1973 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1973 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach Jack Gotta
Home field Lansdowne Park
Division place1st, East
Playoff finishWon Grey Cup
CFL OTT Jersey 1973.png

The 1973 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a 9–5 record and won the Grey Cup.



AJuly 4vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers10–10Tie0–0–1
BJuly 11vs. Edmonton Eskimos25–16Win1–0–1
CJuly 19at Montreal Alouettes17–14Loss1–1–1
DJuly 24at Hamilton Tiger-Cats13–9Win2–1–1

Regular season


Eastern Football Conference
Ottawa Rough Riders 1495027523418
Toronto Argonauts 1475226523116
Montreal Alouettes 1476127323815
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1477030426314


1July 31vs. Toronto Argonauts25–9Loss0–1
2Aug 8at Toronto Argonauts19–6Loss0–2
3Aug 13vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats25–16Loss0–3
4Aug 20at Saskatchewan Roughriders18–12Loss0–4
5Aug 25at Montreal Alouettes30–3Win1–4
6Sept 5vs. BC Lions26–24Win2–4
7Sept 12at Winnipeg Blue Bombers24–13Win3–4
8Sept 15at Hamilton Tiger-Cats21–19Win4–4
9Sept 22vs. Edmonton Eskimos32–20Win5–4
10Sept 30vs. Montreal Alouettes28–15Loss5–5
11Oct 8at Hamilton Tiger-Cats16–13Win6–5
12Oct 14at Calgary Stampeders32–8Win7–5
13Oct 21vs. Toronto Argonauts20–19Win8–5
14Oct 28vs. Montreal Alouettes16–0Win9–5




East FinalNov 18vs. Montreal Alouettes23–14Win10–5
Grey Cup Nov 25Edmonton Eskimos22–18Win11–5

Grey Cup

Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson was accused of using an unnatural head motion to draw the defence offside. Ottawa General Manager Frank Clair lobbied league officials to watch Wilkinson carefully at the line of scrimmage. [2]

Teams1 Q2 Q3 Q4 QFinal
Edmonton Eskimos1000818
Ottawa Roughriders757322


Player stats


Rick Cassata1779453.1125546


Art Green542234.1214

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