1958 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1958 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach Frank Clair
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record6–8
Division place3rd, IRFU
Playoff finishLost East Finals

The 1958 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 3rd place in the IRFU with a 6–8 record but lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Finals. This was also the Rough Riders' first season in the Canadian Football League as the league was formed in this year.

Contents

Preseason

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
BAug 1vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders29–28Win1–0
CAug 7vs. BC Lions33–27Win2–0
CAug 11vs. Edmonton Eskimos26–6Win3–0

Regular season

Standings

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14103129123521
Montreal Alouettes 1476126526915
Ottawa Rough Riders 1468023324312
Toronto Argonauts 1441002663088

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
1Aug 19vs. Toronto Argonauts44–7Win1–0
1Aug 23at Hamilton Tiger-Cats13–7Loss1–1
2Aug 30at Montreal Alouettes11–9Loss1–2
3Sept 6vs. Montreal Alouettes17–1Win2–2
4Sept 14Hamilton Tiger-Cats
(at Philadelphia Municipal Stadium)
24–18Loss2–3
5Sept 20at Toronto Argonauts17–14Win3–3
6Sept 27vs. Toronto Argonauts28–4Win4–3
7Oct 4vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats14–1Loss4–4
8Oct 11vs. Montreal Alouettes41–7Win5–4
8Oct 13at Montreal Alouettes34–13Loss5–5
9Oct 18vs. Toronto Argonauts41–0Loss5–6
10Oct 25at Toronto Argonauts42–24Loss5–7
11Nov 1vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats14–8Win6–7
12Nov 8at Hamilton Tiger-Cats23–0Loss6–8

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Postseason

Playoffs

RoundDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
East Semi-FinalNov 12vs. Montreal Alouettes26–12Win7–8
East Final #1Nov 15vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats35–7Loss7–9
East Final #2Nov 22at Hamilton Tiger-Cats19–7Loss7–10

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