28th Grey Cup

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28th Grey Cup
Ottawa Rough Riders Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
(5–1)(6–0)
82
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1234Total
Ottawa Rough Riders 01168
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 01102
DateNovember 30, 1940
Stadium Varsity Stadium
Location Toronto
Attendance4,998
28th Grey Cup
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers Ottawa Rough Riders
(6–0)(5–1)
512
Head coach: 
1234Total
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers50005
Ottawa Rough Riders 107412
DateDecember 7, 1940
Stadium Lansdowne Park
Location Ottawa
Attendance1,700

The 28th Grey Cup was played as a two-game series with the first game played on November 30, 1940, before 4,998 fans at Varsity Stadium in Toronto. The second game was played on December 7, 1940, with cold weather and snow contributing to a small attendance of 1,700 fans, at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa. This two-game series format was set up as a result of the Canadian Rugby Union disallowing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers the right to play in the title game due to a rule dispute. Consequently, what would have been the Eastern Final game became a two-game Grey Cup series.

The Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers by a total-points score of 20 to 7.

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