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1979 Ottawa Rough Riders season
Head Coach George Brancato
Home Field Lansdowne Park
Results
Record 8–6–2
Place 2nd, East
Playoff Finish Lost Eastern Final
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The 1979 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 2nd place in the East division with a 8–6–2 record. The 1979 season would be the last time ever that an Ottawa-based CFL team would have a winning season.

In May 1979, Tom Clements was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Clements-Holloway quarterback combination would be no more. From 1975–78, under Holloway and Clements, the Rough Riders compiled a 38–24–2 record, which included two Eastern Division championships and a Grey Cup win in 1976 over Saskatchewan. This lent to the credence of the "two number-ones" stratagem and both quarterbacks' team-first attitude.[1]

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A June 12 at Montreal Alouettes 36–20 Loss 0–1
B June 18 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13–12 Win 1–1
C June 24 at Edmonton Eskimos 30–27 Win 2–1
D July 4 vs. Toronto Argonauts 18–13 Loss 2–2

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 16 11 4 1 351 284 23
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 8 6 2 349 315 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 6 10 0 280 338 12
Toronto Argonauts 16 5 11 0 234 352 10

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 11 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30–19 Win 1–0
2 July 24 at Toronto Argonauts 31–2 Win 2–0
3 July 31 vs. Toronto Argonauts 18–16 Loss 2–1
4 Aug 8 at Calgary Stampeders 27–17 Loss 2–2
5 Aug 14 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 24–24 Tie 2–2–1
6 Aug 20 at Montreal Alouettes 32–14 Loss 2–3–1
7 Aug 29 vs. Montreal Alouettes 31–29 Win 3–3–1
8 Sept 3 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16–9 Loss 3–4–1
9 Sept 8 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 44–4 Win 4–4–1
10 Sept 15 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22–19 Win 5–4–1
11 Sept 30 vs. Montreal Alouettes 29–29 Tie 5–4–2
12 Oct 7 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 20–19 Win 6–4–2
13 Oct 14 vs. BC Lions 28–26 Win 7–4–2
14 Oct 21 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21–3 Loss 7–5–2
15 Oct 27 at Montreal Alouettes 24–8 Loss 7–6–2
16 Nov 3 vs. Toronto Argonauts 23–6 Win 8–6–2

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PostseasonEdit

Round Date Opponent Score Result Record
East Semi-Final Nov 11 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 29–26 Win 9–6–2
East Final Nov 17 at Montreal Alouettes 17–6 Loss 9–7–2

Player statsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Attempts Completions Completions Percentage Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Condredge Holloway[3]238128 53.81965178

ReceivingEdit

Player Games Played Receptions Yards Average Long Touchdowns
Jeff Avery1527 40214.9534
Tony Gabriel[4]16 48 76115.9448

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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