1977 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1977 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach George Brancato
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record8–8
Division place2nd, East
Playoff finishLost Eastern Final
Uniform
CFL OTT Jersey 1976.png

The 1977 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with an 8–8 record. Richard Holmes became the first player in CFL history to rush for 1,000 yards with two different teams. He rushed for 1016 yards while playing for the Argonauts and the Ottawa Rough Riders. [1]

Contents

Preseason

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
AJune 14vs. Toronto Argonauts7–7Tie0–0–1
AJune 18at Edmonton Eskimos27–24Loss0–1–1
CJune 28vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats36–20Win1–1–1
DJuly 7at Toronto Argonauts28–6Loss1–2–1

Regular season

Standings

Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Montreal Alouettes 16115031124522
Ottawa Rough Riders 1688036834416
Toronto Argonauts 16610025126612
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16511028339410

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
1July 13vs. Montreal Alouettes27–17Loss0–1
2Bye
3July 27at Toronto Argonauts17–1Loss0–2
4Aug 3vs. Toronto Argonauts41–11Win1–2
5Aug 9at Saskatchewan Roughriders27–17Loss1–3
6Aug 16vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats31–17Win2–3
7Aug 23at Montreal Alouettes27–20Loss2–4
8Aug 31vs. BC Lions27–24Loss2–5
8Sept 5at Hamilton Tiger-Cats33–18Win3–5
9Sept 11vs. Montreal Alouettes16–11Loss3–6
10Bye
11Sept 24at Winnipeg Blue Bombers36–24Loss3–7
12Oct 1vs. Edmonton Eskimos34–17Win4–7
13Oct 8at Calgary Stampeders27–17Win5–7
14Oct 15vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats36–26Win6–7
15Oct 22at Montreal Alouettes28–16Loss6–8
16Oct 30vs. Toronto Argonauts14–4Win7–8
17Nov 6at Hamilton Tiger-Cats25–24Win8–8

[2]

Postseason

RoundDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
East Semi-FinalNov 13vs. Toronto Argonauts21–16Win9–8
East FinalNov 19at Montreal Alouettes21–18Loss9–9

[2]

Player stats

Passing

PlayerAttemptsCompletionsPercentageYardsTouchdownsInterceptions
Tom Clements29818261.0280416
Condredge Holloway [3] 1026260.897255

Receiving

PlayerGames PlayedReceptionsYardsAverageLongTouchdowns
Jeff Avery123462518.4824
Tony Gabriel [4] 1665136221.0758

Rushing

PlayerGames PlayedRushesYardsAvg.Touchdowns
Greg Woods34184.51

Awards and honours

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The 1976 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a 9–6–1 record and won the Grey Cup. This would be the last time in their franchise history that they would win the Grey Cup. The Ottawa Redblacks would subsequently win the 105th Grey Cup game at the conclusion of the 2016 CFL season, ending a 40-year Grey Cup drought for the City of Ottawa, which begun subsequent to their Grey Cup victory in 1976.

1978 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1979 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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References

  1. Ottawa Sun, August 15, 2012, Ian Busby's CFL Blitz
  2. 1 2 Ottawa Renegades All-Time Canadian Football League (CFL) Records
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  4. "CFL.ca - Official Site of the Canadian Football League". Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  5. Canadian Football Hall of Fame - Tom Clements