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1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)

1st place • Western Conference • 13-3-0 .813
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Head Coach: Bud Grant
John MichelsLine
Joe ZaleskiBackfield
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Thu7/20/1961AOttawa Rough Riders15-28LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park17000
Thu7/27/1961HToronto Argonauts20-18WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15054
Mon8/7/1961ACalgary Stampeders18-17WCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium13000
Fri8/11/1961AMontreal Alouettes21-15WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium18059
Mon8/14/1961AToronto Argonauts14-13WToronto, ONExhibition Stadium27189
Thu8/17/1961HOttawa Rough Riders29-19WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18517
Thu8/24/1961HEdmonton Eskimos20-35LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium19660
Thu8/31/1961HHamilton Tiger-Cats9-30LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18951
Mon9/4/1961ASaskatchewan Roughriders17-11WRegina, SKTaylor Field15124
Thu9/14/1961HBritish Columbia Lions36-15WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16016
Sat9/23/1961AEdmonton Eskimos33-10WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium19198
Sat9/30/1961HSaskatchewan Roughriders29-6WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium14354
Sat10/7/1961HBritish Columbia Lions24-20WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium13050
Sat10/14/1961ACalgary Stampeders25-6WCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium17225
Mon10/16/1961ABritish Columbia Lions16-15WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium20778
Mon10/23/1961HCalgary Stampeders42-7WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium13777
Mon10/30/1961HSaskatchewan Roughriders13-19LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15164
Sat11/4/1961AEdmonton Eskimos14-13WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium10177
Western Final #1
Sat11/18/1961ACalgary Stampeders14-1WCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium18500
Western Final #2
Wed11/22/1961HCalgary Stampeders43-14WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16800
Grey Cup
Sat12/2/1961NHamilton Tiger-Cats21-14WOTToronto, ONExhibition Stadium32651
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Al AcklandOE6-319521none2
Ray Ash58OG-LB5-1122525none13
Jack Bruzell48C6-323023none2
Dave Burkholder52LB6-122525Minnesota12
Jack Delveaux23LILB6-121524Illinois8
George Druxman43C6-122032Portland16
Frank FraserHB6-018526Tennessee State1
Farrell Funston71LOE6-221725Sacramento CC; Pacific14
Herb Gray53LDE6-121827Texas16
Roger Hagberg35FB-OLB6-221622Minnesota9
Roger Hamelin6162DT-OT6-223520none16
Rod Humenuik54LOG6-123423Los Angeles Pierce JC; Southern California16
Gerry James28FB5-1018727none15
Henry Janzen32RCB5-1018521none16
Ray Jauch25ROH5-1117523Iowa12
Ed Kotowich56OG5-922527none7
Ron Latourelle31OHB-DB5-817527none16
Hal Ledyard12QB-DB6-018530Tennessee-Chattanooga13
Leo Lewis29LOH5-1019528Lincoln (Missouri)16
Cec Luining73DE6-121030none14
Ron Meadmore78RDE6-220028none15
Ted Mikliechuk55OG-LB5-1020726none1
Nick Miller24CB-LOLB6-119230none16
Baz Nagle26LCB5-1118828none12
Steve Patrick63MG6-023029none16
Cornel Piper64ROG6-123524none16
Ernie Pitts77ROE6-119226Denver16
Kenny Ploen11QB-S6-118526Iowa14
Rick Potter14OLB-FB6-019723none14
Norm Rauhaus70S-OE6-119526none15
Frank Rigney67LOT6-423325Iowa16
Gord Rowland27ROLB-S5-91723116
Roger Savoie62LDT6-024030none16
Carver ShannonOHB6-120123Southern Illinois4
Charlie Shepard21FB6-221528North Texas10
