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1961 Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL)

2nd place • Eastern Conference • 8-6-0 .571
1961 CFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
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Head Coach: Frank Clair
Bill SmythAssistant Coach
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Thu7/20/1961HWinnipeg Blue Bombers28-15WOttawa, ONLansdowne 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, ONLansdowne 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, ONLansdowne Park16009
Sat9/9/1961HEdmonton Eskimos26-35LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park22152
Sat9/16/1961AMontreal Alouettes12-26LMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium19190
Sun9/24/1961AToronto Argonauts29-10WToronto, ONExhibition Stadium30648
Sat9/30/1961HHamilton Tiger-Cats47-21WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park22400
Mon10/9/1961AHamilton Tiger-Cats14-10WHamilton, ONCivic Stadium25273
Sat10/14/1961HMontreal Alouettes14-24LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park18589
Sat10/21/1961HToronto Argonauts7-21LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park18821
Sat10/28/1961AHamilton Tiger-Cats29-44LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium20271
Sat11/4/1961HToronto Argonauts35-23WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park17144
Eastern Semi-Final
Sat11/11/1961HToronto Argonauts19-43LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park19151
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 Archambault64DT6-224527Ottawa14
Marv Bevan51G6-022526none1
Bruno Bitkowski40C6-222032Ottawa14
George Brancato10CB-FL5-917730Santa Ana JC; Louisiana State13
Jim Cain63T6-424022Detroit Mercy14
Len Chandler20OHB5-81652714
Merv Collins54OG-LB6-122028none14
Jim Conroy25LB-P6-019024Southern California14
Doug Daigneault23OHB6-219225Clemson10
George Deiderich52G6-121325Vanderbilt6
Dick Desmarais24HB5-1018524Boston University7
Milt Graham65OT-DE6-623527Colgate13
Russ Jackson12QB6-119025McMaster14
Bob Johnson77OE6-220822Michigan1
Tom Jones61T6-525030Kentucky State; Miami (Ohio)14
Joe Kelly15HB5-1120324New Mexico State3
Ronnie Koes56C6-223024North Carolina8
Ron Lancaster16QB5-1019023Wittenberg14
Angelo Mosca60DT6-427224Notre Dame; Wyoming14
Gerry Nesbitt14LB5-1020029Arkansas13
Joe Poirier17DB6-119024Loyola (Quebec); McGill14
Moe Racine62T6-423224none14
Jim Reynolds74DE-OE6-221223Hillsdale13
Robin Ritchie26DB5-1118222Queen's2
Fred Robinson53OG6-124231Washington2
Tom RodgersHB6-018522Kentucky5
Gary Schreider22HB-K5-1118727Queen's14
Sam Scoccia50MG5-1024231none14
Jerry Selinger42C6-021526St. Joseph's (Indiana)14
Bob Simpson70E6-020031Western Ontario14
Ted Smale71DE6-221029Toronto13
Bill Sowalski75OE5-1120031none14
Chuck Stanley82HB5-818525South Carolina State5
Ron Stewart11OHB5-717527Queen's12
Dave Thelen21FB6-020525Miami (Ohio)12
Kaye Vaughan55OG6-222530Tulsa14
Davey West30OHB5-917533none4
Ernie White27OHB5-818023Dayton9
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
15Paul BurroughsHBToronto
210John MooreHBMcGill
315Dick PearceHBQueen's
419Frank LoftusHBWestern Ontario
523John EvanTToronto
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals831107987359
Opponents Totals61756683285
TEAM STATSTOPFirst DownsRushPassPen2nd Down Efficiency3rd Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals288190871190651
Opponents Totals2621431001960577
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Ron Stewart1000-000060
Gary Schreider0444989.8-41040.01057
Russ Jackson600-000036
Dave Thelen500-000030
Dick Desmarais400-000024
Joe Kelly300-000018
Bob Simpson300-000018
Gerry Nesbitt200-005017
Gilles Archambault200-000012
Len Chandler200-000012
Jim Reynolds200-000012
Bill Sowalski200-000012
George Brancato100-00006
Doug Daigneault100-00006
Ron Lancaster100-00006
Jerry Selinger100-00006
Ted Smale100-00006
Chuck Stanley100-00006
Davey West100-00006
Ernie White100-00006
Jim Conroy000-00303
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 Jackson11759595110489.017.86186.876.01715089879.3
Ron Lancaster1004949439669.719.76399.088.052893879.8
Jim Conroy100100.000.000.000039.6
Dick Desmarais300300.000.000.000039.6
Chuck Stanley100100.000.000.000039.6
Joe Kelly0000000112-12
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
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLS
Jim Conroy71309243.5860-
Gerry Nesbitt45177839.5641-
Team Totals116487042.01-647422336.1
Opponents Totals120523143.6-622460938.4
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
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Gilles Archambault2
Jim Reynolds1
Jim Reynolds2
Jerry Selinger1
Team Totals2821721285
Opponents Totals2121214
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