampeders22-15WCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium15000
Thu8/24/1961HBritish Columbia Lions25-6WRegina, SKTaylor Field12341
Mon8/28/1961HOttawa Rough Riders10-29LRegina, SKTaylor Field14291
Mon9/4/1961HWinnipeg Blue Bombers11-17LRegina, SKTaylor Field15124
Fri9/8/1961AMontreal Alouettes16-15WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium18943
Sun9/10/1961AToronto Argonauts7-27LToronto, ONExhibition Stadium24047
Mon9/18/1961HHamilton Tiger-Cats15-22LRegina, SKTaylor Field10152
Mon9/25/1961HEdmonton Eskimos1-16LRegina, SKTaylor Field10182
Sat9/30/1961AWinnipeg Blue Bombers6-29LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium14354
Mon10/9/1961HBritish Columbia Lions17-7WRegina, SKTaylor Field11529
Sat10/14/1961AEdmonton Eskimos10-21LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium12338
Sat10/21/1961HCalgary Stampeders17-22LRegina, SKTaylor Field10271
Sat10/28/1961ABritish Columbia Lions17-17TVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium19836
Mon10/30/1961AWinnipeg Blue Bombers19-13WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15164
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
41Ron AtchisonMG6-323531Saskatoon Hilltops Jrs.12
Ted AucremanOE18024Indiana1
16Danny BandaHB5-915523Regina Rams Jrs.16
66Al BenecickT-G6-224524Syracuse16
P.L. BlakeE6-121225Mississippi State2
21Clair BranchFB-LB6-120723Texas8
Terry BuntingG6-222526Port Arthur Mustangs Ints.16
25Ferdie BurketFB6-122027Southeastern Oklahoma State16
58Bill BurrellG6-021523Illinois13
50Harvey CampbellG5-1121521Regina Rams Jrs.11
60Bill ClarkeDT6-423529Regina Dales Jrs.14
30Jim CopelandHB5-918022none16
22Ken DonFB5-1119522Regina Rams Jrs.; Arizona14
26Larry DumelieHB-S5-1018524Regina Rams Jrs.; Arizona14
54Garner EkstranG6-022520Washington State16
67Bob GolicOT6-323529Indiana14
74Jack GottaOE6-421232Minnesota State-Moorhead; Oregon State16
19Billy GrayOHB5-1119522Maryland-Eastern Shore6
24Dave GroszQB6-120522Oregon16
44Neil HabigC6-022525Purdue15
Ron KellyLB6-120828Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.2
37Don KubeshFB6-119521Winnipeg Rods Jrs.; St. Vital Bulldogs Ints.13
68Len LeGaultDT6-423228Kansas State12
57Bob MacDonaldG6-221023North Dakota State14
32Doug McKenzieFB5-1019023Western Ontario5
15Don McKetaHB5-1118527Washington5
12Bob MillerHB6-020024Western Ontario14
14Bob PtacekLB-QB6-120524Michigan16
31Ray PurdinOHB6-019522Northwestern11
Bobby RennHB6-018027Davidson; Florida State2
50Wayne ShawG-LB6-021522Saskatoon Hilltops Jrs.13
71Earl SmithOE6-020024San Francisco CC; Riverside CC; UCLA1
27Ray SmithFB-HB5-1120023UCLA15
43Ted UrnessC6-323524Regina Rams Jrs.; Arizona15
29Don VassosHB5-1018023Melville Jrs.; British Columbia16
42Galen WahlmeierC6-021227Dodge City CC; Kansas2
53Don WalshOG6-021528Denver; Montreal Ints.16
62Reg WhitehouseT6-023529NDG Maple Leafs Jrs.16
18Gene WlasiukHB5-916525Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals56624845
Opponents Totals61926299
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenaltyPENYDS
Team Totals209117731474405
Opponents Totals2931701081595706
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Reg Whitehouse0202387.0122744.44060
Jack Gotta600000036
Ferdie Burket3000013031
Ray Purdin500000030
Ray Smith500000030
Dave Grosz200000012
Clair Branch10000006
Bob Ptacek10000006
Team Totals23202387.0122744.4170211
Opponents Totals43334376.731225.0140314
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ferdie Burket1425834.1373
Ray Smith1285574.4253
Ray Purdin954735.0693
Billy Gray543125.8600
Clair Branch261495.7281
Bob Ptacek23883.8170
Dave Grosz47781.7132
Don McKeta7202.960
Don Vassos284.070
Larry Dumelie382.750
Team Totals52722764.312
Opponents Totals56528685.119
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dave Grosz2139142.710213416.314.75283.8209.4171117037.3
Bob Ptacek522955.8183176.110.93500.059.65226534.4
Ferdie Burket100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals26612045.112016586.213.883.0269.836.1
Opponents Totals30714547.214524558.016.9206.5175.573.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Gotta3061920.6485
Ray Purdin2728110.4272
Ferdie Burket171669.8230
Ray Smith131128.6141
Billy Gray8445.5170
Bob Ptacek611218.7470
P.L. Blake38428.0520
Don McKeta35518.3330
Dave Grosz3186.0110
Garner Ekstran24221.0220
Clair Branch23919.5280
Bob Miller23819.0270
Larry Dumelie22010.0220
Bobby Renn11414.0140
Earl Smith11414.0140
Team Totals120165813.88
Opponents Totals145245516.920
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Wlasiuk4307.5160
Bob Ptacek39431.3501
Bill Burrell33712.3180
Jim Copeland33712.3220
Team Totals1720612.11
Opponents Totals2638314.71
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBL
Ferdie Burket142636144.8750
Team Totals142636144.80
Opponents Totals141597242.4
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Copeland593846.5280
Gene Wlasiuk503346.7270
Danny Banda3289.3260
Ken Don3165.360
Larry Dumelie177.070
Bob Miller133.030
Don Vassos320.760
Clair Branch100.000
Smith1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals1327735.90
Opponents Totals1389146.60
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Reg Whitehouse39183747.1700
Team Totals39133734.3
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Smith1434324.5410
Ray Purdin1334326.4600
Billy Gray1231125.9440
Larry Dumelie510220.4290
Bob Miller24522.5190
Gene Wlasiuk23417.0210
Don Vassos13030.0300
Ken Don12323.0230
Jack Gotta11919.0190
Ferdie Burket11717.0170
Jim Copeland133.030
Reg Whitehouse100.000
Team Totals54127023.50
Opponents Totals3771419.31
SACKSNOYDS
Opponents Totals
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ron Atchison33140
Al Benecick1100
Clair Branch1100
Ferdie Burket60000
Bill Burrell11840
Jim Copeland20000
Larry Dumelie11330
Garner Ekstran33200
Jack Gotta22131
Billy Gray30000
Dave Grosz540400
Len LeGault1100
Bob Ptacek1100
Ray Purdin30000
Ray Smith2112161
Don Vassos1100
Don Walsh1100
Reg Whitehouse1100
Gene Wlasiuk3380
Team Totals221662228188
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