1973 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1973 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach Jack Gotta
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record 9–5
Division place 1st, East
Playoff finish Won Grey Cup
Uniform
CFL OTT Jersey 1973.png

The 1973 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a 9–5 record and won the Grey Cup.

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A July 4 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10–10 Tie 0–0–1
B July 11 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 25–16 Win 1–0–1
C July 19 at Montreal Alouettes 17–14 Loss 1–1–1
D July 24 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13–9 Win 2–1–1

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 9 5 0 275 234 18
Toronto Argonauts 14 7 5 2 265 231 16
Montreal Alouettes 14 7 6 1 273 238 15
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 7 7 0 304 263 14

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 31 vs. Toronto Argonauts 25–9 Loss 0–1
2 Aug 8 at Toronto Argonauts 19–6 Loss 0–2
3 Aug 13 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25–16 Loss 0–3
4 Aug 20 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 18–12 Loss 0–4
5 Aug 25 at Montreal Alouettes 30–3 Win 1–4
6 Sept 5 vs. BC Lions 26–24 Win 2–4
7 Sept 12 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24–13 Win 3–4
8 Sept 15 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21–19 Win 4–4
9 Sept 22 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 32–20 Win 5–4
10 Sept 30 vs. Montreal Alouettes 28–15 Loss 5–5
11 Oct 8 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16–13 Win 6–5
12 Oct 14 at Calgary Stampeders 32–8 Win 7–5
13 Oct 21 vs. Toronto Argonauts 20–19 Win 8–5
14 Oct 28 vs. Montreal Alouettes 16–0 Win 9–5

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Postseason[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Score Result Record
East Final Nov 18 vs. Montreal Alouettes 23–14 Win 10–5
Grey Cup Nov 25 Edmonton Eskimos 22–18 Win 11–5

Grey Cup[edit]

Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson was accused of using an unnatural head motion to draw the defence offside. Ottawa General Manager Frank Clair lobbied league officials to watch Wilkinson carefully at the line of scrimmage.[2]

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Edmonton Eskimos 10 0 0 8 18
Ottawa Roughriders 7 5 7 3 22

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Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Pct. Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Rick Cassata 177 94 53.1 1255 4 6

Rushing[edit]

Player Rushes Yards Average Touchdowns Long
Art Green 54 223 4.1 2 14

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://michigan-football.com/cfl/f/ottaware.htm
  2. ^ Weird Facts about Canadian Football, p.161, Overtime Books, First Printing 2009, ISBN 978-1-897277-26-3
  3. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/page/his_greycup_recap1973