1986 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1986 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach Joe Moss
Tom Dimitroff (Interim)
Home field Lansdowne Park
Division place4th, East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
CFL OTT Jersey 1986.png

The 1986 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 4th place in the East Division with a 3–14–1 record, thereby failing to qualify for the post-season. Head coach Joe Moss was fired after posting a 3–10 record and replaced with Director of Player Personnel Tom Dimitroff on an interim basis.



CFL Draft

14Michael SchadOTQueen's
213Bob HardingTEYork
323Chuck WustDBAcadia
429Rob TaylorDE/OLToronto
431Angus DonnellyDECarleton
649Richard StoreyDLMcMaster
758Devon HansonDBYork
867Andre Van VugtOTWindsor


DateOpponentFinal ScoreResultAttendanceRecord
June 12at Montreal Alouettes17–16Loss8,6750–1
June 18vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats23–16Win13,6211–1

Regular season


East Division
Toronto Argonauts 18108041744120
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1898140536619
Montreal Alouettes 1841403205008
Ottawa Rough Riders 1831413465147


1June 27vs. Montreal Alouettes20–11Win17,4091–0
2July 3at Hamilton Tiger-Cats18–2Win15,8772–0
3July 10vs. Calgary Stampeders31–15Loss21,2662–1
4July 17at Edmonton Eskimos49–39Loss33,9222–2
5July 24vs. Montreal Alouettes29–28Loss20,1562–3
6Aug 4at Saskatchewan Roughriders33–14Loss18,0242–4
8Aug 15vs. BC Lions25–19Loss23,1772–5
9Aug 22at Winnipeg Blue Bombers46–14Loss23,9182–6
10Aug 29vs. Toronto Argonauts25–12Loss22,3472–7
11Sept 4at BC Lions40–10Loss40,0912–8
12Sept 12at Montreal Alouettes29–28Win11,3993–8
13Sept 20vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders34–24Loss15,3903–9
14Sept 27vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats31–11Loss17,1923–10
15Oct 3at Calgary Stampeders41–21Loss26,0743–11
16Oct 13vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers18–16Loss13,5723–12
17Oct 19at Toronto Argonauts35–21Loss27,3203–13
19Nov 1vs. Edmonton Eskimos16–16Tie13,9363–13–1
20Nov 7at Hamilton Tiger-Cats20–19Loss14,1013–14–1


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CFL Awards

CFL All-Stars

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