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1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders season
Head Coach John Gregory
Home Field Taylor Field
Results
Record 9–9
Place 3rd, West
Playoff Finish Won Grey Cup
Uniform
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1988 1990

The 1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders season was the 80th in franchise history. Despite a 9–9 regular season record, the Roughriders ended their season as Grey Cup champions. It was Saskatchewan's first championship in 23 years.

Regular seasonEdit

The Roughriders offense scored 655 points, while the defense allowed 654 points.

StandingsEdit

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 18 16 2 0 644 302 32
Calgary Stampeders 18 10 8 0 495 466 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 9 9 0 547 567 18
BC Lions 18 7 11 0 521 557 14

ScheduleEdit

Week Opponent Final Score Result Record
1 Calgary Stampeders 32–29 Win 1–0
2 BC Lions 42–37 Win 2–0
3 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34–17 Loss 2–1
4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29–27 Win 3–1
5 Ottawa Rough Riders 58–22 Win 4–1
6 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 46–40 Loss 4–2
7 BC Lions 37–25 Loss 4–3
8 Edmonton Eskimos 45–19 Loss 4–4
9 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28–20 Loss 4–5
10 Toronto Argonauts 29–24 Win 5–5
11 Edmonton Eskimos 48–35 Win 6–5
12 Ottawa Rough Riders 36–27 Loss 6–6
13 BC Lions 32–30 Loss 6–7
14 Calgary Stampeders 39–26 Win 7–7
15 Toronto Argonauts 24–18 Win 8–7
16 Calgary Stampeders 23–17 Loss 8–8
17 Calgary Stampeders 34–19 Win 9–8
18 Edmonton Eskimos 49–17 Loss 9–9
[1]

PostseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Round Opponent Final Score Result
West Semi-Final Calgary Stampeders 33–26 Win
West Final Edmonton Eskimos 32–21 Win
Grey Cup Hamilton Tiger-Cats 43–40 Win

Grey CupEdit

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13 14 3 10 40
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 21 12 9 43
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Grey Cup aftermathEdit

For the Grey Cup celebrations, 18,000 fans showed up at Taylor Field, in minus 10 degree weather to welcome back the club.[3] A few weeks later, it was revealed that the playoff run nearly bankrupted the team. Instead of a projected $85,000 profit, the Riders lost $195,000 due to the cost of the three road games.[3] General Manager Al Ford declared that the team’s debt increased to 1.6 million dollars.[3]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://michigan-football.com/cfl/f/saskatch.htm
  2. http://www.cfl.ca/page/his_greycup_recap1989
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Weird Facts about Canadian Football, p.218, Overtime Books, First Printing 2009, ISBN 978-1-897277-26-3

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