1971 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 6-8 12
Finishing 3rd in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Jack Gotta (6-8)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1971 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster
1971 Ottawa Rough Riders Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses for 12 points, finishing third in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Ottawa scored 291 points, while the defensive squad conceded 277. Dennis Duncan carried the ball for a team-high 760 yards for the Rough Riders.

Rick Cassata tossed for 1,100 yards, and Gary Wood took a significant amount of snaps as well. Hugh Oldham led the receiving corps, grabbing 38 receptions for 736 yards.

Al Marcelin and Rod Woodward each seized 5 opponent throws.

Jack Gotta coached the team. The 1971 Ottawa Rough Riders lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Rick Cassata1817742.511006.173.9147.710043.5
Gary Wood1527750.710577.0106.685.36273.3
Paul Brothers6233.3213.500.0233.304.9
Barclay Allen11100.01010.000.000.010108.3
Wayne Giardino100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dennis Duncan1557604.944 2
Rick Cassata653936.058 1
Gary Wood352246.450 2
Wayne Giardino542013.718 0
Bob Houmard521853.62
Skip Eaman19753.922 1
Hugh Oldham13604.619 0
Terry Swarn12534.430 0
Paul Brothers2126.00
Al Marcelin2115.50
Terry Wellesley4102.50
Alan Pitcaithley001
Totals41319844.858 9


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Hugh Oldham3873619.4100 6
Dave Pivec2736213.442 4
Billy Cooper2542216.945 5
Wayne Giardino201276.420 0
Dennis Duncan1212910.847 1
Skip Eaman1115814.427 0
Terry Swarn10878.70
Gerry Organ38628.748 1
Bob Houmard3103.30
Alan Pitcaithley24120.524 0
Terry Wellesley273.512 0
Totals153216514.2100 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Gerry Organ323196.9261765.4445252656.175086
Wayne Giardino11100.000001


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Marcel Deleeuw136578542.5674
Greg Thompson47188640.1741

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Barry Ardern623876.226 0
Billy Cooper513156.224 0
Al Marcelin1125022.784 1
Rod Woodward1112010.925 0
John Kruspe100.00
Totals13610727.984 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Marcelin1638424.038 0
Hugh Oldham1131328.545 0
Billy Cooper513927.837 0
Terry Swarn39331.049 0
Skip Eaman24422.025 0
Dennis Duncan11818.018 0
Tom Schultz11313.013 0
Danny Dever2136.512 0
Dave Pivec11212.012 0
Barry Ardern100.00
Totals43102923.949 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Marcelin511022.062 1
Rod Woodward56713.434 0
Barry Ardern4389.533 1
John Kruspe36521.735 1
Wayne Tosh36020.060 1
Barclay Allen24824.032 1
Jerry Campbell122.00
Danny Dever100.00
Totals2439016.262 5

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Gerry Organ11731492
Hugh Oldham06000036
Billy Cooper50000030
Dave Pivec4000024
Dennis Duncan21000018
Al Marcelin010100012
Gary Wood200012
Bob Houmard2000012
Alan Pitcaithley100006
John Kruspe0100006
Barclay Allen10006
Skip Eaman1000006
Jerry Campbell010006
Rick Cassata10006
Wayne Tosh10006
Barry Ardern00100006
Marcel Deleeuw00044
Wayne Giardino000101
Greg Thompson00011