Dick Thornton10S-QB6-018522Northwestern4
Garland Warren44RILB6-122526North Texas13
Mike Wright65DT-OT6-323523Minnesota16
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals739985103360
Opponents Totals45945458251
TEAM STATSTOPFirst DownsRushPassPen2nd Down Efficiency3rd Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals3341971142386620
Opponents Totals25713810613101659
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Gerry James4273773.0-81650.04079
Leo Lewis81250.0-000049
Farrell Funston800-000048
Roger Hagberg600-000036
Ernie Pitts600-000036
Ray Jauch500-000030
Carver Shannon15683.3-3650.02022
Charlie Shepard100-0015021
Kenny Ploen200-000012
Dave Burkholder100-00006
Norm Rauhaus100-00006
Frank Rigney100-00006
Gord Rowland100-00006
Jack Delveaux000-00101
(Team)000-00012
Team Totals45334573.3112250.0221360
Opponents Totals30213070.0122548.0140251
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Leo Lewis14610367.1638
Gerry James1025055.0264
Ray Jauch864565.3193
Charlie Shepard864355.1211
Roger Hagberg794325.5196
Kenny Ploen431924.5202
Rick Potter221044.7120
Carver Shannon20814.1260
Hal Ledyard37802.2110
Dick Thornton3268.7260
Henry Janzen4133.390
Team Totals62833605.424
Opponents Totals47224655.217
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Hal Ledyard16891916813988.315.462106.095.4116128279.4
Kenny Ploen965050429059.418.17555.244.25085584.8
Leo Lewis74429814.024.537114.3114.30098101.8
Dick Thornton12666836.913.83318.300.0083100.3
Charlie Shepard11102626.026.02600.000.00026118.8
Gerry James100100.000.000.00039.6
Team Totals28515253.311925108.816.5176.0144.982.6
Opponents Totals31315549.514522727.314.7134.2134.270.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Farrell Funston4789219.0758
Ernie Pitts4576216.9626
Ray Jauch1424417.4372
Leo Lewis1320615.8190
Carver Shannon77911.3261
Charlie Shepard7547.7250
Rick Potter56713.4200
Norm Rauhaus56212.4260
Gerry James56012.0210
Henry Janzen23718.5160
Kenny Ploen12929.0290
Roger Hagberg11818.0180
Team Totals152251016.517
Opponents Totals155227214.713
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Norm Rauhaus34615.3361
Jack Delveaux25929.5590
Ron Latourelle23517.5230
Baz Nagle22010.0160
Team Totals1319815.21
Opponents Totals14987.00
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLS
Charlie Shepard85385545.4890-
Hal Ledyard417543.8510-
Jack Delveaux2176436.4470-
Dick Thornton1346135.5540-
Team Totals123525542.70-658459737.4
Opponents Totals120500641.7-666434036.2
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Henry Janzen543947.3530
Ron Latourelle461783.9140
Gord Rowland11706.4170
Kenny Ploen11111.0110
Norm Rauhaus231.580
Nick Miller100.000
Team Totals1166665.70
Opponents Totals1136585.80
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Gord Rowland49204741.8690
Gerry James630851.3560
Team Totals55235542.8
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Leo Lewis1949526.1420
Ray Jauch1338029.2710
Carver Shannon612520.8290
Ernie Pitts44010.0290
Charlie Shepard33812.7180
Nick Miller33612.0140
Jack Delveaux11313.0130
Team Totals49112723.00
Opponents Totals51100319.70
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dave Burkholder22191
Jack Delveaux1170
Herb Gray2200
Roger Hagberg31100
Rod Humeniuk1100
Gerry James30000
Henry Janzen30000
Ray Jauch20000
Ed Kotowich1100
Hal Ledyard20000
Leo Lewis30000
Ron Meadmore1120
Nick Miller1100
Steve Patrick1100
Kenny Ploen40000
Norm Rauhaus1140
Frank Rigney00231
Gord Rowland10221
Roger Savoie22200
Dick Thornton1100
Garland Warren1100
Mike Wright2240
(Team)1100
Team Totals221842024813
Opponents Totals2018180
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