1974 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1974 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach George Brancato
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record7–9
Division place2nd, East
Playoff finishLost Eastern Final
Uniform
CFL OTT Jersey 1974.png

The 1974 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with a 7–9 record. Head coach Jack Gotta left the Rough Riders to become the head coach of the Birmingham Americans in the World Football League. [1]

Contents

Preseason

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
AJuly 3at Calgary Stampeders29–20Win1–0
AJuly 5at Edmonton Eskimos26–25Win2–0
BJuly 10vs. BC Lions28–27Win3–0
CJuly 18vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers27–16Win4–0

Regular season

Standings

Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Montreal Alouettes 1695233927120
Ottawa Rough Riders 1679026127114
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1679027931314
Toronto Argonauts 1669128131413

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
1July 25at Toronto Argonauts19–3Loss0–1
2July 31at Montreal Alouettes20–17Loss0–2
3Aug 6vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats30–25Win1–2
4Aug 13vs. Montreal Alouettes27–14Win2–2
4Aug 19at Edmonton Eskimos23–6Loss2–3
5Aug 22at BC Lions9–4Win3–3
6Sept 2at Hamilton Tiger-Cats11–10Loss3–4
7Sept 7vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats16–10Loss3–5
8Sept 14vs. Calgary Stampeders16–9Loss3–6
9Sept 19at Toronto Argonauts29–12Win4–6
9Sept 22vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders24–6Win5–6
10Sept 29vs. Toronto Argonauts19–7Loss5–7
11Oct 6at Hamilton Tiger-Cats33–21Win6–7
12Oct 12vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers27–10Win7–7
13Oct 20vs. Montreal Alouettes28–0Loss7–8
14Bye
15Nov 2at Montreal Alouettes27–20Loss7–9

[2]

Postseason

RoundDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
East Semi-FinalNov 10vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats21–19Win8–9
East FinalNov 17at Montreal Alouettes14–4Loss8–10

[2]

Player stats

Passing

PlayerAttemptsCompletionsPct.YardsTouchdownsInterceptions
Rick Cassata2108841.91254413

Rushing

PlayerRushesYardsAverageTouchdownsLong
Art Green1416804.8334

Awards and honours

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