56th Grey Cup

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56th Grey Cup
Ottawa Rough Riders Calgary Stampeders
(9–3–2)(10–6)
2421
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1234Total
Ottawa Rough Riders 1371324
Calgary Stampeders 0140721
DateNovember 30, 1968
Stadium Exhibition Stadium
Location Toronto
Most Valuable Player Vic Washington
Attendance32,655
Broadcasters
Network CBC, CTV, SRC

56th Grey Cup was played November 30, 1968, and the Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Calgary Stampeders 24–21 before 32,655 fans at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. Vic Washington's 79-yard run is still a Grey Cup record, and he won the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award. This was the final Grey Cup game to be played on a Saturday; beginning the next year and since then (except for 1970), all Grey Cup games have been played on a Sunday.

Contents

Box score

First Quarter

Ottawa – Single – Don Sutherin 00 yard kick

Second Quarter

Ottawa – FG – Don Sutherin 27-yard field goal
Calgary – TD – Peter Liske 1-yard run (Larry Robinson convert)
Calgary – TD – Terry Evanshen 21-yard pass from Peter Liske (Larry Robinson convert)

Third Quarter

Ottawa – TD – Russ Jackson 1-yard run (Don Sutherin convert)

Fourth Quarter

Ottawa – TD – Vic Washington 79-yard run (convert blocked)
Ottawa – TD – Margene Adkins 70-yard pass from Russ Jackson (Don Sutherin convert)
Calgary – TD – Terry Evanshen 4-yard pass from Peter Liske (Larry Robinson convert)

Teams1 Q2 Q3 Q4 QFinal
Ottawa Rough Riders1371324
Calgary Stampeders0140721

1968 Miss Grey Cup

Team nominees [1]
Miss BC Lions Valerie Bryan
Miss Calgary Stampeders Patricia Cooper
Miss Edmonton Eskimos Barbara Casault
Miss Hamilton Tiger-Cats Kathy Cumming
Miss Montreal Alouettes Lynn Jessop
Miss Ottawa Rough Riders Lee Donaldson
Miss Saskatchewan Roughriders Donna Hardy
Miss Toronto Argonauts Jacquie Perrin
Miss Winnipeg Blue Bombers Diane Zuk

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References

  1. Montreal Gazette, Thursday 28 November 1968, page 34.
  2. Toronto Star, Wednesday 27 November 1968, page 65.