|1968 Ottawa Rough Riders season|
|Head coach||Frank Clair|
|Home field||Lansdowne Park|
|Division place||1st, East|
|Playoff finish||Won Grey Cup|
The 1968 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a 9–3–2 record and won the Grey Cup.
|A||July 11||vs. Calgary Stampeders||15–15||Tie||0–0–1|
|B||July 17||vs. BC Lions||22–15||Win||1–0–1|
|C||July 22||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||43–35||Win||2–0–1|
|C||July 24||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||29–13||Loss||2–1–1|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||14||9||3||2||416||271||20|
|1||Aug 1||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||53–13||Win||1–0|
|2||Aug 9||at Toronto Argonauts||38–14||Win||2–0|
|3||Aug 14||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||37–23||Win||3–0|
|4||Aug 22||at Montreal Alouettes||25–24||Loss||3–1|
|5||Sept 4||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||24–17||Win||4–1|
|6||Sept 11||at Edmonton Eskimos||25–20||Loss||4–2|
|6||Sept 14||at BC Lions||22–22||Tie||4–2–1|
|7||Sept 21||vs. Calgary Stampeders||27–24||Loss||4–3–1|
|8||Sept 28||at Montreal Alouettes||30–20||Win||5–3–1|
|9||Oct 6||vs. Toronto Argonauts||31–10||Win||6–3–1|
|10||Oct 13||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||36–23||Win||7–3–1|
|11||Oct 19||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||27–24||Win||8–3–1|
|12||Oct 26||vs. Montreal Alouettes||19–19||Tie||8–3–2|
|13||Nov 3||at Toronto Argonauts||31–9||Win||9–3–2|
|East Final #1||Nov 17||at Toronto Argonauts||13–11||Loss||9–4–2|
|East Final #2||Nov 24||vs. Toronto Argonauts||36–14||Win||10–4–2|
|Grey Cup||Nov 30||Calgary Stampeders||24–21||Win||11–4–2|
|Teams||1 Q||2 Q||3 Q||4 Q||Final|
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