1988 Ottawa Rough Riders season

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1988 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head coach Fred Glick
Bob Weber
Home field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record2–16
Division place4th, East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Uniform
CFL OTT Jersey 1988.png

The 1988 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 4th place in the East Division with a 2–16 record and failed to qualify for the post-season. In terms of winning percentage (0.111), this was the worst season the franchise had endured since the formation of the Canadian Football League. Additionally, it was the worst record for a Grey Cup host city team as Ottawa hosted the 76th Grey Cup this year. [1] The Rough Riders, which prior to the start of the season promised their fans good things for the coming year, had dubbed the 1988 season "Super season '88".

Contents

Offseason

CFL Draft

RdPickPlayerPositionSchool
11Orville LeeRBSimon Fraser
322Leon HatziioannouDLSimon Fraser
426Sheridon BaptisteWR/HBQueen's
533Sieg WillOT/DEGuelph
534Christopher RickOLBQueen's
641Brent MatichP/KCalgary
749Scott WarrOTMcGill
857Ray GoerkeOTWeber State

Preseason

DateOpponentFinal ScoreResultAttendanceRecord
June 29vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers30–25Loss17,6470–1
July 6at Hamilton Tiger-Cats36–34Win1–1

Regular season

Standings

East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Toronto Argonauts 18144057132628
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1899040745818
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1899047846518
Ottawa Rough Riders 1821602786184

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultAttendanceRecord
1July 15vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders48–21Loss22,5650–1
2July 20at Toronto Argonauts34–11Loss20,1140–2
3July 27vs. Edmonton Eskimos35–28Loss19,9470–3
4Aug 2vs. Toronto Argonauts41–7Loss24,3220–4
5Aug 13at Winnipeg Blue Bombers28–17Win23,2931–4
6Aug 18vs. BC Lions27–20Loss24,5981–5
7Aug 27at Hamilton Tiger-Cats51–24Loss15,0671–6
8Sept 1vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats46–20Loss22,5351–7
9Sept 6at BC Lions24–11Loss25,5041–8
10Sept 10at Calgary Stampeders17–16Loss16,9691–9
11Sept 18at Hamilton Tiger-Cats35–25Loss13,0241–10
12Sept 24vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers31–0Loss18,5231–11
13Oct 2at Edmonton Eskimos40–12Loss28,0521–12
14Oct 8vs. Toronto Argonauts52–3Loss18,5271–13
15Oct 14at Toronto Argonauts49–7Loss21,5131–14
16Oct 22vs. Calgary Stampeders19–3Win16,2372–14
17Oct 29vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats23–15Loss16,4022–15
18Nov 6at Saskatchewan Roughriders45–11Loss25,6152–16

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Awards and honours

CFL Awards

CFL All-Stars

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References

  1. https://montrealgazette.com/sports/Eskimos+still+believe/3400613/story.html
  2. "1988 Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL)". Profootballarchives.com. Retrieved 2010-06-26.