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1959 Ottawa Rough Riders (IRFU)

2nd place • 8-6-0 .571
1959 CFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
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Head Coach: Frank Clair
Bill SmythLine
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Thu7/30/1959HBritish Columbia Lions24-22WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park10000
Mon8/3/1959AEdmonton Eskimos7-20LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium10000
Thu8/6/1959ABritish Columbia Lions35-14WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium18147
Tue8/18/1959HToronto Argonauts20-21LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park20675
Fri8/21/1959AMontreal Alouettes8-23LMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium22813
Sat8/29/1959AHamilton Tiger-Cats10-34LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium17266
Sat9/5/1959HMontreal Alouettes7-22LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park16698
Sun9/13/1959AToronto Argonauts6-19LToronto, ONExhibition Stadium25849
Wed9/16/1959HToronto Argonauts28-1WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park13097
Sat9/19/1959AMontreal Alouettes43-6WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium23811
Sat9/26/1959HHamilton Tiger-Cats14-23LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park19837
Sat10/3/1959AHamilton Tiger-Cats9-7WHamilton, ONCivic Stadium20012
Sat10/10/1959HMontreal Alouettes36-8WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park17203
Mon10/12/1959AMontreal Alouettes28-12WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium21817
Sat10/17/1959HHamilton Tiger-Cats17-16WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park16000
Sat10/24/1959HToronto Argonauts18-4WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park14698
Sat10/31/1959AToronto Argonauts31-21WToronto, ONExhibition Stadium19465
IRFU Semi-Final
Sat11/7/1959HMontreal Alouettes43-0WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park19060
IRFU Final #1
Sat11/14/1959HHamilton Tiger-Cats17-5WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park18926
IRFU Final #2
Sat11/21/1959AHamilton Tiger-Cats7-21LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium20000
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Gilles Archambault64T6-224525Ottawa14
Bruno Bitkowski40C6-222030Ottawa14
John Bove68T6-022535West Virginia13
George Brancato87HB5-917728Santa Ana JC; Louisiana State14
Lou Bruce73DE6-020525Queen's11
Don Clark89HB6-019023Ohio State8
Merv Collins54OG-K6-122026none14
Hardiman Cureton53G5-1123526Los Angeles Valley JC; UCLA14
Dick Emerich60G6-224023West Chester1
Milt Graham65OT-DE6-623525Colgate14
Larry Hayes52LB6-323025Vanderbilt14
Gerry Hughes72E6-019024none1
Dick Hunter93HB5-716724North Carolina State1
Russ Jackson82QB6-119023McMaster14
Jon Jelacic69DE6-325023Minnesota10
Tom Jones61T6-525028Kentucky State; Miami (Ohio)14
Pete Joyce86FB6-1220Royal Military College; Toronto3
Joe Kelly15HB5-1120322New Mexico State6
Harry Lunn84DB6-01852612
Gerry Nesbitt81FB-P5-1020027Arkansas14
Babe Parilli26QB6-119030Kentucky6
Bob Pepe78/95E6-223022North Carolina State3
Joe Poirier91DB6-119022Loyola (Quebec); McGill14
Moe Racine62T6-423222none4
Al Romine78HB6-219127North Alabama10
Gary Schreider92DB-K5-1118725Queen's14
Sam Scoccia50G5-1024229none14
Bob Simpson70OE6-020029Western Ontario14
Ted Smale71DE6-221027Toronto14
Bill Sowalski75LB5-1120029none14
Ron Stewart80HB5-717525Queen's13
Joe Stracina41C5-112252914
Dave Thelen88OHB6-020523Miami (Ohio)14
Frank Tripucka83QB6-219232Notre Dame8
Kaye Vaughan55OG-DT6-222528Tulsa14
Davey West90HB5-917531none14
Mack Yoho77K-DE6-223923Miami (Ohio)4
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
14Jocko ThompsonHBQueen's
214Bob DannHBToronto
320Steve O'FarrellHBMcGill
321Brian AstonQBToronto
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals74317991275
Opponents Totals31886236217
TEAM STATSTOPFirst DownsRushPassPen2nd Down Efficiency3rd Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2861551112085711
Opponents Totals229901221787737
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Dave Thelen1100-000066
Bob Simpson800-000048
Gary Schreider2223073.3-3560.00043
Joe Kelly500-000030
Russ Jackson300-000018
Ron Stewart300-000018
Don Clark200-000012
Ted Smale200-000012
Mack Yoho05683.3-1333.3008
Gerry Nesbitt100-00107
Babe Parilli000-00707
Frank Tripucka000-00101
Davey West011100.0-00001
(Team)000-00024
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 Tripucka14579795211197.714.25742.8149.712104101549.3
Russ Jackson89454537100911.322.45977.977.92117283784.9
Babe Parilli522323253737.216.25547.747.711036362.4
Ron Stewart32216220.731.040133.300.00062149.3
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
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLS
Frank Tripucka52205739.6580-
Babe Parilli65249738.4581-
Gerry Nesbitt2492338.5481-
Ron Stewart13333.0330-
Team Totals142551038.8-812469833.1
Opponents Totals150627641.8-883539336.0
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
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals2618818260
Opponents Totals1818181
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