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1963 Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL)

2nd place • Eastern Conference • 9-5-0 .643
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Head Coach: Frank Clair
Don BranbyAssistant Coach
Bill SmythAssistant Coach
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Mon7/15/1963HCalgary Stampeders7-24LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park12806
Tue7/23/1963HWinnipeg Blue Bombers31-29WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park5442
Mon7/29/1963AEdmonton Eskimos26-24WEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium8500
Thu8/1/1963ABritish Columbia Lions8-18LVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium20000
Fri8/9/1963AToronto Argonauts5-8LToronto, ONExhibition Stadium27557
Thu8/15/1963HMontreal Alouettes31-14WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park20662
Sat8/24/1963AHamilton Tiger-Cats16-20LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium24271
Mon9/2/1963AMontreal Alouettes15-37LMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium24499
Sat9/7/1963HHamilton Tiger-Cats28-27WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park19124
Sat9/14/1963AWinnipeg Blue Bombers32-26WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium17645
Mon9/23/1963HBritish Columbia Lions23-17WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park20191
Sat9/28/1963HToronto Argonauts30-12WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park18022
Sat10/5/1963ASaskatchewan Roughriders28-13WRegina, SKTaylor Field14551
Mon10/7/1963ACalgary Stampeders17-47LCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium15125
Sat10/12/1963HEdmonton Eskimos34-10WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park15682
Sat10/19/1963HMontreal Alouettes27-21WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park22763
Sat10/26/1963AHamilton Tiger-Cats10-11LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium28007
Sat11/2/1963HToronto Argonauts30-21WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park13089
Eastern Semi-Final
Sat11/9/1963HMontreal Alouettes17-5WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park20358
Eastern Final #1
Sat11/16/1963HHamilton Tiger-Cats0-45LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park20406
Eastern Final #2
Sun11/24/1963AHamilton Tiger-Cats35-18WHamilton, ONCivic Stadium23972
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 ArchambaultDT6-224529Ottawa1
George Belu73OE6-120024Ohio University14
Marv Bevan51G6-022528none13
Rick Black30FB6-021020Mount Allison14
Billy Joe Booth65DE-OT6-023023Louisiana State14
Jim Cain52T6-424024Detroit Mercy14
Merv Collins54OG6-122030none14
Jim Conroy25LB6-019026Southern California14
Doug Daigneault23HB6-219227Clemson4
Larry DeGraw15DB5-1118022Mount San Antonio JC; Utah13
Don Derrick23HBOklahoma; Northwestern Oklahoma State; Oklahoma State7
Don EstesOG6-225025Louisiana State2
Gene Gaines22LB5-1118525East Los Angeles JC; UCLA14
Russ Jackson12QB6-119027McMaster14
Bill Johnson40C6-424027Coalinga JC; Northern Arizona; Northeastern State14
John Kenerson76DE6-325525Kentucky State9
Roger Kramer64OT6-528024Kalamazoo13
Tommy Lee16QB6-018521Willamette4
John Nichols20FB-LB5-1119025Syracuse10
Bob O'Billovich10HB5-1018223Montana13
Joe Poirier17DB6-119026Loyola (Quebec); McGill14
Peter Quinn24HB5-1119220Queen's14
Bill Quinter74LB6-121524Indiana14
Moe Racine62T-K6-423226none13
Gary Schreider14HB5-1118729Queen's3
Sam Scoccia50MG5-1024233none14
Jerry Selinger42C6-021528St. Joseph's (Indiana)14
Mel Semenko66E6-223526Wyoming; Colorado4
Bill Siekierski60DT6-125021Missouri14
Len SparksDB6-220723Wyoming9
Ron Stewart11OHB5-717529Queen's14
Dave Thelen21OHB6-020527Miami (Ohio)14
