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1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) 1st place Western Conference 13-3-0 .813
Head Coach: Bud Grant
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu7/20/1961AOttawa Rough Riders15-28LOttawa, ONLandsdowne Park17000
Thu7/27/1961HToronto Argonauts20-18WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15054
Mon8/7/1961ACalgary Stampeders18-17WCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium13000
Fri8/11/1961AMontreal Alouettes21-15WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium18059
Mon8/14/1961AToronto Argonauts14-13WToronto, ONExhibition Stadium27189
Thu8/17/1961HOttawa Rough Riders29-19WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18517
Thu8/24/1961HEdmonton Eskimos20-35LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium19660
Thu8/31/1961HHamilton Tiger-Cats9-30LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18951
Mon9/4/1961ASaskatchewan Roughriders17-11WRegina, SKTaylor Field15124
Thu9/14/1961HBritish Columbia Lions36-15WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16016
Sat9/23/1961AEdmonton Eskimos33-10WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium19198
Sat9/30/1961HSaskatchewan Roughriders29-6WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium14354
Sat10/7/1961HBritish Columbia Lions24-20WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium13050
Sat10/14/1961ACalgary Stampeders25-6WCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium17225
Mon10/16/1961ABritish Columbia Lions16-15WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium20778
Mon10/23/1961HCalgary Stampeders42-7WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium13777
Mon10/30/1961HSaskatchewan Roughriders13-19LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15164
Sat11/4/1961AEdmonton Eskimos14-13WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium10177
Sat11/18/1961ACalgary Stampeders14-1WCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium18500Western Final #1
Wed11/22/1961HCalgary Stampeders43-14WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16800Western Final #2
Sat12/2/1961NHamilton Tiger-Cats21-14WOTToronto, ONExhibition Stadium32651Grey Cup
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Al Ackland6'319521Weston Wildcats Jrs.2
58Ray Ash585'1122525Winnipeg Rods Jrs.; St. Vital Bulldogs Ints.13
48Jack Bruzell486'323023Winnipeg Rods Jrs.2
52Dave Burkholder526'122525Minnesota12
23Jack Delveaux236'121524Illinois8
43George Druxman436'122032Portland16
Frank Fraser6'018526Tennessee State1
71Farrell Funston716'221725Sacramento CC; Pacific14
53Herb Gray536'121827Texas16
35Roger Hagberg356'221622Minnesota9
6162Roger Hamelin61626'223520Weston Wildcats Jrs.16
54Rod Humeniuk546'123423Los Angeles Pierce JC; Southern California16
28Gerry James285'1018727none15
32Henry Janzen325'1018521Weston Wildcats Jrs.16
25Ray Jauch255'1117523Iowa12
56Ed Kotowich565'922527Winnipeg Rods Jrs.7
31Ron Latourelle315'817527Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
12Hal Ledyard126'018530Tennessee-Chattanooga13
29Leo Lewis295'1019528Lincoln (Missouri)16
73Cec Luining736'121030St. Boniface Jrs.; St. John's Jrs.; Winnipeg Rams Ints.14
78Ron Meadmore786'220028Weston Wildcats Jrs.15
55Ted Mikliechuk555'1020726St. Vital Bulldogs Ints.; Winnipeg Rams Ints.1
24Nick Miller246'119230Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.16
26Baz Nagle265'1118828Vancouver Meralomas Jrs.12
63Steve Patrick636'023029Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.16
64Cornel Piper646'123524Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
77Ernie Pitts776'119226Denver16
11Kenny Ploen116'118526Iowa14
14Rick Potter146'019723Parkdale Jrs.14
