1981 Ottawa Rough Riders Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 5-11 10
Finishing 2nd in the CFL's East Division
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Grey Cup
Coach: George Brancato (5-11)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1981 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster
The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses for 10 points, finishing second in the CFL's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.
Ottawa labored to change the scoreboard with just 278 points, while the shaky defensive squad conceded 618, most in the league. Jordan Case tossed for 1,521 yards. Tony Gabriel grabbed 73 receptions for 1,006 yards. Kelvin Kirk provided receiving help, too.
Richard Crump carried the ball for a team-high 440 yards for the Rough Riders, while Sam Platt additionally buoyed the ground attack.
Jon Sutton picked off 5 opponent throws. Greg Marshall sacked quarterbacks 9 times.
George Brancato coached the team. The 1981 Ottawa Rough Riders lost in the Grey Cup.
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Regular Season Points For: 306
Regular Season Points Against: 446
|July 3, 1981||Edmonton Eskimos 47 at Ottawa Rough Riders 21||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|July 11, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 10 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 47||L||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0|
|July 17, 1981||Montreal Alouettes 31 at Ottawa Rough Riders 33||W||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-2-0|
|July 25, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 17 at BC Lions 31||L||1-1-0||0-2-0||1-3-0|
|August 7, 1981||Toronto Argonauts 11 at Ottawa Rough Riders 38||W||2-1-0||0-2-0||2-3-0|
|August 15, 1981||Saskatchewan Roughriders 32 at Ottawa Rough Riders 16||L||2-2-0||0-2-0||2-4-0|
|August 21, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 18 at Calgary Stampeders 30||L||2-2-0||0-3-0||2-5-0|
|August 28, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 8 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31||L||2-2-0||0-4-0||2-6-0|
|September 4, 1981||BC Lions 7 at Ottawa Rough Riders 17||W||3-2-0||0-4-0||3-6-0|
|September 13, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 23 at Toronto Argonauts 6||W||3-2-0||1-4-0||4-6-0|
|September 20, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 23 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 26||L||3-2-0||1-5-0||4-7-0|
|September 26, 1981||Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30 at Ottawa Rough Riders 16||L||3-3-0||1-5-0||4-8-0|
|October 3, 1981||Winnipeg Blue Bombers 44 at Ottawa Rough Riders 24||L||3-4-0||1-5-0||4-9-0|
|October 12, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 6 at Edmonton Eskimos 24||L||3-4-0||1-6-0||4-10-0|
|October 18, 1981||Calgary Stampeders 10 at Ottawa Rough Riders 21||W||4-4-0||1-6-0||5-10-0|
|November 1, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 15 at Montreal Alouettes 39||L||4-4-0||1-7-0||5-11-0|
|November 8, 1981||Montreal Alouettes 16 at Ottawa Rough Riders 20||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Eastern Semi-Final|
|November 15, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 17 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||Eastern Final|
|November 22, 1981||Ottawa Rough Riders 23 at Edmonton Eskimos 26||L||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0||Grey Cup #69 Montreal|