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1981 Ottawa Rough Riders Game-by-Game Results

Canadian Football League (CFL)
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 Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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