70Norm Rauhaus706'119526Weston Wildcats Jrs.15
67Frank Rigney676'423325Iowa16
27Gordie Rowland275'917231Montreal Orfuns Ints.16
62Roger Savoie626'024030Winnipeg Rods Jrs.; St. Boniface Ints.16
Carver Shannon6'120123Southern Illinois4
21Charlie Shepard216'221528North Texas10
10Dick Thornton106'018522Northwestern4
44Garland Warren446'122526North Texas13
65Mike Wright656'323523Minnesota16
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals739985103
Opponents Totals45945458
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Gerry James4273773.081650.04079
Leo Lewis81250.0000049
Farrell Funston800000048
Roger Hagberg600000036
Ernie Pitts600000036
Ray Jauch500000030
Carver Shannon15683.33650.02022
Charlie Shepard1000015021
Kenny Ploen200000012
Dave Burkholder10000006
Norm Rauhaus10000006
Frank Rigney10000006
Gordie Rowland10000006
Jack Delveaux00000101
(Team)00000012
Team Totals45334573.3112250.0221360
Opponents Totals30213070.0122548.0140251
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Leo Lewis14610367.1638
Gerry James1025055.0264
Ray Jauch864565.3193
Charlie Shepard864355.1211
Roger Hagberg794325.5196
Kenny Ploen431924.5202
Rick Potter221044.7120
Carver Shannon20814.1260
Hal Ledyard37802.2110
Dick Thornton3268.7260
Henry Janzen4133.390
Team Totals62833605.424
Opponents Totals47224655.217
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Hal Ledyard1689154.26813988.315.462106.095.4116128279.4
Kenny Ploen965052.1429059.418.17555.244.25085584.8
Leo Lewis7457.129814.024.537114.3114.30098101.8
Dick Thornton12650.06836.913.83318.300.0083100.3
Charlie Shepard11100.002626.026.02600.000.00026118.8
Gerry James100.0100.000.000.00039.6
Team Totals28515253.311925108.816.5176.0144.982.6
Opponents Totals31315549.514522727.314.7134.2134.270.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Farrell Funston4789219.0758
Ernie Pitts4576216.9626
Ray Jauch1424417.4372
Leo Lewis1320615.8190
Carver Shannon77911.3261
Charlie Shepard7547.7250
Rick Potter56713.4200
Norm Rauhaus56212.4260
Gerry James56012.0210
Henry Janzen23718.5160
Kenny Ploen12929.0290
Roger Hagberg11818.0180
Team Totals152251016.517
Opponents Totals155227214.713
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Norm Rauhaus34615.3361
Jack Delveaux25929.5590
Ron Latourelle23517.5230
Baz Nagle22010.0160
Team Totals1319815.21
Opponents Totals14987.00
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBL
Charlie Shepard85385545.4890
Hal Ledyard417543.8510
Jack Delveaux2176436.4470
Dick Thornton1346135.5540
Team Totals123525542.70
Opponents Totals120500641.7
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Henry Janzen543947.3530
Ron Latourelle461783.9140
Gordie Rowland11706.4170
Kenny Ploen11111.0110
Norm Rauhaus231.580
Nick Miller100.000
Team Totals1166665.70
Opponents Totals1136585.80
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Gordie Rowland49204741.8690
Gerry James630851.3560
Team Totals55235542.8
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Leo Lewis1949526.1420
Ray Jauch1338029.2710
Carver Shannon612520.8290
Ernie Pitts44010.0290
Charlie Shepard33812.7180
Nick Miller33612.0140
Jack Delveaux11313.0130
Team Totals49112723.00
Opponents Totals51100319.70
SACKSNOYDS
Opponents Totals
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dave Burkholder22191
Jack Delveaux1170
Herb Gray2200
Roger Hagberg31100
Rod Humeniuk1100
Gerry James30000
Henry Janzen30000
Ray Jauch20000
Ed Kotowich1100
Hal Ledyard20000
Leo Lewis30000
Ron Meadmore1120
Nick Miller1100
Steve Patrick1100
Kenny Ploen40000
Norm Rauhaus1140
Frank Rigney00231
Gordie Rowland10221
Roger Savoie22200
Dick Thornton1100
Garland Warren1100
Mike Wright2240
Team Totals22184202481
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