1974 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1974 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach George Brancato
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 2nd, East
Playoff finish Lost Eastern Final
Uniform
CFL OTT Jersey 1974.png

The 1974 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with a 7–9 record. Head coach Jack Gotta left the Rough Riders to become the head coach of the Birmingham Americans in the World Football League.[1]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A July 3 at Calgary Stampeders 29–20 Win 1–0
A July 5 at Edmonton Eskimos 26–25 Win 2–0
B July 10 vs. BC Lions 28–27 Win 3–0
C July 18 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27–16 Win 4–0

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 16 9 5 2 339 271 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 7 9 0 261 271 14
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 7 9 0 279 313 14
Toronto Argonauts 16 6 9 1 281 314 13

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 25 at Toronto Argonauts 19–3 Loss 0–1
2 July 31 at Montreal Alouettes 20–17 Loss 0–2
3 Aug 6 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30–25 Win 1–2
4 Aug 13 vs. Montreal Alouettes 27–14 Win 2–2
4 Aug 19 at Edmonton Eskimos 23–6 Loss 2–3
5 Aug 22 at BC Lions 9–4 Win 3–3
6 Sept 2 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 11–10 Loss 3–4
7 Sept 7 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16–10 Loss 3–5
8 Sept 14 vs. Calgary Stampeders 16–9 Loss 3–6
9 Sept 19 at Toronto Argonauts 29–12 Win 4–6
9 Sept 22 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–6 Win 5–6
10 Sept 29 vs. Toronto Argonauts 19–7 Loss 5–7
11 Oct 6 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–21 Win 6–7
12 Oct 12 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27–10 Win 7–7
13 Oct 20 vs. Montreal Alouettes 28–0 Loss 7–8
14 Bye
15 Nov 2 at Montreal Alouettes 27–20 Loss 7–9

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Postseason[edit]

Round Date Opponent Score Result Record
East Semi-Final Nov 10 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21–19 Win 8–9
East Final Nov 17 at Montreal Alouettes 14–4 Loss 8–10

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Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Pct. Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Rick Cassata 210 88 41.9 1254 4 13

Rushing[edit]

Player Rushes Yards Average Touchdowns Long
Art Green 141 680 4.8 3 34

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Dick Adams, Defensive Back, CFL All-Star
  • Jerry Campbell, Linebacker, CFL All-Star
  • Al Marcelin, Defensive Back, CFL All-Star
  • Rudy Sims, Defensive Tackle, CFL All-Star
  • Legendary Rough Riders quarterback Russ Jackson was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.170, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 978-1-55041-855-2
  2. ^ a b http://www.profootballarchives.com/1974cflott.html
  3. ^ Weird Facts about Canadian Football, p.130, Overtime Books, First Printing 2009, ISBN 978-1-897277-26-3