|1951 Ottawa Rough Riders season|
|Head coach||Clem Crowe|
|Home field||Lansdowne Park|
|Division place||1st, IRFU|
|Playoff finish||Won Grey Cup|
The 1951 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 1st place in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union with a 7–5 record and won the Grey Cup.
|A||Aug 4||vs. Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers||61–0||Win||1–0|
|B||Aug 11||vs. New York Giants||41–18||Loss||1–1|
|C||Aug 18||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||38–17||Loss||1–2|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||12||7||5||0||218||197||14|
|1||Sept 1||vs. Toronto Argonauts||36–17||Loss||0–1|
|2||Sept 8||vs. Montreal Alouettes||13–9||Win||1–1|
|2||Sept 9||at Montreal Alouettes||33–8||Win||2–1|
|3||Sept 15||at Toronto Argonauts||11–6||Loss||2–2|
|4||Sept 22||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||17–10||Loss||2–3|
|5||Sept 29||vs. Toronto Argonauts||20–18||Win||3–3|
|6||Oct 6||vs. Montreal Alouettes||25–13||Win||4–3|
|6||Oct 8||at Montreal Alouettes||12–9||Win||5–3|
|7||Oct 13||vs. Toronto Argonauts||28–19||Loss||5–4|
|8||Oct 20||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||32–16||Win||6–4|
|9||Oct 27||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||13–9||Win||7–4|
|10||Nov 3||at Toronto Argonauts||23–18||Loss||7–5|
|IRFU Final #1||Nov 14||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||17–7||Win||8–5|
|IRFU Final #2||Nov 17||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||11–9||Win||9–5|
|Eastern Final||Nov 21||vs. Sarnia Imperials||43–17||Win||10–5|
|Grey Cup||Nov 24||Saskatchewan Roughriders||21–14||Win||11–5|
|Teams||1 Q||2 Q||3 Q||4 Q||Final|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||0||12||7||2||21|
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