Oscar Thorsland71DE6-422023Clemson4
Whit Tucker26OHB5-1117522Western Ontario14
Ed Ulmer23HB6-218423Ohio State2
Kaye Vaughan55DT6-222532Tulsa13
Ted Watkins75OE6-320022Pacific; Stockton JC; Pacific14
Ernie White27HB5-818025Dayton12
Joe WilliamsHB5-1020522Iowa2
Chuck Wood53G6-021723McGill3
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
13Rick BlackHBMount Allison
14Bill MiklasGQueen's
18Peter QuinnHBQueen's
213Paul BenoitHBCarleton
322Len RobinsonTOttawa
430Bob BourgaltGLoyola (Quebec)
431Ted MooreCSt. Mary's (Nova Scotia)
539John SevignyHbCarleton
645John NashHBWestern Ontario
751John GrebenTMcMaster
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals66949076326
Opponents Totals36975398284
TEAM STATSTOPFirst DownsRushPassPen2nd Down Efficiency3rd Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2671231261881795
Opponents Totals2731051422691733
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Dave Thelen1100-000066
Moe Racine0243372.7-91947.46057
Ron Stewart800-000048
Ernie White700-000042
Whit Tucker600-000036
Russ Jackson500-000030
Rick Black155100.0-1250.06020
Gene Gaines200-000012
George Belu13475.0-00009
Bob O'Billovich100-00006
Team Totals42324276.2102147.6120326
Opponents Totals36283677.8101662.581284
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Thelen1519076.0629
Ron Stewart1035235.1353
Ernie White623956.4474
Russ Jackson643846.0425
Gene Gaines8516.4240
Bob O'Billovich8354.4111
Joe Williams13322.580
Rick Black7172.450
Don Derrick199.090
Whit Tucker188.080
Doug Daigneault144.040
Tommy Lee341.360
Team Totals42223695.622
Opponents Totals38920495.313
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Russ Jackson25915215299291011.219.173197.383.1282602650109.4
Bob O'Billovich10554696.913.81700.0110.02165332.9
Ron Stewart11101616.016.01600.000.00016118.8
Tommy Lee211073.57.0700.0150.000718.8
Rick Black0000000214-14
Team Totals27215958.5103300211.018.9197.0103.72902712104.7
Opponents Totals35619153.714629588.315.5226.2195.3206275279.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Whit Tucker4196723.6736
Ted Watkins3256917.8440
Ron Stewart2334014.8455
Ernie White2046823.4683
George Belu1522815.2501
Dave Thelen1221317.8472
Joe Williams79914.1190
Gene Gaines44611.5321
Joe Poirier35518.3220
Rick Black11010.010t1
Bill Quinter177.070
Team Totals159300218.919
Opponents Totals191295815.522
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Larry DeGraw55310.6190
Gene Gaines39030.0371
Don Derrick23819.0250
Ed Ulmer22613.0260
Bob O'Billovich22512.5220
Peter Quinn12323.0230
Joe Poirier11818.0180
John Nichols188.080
Bill Quinter166.060
Jim Conroy100.000
Team Totals1928715.11
Opponents Totals10343.40
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLS
Rick Black79292037.060-
Ed Ulmer728941.352-
Team Totals86320937.3-341286833.3
Opponents Totals91387342.6-382349138.4
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Peter Quinn361484.1130
Rick Black14846.0110
Bob O'Billovich16835.290
Gary Schreider9546.0130
Gene Gaines252.530
Doug Daigneault144.040
Ron Stewart144.040
Joe Poirier100.000
Team Totals803824.80
Opponents Totals793414.30
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Moe Racine44241654.9851
Rick Black15555.0550
George Belu524549.0590
Merv Collins520440.8520
Team Totals55292053.1
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Ernie White1966535.0850
Ron Stewart1440528.9930
Jim Conroy7689.7180
Ed Ulmer25728.5320
Gene Gaines34214.0190
Whit Tucker12222.0220
Joe Williams02020L0
George Belu111.010
Roger Kramer100.000
Team Totals48128026.70
Opponents Totals5599618.10
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals1814411150
Opponents Totals1114141
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