1949 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1949 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach Wally Masters
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record 11–1–0
Division place 1st, IRFU
Playoff finish Lost IRFU Finals

The 1949 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 1st place in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union with an 11–1 record, but lost the IRFU Finals to the eventual Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes. This season was the best in franchise history, in terms of winning percentage, since the undefeated team from the 1905 season. This season also set the franchise record for most wins in a season, which would be matched, but not surpassed, four more times.

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A Aug 13 vs. Hamilton Tigers 25–1 Win 1–0

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Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 12 11 1 0 261 170 22
Montreal Alouettes 12 8 4 0 295 204 16
Toronto Argonauts 12 5 7 0 209 254 10
Hamilton Wildcats 12 0 12 0 147 284 0

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 Aug 27 at Montreal Alouettes 7–6 Win 1–0
2 Sept 3 vs. Montreal Alouettes 22–21 Win 2–0
3 Sept 10 at Toronto Argonauts 33–8 Win 3–0
4 Sept 17 vs. Hamilton Wildcats 11–6 Win 4–0
5 Sept 24 at Hamilton Wildcats 17–10 Win 5–0
6 Oct 1 vs. Toronto Argonauts 20–18 Win 6–0
7 Oct 8 vs. Montreal Alouettes 25–13 Loss 6–1
7 Oct 9 at Montreal Alouettes 12–9 Win 7–1
8 Oct 15 at Hamilton Wildcats 28–19 Win 8–1
9 Oct 22 at Toronto Argonauts 32–16 Win 9–1
10 Oct 29 vs. Toronto Argonauts 13–9 Win 10–1
11 Nov 5 vs. Hamilton Wildcats 23–18 Win 11–1

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Postseason[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Score Result
IRFU Final #1 Nov 9 at Montreal Alouettes 22–7 Loss
IRFU Final #2 Nov 12 vs. Montreal Alouettes 14–13 Loss

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References[edit]