55th Grey Cup

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55th Grey Cup
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saskatchewan Roughriders
(12–4)(10–4)
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7100724
Saskatchewan Roughriders 10001
DateDecember 2, 1967
Stadium Frank Clair Stadium
Location Ottawa
Most Valuable Player Joe Zuger
Attendance31,358
Broadcasters
Network CBC, CTV, SRC

The 55th Grey Cup was played between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders on December 2, 1967, at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, before 31,358 fans and was won by the Tiger-Cats by a score of 24 to 1.

Contents

Box Score

First Quarter

Hamilton – TD – Joe Zuger 3 yard run (Tommy Joe Coffey convert)
Saskatchewan – Rouge – Alan Ford 87 yard punt

Second Quarter

Hamilton – TD – Ted Watkins 72 yard pass from Joe Zuger (Tommy Joe Coffey convert)
Hamilton - Rouge - Tommy Joe Coffey 42 yard missed field goal
Hamilton - Rouge - Joe Zuger punt
Hamilton - Rouge - Joe Zuger punt

Fourth Quarter

Hamilton - Rouge - Joe Zuger punt
Hamilton – TD – Billy Ray Locklin 43 yard fumble return (convert missed)

TeamsQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
Hamilton Tiger Cats7100724
Saskatchewan Roughriders10001

Game characteristics

Joe Zuger, Hamilton's quarterback, was named the game's Grey Cup Most Valuable Player. [1]

The game marked the sixth consecutive game in the season that the Ticats held their opponents without a touchdown.

Alan Ford's 87 yard punt, on a quick kick, is the longest in Grey Cup history. [2]

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References

  1. Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.490, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN   1-55041-855-6
  2. "Grey Cup Almanac - Individual Kicking Records". CBC Sports. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2010-04-27.

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