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1970 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head Coach Jack Gotta
Home Field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record 4–10
Place 4th, East
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1969 1971

The 1970 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 4th place in the CFL East division with a 4–10 record in their first season without Frank Clair as head coach after he served 14 seasons in that capacity. Jack Gotta, who was an assistant with Ottawa from 1967 to 1969 became head coach.[1] The Rough Riders finished the season out of the playoffs and failed to defend their back-to-back Grey Cup titles.

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A July 8 at Toronto Argonauts 28–9 Loss 0–1
A July 13 vs. Calgary Stampeders 26–17 Loss 0–2
B July 20 vs. Montreal Alouettes 15–8 Loss 0–2
C July 23 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27–20 Win 1–3

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 8 5 1 292 279 17
Toronto Argonauts 14 8 6 0 329 290 16
Montreal Alouettes 14 7 6 1 246 279 15
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 4 10 0 255 279 8

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 29 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 17–15 Loss 0–1
2 Bye
3 Aug 11 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–1 Loss 0–2
4 Bye
5 Aug 25 at Edmonton Eskimos 31–23 Win 1–2
5 Aug 27 at BC Lions 32–30 Loss 1–3
6 Sept 2 vs. Montreal Alouettes 31–7 Win 2–3
6 Sept 7 vs. Toronto Argonauts 37–21 Loss 2–4
7 Sept 13 at Toronto Argonauts 30–25 Loss 2–5
8 Sept 19 vs. Calgary Stampeders 9–1 Win 3–5
9 Sept 27 at Montreal Alouettes 16–15 Loss 3–6
10 Oct 3 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15–0 Loss 3–7
11 Oct 12 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24–17 Loss 3–8
12 Oct 17 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22–15 Loss 3–9
13 Oct 24 at Montreal Alouettes 28–12 Win 4–9
14 Oct 31 at Toronto Argonauts 19–17 Loss 4–10
[2]

Player statsEdit

DefenceEdit

Player Games Played Interceptions Yards Average Touchdowns
Irby Augustine 10 2 4723.50

Awards and honoursEdit

  • Al Marcelin, Defensive Back, CFL All-Star

ReferencesEdit

  1. Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.170, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  2. http://www.profootballarchives.com/1970cflott.html

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