1966 Ottawa Rough Riders Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 11-3 22
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Grey Cup
Coach: Frank Clair (11-3)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1966 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster
The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1966 season with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses for 22 points, finishing first in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.
Ottawa moved the ball well, scoring 278 points, while the rigid defensive squad conceded 177. Bo Scott carried the pigskin for a team-high 648 yards for the Rough Riders, and Jim Dillard also aided the ground game.
Russ Jackson tossed for 2,400 yards. Whit Tucker grabbed 35 receptions for 804 yards.
Joe Poirier picked off 9 opponent throws.
Frank Clair coached the team. The 1966 Ottawa Rough Riders lost in the Grey Cup.
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Regular Season Points For: 278
Regular Season Points Against: 177
|August 3, 1966||Montreal Alouettes 8 at Ottawa Rough Riders 10||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|August 10, 1966||Calgary Stampeders 6 at Ottawa Rough Riders 13||W||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0|
|August 17, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 15 at Montreal Alouettes 3||W||2-0-0||1-0-0||3-0-0|
|August 30, 1966||Toronto Argonauts 0 at Ottawa Rough Riders 24||W||3-0-0||1-0-0||4-0-0|
|September 5, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 12 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16||L||3-0-0||1-1-0||4-1-0|
|September 10, 1966||Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 at Ottawa Rough Riders 27||W||4-0-0||1-1-0||5-1-0|
|September 17, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 21 at BC Lions 16||W||4-0-0||2-1-0||6-1-0|
|September 19, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 49 at Edmonton Eskimos 21||W||4-0-0||3-1-0||7-1-0|
|September 26, 1966||Saskatchewan Roughriders 8 at Ottawa Rough Riders 18||W||5-0-0||3-1-0||8-1-0|
|October 1, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 17 at Toronto Argonauts 8||W||5-0-0||4-1-0||9-1-0|
|October 8, 1966||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21 at Ottawa Rough Riders 40||W||6-0-0||4-1-0||10-1-0|
|October 16, 1966||Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 at Ottawa Rough Riders 20||W||7-0-0||4-1-0||11-1-0|
|October 23, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 12 at Toronto Argonauts 35||L||7-0-0||4-2-0||11-2-0|
|October 30, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 0 at Montreal Alouettes 1||L||7-0-0||4-3-0||11-3-0|
|November 13, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 30 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||Eastern Final Game 1|
|November 19, 1966||Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 at Ottawa Rough Riders 42||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||Eastern Final Game 2|
|November 26, 1966||Ottawa Rough Riders 14 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 29||L||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0||Grey Cup #54 Vancouver|