1983 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1983 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach George Brancato
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record8–8
Division place2nd, East
Playoff finishLost in East Semi-Final
Uniform
CFL OTT Jersey 1980.png

The 1983 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 2nd place in the East Division with an 8–8 record. This season marked the last time an Ottawa football team hosted a playoff game until 2015 when the second-year Ottawa Redblacks hosted the East Final, where the Rough Riders lost the East-Semi Final game to Hamilton by a score of 33–31.

Contents

Offseason

CFL Draft

RdPickPlayerPositionSchool
12Steve HarrisonLBBritish Columbia
211Junior RobinsonDBGuelph
320Sam BenincasaLBGuelph
429John KaneOLMichigan Tech
538Courtney TaylorDBWilfrid Laurier
647Francois PayerDEBishop's
756Chris RhoraDEAcadia
865Don ClowWRAcadia

Preseason

DateOpponentFinal ScoreResultAttendanceRecord
June 10at Montreal Concordes14–4Loss10,1000–1
June 16vs. Montreal Concordes34–13Loss12,8030–2
June 24at Toronto Argonauts31–15Loss28,1070–3
June 29vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats47–40Win13,3311–3

Regular season

Standings

East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Toronto Argonauts 16124045232824
Ottawa Rough Riders 1688038442416
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16510138949811
Montreal Concordes 16510136744711

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultAttendanceRecord
1July 8at Winnipeg Blue Bombers26–25Win18,9951–0
2July 16at Montreal Concordes36–28Loss15,6211–1
3July 21vs. Calgary Stampeders27–16Loss18,6211–2
4July 28vs. Edmonton Eskimos44–4Loss18,6221–3
5Bye
6Aug 13at Hamilton Tiger-Cats24–22Loss14,7291–4
7Aug 19vs. Toronto Argonauts27–17Loss30,0061–5
8Aug 26at Edmonton Eskimos17–14Win49,8802–5
9Sept 2vs. BC Lions49–19Win22,2343–5
10Sept 9vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders29–28Loss23,4753–6
11Bye
12Sept 25vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats29–25Win26,0144–6
13Oct 1at Saskatchewan Roughriders24–23Win24,4045–6
14Oct 8at Calgary Stampeders29–24Win24,1676–6
15Oct 16vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers42–23Win25,6427–6
16Oct 23at Toronto Argonauts20–19Win36,5268–6
17Oct 29vs. Montreal Concordes25–20Loss20,9598–7
18Nov 5at BC Lions40–13Loss42,9018–8

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Postseason

RoundDateOpponentScoreResultAttendance
East Semi-FinalNov 13vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats33–31Loss28,524

Awards and honours

CFL Awards

CFL All-Stars

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1982 Ottawa Rough Riders season

The 1982 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 3rd place in the East Division with a 5–11 record. After winning the East-Semi Final playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Riders lost to the Toronto Argonauts in the East Final. This season marked the last time an Ottawa football franchise won a playoff game until 2015, when the second-year Redblacks won two playoff games.

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