|1972 Ottawa Rough Riders season|
|Head coach||Jack Gotta|
|Home field||Lansdowne Park|
|Division place||2nd, East|
|Playoff finish||Lost Eastern Finals|
The 1972 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with an 11–3 record, with all three losses coming at the hands of the 1st place Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The team lost in the Eastern Finals series to those same Tiger-Cats by a total points score of 30–27.
|A||July 6||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||22–21||Win||1–0|
|B||July 12||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||19–16||Win||2–0|
|C||July 19||vs. Toronto Argonauts||51–7||Win||3–0|
|D||July 25||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||29–28||Loss||3–1|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||14||11||3||0||298||228||22|
|1||Aug 2||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||22–7||Win||1–0|
|2||Aug 10||at Montreal Alouettes||28–19||Win||2–0|
|3||Aug 16||at Toronto Argonauts||14–8||Win||3–0|
|5||Aug 30||vs. Toronto Argonauts||14–13||Win||4–0|
|5||Sept 4||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||17–16||Loss||4–1|
|6||Sept 9||vs. Montreal Alouettes||38–23||Win||5–1|
|7||Sept 16||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||30–22||Loss||5–2|
|8||Sept 23||at Edmonton Eskimos||10–9||Win||6–2|
|9||Sept 26||at BC Lions||20–17||Win||7–2|
|9||Oct 1||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||25–20||Loss||7–3|
|10||Oct 9||vs. Calgary Stampeders||45–30||Win||8–3|
|12||Oct 22||at Montreal Alouettes||17–7||Win||9–3|
|13||Oct 28||at Toronto Argonauts||21–16||Win||10–3|
|14||Nov 4||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||11–7||Win||11–3|
|East Semi-Final||Nov 11||vs. Montreal Alouettes||14–11||Win||12–3|
|East Final Game 1||Nov 18||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||19–7||Win||13–3|
|East Final Game 2||Nov 26||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||8–23||Loss||13–4|
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