1953 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1953 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach Clem Crowe
Home field Lansdowne Park
Division place3rd, IRFU
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1953 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 3rd place in the IRFU with a 7–7 record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.



AAug 15at Winnipeg Blue Bombers18–11Loss0–1
AAug 17at Edmonton Eskimos12–9Loss0–2

Regular season


Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Montreal Alouettes 1486029222916
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1486022924316
Ottawa Rough Riders 1477026623814
Toronto Argonauts 1459017224910



1Aug 29at Hamilton Tiger-Cats14–10Loss0–1
2Sept 5vs. Montreal Alouettes26–6Win1–1
3Sept 12at Toronto Argonauts20–16Win2–1
4Sept 16vs. Montreal Alouettes22–13Win3–1
4Sept 20at Montreal Alouettes37–21Loss3–2
5Sept 26vs. Toronto Argonauts18–17Loss3–3
6Oct 3vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats31–6Win4–3
7Oct 10vs. Montreal Alouettes24–6Loss4–4
7Oct 11at Montreal Alouettes26–18Loss4–5
8Oct 17vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats33–24Loss4–6
9Oct 25at Montreal Alouettes30–15Win5–6
10Oct 31at Toronto Argonauts20–8Win6–6
11Nov 7vs. Toronto Argonauts13–4Win7–6
12Nov 14at Hamilton Tiger-Cats18–8Loss7–7


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