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1977 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 8-8 16
Finishing 2nd in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Final
Coach: George Brancato (8-8)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1977 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster
1977 Ottawa Rough Riders Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1977 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses for 16 points, finishing second in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Ottawa netted 368 points, while the defensive squad surrendered 344. Tom Clements passed for 2,804 yards. Tony Gabriel grabbed 65 receptions for 1,362 yards.

Richard Holmes carried the ball for a team-high 865 yards for the Rough Riders, and Mike Murphy also contributed to the rushing attack.

Mike Widger, Mike Nelms and Larry Cates each seized 2 opponent throws.

George Brancato coached the team. The 1977 Ottawa Rough Riders lost in the Division Final.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Tom Clements29818261.128049.4165.4165.48287.7
Condredge Holloway1026260.89729.554.954.97588.4
Larry Cates2150.03316.500.000.03395.8
Mike Murphy100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Richard Holmes1478655.972 9
Mike Murphy1718615.050 4
Tom Clements593566.039 1
Condredge Holloway382356.216 0
Larry Cates341253.711 1
Joe Colvey2189.014 0
Greg Woods4184.51
Jim Foley1-1-1.00
Totals45624775.472 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Gabriel65136221.075 8
Mike Murphy4848310.128 1
Jeff Avery3462518.482 4
Bill Hatanaka2031815.941 2
Ross Clarkson2028714.454 0
Richard Holmes2022611.372 1
Jim Foley1524416.341 1
Larry Cates1313010.020 2
Len Platt34113.718 0
Gary Kuzyk23417.021 2
Mike Eben22512.515 0
Joe Colvey22110.516 0
Gerry Organ11313.013 0
Totals245380915.582 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Gerry Organ3636100.0453066.7464294746.0900130


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Jeff Avery54213839.6560
Gerald Kunyk49202541.3731
Gerry Organ522244.4510
Condredge Holloway14343.0431

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Hatanaka4244110.546 0
Larry Cates463647.953 1
Mike Nelms78211.720 0
Mark Mitchell3289.319 0
Larry Brune294.50
Al Brenner188.00
Ross Clarkson2-6-3.00
Totals1039269.053 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Hatanaka2357625.039 0
Larry Cates2352522.844 0
Mike Nelms25326.527 0
Richard Holmes25125.527 0
Greg Woods24723.524 0
Tim Berryman33010.017 0
Mike Murphy22010.020 0
Ross Clarkson11919.019 0
Jim Foley11212.012 0
Fred Pagac11111.011 0
Ken Moore100.00
Totals61134422.044 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Nelms26834.050 0
Larry Cates273.50
Mike Widger252.51
Jim Elder14040.040 0
Peter Crepin12222.022 0
Cliff Laboy199.00
Peter Stenerson100.00
Wonder Monds1-8-8.0-8 0
Totals1114313.050 1

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 Organ030364130
Richard Holmes91000060
Tony Gabriel800048
Mike Murphy41000030
Jeff Avery400024
Larry Cates12100000024
Gary Kuzyk200012
Bill Hatanaka20000012
Tom Clements10006
Greg Woods100006
Mike Widger100006
Jim Foley0100006
Gerald Kunyk0011
Condredge Holloway00011