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1974 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head Coach George Brancato
Home Field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record 7–9
Place 2nd, East
Playoff Finish Lost Eastern Final
Uniform
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Timeline
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1973 1975

The 1974 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 2nd place in the CFL East division with a 7–9 record. Head coach Jack Gotta left the Rough Riders to become the head coach of the Birmingham Americans in the World Football League.[1]

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A July 3 at Calgary Stampeders 29–20 Win 1–0
A July 5 at Edmonton Eskimos 26–25 Win 2–0
B July 10 vs. BC Lions 28–27 Win 3–0
C July 18 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27–16 Win 4–0

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 16 9 5 2 339 271 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 7 9 0 261 271 14
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 7 9 0 279 313 14
Toronto Argonauts 16 6 9 1 281 314 13

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 25 at Toronto Argonauts 19–3 Loss 0–1
2 July 31 at Montreal Alouettes 20–17 Loss 0–2
3 Aug 6 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30–25 Win 1–2
4 Aug 13 vs. Montreal Alouettes 27–14 Win 2–2
4 Aug 19 at Edmonton Eskimos 23–6 Loss 2–3
5 Aug 22 at BC Lions 9–4 Win 3–3
6 Sept 2 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 11–10 Loss 3–4
7 Sept 7 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16–10 Loss 3–5
8 Sept 14 vs. Calgary Stampeders 16–9 Loss 3–6
9 Sept 19 at Toronto Argonauts 29–12 Win 4–6
9 Sept 22 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–6 Win 5–6
10 Sept 29 vs. Toronto Argonauts 19–7 Loss 5–7
11 Oct 6 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–21 Win 6–7
12 Oct 12 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27–10 Win 7–7
13 Oct 20 vs. Montreal Alouettes 28–0 Loss 7–8
14 Bye
15 Nov 2 at Montreal Alouettes 27–20 Loss 7–9
[2]

PostseasonEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Result Record
East Semi-Final Nov 10 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21–19 Win 8–9
East Final Nov 17 at Montreal Alouettes 14–4 Loss 8–10
[2]

Player statsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Attempts Completions Pct. Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Rick Cassata2108841.91254413

RushingEdit

Player Rushes Yards Average Touchdowns Long
Art Green1416804.8334

Awards and honoursEdit

  • Dick Adams, Defensive Back, CFL All-Star
  • Jerry Campbell, Linebacker, CFL All-Star
  • Al Marcelin, Defensive Back, CFL All-Star
  • Rudy Sims, Defensive Tackle, CFL All-Star
  • Legendary Rough Riders quarterback Russ Jackson was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.170, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 978-1-55041-855-2
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.profootballarchives.com/1974cflott.html
  3. Weird Facts about Canadian Football, p.130, Overtime Books, First Printing 2009, ISBN 978-1-897277-26-3

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