|1989 Ottawa Rough Riders season|
|Head coach||Steve Goldman|
|Home field||Lansdowne Park|
|Division place||4th, East|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1989 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 4th place in the East Division with a 4–14 record and failed to qualify for the post-season.
|1||1||Gerald Wilcox||TE||Weber State|
|4||25||Tom Schimmer||P||Boise State|
|5||33||Nenad Radulovich||Y||Western Ontario|
|June 28||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||41–7||Loss||0–1|
|July 4||vs. Toronto Argonauts||23–11||Loss||13,776||0–2|
In a game against the Ottawa Rough Riders on October 9, 1989, Pinball Clemons scored his first CFL touchdown.
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||7||11||0||408||462||14|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||18||4||14||0||426||630||8|
|1||July 14||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||29–24||Loss||22,232||0–1|
|2||July 19||vs. Toronto Argonauts||21–17||Loss||23,016||0–2|
|3||July 25||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||43–32||Loss||23,695||0–3|
|4||Aug 1||at Calgary Stampeders||35–29||Loss||18,853||0–4|
|5||Aug 7||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||58–22||Loss||22,194||0–5|
|6||Aug 17||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||39–4||Loss||21,413||0–6|
|7||Aug 21||at Toronto Argonauts||22–17||Loss||33,060||0–7|
|8||Aug 31||vs. BC Lions||39–30||Loss||18,576||0–8|
|9||Sept 5||at BC Lions||49–32||Loss||31,069||0–9|
|10||Sept 10||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||40–23||Win||16,942||1–9|
|11||Sept 17||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||52–34||Loss||14,327||1–10|
|12||Sept 24||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||36–27||Win||17,284||2–10|
|13||Oct 1||vs. Calgary Stampeders||33–13||Loss||21,643||2–11|
|14||Oct 9||at Toronto Argonauts||49–21||Loss||31,116||2–12|
|15||Oct 15||at Edmonton Eskimos||55–11||Loss||30,920||2–13|
|16||Oct 22||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||32–22||Loss||14,416||2–14|
|17||Oct 29||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18–14||Win||20,541||3–14|
|18||Nov 5||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||24–10||Win||13,757||4–14|
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